T Mobile 3G coverage and general Internet performance......

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PJD007, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. PJD007

    PJD007 Well-Known Member
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    First off I have to say that I'm very impressed with the stock browser but I have noticed some issues with connectivity.

    When I'm connected using HSDPA the browser performance is pretty good but of course I would prefer 3G but so far I've not had much 3G connectivity (in SE or central London).

    Do T Mobile publish areas where 3G should be working ?

    What I have noticed is that on occasion it seems the phone is trying to renegotiate it's connection (during browsing) and re-attempts to connect via 3G, sometimes this then stops browsing from working entirely and it can take minutes before you can browse to the next page.

    I'm guessing this is just a network issue and I'll have to live with it but just wondered if anyone else has experienced this.

    ps. I'm running the latest firmware.
     

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  2. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member
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    It's an issue that you'll find is talked about a LOT on the T-Mobile support forums. T-Mobile are claiming there's no issue if you speak to them and the T-Mobile guys on the forum itself seem to be pretty clueless. It was a major problem for G2/Hero owners and seems to be an issue with Desire owners as well.
     
  3. bluebirds

    bluebirds Active Member
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    Why would you prefer 3G? HSDPA is much faster than 3G.

    Guide to GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and HSDPA - Clove Technology
     
  4. PJD007

    PJD007 Well-Known Member
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    Ah ok I wasn't sure which was better.

    Ok so I've set the network mode to WCDMA only which I gather will stop it from using 2/3G but the phone is still always initially trying to use 3G.

    Is the issue people were having with other HTC phones ?
     
  5. brownie1111

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  6. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member
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    You dont seem to understand the lingo.

    WCDMA is 3G & HSPDA.
    GSM is 2G and GPRS or Edge.
     
  7. nx1977

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  8. brownie1111

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    LOL, what a knobhead I am....................I've been sat there for a couple of days with an H in the notification bar thinking I was getting a degraded performance over 3G. :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Give me a bunch of servers and a SAN anyday. :D
     
  9. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member
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    LOL just set your notification as the T-mobile 'ding' from the adverts, and see how popular you are ;)
     
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