Last Updated: Nov 07,2010
My brother has a G2 and 4G is my area is limited. Is there anyway to keep 3G on and 4g off?
T-Mo's "4G" isn't like Sprint's "4G", where Sprint actually runs 3G and 4G networks, using different technologies. If a Sprint enabled 4G phone is in a 4G supported area, its 4G radio can be active and utilize the network.
With T-Mo, any "3G" phone with HSPA+ (aka T-Mo 4G) capable phone will run on the higher speeds in a supported area, using its "3G" radio. Think of it more like 3G and 3G+. Some phones (my Nokia N900) allow you to turn off the 3G radio and use 2G only, so with T-Mo, to turn off "4G", means turning off your 3G radio, and running on 2g (Edge).
Why do you need to turn of 4G? To save battery life? I think the battery life is great. At least for me with heavy use lasts all day.
Ugh. This is exactly why Tmo's marketing strategy is lame. They're just going to confuse people.
T-Mobile moves up to 75 live HSPA+ markets, says it's running the largest '4G' network in the US -- Engadget
Meh...if I can get 42Mbs - 168Mbs, and still pay $10/mo on web2go plan, I don't care what they call it.
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