WCDMA and 3.5G - Are they the same thing?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ComplexP, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. ComplexP

    ComplexP New Member
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    Hi Guys

    I'm pretty confused about the Network Mode settings in my Tattoo so perhaps one of you fine folks could help me?

    My phone is currently set for Network mode: GSM / WCDMA auto which seems to be the only options I can find. In the status bar my connection speed switches from G to 3G automatically, which is fine.

    My question is whether this is still ok for the 3.5G areas. I think it should change from '3G' to 'H' but I've never been in a covered area to see if this happens. I cannot see an HSDPA option which is what I was expecting but I have a feeling that the WCDMA covers this. Is this right?

    I suppose it basically boils down to why the network mode is "GSM / WCDMA" and not "GSM / WCDMA / HSDPA"?

    I know the Tattoo supports HSDPA but I cant find it anywhere among the options.

    I'm probably making this far more confusing than it should be.

    Many thanks!

    PS. Also, before anyone asks, I checked with my network and they said my contract has no speed restrictions.
     

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