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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by the_1_tosh, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. the_1_tosh

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    I have upgraded my phone from iPhone 3G to HTC Desire and swapped my existing 3G SIM into the Desire. I can't, however get my Desire to say it is on the 3G network, i only get a G or H in the notification bar.

    I have even had O2 send me and connect a new 3G SIM but still no 3G. I am sure i'm in a 3G area as my old phone rolled with 3G where i am.

    Have i just not swithed it on?? If so how do i do this?

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  2. GX44

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    I have this as well. As far as I know, or am aware, the H type is faster than 3G (WCDMA or something? feel free to correct) - Mines also shows E sometimes which is the EDGE connection type (again, feel free to correct) but I'm not 100% certain to be perfectly honest. Some clarification would be really helpful if anyone can let us know :)

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    H (HSDPA) is faster than 3G, sometimes known as 3.5G
    if your phone can use H it will over 3G.
    If it cant use H, it probably cant get a good 3G signal either,
    so its using G instead.

    I think most of us have the same 'problem', but to be honest
    i'm just glad to have H most of the time. :0)
     
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    Ah nice, cheers for the info CarsnGadgets. Nice to know that I don't need to bother about that anymore :eek:)
     
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    H is faster and more power efficient than 3G. Be happy you get it. :)
     
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