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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TattooedDroid, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. TattooedDroid

    TattooedDroid Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So there still isn't a practical way to use 3g over 4g?

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  2. mrpnut


    nah bro but I still get 3g in someareas
  3. nailzer

    nailzer Android Enthusiast

    3G is nothing more than a filler between 1X and 4G.
  4. BRIAN5337

    BRIAN5337 Android Enthusiast

    Some apps will only work over Wifi or 3g and not 4g.
  5. starstress

    starstress Android Enthusiast

    really? like what
  6. BRIAN5337

    BRIAN5337 Android Enthusiast

    Remote web desktop "DEV:smartdog studio"

    Internet connections (2G/3G/WiFi)
  7. starstress

    starstress Android Enthusiast

    wow thats weird, have you tried it on 4g
  8. BRIAN5337

    BRIAN5337 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah. And it doesn't work. I really like the app. I wish it would work.

    If you give it a try, let me know what happens.
  9. Jeyd02

    Jeyd02 Android Expert

    Well, lte offon, from market gives you the option to kick the phone to 1x/3g. But it's kinda tricky and dangerous...
  10. MetroPOS

    MetroPOS Android Enthusiast

    I've already posted instructions on here on how to force CDMA/1X/3G. Search...it's an old thread I postd a week or so after the phone came out that no one seemed to have cared about (which is why I stopped wasting my time posting tips on this board)

    And from what I have noticed on 3G, the battery savings are barely noticeable
  11. Jeyd02

    Jeyd02 Android Expert

    The thing is going back 4g. You have to restart the phone ...don't you ?
  12. MetroPOS

    MetroPOS Android Enthusiast

    Yup...the method I had found requires you to restart the phone to go in and out of 4G mode. But this guy sounds like he wants to turn 4G off the entire time and only use 3G so it doesn't seem like he would mind
  13. Jeyd02

    Jeyd02 Android Expert

    Well in that case it'll benefiting for him..
  14. TattooedDroid

    TattooedDroid Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Nope, I'm looking for a straight up toggle. lol
  15. Jeyd02

    Jeyd02 Android Expert

    Well. As if now it doesn't exist...

    although, metropcs is going to be using their LTE spectrum for data as well as voice, SMS, and such. I don't know if esteem its officially supportive but it should :)

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The LG Esteem release date was October 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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