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How do I tell if I'm on 3g?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by itpromike, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. itpromike

    itpromike Well-Known Member
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    Ok so I have it and it's on etc... but how do I know if it's on EDGE or 3G or what, what are the indicators suppose to look like
     

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  2. Jaffa

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    The three i get are:

    G = 2G ?

    E = Edge

    H = HSPDA
     
  3. daffyduck

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    You forgot the 3G symbol....
     
  4. Jaffa

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    It's 3G on mine
     
  5. lekky

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    I get those plus the occasional 3G
     
  6. itpromike

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    All I get is H not 3G, but my iPhone is on 3G all the time.... how can I fix ıthis?
     
  7. Slug

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    HSPDA is a faster connection than 3G.... :thinking:
     
  8. itpromike

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    Ooooh wait... HSPDA is like 7.6Mb/s and 3G is 3.2 right?
     
  9. jplamb

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    Correct,

    There are 4 symbols used by the hero and I think the other Android phones, G, E, 3G and H (in order of speed) the symbols will be displayed in the top bar when using mobile network
     
  10. itpromike

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  11. rioja

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    The Hero is the first phone I've had that runs HSPA... God it's fast. Almost as good as wifi in my area.
     
  12. quantumrand

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    I've uploaded this once before, but I don't want to hunt for it again...It should make everything clear.

    notifications.jpg

    Just some additional speed info:

    GPRS ~ 56 kbit/s (171 kbit/s theoretical max)
    EDGE ~ 240 kbit/s (473 kbit/s theoretical max)
    HSPA ~ 3.6-7.2 Mbit/s with current hardware (up to 84Mbit/s on future hardware)
     
  13. lekky

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    quantumrand if its ok with you i'm going to add that to the Hero guide sticky. Very useful bit of info thanks so much.
     
  14. jcqb15

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    what about on sprint what do the symbols mean
     
  15. quantumrand

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    Go for it lekky.

    I don't know what the Sprint symbols look like. I got that image from the User's Manual PDF, so you can check the Sprint version manual if you want. Or you can ask on the Sprint Hero forum (this is the GSM Hero forum).
     
  16. lekky

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    I used to think that H was slower than 3G, now I realise that I the H i get pretty much everywhere is the fastest. All i can say is Orange once again i have to thank you..
     
  17. ohmaynitseric

    ohmaynitseric Well-Known Member
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    you guys have the actual letters, 3G or H on your phones? can anyone confirm this in canada? i just have bars but most of the time it's full
     
  18. lekky

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    the letters only appear when you are using your data connection, just double checking
     
  19. ohmaynitseric

    ohmaynitseric Well-Known Member
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    ah you are correct, i thought it was voice =P. and it looks like i'm getting H
     
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