Help How do you know when you drop from 3G to 1X?

I've never seen the 3G icon convert to a 1X icon, but I ran the app and based on those speeds, I have probable cause to believe that I was on a 1X data connection. I'm currently attending college in a mid-sized suburban college town that's surrounded by rural and forest landscape, so I expect that I might lose 3G in some areas, but how can I tell for sure?


=Luceat Lux Vestra=
I've noticed the 3G change to 1x once in while, but most often during texting, which is to be expected.