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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mightyantskate, May 23, 2011.

  1. mightyantskate

    Thread Starter

    hi im a optimus m user and i want to know if theres a way i can make my optimus m work and say 3g? please let me know, im tired of this 1x shit.

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  2. pmb116

    pmb116 Android Enthusiast

    You would have to move to a market that supports it. Sadly I think there are only 2 or 3 markets. Sounds like you aren't located in one. I did hear that they were expanding their EVDO coverage though which is like 2.5G.
  3. mightyantskate

    Thread Starter

    what do you mean move to a market? i tried the EVDO thing and it will not find network.
  4. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    metro does not use 3g, you will not see it.
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  5. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Android Expert

    Metro doesn't have 3G. They have 1xRTT (which some call 2.5G) and 4G. If you want 3G support, you'll have to change carriers. We deal with it by using WiFi where available.

    Note that even though 1xRTT is called 2.5G by some, it's technical classification is the earliest deployment of "3G". One of the mods cited the source somewhere around here...
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  6. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Ya the "3g" is a marketing term. We, the customers want it to mean or be based on speed but in its original form it was the third generation of wireless I think it is a ten year thing started in the 80's with the first cell phones and then in the 90's it received its revision and in 2000 the third gen rolled out, Now the 4th gen has officially come out.
  7. mightyantskate

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  8. ChazzMatt

    ChazzMatt Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, but the marketing term is effective. When people say they want 3G, they mean they want 3G speed like the other carriers have.

    Then some smart aleck comes along and says Metro has 3G because they have some archaic 3G protocol. That's like me having e Porsche stick shift in my Honda and claiming to the world that I have a Porsche! :mad: It's very disingenuous and even insulting to the people who want more speed to claim they already have 3G and just don't know it.

    Having 100k speed is NOT 3G that people are talking about, no matter how many "protocols" you have crammed in your network. You don't have acceptable 3G speed, then you don't have 3G.

    That's why Metro themselves do not claim to have 3G. They would be rightly laughed at, and possibly sued, if they claimed to have 3G with only 100k speeds. They DID have it in 2 or 3 markets (Dallas, Detroit, LA) but when they LTE equipment went up, the 3G equipment came down.

    They have said many, many, many times they are skipping 3G to go straight from 2G to LTE. I think they know their own network. :p


    Here's an article from 2009, two years ago, called a day in the life of 3G:

    A Day in the Life of 3G | PCWorld

    Look at the chart. It compares the major carriers and their 3G speeds. This was TWO years ago. If you don't have this speed, you don't have 3G. Again, this was two years ago, so 3G speed is even faster now. We don't care about protocols, it's about speed.

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