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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Declan325, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Declan325

    Declan325 Active Member
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    Hey guys, I know it's a long shot but i hope someone can help me.

    I got my Desire HD today and i live in Australia. Theoretically 3g/hspa should work fine because my carrier (Optus) uses 900mhz/2100mhz. When i am browsing on the internet though and doing speed tests its all over the place. It switches from 3g to HSPA constantly and keeps cutting out. I've tried putting it on GSM, AUTO and WCDMA but nothing seems to help. I didn't configure the internet settings myself, they just downloaded automatically so i'm thinking i might need to tweak something. Does anyone have any ideas or similar problems?

    Thanks
    Declan
     

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  2. rhod

    rhod Well-Known Member
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    when i had my network on auto it did the same thing - one minute it was H, then 3G and then back to just G. Auto will always be looking for the best network so changes all the time and drains the battery a lot. I changed mine to just G when i'm not gonna be using the phone for heavy downloads and then use wifi when i'm back home or in the office.

    dont know if this answers your question at all sorry mate!
     
  3. Declan325

    Declan325 Active Member
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    Sounds like what mine is doing but every time it changes between the 2 it drops out. I've found that on forced WCDMA it works better. Really stupid considering there isn't a cdma network in Australia. If i force GSM it goes to just G and is stupidly slow. I've noticed the reception seems poorer on WCDMA so i'll leave it on that over the next couple of days and see if its any better when i'm not on WIFI and see if the signal ever drops.

    Thanks for your info :)
     
  4. rhod

    rhod Well-Known Member
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    mine drops out for about 5 seconds between changes. all my other phones have been like that though. GSM is G and is the slowest network ever!

    If you select WCDMA and you're in an area which has poor 3G or HSDPA then the signal will always be low. i dunno about australia but in the uk only some areas, mainly built up cities etc, have H.

    im lucky enough to get H where i work and it is almost as fast as wireless. when i go back home i get 3G is quite fast.

    nice one
     

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