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Support Turn off 3G but leave HSDPA on?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jollygoon, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. jollygoon

    jollygoon Well-Known Member
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    The 3G service where I live is utterly sh*te but the HSDPA is pretty good so as per the question in the thread title is there any way to do this? I don't want to use 2G networks tho..

    Cheers, guys.

    edit: I meant to put this in the normal forum not the root sub-forum, sorry *grins sheepishly* Mods, if in your infinite.wisdom you so choose to move this then so be it. :D
     

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  2. Metusion

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    I think the device chooses the strongest signal so if HSDPA is available it will automatically connect to that instead of 3G.. Therefore I wouldn't see the reason to turn off 3G. If it doesn't connect to HSDPA means that it isn't available I guess
     
  3. jollygoon

    jollygoon Well-Known Member
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    Hmmm... thought that might be the case. It's weird though, when the phone has the 3g (UMTS) logo, it nearly never connects to anything but when it displays H it's really good. THat must be the networks' fault then.
     
  4. voodooochild

    voodooochild Well-Known Member
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    correct you cant choose between 3G and HSDPA the phone automatically latches onto whatever is the strongest signal. and yes HSDPA is a faster connection, which will be why it is quicker than 3G
     
  5. crasymumma

    crasymumma New Member
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    Which network you on?

    If you are on Orange hit up the Orange networks forum as it is littered like a finished festival with posts about this issue. Something to do wit the T-Mobile merger and there servers falling over. The 3G is connecting but the servers can do no more than that. FAIL.

    Biggest bug bearer with this is ORANGE ARE NOT EXPLAINING. The best you get it yeap sorry the serverr is down. It will be up soon its a priority.

    The forum explains more. If you are not with Orange, are they a company merging with Orange??? laughs. but seriously if you are not with orange contact the network provider and ask. It probally is not the phone.
     
  6. snapper.fishes

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    Just doing a bit of house cleaning. Don't mind me...
     
  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    Re-opened :thinking:
     
  8. blonkster

    blonkster Well-Known Member
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    Can you please supply a link to the Orange forum, as I cannot find it on their support pages?
     

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