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

  1. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert
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    My brother has a G2 and 4G is my area is limited. Is there anyway to keep 3G on and 4g off?
     



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  2. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    T-Mo's "4G" isn't like Sprint's "4G", where Sprint actually runs 3G and 4G networks, using different technologies. If a Sprint enabled 4G phone is in a 4G supported area, its 4G radio can be active and utilize the network.

    With T-Mo, any "3G" phone with HSPA+ (aka T-Mo 4G) capable phone will run on the higher speeds in a supported area, using its "3G" radio. Think of it more like 3G and 3G+. Some phones (my Nokia N900) allow you to turn off the 3G radio and use 2G only, so with T-Mo, to turn off "4G", means turning off your 3G radio, and running on 2g (Edge).
     
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  3. blkidea

    blkidea Newbie

    Why do you need to turn of 4G? To save battery life? I think the battery life is great. At least for me with heavy use lasts all day.
     
  4. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    Ugh. This is exactly why Tmo's marketing strategy is lame. They're just going to confuse people.
     
  5. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

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