Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. XBWillem's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    170 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    I noticed a new change to the settings of my Titan. Note that my phone is in Dutch, so my English translation might not be 100% correct.

    In the past, I could go to settings\mobile network and turn 'Data connection' and '3G' on and off. After the latest update, I can only turn 'Data connection' on and off and there is a list called 'Highest connection speed' where I can either choose 'E' or '3G'.

    As I have a maximum amount of data I may consume per month, I would like to be able to turn 3G off again... but how?!
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Mod Emeritus

    Posts
    6,129 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,178 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    If I'm not mistaken, data requires 3G so turning off data is the same as turning off 3G. However, even with data off you should still be able to make/receive phone calls and text messages.
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    5,293 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,295 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #3  
    I noticed that too XBWillem, it doesn't affect me as I have unlimited data, but it's very strange why they done away with the 3G on and Off settings.

    I guess turning off data is the equivalent maybe?

    I wonder why they changed it ?
  4. XBWillem's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    170 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #4  
    The strange thing id that in the upper left corner my 3G signal strength is displayed, where it wouldn't in the past. Guess I'll find out soon enough.
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    5,293 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,295 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    Yes it's a strange one.
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 01-26-2012 at 06:25 PM.
  6. Bearach's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    425 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #6  
    Deleted.
    Last edited by Bearach; 07-09-2013 at 01:01 AM.
  7. XBWillem's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    170 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bearach View Post
    Turning off the 3G never turned off data to begin with. It did however limit your data connection to EDGE. So, to do the same with the new update, you tap where it says 3G and upon the new menu select E. To turn data off completely, you should just press the switch for data till it's off.
    I know this.

    But when turning off data connection, and having 3G on, does my phone use data or not? I know it SHOULD NOT, but the 3G signal strength is displayed in the upper left corner. That makes me doubt.
  8. Bearach's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    425 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #8  
    Deleted.
    Last edited by Bearach; 07-09-2013 at 01:00 AM.
  9. XBWillem's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    170 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #9  
    I turned Wifi off (at home currently), had 3G on and data off, I did see the 3G next to my signal strength bar... and it didn't load a web page. So I guess the phone just lets you know 3G is selected as fastest data.

Posting Permissions

";