1. rmichael75's Avatar
    Hi,

    Anyone know how to switch off 4 G coonection and connect only using 2G and then when required I can turn on 4G. I have a tmobile plan which has 500 mb 4 G and unlimited 2 G. I want to use 2G all the time and only switch to 4G when required. This is also required for battery as with 4G it drains fast.

    Pls let meknow.
    07-31-2013 04:16 PM
  2. Corepc's Avatar
    Cellular settings - > Network Selection 2g should be a option.
    07-31-2013 04:20 PM
  3. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Go to setting > mobile data go to highest connection speed then select 2G.
    07-31-2013 04:21 PM
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ID:	38752Thanks Guys, But I don't see the options you are mentioning. All I see is this in the cellular options.
    07-31-2013 07:52 PM
  5. mogelijk's Avatar
    In terms of battery, I'm not sure that switching to 3G only will save that much in battery life. Most phones stay in 3G mode and only switches HSPA+ (4G) on when you actually start using data, and 3G doesn't use much more power than 2G.

    As for only have 500 GB, you can't "save" your 3G/4G. Basically, you get "up to 4G" speeds for your first 500 MB, after the first 500 MB you are throttled regardless of your speeds for the first 500 MB.
    07-31-2013 08:51 PM
  6. rmichael75's Avatar
    ok thanks guys. I have given up trying to set it to 2G. Looks like it is not possible..
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    07-31-2013 09:25 PM
  7. Corepc's Avatar
    ok thanks guys. I have given up trying to set it to 2G. Looks like it is not possible..
    We did once have the option to select between 4g and 2g network selection on T-Mobile. But looks like T-Mobile changed something on their end when searching for networks..
    08-01-2013 07:26 AM
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    08-01-2013 07:36 AM

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