Wow I'd love to have that. I can live with edge to get more battery life.
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Yeah I could really use that. While the reception on the Lumia is the best I've had on a smart phone Pittsburgh's reception is really spotty due to what I would assume is the hilly terrain. I've noticed the Lumia is very slow in changing over from 4G to Edge. It seems the device will want to hold on to a sliver of 4G even though it's so bad data isn't functioning and if the device would switch to edge I'd have 4-5 bars.
Bummer! But actually, I am glad to know this information. I can toggle between Edge and HSPA+ on my N8, and the device has an option for dual mode as well; I was hoping to have the same functionality on the Lumia. Oh well...gotta give up a few things to gain better things, I guess :)
ok, I was just complaining about this yesterday and I got a surprise today. I found myself with great Edge coverage at my desk and went to settings and the max connection speed shows up. I choose Edge and and now it stays there. A friend who sits a few desks away still has 1-2 bars of 4g like i normally have and he does not have the option. Next time he is in Edge, he is going to see if the option shows up for him but my theory right now is if you are in edge it will give you the option of max connection speed but if you are in 4g it will not.
Since I was screwing around with ##DATA# yesterday we decided to mess with his. after doing ##DATA# and going into settings and setting it to 2G only he is now able to force it to Edge in the normal setting menu even though he had a couple bars of 4G. so New theory. Go to ##DATA# click the ... then settings, set it to 2G only. Exit out, go to settings, Cellular and see if you can set the highest data rate.
Holly crap - it works, now to see if battery life improves. If so and this disables the LTE radio, then I am extremely happy (no LTE in Richmond VA). Setting to 3g keeps HSPA+ (4G) but setting to E knocks me back to edge for sure. Great FIND!
This will save my battery because I have HORRIBLE 3g/4g at my desk at work but we have an Edge repeater so I get excellent Edge service. So by not looking constantly for a bad 4G signal and getting 1 unusable bar and erroring all the time while trying to use it I will have a much better user and battery experience.