| | 08-14-2013, 10:46 AM #1
So, Samsung's diagnosis app is a treasure trove!
So I started diagnosis app (dial ##634#),
Hm... password box... *#0011#? *bingo!*
Pressed back by accident. I see a UMTS menu. Interesting...
Tapped "1", saw an option called "phone control" listed as number "8". Wow, wonder what this could be?
Tapped "8", at number 7, there is an option for "Network Control". Bingo! Finally a way to force 3G like on my previous Lumia 920?
Tapped "7", at number 2, there is an option called "Band Selection". :( My network uses multiple bands for 3G. No such luck forcing 3G. :'( Well let's see what else we got here. *taps "2"*
"Well what do we have here... WCDMA Band Preference... GSM Band Preference... wait... is that what I think it is? NUMBER 4 IS LTE BAND PREFERENCE?!?! Could this just be a software glitch? Hm... lets try it out! *taps number 4". Wow! LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 20!! Or ALL LTE BANDS!! *taps all LTE bands*"
Current band setting: ALL LTE BANDS!! WOW! LEMME TEST IT OUT- oh wait, this version of Windows Phone does not have LTE enabled .
So there is a possibility that the Samsung ATIV S has LTE, just that it has been disabled? (like the Lumia 810 on T-Mobile). If it's true, Samsung can re-enable this with a software update. If you guys are gonna say "Thats probably just the same diagnosis app installed on all ATIV S'es, including the LTE version" but the Canadian ATIV S IIRC only uses the 700MHz band, while this is has Hepta-Band LTE?