1. Scotty_doesknow's Avatar
    So is there a real advantage in utilizing the field test if I have great LTE coverage? I've seen mixed results and just curious. Thanks.
    02-13-2015 03:38 PM
  2. hugo alberto's Avatar
    For me is essential: In some areas I have good 3g/4g signal and my stupid phone goes to 2g with the excuse of save battery, I hate that!
    02-13-2015 03:41 PM
  3. Scotty_doesknow's Avatar
    So forcing 4g or 3g isn't really essential for saving battery? I was reading this was the reason people used the field test & it made no sense to me. Your reasoning I understand
    02-13-2015 04:01 PM
  4. hugo alberto's Avatar
    Well, I have the same battery life with 3g/4g, with 2g my battery lasts a little longer, but in Mexico, the 2g connection (for internet purposes) it's almost zero, it even can't connect with WhatsApp so that's why I need the field test to force my connection to stay (at least) in 3g.
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    02-13-2015 04:46 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Scotty, it all depends on your coverage area... In those areas where there is a very spotty LTE deployment, the radio constantly drops in and out of LTE and spends a lot of effort trying to maintain an LTE lock if instructed to "use the fastest connection."

    If you are in a 5x5 area, don't bother with the trick.
    02-13-2015 06:54 PM
  6. Scotty_doesknow's Avatar
    Right on. Thanks for the feedback!
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    02-13-2015 07:11 PM

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