1. immortalmatt's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have debranded my UK O2 Nokia 1520 earlier and am noticing MUCH better signal. Before it was either on G (gprs) or H (hsdpa), now I see 3G or 3G+ a lot where I used to see G and H a lot more too.

    Any ideas why?

    Matt
    02-07-2014 12:26 PM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    I have debranded my UK O2 Nokia 1520 earlier and am noticing MUCH better signal. Before it was either on G (gprs) or H (hsdpa), now I see 3G or 3G+ a lot where I used to see G and H a lot more too.
    Not sure I've heard the term "debranded" before. You mean you flashed unbranded firmware to it?

    I'd guess you are still getting the same signals it is just classified different by your new firmware.
    02-07-2014 01:52 PM
  3. immortalmatt's Avatar
    Hi,

    Yes I flashed non branded firmware. Its definitely better. Normally at work I get G constantly and cant Skype or surf the net as its so slow. Yesterday after the new firmware I got 3g+ and 2 to 3 bars and was able to do a Skype call. Something has changed. I wonder if O2 tamper with the way signal is processed?
    02-08-2014 03:38 AM
  4. jabels57's Avatar
    I thought H and H+ was classed as 3G...
    02-08-2014 04:01 AM
  5. immortalmatt's Avatar
    G - basic GPRS (upto 56kbps)
    3G - basic 3G speeds (upto 2Mb/s)
    H - HSDPA, higher speed upto 3.6Mb/s
    H+ - HSDPA plus, even higher speeds upto to 7.2Mbs
    02-08-2014 05:42 AM
  6. colinkiama's Avatar
    3G - basic 3G speeds (upto 2Mb/s)
    H - HSDPA, higher speed upto 3.6Mb/s
    H+ - HSDPA plus, even higher speeds upto to 7.2Mbs
    I thought H+ Could go up to 42.2mbps







    Sent from my Lumia 620 using Tapatalk
    02-08-2014 05:43 AM
  7. immortalmatt's Avatar
    I thought H+ Could go up to 42.2mbps







    Sent from my Lumia 620 using Tapatalk
    That's just on the Three Network I think. HSPA+ can go to 42mb/s
    02-08-2014 05:45 AM
  8. suddenlyInvincible's Avatar
    G - basic GPRS (upto 56kbps)
    3G - basic 3G speeds (upto 2Mb/s)
    H - HSDPA, higher speed upto 3.6Mb/s
    H+ - HSDPA plus, even higher speeds upto to 7.2Mbs
    Actually, H : speed upto 21.1Mbps...
    and H+ : speed upto 42.2Mbps
    02-08-2014 05:55 AM
  9. colinkiama's Avatar
    21.1mbps counts as 4G however true 4G is LTE which starts from 100mbps
    02-08-2014 07:06 AM
  10. jabels57's Avatar
    Its just I've never seen the 3G symbol (O2 UK) and 3G is just the name given to the 3rd generation phone connection.

    But back to the original question, in the past I've always had non-branded phones untill i got the lumia 920 and haven't noticed any network speed difference. Could be down to new network infrastructure with the big companies saying their investing in updating their systems.
    02-09-2014 09:44 AM
  11. roberthALL's Avatar
    hey all just got the 1520 (good deal $207usd) its the at&t version...can someone send a link where i can debrand it? thanks!
    02-09-2014 02:46 PM
  12. Sniper1087's Avatar
    21.1mbps counts as 4G however true 4G is LTE which starts from 100mbps
    sorry, but you are also incorrect, true 4G is LTE Advanced, LTE is still considered 3G, but can be marketed as 4G regardless.
    21stNow and multo like this.
    02-09-2014 04:24 PM

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