1. tboard24's Avatar
    My Lumia never displays 3G reception, instead it says I have 4G but my area only has 3G. Occasionally when out in the sticks it'll show an E for edge, and LTE when in places that have it. I just find it odd that it never shows 3G so then I never know if I truly have 4G or just 3G. Anybody else encounter this?

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    08-16-2012 05:06 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    No, it never shows 3G, even if you're in a 3G area. I think that's by (AT&T's) design.
    08-16-2012 05:52 PM
  3. Daakkon's Avatar
    mine always switches from edge to 3g to 4g
    08-16-2012 06:38 PM
  4. CDG's Avatar
    mine always switches from edge to 3g
    Are you on AT&T? None of the now AT&T devices show 3g anymore.


    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    08-16-2012 06:40 PM
  5. jimski's Avatar
    Correct for AT&T. If you turn on the option to change the default radio, you have three options: Edge-Displays E or G, 3G-Displays 4G, and 4G-Displays LTE.

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    Xsever likes this.
    08-16-2012 07:33 PM
  6. inteller's Avatar
    yeah, I'm sure that's why ATT took so long to "test" Tango, so they could make sure the faux-G icon was always on.
    08-16-2012 07:56 PM
  7. sting7k's Avatar
    Are you on AT&T? None of the now AT&T devices show 3g anymore.


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    If you leave HSPA+ coverage you will see 3G. Phones that do not support HSPA+ like the iPhone 4 and 3GS also display "3G". I saw 3G on my Lumia one time.

    HSPA+ is technically 3G anyway. AT&T is just throwing marketing BS at you every time you look at your signal bars and see 4G; Tmobile does the same thing.
    Xsever likes this.
    08-16-2012 08:40 PM
  8. sdreamer's Avatar
    I believe AT&T has upgraded quite a bit of their coverage to HSPDA+ (3G on steroids, aka, "4G"). If you're talking about "real 4G," that's LTE. When you're in those areas instead of seeing 4G you will see LTE. LTE is mainly in major metropolis areas right now.
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    08-16-2012 09:38 PM
  9. tboard24's Avatar
    Yes I have ATT. I thought there was a difference between 4G and LTE, but I haven't kept up with it all. I've been from major cities to the middle of no where, and have never seen "3G" so I believe you guys are correct.

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    Xsever likes this.
    08-16-2012 10:26 PM
  10. Xsever's Avatar
    I am with Rogers in Canada. My city does not have LTE yet. Although I set my data to 3G in cellular, I still the 4G icon sometimes. I thought this was weird until I read the info in this thread. Thanks guys.

    LTE for me should be coming in the fall. Will keep u posted.
    08-17-2012 12:27 AM
  11. Daakkon's Avatar
    I'm on Rogers in Canada as well.
    08-17-2012 02:12 AM
  12. MikeInBA's Avatar
    In Tulsa (ATT), displays 4G (which on iphone displays 3G), on travels to Houston i noticed the LTE icon appears.


    yeah, I'm sure that's why ATT took so long to "test" Tango, so they could make sure the faux-G icon was always on.
    My lumia 900 which i bought at launch (and i think my old Focus S too) have never displayed 3G
    08-17-2012 11:24 AM
  13. eric12341's Avatar
    It's a change made in the registry and is how AT&T is marketing their HSPA 14.4 network.
    08-17-2012 05:44 PM
  14. Psycmeistr's Avatar
    If you've got "Edge" service, you may as well not have any service at all-- reminds me of the days when we had a 1900 bps phone modem.
    08-19-2012 12:44 AM
  15. EvanKr's Avatar
    I'm on Rogers in Canada. My city (Winnipeg) won't have LTE coverage for another few months, but currently I switch between 4G and 3G (presumably HSPA+ and HSPA).
    Xsever likes this.
    08-19-2012 06:39 AM
  16. Xsever's Avatar
    I'm on Rogers in Canada. My city (Winnipeg) won't have LTE coverage for another few months, but currently I switch between 4G and 3G (presumably HSPA+ and HSPA).
    Same here in Windsor, Ontario with Rogers.
    08-19-2012 09:46 AM
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