1. alfadoc99's Avatar
    I have a problem that is mildly annoying. I have a 920 unlocked running on T-Mobile, and I know we are in a HSPA/HSPA+ area because I can force it to use them, but it seems to prefer EDGE. If I find it has reverted to EDGE, I can make it use H/H+ by going into Settings>Cellular>Network Selection, and switching from T-Mobile to Automatic, exiting, then going back and switching back to T-Mobile. Then after a while, it reverts to EDGE, and I have to do it again. One thing I have noticed is that while on EDGE, it has 4-5 bars of signal, and on H/H+ 1-2. Does anyone know what is going on, and any fix you can think of?
    Also, if it says 4G, is that LTE? I thought the 920 would say LTE.
    07-18-2013 01:55 AM
  2. orangesplease's Avatar
    Don't have the EDGE preference problem that you're experiencing, but can say that when it's LTE, it will say LTE.
    07-18-2013 08:33 AM
  3. alfadoc99's Avatar
    It is just a bit confusing, because it WILL display H+, so if 4G is not LTE, then what? It only rarely shows 4G, too.
    07-18-2013 11:04 AM
  4. wpnokia920's Avatar
    I believe its going to revert to the stronger signal automatically...
    07-18-2013 11:17 AM
  5. Ali Babba's Avatar
    Data speeds go something like this..

    2G (GPRS)
    2.75G (EDGE)
    3G (UMTS)
    HSDPA (H/3.5G) and HSPDA+ (H+)
    LTE (4G)

    Keep in mind that if you're using a unlocked AT&T 920, T-mobile will not get LTE speeds unless they have re-farmed the towers in your area.
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    07-18-2013 10:22 PM
  6. alfadoc99's Avatar
    And of course T-Mobile muddied the water by calling HSPA+ 4G... I have a feeling the 4G indicator I've been seeing is LTE; driving around San Francisco, I've seen 4G come and go, but never an "LTE".
    07-19-2013 02:48 AM
  7. treetownal's Avatar
    Data speeds go something like this..

    2G (GPRS)
    2.75G (EDGE)
    3G (UMTS)
    HSDPA (H/3.5G) and HSPDA+ (H+)
    LTE (4G)

    Keep in mind that if you're using a unlocked AT&T 920, T-mobile will not get LTE speeds unless they have re-farmed the towers in your area.
    How can you determine if an area has the refarmed towers? I'm in NYC, and I'm trying to determine if the 1020 will work with LTE here.
    07-19-2013 02:16 PM
  8. alfadoc99's Avatar
    Actually, the "refarming" is to have T-Mobile's 1700mhz 3G towers broadcast 1900mhz 3G as well, so unlocked AT&T phones can get better than EDGE. As far as I know, the LTE rollout is completely separate, and is being done on a city by city basis. You can check your coverage here: Unsupported Browser. Enter your address, then click on the map marker. For my address, though, it seemed a little "optimistic" YMMV.
    07-21-2013 11:55 PM
  9. Maserati Storm's Avatar
    I've been picking up LTE,Edge & 4G. it depends on the area. I see LTE 60-70% of the time and the rest is Edge & 4G.
    07-22-2013 02:56 PM
  10. alfadoc99's Avatar
    I've been picking up LTE,Edge & 4G. it depends on the area. I see LTE 60-70% of the time and the rest is Edge & 4G.
    On a 920 on T-Mobile? Interesting, because what I see mostly is H/H+. Where are you?
    07-23-2013 08:32 PM
  11. alfadoc99's Avatar
    Also, on a T-Mobile site, I got the answer that the phone will switch to the stronger signal, which is what seems to be what is happening. You can disable LTE, is there any way to do it to EDGE?
    07-23-2013 08:35 PM
  12. pankaj981's Avatar
    To force the phone to use 3G or 2G, dial ##3282# then tap the ... at the bottom and select settings, then use the network as 2G or 3G as preferred, FYI 4G in that menu corresponds to LTE and not HSPA+
    07-23-2013 08:39 PM

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