1. dlalonde's Avatar
    Oh never mind. I found it.

    G = 2g
    E = between 2g and 3g

    I'm really going to have to check why I can't get faster!

    Anyhow, here's the original question:

    I've just gotten my new Lumia 650. It's supposed to be compatible with the 4g service from my carrier (not the LTE though). But when I put my SIM card in and turn it on, it changes from 3G to G to E. What's G and E?
    04-05-2016 12:41 PM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Oh never mind. I found it.

    G = 2g
    E = between 2g and 3g

    I'm really going to have to check why I can't get faster!

    Anyhow, here's the original question:
    in Italy G means 3G, and E Edge, the old compressed GPRS protocol (better 5x than pure gprs, in Italy 2G)

    Synthetic: the guy lives in a very poor coverage area
    04-05-2016 12:53 PM
  3. dlalonde's Avatar
    in Italy G means 3G, and E Edge, the old compressed GPRS protocol (better 5x than pure gprs, in Italy 2G)

    Synthetic: the guy lives in a very poor coverage area
    With my Android phone I get great LTE and with my old Lumia 640 I would get great 4G. So this is weird.
    04-05-2016 01:06 PM
  4. Deepak's Avatar
    Have you selected 4G as the highest connection speed under Cellular & SIM > SIM settings? But I am thinking that you've had a Lumia phone before so you might be knowing about it. But still, if you don't then do check it.

    Also when I had bought my Lumia 830, it didn't allow me to connect even to my carrier's 3G network. I later figured out that I hadn't activated 3G/4G on my SIM. So, I had to do it manually by going to the SIM's USSD menu. Check if 4G is enabled for your SIM on your new phone.
    04-05-2016 01:24 PM
  5. dlalonde's Avatar
    I did. I just learned that, contrarely to what my ISP told me, the Lumia 650 isn't compatible with their 3G and 4G services... I may have to get a refund from MS (which they offer luckily).

    I asked my ISP BEFORE buying it if it was compatible. I'm pretty mad now.
    04-05-2016 01:48 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Yeah, it sounds like you'll have to do that. Not worth it to keep a phone with poor speeds.
    04-05-2016 02:43 PM
  7. dlalonde's Avatar
    Yeah, it sounds like you'll have to do that. Not worth it to keep a phone with poor speeds.
    It's gone, back to Microsoft. Good thing their service is that good though!
    04-05-2016 05:36 PM

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