Track the Time You Waste on Social Media with Socials Addict

When you use your phone, you often don’t even realize how much time you … more

Document the Story of Your Social Life with 8tory

The different forms of social media are growing every day. It’s hard to imagine a day … more

Make Calling Your Loved Ones Easier and Cheaper this Diwali

Diwali, or Deepawali as some Indians call it, is the pride and joy of Indian … more

Big Android BBQ 5.0 Recap – XDA TV

This fifth annual Big Android BBQ has come and gone. The speakers have spoke, the sponsors have … more
Post Reply

T-Mobile (USA) - Moto G Question

OP sicembaylor

25th January 2014, 07:42 AM   |  #1  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 9
 
70 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
I've had my Moto G since launch (well accounting for the delayed shipping), but I am new to T-Mobile having switched from Sprint. Of course, I know our 'G' doesn't have LTE, but my HSPA+ speeds are pretty damned good with no issues whatsoever when connected to HSPA/HSPA+.

HOWEVER, and this is a big one, outside of any moderate sized community I get EDGE or less with absolutely NO data connection. None. I know EDGE is slower, but when I had my iPhone on AT&T I did at least have some data connection on EDGE despite its slow speed. With T-Mobile it's as if I'm not connected to anything at all. Voice works fine as does texting, but it's like my data connection is completely shut off.

I know EDGE is slow, but I should at least be getting some data....right?
25th January 2014, 05:08 PM   |  #2  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 6
 
22 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2013
I'm newbie to android but old timer with TMO. I think it's more their lack of coverage and not anything wrong with the Moto G.
25th January 2014, 08:41 PM   |  #3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 608
 
1,991 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by sicembaylor

I've had my Moto G since launch (well accounting for the delayed shipping), but I am new to T-Mobile having switched from Sprint. Of course, I know our 'G' doesn't have LTE, but my HSPA+ speeds are pretty damned good with no issues whatsoever when connected to HSPA/HSPA+.

HOWEVER, and this is a big one, outside of any moderate sized community I get EDGE or less with absolutely NO data connection. None. I know EDGE is slower, but when I had my iPhone on AT&T I did at least have some data connection on EDGE despite its slow speed. With T-Mobile it's as if I'm not connected to anything at all. Voice works fine as does texting, but it's like my data connection is completely shut off.

I know EDGE is slow, but I should at least be getting some data....right?

Which version of the Moto G do you have? The global or US version? The global version will get Edge a lot more than the US version since T-Mobile hasn't refarmed every area yet. And yes, data on Edge is hit or miss. Sometimes it can be usable and sometimes not at all.
26th January 2014, 05:35 AM   |  #4  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 9
 
70 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by bozzykid

Which version of the Moto G do you have? The global or US version? The global version will get Edge a lot more than the US version since T-Mobile hasn't refarmed every area yet. And yes, data on Edge is hit or miss. Sometimes it can be usable and sometimes not at all.

US GSM
26th January 2014, 07:19 AM   |  #5  
saintextreme97's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 55
 
318 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
More
My moto g on tmo gets faster data speeds at my house then my WiFi but I am rooted with paranoid android

Sent from my XT1034 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
26th January 2014, 08:20 AM   |  #6  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 9
 
70 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by saintextreme97

My moto g on tmo gets faster data speeds at my house then my WiFi but I am rooted with paranoid android

Sent from my XT1034 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

HSPA or EDGE?

My HSPA/+ speeds are phenomenal so long as I have HSPA. Essentially, the only time I have a data connection is with HSPA. Otherwise, it's completely dead.
26th January 2014, 09:25 PM   |  #7  
saintextreme97's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 55
 
318 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by sicembaylor

HSPA or EDGE?

My HSPA/+ speeds are phenomenal so long as I have HSPA. Essentially, the only time I have a data connection is with HSPA. Otherwise, it's completely dead.

Well maybe its the service in your area I live in the country and get 8mbs+ but when I go into town I get .5-1.5mbs(yes on H+) so its all about where you are

Sent from my XT1034 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Top Threads in Moto G Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting by ThreadRank