This is peculiar, but for some reason, when I force my galaxy s relay to use the 1900mhz band only via the service menu, it works perfectly! Set it to 1700mhz? Cuts out and slow, just like before. Much faster speeds (7x what I was getting without forcing 1900mhz), and the data doesn't cut out at all!!
This would be fine, but here's the problem: I'm fairly certain that the phone will not be able to use 1700 or even EDGE if 1900mhz data is not available, as using the "band preference" option in the servicemenu forces it to wcdma ONLY (how is that a preference??)
Is there any way to get the phone to use EDGE as well if 1900mhz data isn't available?
Or, would anyone know why exactly 1700mhz would function so horrendously on the phone while 1900mhz works perfectly?
(When using a different phone with 1700mhz function only, that works fine too, doesn't cut out)