Originally Posted by Rockryder
Is anyone with a Korean Galaxy Note SHV-E160L/K/S able to get 3G/4G Signal on their galaxy note device?
I bought a T-mobile SIM card for my phone(SHV-E160L) I'm able to get only G signal on my phone even though I'm in a 4G plan.
T-mobile are crooks....I ask them before buying the sIm card and they this me the phone is compatible and now they're saying I can't get it cos the phone is on different bandwidth or something like that.
Is anyone in USA having similar issues and were you able to resolve it?
I'm not in the USA, but I am able to get UMTS (3G) and HSPA (3.5G) signal from my carrier with zero problems. I didn't even have to configure anything. I just popped in the micro SIM and it works. I have an SHV-E160K. My only problem now is that I can't see to get LTE to work. I'm pretty sure that my carrier's LTE band supports the E160K since the E160K is LTE 1800 Mhz and my carrier supports LTE 850, 1800 and 2100 Mhz.
I've only had this phone for a few days now, but I seem to be missing an "LTE" option in Options > Mobile Networks > Network Setting > RAT Mode Settings. Only Automatic, WCDMA only, and GSM/GPRS only appears.
I dialed *#*#4636#*#* to access the test menu, and under 'Phone Information' everything from WCDMA preferred, GSM auto (PRL), EVDO only, etc. appeared. I don't see "LTE" anywhere. Only "Turn on/off LTE RAM dump". I also accessed the KT Admin menu via *#*#319712358#*#* and changed the band from 'Automatic' to 'LTE' and I don't get a signal. My carrier says there is LTE signal where I am located.
BTW, when I acquired the phone it already had a custom ICS ROM by Eruizhi so it's clean of bloatware and Korean apps, as well as no SMS limit. My question is this: is it possible that LTE may somehow be disabled on this ROM? This custom ROM is made by a guy from China after all and last time I checked, no carriers in China support LTE.