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WCDMA preferred ?

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23rd April 2011, 07:44 PM   |  #1  
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When I do #*#*info*#*# I see my phone is set to WCDMA preferred. Is this the best choice ?, I live in an area where my phone spends a lot of time with only gprs coverage and data transfer in gprs mode seems to be very flaky, works sometimes but often nothing comes through ?

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24th April 2011, 05:17 AM   |  #2  
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Preferred is the best choice if your area doesn't have strong 3g/4g signal. Where I live I have strong 3g/4g signal so I set my phone to WCDMA only.

Only downside is when you hit a dead area with a weak signal you lose all connection because the phone is set to work on 3g/4g only. Can't make a call or surf the web.


If you don't want your phone switching to gprs set your phone to WCDMA only.


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24th April 2011, 08:51 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks.

What about GSM/CDMA auto (PRL) I seem to recall from my HTC Hero days that people were recommending to set to that, but can't remember the reason (might have been a battery reason)

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Thanks.

What about GSM/CDMA auto (PRL) I seem to recall from my HTC Hero days that people were recommending to set to that, but can't remember the reason (might have been a battery reason)



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I never tested it out but supposedly preferred option favors 3g/4g and the auto option favors edge. Auto option saves battery because its looking for a weaker signal. There is a link below that talks about the option on the Nexus One in more detail.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=688492




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24th April 2011, 06:37 PM   |  #5  
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Hey thanks for the info and link, I'm going to give auto prl a go, cheers

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