Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



384 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34

Trusted

Topic # 105125 27-Jun-2012 20:24 Send private message

Hi all,

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II which is running ICS 4.0.3 for a few months now (it was running on 2.3.4 before).  I work in Albany which happens to have excellent EDGE and HSDPA coverage in my office.  I mean, when I am in the office, I get excellent coverage with both EDGE and HSDPA.

For months, while I'm in the office, when I have mobile data connection on, it would stay on the HSDPA network as long as it has signal (which is basiclly always the case).  However, since about two weeks ago, it prefers EDGE instead of HSDPA, even I have full / 5-bar coverage with HSDPA.  It is painful because it takes forever to load news, web pages etc.

I could work around it by switching my phone to use WCDMA mode only, but it is painful because I need to keep reminding myself to turn it back to AUTO mode when I finish work (because at home, I have good EDGE coverage, not HSDPA).

Can someone tell me what is wrong?  Is this a problem with 2degrees?

Thanks!

Create new topic
16388 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1349

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 647227 27-Jun-2012 20:36 Send private message

The Local 3G site might have more load on it so the 3G coverage foot print shrinks (cell breathing WCDMA) and so the handset is passed down to GSM / EDGE, GSM does not suffer from breathing

Please note I am guessing that this may be the case

John





447 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 647282 27-Jun-2012 22:35 Send private message

A cool solution could be to get a NFC tag and put one on your desk so you can just tap your phone on it to force it to WCDMA and again to return to normal (or some other way of changing it over, maybe when it connects to your work wifi?). I've been reading a bit about it recently and it's something I might look into a bit more, could be a solution if you wanted to go that far?

1958 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 97

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 647327 28-Jun-2012 01:29 Send private message

Or tasker could do this. Use location based task to automatically switch to wcdma and back again...




Nexus 5, Galaxy Tab S, HP Ultrabook, Mysky HDi, 2talk, Pebble Steel

3498 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 382

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 647343 28-Jun-2012 05:40 Send private message

nickd: A cool solution could be to get a NFC tag and put one on your desk so you can just tap your phone on it to force it to WCDMA and again to return to normal (or some other way of changing it over, maybe when it connects to your work wifi?). I've been reading a bit about it recently and it's something I might look into a bit more, could be a solution if you wanted to go that far?


S2 doesnt have NFC only the S3 does.

19599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1392

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 647347 28-Jun-2012 06:20 Send private message

kiwitrc:
nickd: A cool solution could be to get a NFC tag and put one on your desk so you can just tap your phone on it to force it to WCDMA and again to return to normal (or some other way of changing it over, maybe when it connects to your work wifi?). I've been reading a bit about it recently and it's something I might look into a bit more, could be a solution if you wanted to go that far?


S2 doesnt have NFC only the S3 does.


There was a NFC S2 variant, but it wasn't sold officially in NZ.


3498 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 382

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 647349 28-Jun-2012 06:22 Send private message

sbiddle:
kiwitrc:
nickd: A cool solution could be to get a NFC tag and put one on your desk so you can just tap your phone on it to force it to WCDMA and again to return to normal (or some other way of changing it over, maybe when it connects to your work wifi?). I've been reading a bit about it recently and it's something I might look into a bit more, could be a solution if you wanted to go that far?


S2 doesnt have NFC only the S3 does.


There was a NFC S2 variant, but it wasn't sold officially in NZ.



Which is what I assumed.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by Regs on 1-Oct-2014 22:24 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by hsvhel on 1-Oct-2014 11:52 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by thewanderingv on 1-Oct-2014 22:49 (110 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by mahdibassam on 1-Oct-2014 17:03 (348 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Easiest way to have iPhone warranty service
Created by JoshWright, last reply by nitrotech on 30-Sep-2014 21:37 (15 replies)

Passwords and pesky teenagers
Created by martyyn, last reply by raytaylor on 1-Oct-2014 23:34 (27 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.