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#33219 3-May-2009 21:07
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I was driving down the road yesterday (passenger), we were just beyond Palmerston North CBD limits, tried to make a call, at this point the signal was getting very low (1 bar).  Running in dual mode, one would have then thought the phone would then kick over into 2G mode (there's plenty of 2G signal).  But instead it dropped the call, and took about 2 mins to finally roll into 2G mode.

Is there a sort of setting that does this?  Am I better off to force it to run in 2G mode for something like this?

It's a Nokia E51 if it makes any difference

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  #212033 4-May-2009 09:54
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3G to 2G handover has been in my own experience terrible.  Overseas, almost all the networks I've used has some trouble when 3G drops back to 2G in the middle of a call, but at least it gets handed over...

But Vodafone NZ, half of the time, my calls get dropped totally!

Many instances where this happens:  (In Auckland)  E.g.:

1.  On the southern motorway, heading south, around the Greenlane roundabout area.
2.  On the harbour brridge, heading north, just before you reach "land".

Is this a "3G networks' problem", or a "Vodafone NZ" problem cause the network was not deployed/setup properly, or is it my own problem???


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Uber Geek


  #212047 4-May-2009 10:53
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maybe johnr or someone can shed some light on this.

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Ultimate Geek

  #213975 11-May-2009 02:58
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Even more frustrating when you have a full 3G signal and your phone STILL drops back to 2G! I have mine locked to UMTS when I'm in Auckland, but there are many holes in the 3G coverage, probably because of all of the hills and valleys in Auckland. It will be very interesting to see how well the XT network performs.

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