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Topic # 112922 27-Dec-2012 14:39
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Tethered to PC, want to force it to use 3G only as coverage here is crap so it flicks between 3G and H. Have tried forcing it to use WCDMA only but it still uses this "H" network a lot which is sloooow, thanks

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  Reply # 737707 27-Dec-2012 14:42
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H is HSDPA, which is actually a faster version of WCDMA. Flickering between 3G and H is normal and expected.

Your speed problem is not related to H but more likely just bad coverage.






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  Reply # 737709 27-Dec-2012 14:47
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Thanks for the fast reply but I was just wondering can I lock it to either H or 3G in that case, because if it switches from one to the other I lose internet access on both phone and PC for 30 seconds, thanks

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  Reply # 737716 27-Dec-2012 14:59
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It shouldn't lose access because this is how the handset is supposed to work when accessing mobile data.

If you're losing connection there may be a different problem in play.




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  Reply # 737724 27-Dec-2012 15:33
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What you're describing is perfectly normal, it's how a phone works.

When a phone is connected to the rel.99 WCMA network it'll show a 3G on the screen. As HSPA resources are required for data transfers the phone changes it's state and switches to H/H+ to indicate this. It'll then idle back to rel.99 when data transfers stop and swtich between H/H+ and 3G as required.


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  Reply # 737747 27-Dec-2012 17:15
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H is faster than 3G normally but if on the very edge of cell coverage it can cause issues

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