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Topic # 56693 21-Jan-2010 09:28
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In the US, some new owners of the Nexus One have reported their phones don't do 3G when it should be and instead do Edge. 


On AndroidSpin.com the following has been reported as a possible fix for anyone who is seeing this behaviour: 




  • Go to the settings and open up Wireless & Networks.

  • Next select Mobile networks.

  • After you’re in Mobile networks, select Network operators and when it loads choose Select automatically.

  • Your phone will register on a network, and you’re done. Simple as that.





Anyone in NZ with a Nexus One seeing dodgy 3G recognition  / connection? 






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  Reply # 291741 21-Jan-2010 09:34
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Strange - first because this tip actually came from jkontherun.com (I am sure someone posted somewhere else and "forgot" the credits, as it happens in blogs).

But what's strange is that those handsets should come from factory as "Select Automatically" by default - otherwise they wouldn't connect to any network without manual selection. I wonder what other "bugs" lie under the hood on Android...







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  Reply # 291800 21-Jan-2010 11:01
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That's interesting. When I first got my N1 I was in California. I stuck in my friend's AT&T SIM and of course it registered fine. I then put in my VF phone and it locked onto T-Mobile, but I think that's because T-Mobile has a stronger signal in his house than AT&T. I am not sure AT&T is set as a preferred network on the VF SIM.

Back here of course I am on VF and do note that the phone occasionally drops out of 3G but I put that down to reception since my SE P1i would do that also - usually at home and occasionally in the office. I had not considered if the reported 3G bug was impacting me.




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  Reply # 291801 21-Jan-2010 11:06
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Is there an option in the Android OS to force a 3G only connection rather than Dual Mode?



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  Reply # 291844 21-Jan-2010 12:28
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sbiddle: Is there an option in the Android OS to force a 3G only connection rather than Dual Mode?




If there is I can't see it. All I can see is an option to force 2G mode to save on power




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  Reply # 291987 21-Jan-2010 18:13
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@freitasm: They also come with data roaming turned on by default, so it may be that the very FIRST connection made wasn't on the owner's home network. That may explain why some people are seeing the problem, but the vast majority are not. It may be that turning romaing off, THEN automatically selecting the network resets the network settings in some way that resolves an (apparent) problem.


If this is the issue, then Kiwis won't see it as there is no roaming between network here. Certainly not between Telecom NZ and Vodafone. 




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  Reply # 291989 21-Jan-2010 18:16
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3G coverage is VERY patchy even in Auckland...judging by what I've seen over the past 2 years. So good luck to anyone going 3G only. I get 3G at the right end of my desk at work....but not on the left end 1.5 metres away. I'm right next to a huge window. 




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  Reply # 292201 22-Jan-2010 14:18
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I just opted in for $10 a month 100mb 3g plan from vodafone. I ran a speed test at home at only got 2KB/s down.... ran a test outside and got 240Kbps =) There's another tip I read from XDA forums that said.

*#*#4636#*#*
select phone info
hit menu key
select radio bands
and select US bands*
reset device

Of course this advise is directed to US users. So the alternate bands are:

Automatic
EURO
USA
JAPAN
AUS
AUS2

Just wondering what band is the same as vodafone's incase it makes a difference



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  Reply # 292317 22-Jan-2010 20:36
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Euro will get you 2100 at least. 


Vodafone in AU use 900 and 2100, like NZ....but don't use both in every location. Many are just 900. 


Apparently all providers use 2100 except for Telstra, though Telstra have access to 2100 through sharing "3"'s network....who do use 2100. 


Which is "AUS" and "AUS2"....You'd be right the second time if not the first. :-)  




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I spent two days in Auckland and my N1 pretty much stayed on 3G all the time. Areas travelling included the airport, Remuera, 3 Kings/Sandringham and Newmarket.




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