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Old 08-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I have a bold 9700 and I am in a 3G network coverage area but my phone still says EDGE. I also have the network mode on 3G and 2g but my phone still says EDGE. Does anyone have an idea of what I can do to get 3G ?
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Who is your carrier and is that the carrier the 9700 is branded to?
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3G network uses UMTS based service for voice and data.
It may be the cell tower(s) you reach is only equipped with the older radio equipment.
EDGE is "supposed" to offer 2.4 mb data speeds but generally you wont even see that on 3G. If the phone data works reasonably well then I would ignore the display.
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If you did not purchase the 9700 from your carrier or even in your home country, the device may not have the correct 3G bands and as a result you will never acquire a 3G signal.
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