I have a Storm 2 and my wife has a Tour (Verizon). My phone shows my service is 3G and wife's phone show 1XEV when we are in the same location. Which is better and how do I get the better service on both phones?
Both phones are Verizon phones and they both show the same settings when I click on "mobile Network Options"
Data Service On
While Roaming On
Mobile Network Verizon
Network Selection Mode Automatic B
Network Technology Global
So if the settings are the same (and bot have 5.0 OS) why the difference in what it shows and is it something that I should try to get straightened out?
On those devices, it is exactly the same. RIM / Verizon / CDMA Carriers have been toying with the 3G symbol on Tour OS builds that were leaked. Official releases from VZW have always indicated 1XEV on my Tour. I have two Storm 2 users at work and I believe the indicator is different depending on which theme they use.
IMHO, it is simply a way to market and tout 3G. Probably smart in their fight for subscribers to show it as 3G!!