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Old 03-16-2010, 03:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all,

just switched from storm2 to bold2 for testing purposes..
in storm2 or bold 1, i can set the data mode to 3g only. but in bold2, the only option i have is only 2,
1. 2g only
2. 2g and 3g
is there any way for me to get the 3g only on the bold2? anyway the set im testing now is t-mobile bold2.. thanks a million..
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Why would you only want to use 3G???? And I don't believe you can do it either
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hi all,

just switched from storm2 to bold2 for testing purposes..
in storm2 or bold 1, i can set the data mode to 3g only. but in bold2, the only option i have is only 2,
1. 2g only
2. 2g and 3g
is there any way for me to get the 3g only on the bold2? anyway the set im testing now is t-mobile bold2.. thanks a million..
Yes you can! Check Mobile Network Options
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ast_ph - how do you set the Mobile Network Options / Network Mode to 3G only.
I do not see that option.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Options ---> mobile network ---> network mode ---> 3G, 2G, 3G&2G
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Not on T-Mobile in the US. 2G, 3G&2G only.
What version of the OS are you running?
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That's odd...
I did not change anything from when I got it out of the box except get the latest BBM..

How do i check what OS version I am running?
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im using 5.0.0.330... is there any ways i could get the "3G only" option? gprs and edge at my area is very very bad.. does upgrade the os could really solve the problem?
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I think it might be a United states thing
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Celcom is in Malaysia.
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anyway the set im testing now is t-mobile bold2.. thanks a million..
T-Mobile's 3G network is very sparse, even in cities where they are 3G. You would have a very negative experience if you had that setting on their network. I imagine this has something to do with it.
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I have almost continuous 3G coverage on my 9700.
I bet somewhere there's a map for that.
YMMV.
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Trying upgrading the OS to a non vendor specific version.
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Thanks; I haven't run the vendor specfic version (whatever that means) since the day I got the 9700.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Interesting, on my BB Bold 9700, it got 3G, 3G and 2G. I guess it depends on how carriers set it up.
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Thanks; I haven't run the vendor specfic version (whatever that means) since the day I got the 9700.
Huh? Was this in reply to me?
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Yes, i was in reply to the comment "Trying upgrading the OS to a non vendor specific version."

All of the software is written by RIM and tested and released by the carriers.

I am running the latest available version and have run many different versions. Never seen 3G only.
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NJBlackBerry, the only way to set to 3G is set automatic to manual network selection. It works.
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Thanks. Remember that T-Mobile 9700s are different. Changing to manual does not enabe the 3G only option.
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Absolutely right.
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