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Old 01-15-2010, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does all that mean? From the ads, I can tell I should crave 4G, and should be satisfied with nothing less than 3G.

I use a Blackberry Tour on Sprint in Houston, Texas. I figure its a big enough city that we ought to be in at least a 3G area, if not a 5G or 6G spot. How do I know what level of G I should be getting?

But my Tour just displays 1XEV, just as my old 8830 did. The little book that came with it shows that if I should ever be so lucky as to be in a 3G place, it will tell me that. Should I be calling Sprint and demanding my money back? Does it matter? The phone seems to do all the cool stuff it is supposed to do, except let me contact the Enterprise for beaming. If I ever saw the magical "3G" appear on the phone, would everything get brighter, and would I hear angels?

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Old 01-15-2010, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This post is all G'd up. 6g, that's wishful thinking!

Handsets aren't made to go higher than 3G (Or is it 3.5..) at this time I believe, some network access cards are capable of 4g speeds. The network could be a bajillion "G"s, the handset will only go as fast as what it is built for.

If your area offers 3g, you should recieve it, and it should show on your handset.

Is the speed of the internet on the phone bothering you?

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Old 01-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1XEV is 3G on a CDMA blackberry.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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More initials! CDMA? Argghhh.

No, I know Sprint is CDMA.

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"#g" is used on GSM networks... CDMA (w/o sim cards) use EVDO. They will never display 3g, and there is only 4g... No higher
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On the Tour 9630, i fyou have version 5.0 of the device OS installed on the device, it will display 3G instead of 1XEV.
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I hate to be a stick in the mud but I dont think the 8830 is 3g. Nothing is stated by Sprint that is is capable of doing the 3g speed and a lot of users on the Sprint blog state they need to upgrade to a faster 3g phone. I might be wrong.
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I might be wrong.
You are.
EVDO is a 3G wireless technology.
Sprint and Verizon have had 3G capable BlackBerry devices since the 7250.
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On the Tour 9630, i fyou have version 5.0 of the device OS installed on the device, it will display 3G instead of 1XEV.
Interesting. I guess I gotta fiddle around with verizon phones
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Verizon phones are 3G whether it says 3G or 1XEV. Some where on the phone their will a 3G sign, on the 8830 it was on the back door.
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