Impending arrival

David Precious davidp at
Tue Oct 4 12:12:25 BST 2011

On Tuesday 04 October 2011 10:38:43 Paul Makepeace wrote:
> My 3-supplied UK HTC Desire isn't picking up 3G in the US so I'm stuck with
> Edge (as, say GPRS would be). Not horrible, but still. By comparison my US
> Nexus One picks up 3G on both sides of the Atlantic.

I don't know if it'll be the cause, but you can switch between what type of 
networks it should connect to.

If I switch mine to GSM/WCDMA auto then I get 3G (HSPDA) in supported areas, 
but often with a slightly weaker signal; if I set it to GSM-only, it gets a 
stronger signal, but with slower data.

You can find it under Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks -> 
Network mode.

More fun, though, is to "dial" *#*#4636#*#* to get into the testing widget, 
where you can get all sorts of info and set preferred network type, etc.

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