2G or not 2G?

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  1. AlanN

    AlanN New Member

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    Ok it's generally recommended to run the phone in 2G only mode most of the time to save battery, only switching on 3G when it's needed.

    Well today I was in a local store and wanted to use the ShopSavvy app so thought 3G would return faster results.

    To my surprise, my signal strength meter was on half on 2G, when I switched to 3G it went ( and stayed) to full?

    I was under the impression that 2G had the greater coverage and if a 3G signal was strong so would the 2G be?
     
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    basically it all depends on frequency and witch provider uses . bottom line is the lower the frequency the easier it gets thru walls ( basement elevators etc ) so the signal could be stronger, sort fo speak , but atthe same time the higher the frequency the better quality of the signal so to answer your question ,call your provider and ask them witch band they use .
     
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    It also depends where the operator/network actually places the signal transceiver/booster - if the 3G one is physically closer to you than the 2G one, you may get better signal.

    Obviously, this is void if they're both in the same place.
     
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