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Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible' started by uga81, May 10, 2010.

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    I just got the Incredible today and the 3G icon at the top of the screen flashes on and off at random times. Why is this? The verizon lady told me thats what it does and it does not mean 3G isn't always on. Is that true? Thanks.
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    Hi, I had this same question and I think I found an answer on another form. Word is that a rep from HTC has said it is a power saving move. You'll notice that both the 3G and reception bars remain pretty low and then when making a call or using 3G they turn on or increase.

    Not sure if that is true or not, but it kinda makes sense.
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    The 3G signal only comes on when it needs to. Saves battery.
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    Sorry guys, I find that explanation pretty "Incredible" myself.

    My Droid is switching right now from 3G to 1x. Its not to save battery, its because I'm sitting in a spot in my house that doesn't get great reception.

    I think it sounds like somebody is selling something to you. If I'm wrong show me a thread on the web from a reliable source.
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    incredibleforum.com/forum/htc-incredible-general-discussion/649-3g-signal-strength-not-error-after-all.html

    This is the link that I found. Like I siad I don't know if its true. But I have noticed the same thing happening
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    Mine does that same thing, the 3G symbol is dark as I type this now. But I have 3 bars!
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    switching to 1x is not the same but it does gray out when not needed..It saves battery by not always using 3g.
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