LTE Drop Solution...well sort of.

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  1. bubbasmith58

    bubbasmith58 Member

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    With the Thunderbolt LTE switch app you can set it to "LTE Only" and when I did this my 4G did not drop to 3G or at all. I did find one flaw though. You cannot send text messages on that setting. I am not exactly sure why, as I was receiving messages, they would just not send.
     
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    From what i understand, your texts are sent (and i thought received) through cdma signal only. You should be able to use google talk or a internet texting app.
     
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    Well putting it to LTE only won't drop to 3G because you disabled the 3G radio, but as Josh said text messages are not sent through 4G. Actually they are not even sent with CDMA because you can turn off cell data and still send and receive text messages, just not MMS.

    Same reason you can receive text messages while you are on a phone, but can't access the internet because cell data is turned off (unless you are using 4G). Text messages are sent through their base radio EV-DO. I "think", as always could be wrong.
     
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    You are right of course! We were sending text messages long before 3g i believe they are sent through your base cell connection. That's why I've argued that charging for text messages is absurd since you are holing a vibrant connection anyways, it doesn't cost anything to send text through that connection.
     
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