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#1 kckid

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

I was using netmonitor today and noticed that my connection was 1xRTT and the 3G icon on my EVO LTE was still displaying.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

no surprise there, sprint has been doing this for some time with their phones

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

I was using netmonitor today and noticed that my connection was 1xRTT and the 3G icon on my EVO LTE was still displaying.


Yeah, unfortunately the stock rom shows 3g even when on 1x, most custom roms has the display 1x mod included.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

It's a rather strange policy, but as others have mentioned, Sprint has decided to hide the 1x signal from their customers. But only on 4G capable phones. I suppose they figure people having three network modes show up would be far too confusing for the poor stupid customers. </sarcasm>
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

Wonder if hard of seeing people would see 1X as 4X and thing it is 4G...

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

One incidence of deception I've never appreciated. Most Sprint phones do this.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

What is ironic, is that T-Mobile doesn't disguise their EDGE network and even call it 2G. And Tmo has a much higher percentage of their network as EDGE only than Sprint has 1x only. So the intentional deception is stupid, IMHO. I know technically 1xRTT is a 3G technology, but the intent is to disguise their 1x network.

On my Verizon work phone it shows 1X, 3G and LTE in the display. On my Verizon hotspot, it shows 2G, 3G and LTE. Both of these formats is more transparent.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

You actually got a nexus 4? I hear very few orders have been filled.

Does your google play version have DC-HSPA+? How is it working for you?
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

You actually got a nexus 4? I hear very few orders have been filled.

Does your google play version have DC-HSPA+? How is it working for you?


I answered in the Nexus 4 thread, to stay on topic: http://s4gru.com/ind...dpost__p__71564

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

At this point, it really disguises more 1X roaming than it does 1X native coverage. But it's definitely stupid either way.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:27 AM

Hopefully they'll stop once Network Vision is complete. People will notice the 3G in conjunction to the 15kbps speeds and run off screaming "Sprint sucks!!!"
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Hopefully they'll stop once Network Vision is complete. People will notice the 3G in conjunction to the 15kbps speeds and run off screaming "Sprint sucks!!!"


They'll take it to the next level and call it 4G.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

They'll take it to the next level and call it 4G.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

I use open signal and use the widget on my homescreen to see what it is on. The galaxy nexus hides 2G from you but it shows R at rxtt.

And don't kid yourself, in Harrisburg I did get a 4g lte speed test at 700kbps down...

Edited by nocturnal, 26 November 2012 - 07:05 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

I use open signal and use the widget on my homescreen to see what it is on. The galaxy nexus hides 2G from you but it shows R at rxtt.

And don't kid yourself, in Harrisburg I did get a 4g lte speed test at 700kbps down...

I think R means roaming and by the default consumer prl, you'll roam on Verizon's 1x coverage.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

I think R means roaming and by the default consumer prl, you'll roam on Verizon's 1x coverage.

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Not sure, isn't roaming the triangle? You might be right. I switch from the Evo 3D/Galaxy S 3 and my Galaxy Nexus too much haha.

Edited by nocturnal, 26 November 2012 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

Not sure, isn't roaming the triangle? You might be right. I switch from the Evo 3D/Galaxy S 3 and my Galaxy Nexus too much haha.

I know on my Cyanogen ROM, it has R as roaming. I think aosp ICS+ has the r, but I could be wrong.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

I know on my Cyanogen ROM, it has R as roaming. I think aosp ICS+ has the r, but I could be wrong.

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The Galaxy Nexus does show R for roaming. I always hated the roaming triangle. I prefer the R. It just looks better.

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