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I started using mikejeep's Signal Check Pro this week and noticed an oddity driving yesterday. I was right next to a Sprint tower and my 1xRTT was -52dBm, an incredibly strong signal, while my EV-DO was -103, an incredibly weak signal. Is it possible for a single CDMA chipset to be attached to different towers for 1xRTT vs. EV-DO?

 

It seems that the 1xRTT was hooked to the tower I was next to and the EVDO was hooked to a tower a couple of miles away.

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I started using mikejeep's Signal Check Pro this week and noticed an oddity driving yesterday. I was right next to a Sprint tower and my 1xRTT was -52dBm, an incredibly strong signal, while my EV-DO was -103, an incredibly weak signal. Is it possible for a single CDMA chipset to be attached to different towers for 1xRTT vs. EV-DO?

 

It seems that the 1xRTT was hooked to the tower I was next to and the EVDO was hooked to a tower a couple of miles away.

 

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I started using mikejeep's Signal Check Pro this week and noticed an oddity driving yesterday. I was right next to a Sprint tower and my 1xRTT was -52dBm, an incredibly strong signal, while my EV-DO was -103, an incredibly weak signal. Is it possible for a single CDMA chipset to be attached to different towers for 1xRTT vs. EV-DO?

 

It seems that the 1xRTT was hooked to the tower I was next to and the EVDO was hooked to a tower a couple of miles away.

 

This can happen a lot, and it is happening a lot with the lte development. U can be connected to one tower for voice/3g and different tower for lte. Also this will even change more and more with lte 10 advance, that technology can change you to a different tower if that one your on is starting to get overloaded or close to threshold they set. Oh and when 800 comes into play more(if u have a phone with 800). U could connect to one tower for 800 voice, one for 3g and different one for 4g. It is crazy how it works. Some may say this is crazy, overall though. I think it is going to be great for network management to make sure u have the best network experience possible.

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This can happen a lot, and it is happening a lot with the lte development. U can be connected to one tower for voice/3g and different tower for lte. Also this will even change more and more with lte 10 advance, that technology can change you to a different tower if that one your on is starting to get overloaded or close to threshold they set. Oh and when 800 comes into play more(if u have a phone with 800). U could connect to one tower for 800 voice, one for 3g and different one for 4g. It is crazy how it works. Some may say this is crazy, overall though. I think it is going to be great for network management to make sure u have the best network experience possible.

 

I knew the possibility existed between LTE and CDMA, but I wasn't aware that the two parts of CDMA could be connected to different sites at the same time.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Note II not being SVDO capable, I thought this splitting of sites across 1X/EV was impossible. Is this not correct?

 

Or were you on the MoPho Q?

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Note II not being SVDO capable, I thought this splitting of sites across 1X/EV was impossible. Is this not correct?

 

Or were you on the MoPho Q?

 

This is true of even non SVDO devices. Its just that both sessions are not active at the very exact same moment. You maintain a 1x connection at one site and it keeps checking in every few seconds. And you pretty much are dedicated to EVDO. But if a call comes in or a text, it switches over to 1x only until the conclusion of the call or text.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 with Tapatalk HD

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This is true of even non SVDO devices. Its just that both sessions are not active at the very exact same moment. You maintain a 1x connection at one site and it keeps checking in every few seconds. And you pretty much are dedicated to EVDO. But if a call comes in or a text, it switches over to 1x only until the conclusion of the call or text.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 with Tapatalk HD

Yep, 1X and EVDO are considered different networks as they are on different carriers.

 

So what you're saying is, it's entirely possible to be "connected" to two different sites simultaneously, one for 1x, one for EVDO, due to the fact that it maintains two sessions (over time division?).

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So what you're saying is, it's entirely possible to be "connected" to two different sites simultaneously, one for 1x, one for EVDO, due to the fact that it maintains two sessions (over time division?).

 

Yes. But I don't like the term time division to be used here, because that could imply something completely different...like TDD. However, that is an effective way of understanding it. It would take SVDO to be able to do both exactly at the same moment, but to have your phone connected to a different 1x and EVDO site is common...especially in a densely deployed area.

 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Note II not being SVDO capable, I thought this splitting of sites across 1X/EV was impossible. Is this not correct?

 

Or were you on the MoPho Q?

 

This was on the Note2, but the reasons have been given. I love how much I learn at this site.

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When I'm on 800 and go into settings network it says that I'm on evdo rev a. any reason why

 

That EV-DO Rev A indicator references the PCS carrier (e.g. PCS 0650 that you listed earlier). Network type indicator usually reflect the highest protocol revision network to which you are connected. EV-DO Rev A is a higher protocol revision than is CDMA1X. If you were connected to LTE, it would indicate that instead.

 

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That EV-DO Rev A indicator references the PCS carrier (e.g. PCS 0650). Network type indicator usually reflect the highest protocol revision network to which you are connected. EV-DO Rev A is a higher protocol revision than is CDMA1X. If you were connected to LTE, it would indicate that instead.

 

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but whenI'm on 1900 it says im eHRPD i thought it was weird.

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When I go into the DEBUG screen in 1x engineering I have band class 10 channel 476 but in EVDO engineering I have band class 1 and channel 675

 

Where are you located?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that means your phone is seeing 1x on 800mhz right now.

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It is totally possible, for instance when Sprint did not have EVDO in my area they had Alltel EVDO set as our native EVDO. When I went into the debug screen on my HTC Mogul I was connected to Sprint 1x voice on PCS and Alltel EVDO on 850. It didn't create any real issues and those were definitely coming from different sites. It was cool at home as I had an Alltel site half a mile from my house and Sprint had no coverage in my home until I got an Airave. My phone would use the Airave for 1x and EVDO from the Alltel site. Nothing crazy and worked great.

 

Sent from my little Note2

 

 

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