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Will older none tri-band phones like my Note 2 be able to get the battery life improvement by turning off the CDMA radio when you are connected to LTE?

 

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Will older none tri-band phones like my Note 2 be able to get the battery life improvement by turning off the CDMA radio when you are connected to LTE?

 

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It's not a software thing, it's a design of the radios. The way the radio is constructed will impact whether or not your phone will have only one radio on at a time. If this was possible, you would have been seeing it already in single band LTE phone in eCSFB markets already.

 

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Will older none tri-band phones like my Note 2 be able to get the battery life improvement by turning off the CDMA radio when you are connected to LTE?

 

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Sure, you can turn off your CDMA radio by switching the device to LTE only mode. You will then be unable to send or receive calls and texts :P

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Sure, you can turn off your CDMA radio by switching the device to LTE only mode. You will then be unable to send or receive calls and texts :P

That's where the Ecsfb would come in, signal on LTE would turn the CDMA back on... I guess it can't do that without a reboot or something. I don't remember a lte only option on settings.

 

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That's where the Ecsfb would come in, signal on LTE would turn the CDMA back on... I guess it can't do that without a reboot or something. I don't remember a lte only option on settings.

 

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The phone has to be designed to use ecsfb.  Only the triband devices can use this.

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Will older none tri-band phones like my Note 2 be able to get the battery life improvement by turning off the CDMA radio when you are connected to LTE?

 

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They could, but it would require rewriting the radio firmware. Sprint could certainly do this if they wanted to, but I believe they would never choose to do so. First, it would hamper a feature of the phone they advertised (simultaneous voice and data). Second, it would be a bunch of work recertifying phones on their network which are older and they don't really care much about. 

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