Quick 3g Question
So I was looking at a map of Rogers service across Canada. I live in Northern Ontario and according to the map, the city I'm in only gets GSM/EDGE service. It apparently doesn't 'get' 3g service, which is mostly in the major city centers.
Here's the question...does that mean the 3G capabilities of my phone are useless? That I'm always connecting using EDGE and therefore might as well turn off my 3G whilst here? Or, am I missing something that one of you might be able to point out to me regarding the smaller points of how this system works....
Thanks in advance
- 01-15-2009, 04:55 PM #2
You won't get the data transfer rate of 3G. EDGE is to dialup as 3G is to broadband. You will save battery by turning off 3G because it won't be searching for 3G then.
Edit: just switch it to EDGE only to still use data rather than disabling data completely. This way you can still use the browser and get emails it just won't be at 3G speeds.
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Last edited by tekneakz; 01-15-2009 at 04:58 PM.
Thanks for all the quick responses. Now it's set up in 2g. I guess that means longer battery life...that's kind of sweet.
Is 2g just slower than 3g, like that's the only difference?
Guess I'll have to wait till rogers gets their act together.
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01-15-2009, 05:36 PM #8
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You can only tell the difference if you are browsing the net. Call quality should be better with 3G. But some people can't tell the call quality. Since you haven't been able to connect to 3G, you probably won't be able to tell the difference.