- 12-02-2008, 10:46 PM #4
- CrackBerry Addict
- 607 Posts
I am going to do that start calling to complain. They do it on other carriers. I look at the 3G on all day and watch the battery drain.
Even when home I use the WiFi if I use it.
Don't really need it for phone calls. At least I don't think so.
So the only time is when on the net not in WiFi and I guess for sending and getting emails.
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- 12-25-2008, 04:04 PM #10
Some of us have bad 3G service in our areas. Plus, 3G really kills the battery, quickly...
Nonetheless, the carrier should give its customers the option...
Oh, in relation to what someone else said. The 3G option is not pushed/forced via the AT&T sim. I have an unlocked BOLD, on T-Mobile, too, and the option is still not there to turn it off...
- 12-25-2008, 11:42 PM #13
Your best bet is to sell the At&t banded Bold and get an unlocked Rogers version like I did.
I wish I would of did a bit more research before I purchased my At&t bold. I could of saved a bunch of time and effort honestly
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-08-2009, 12:02 AM #14
- 7 Posts
guys this was driving me crazy so i didnt stop until i found a solution.....u have to debrand itĦĦ of course this might void ur warranty but in my case it was worth it....if ur not too familiar with this dont try it...(ull also lose the at&t logo on the startup screen)
follow the instructions on this thread and ull have the option to turn off 3g on ur blackberry bold form at&t
head over to the gsm-forum and search debranding blackberry because i tried posting the link here and it wouldnt let me
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-23-2009, 10:31 AM #15
- 1 Posts
Can you install Rogers firmware on an ATT Bold?
Since, it seems that Rogers doesn't block the ability to turn off 3G (like AT&T does), would installing the Rogers firmware (I'd post the link to the Roger FW, but this site blocks URL posts until after you've posted 10 posts) fix the problem?
I don't mind that my splash screen would change. Since my Bold is already unlocked, I would still be placing calls on the AT&T network (since network is determined by the SIM).
- 01-23-2009, 10:37 AM #16
I believe it has to do with not trying to replicate the 3g issues the iPhone had (and for some have). The early models (pre-release) Bolds were capable of doing this at the time as I had played with one that allowed you to.
Everyone wants to be afforded the option, but keep in mind this is to avoid dropped calls and bad hand-offs from 3g to edge and vice verse.
- 01-23-2009, 10:55 AM #18
- 01-23-2009, 12:48 PM #19
Debranding of the cell phone allows you to change the carrier themes, boot splash screen and remove the embedded system firmware for your carrier...
If you do this via googling it.. be warned that you can completely brick your BB..
- 01-23-2009, 01:01 PM #21