1. trevorcroft's Avatar
    I got the app called 2G to 3G to 4G switcher, but all it appears to do is take me to my network settings.

    I keep my Q10 in 2G most of the time so that I can go a few days without a charge, but 2G is just too slow. 3G is really my ideal mix of speed vs power, but if I want to enable 3G I must also enable 4G.

    Is there a 2G & 3G mode in 10.3? Any apps that offer this mode?

    Posted via CB10
    12-25-14 07:00 PM
  2. raino's Avatar
    This is a carrier provisioned setting. I doubt the app that you downloaded, or any app does anything but take you to Settings>Network and Connections>Mobile Network.

    If you are in the US or Canada, the 4G you see is actually HSPA+, which uses the same towers as 3G, and is just "faster" 3G. So 4G & 3G would be using the same towers, and this 4G would not be any more battery-killing than 3G.
    12-25-14 07:38 PM
  3. BoyTanggol's Avatar
    Here's mine. Maybe it's a carrier setting if you don't have these options.


    2G & 3G mode?-img_20141226_205620.png

    Posted via CB10
    12-26-14 07:57 AM
  4. raino's Avatar
    And my options displayed are:

    4G LTE & 4G/3G & 2G
    4G LTE & 4G/3G
    4G & 3G & 2G
    4G & 3G
    2G

    I don't know what the difference between "4G/3G" and "4G & 3G" is, but looking at BoyTanggol's screenshot and my settings, we can at least see that there are differences in presentation of options on different carrers (I have TMO US.)
    12-26-14 01:59 PM
  5. joeldf's Avatar
    On AT&T, there are no options. Your fixed to "LTE"...


    2G & 3G mode?-img_20141226_152346.png


    At least, it drops to the next available network type should you leave an area with LTE, but you can't force it to a lower type.

    Posted via CB10
    12-26-14 04:26 PM
  6. raino's Avatar
    On AT&T, there are no options. Your fixed to "LTE"...
    AT&T is infamous for doing this to their phones (well, at least BBs.) Again, all provisioning.
    12-26-14 04:28 PM
  7. ymb's Avatar
    On AT&T, there are no options. Your fixed to "LTE"...


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    At least, it drops to the next available network type should you leave an area with LTE, but you can't force it to a lower type.

    Posted via CB10
    You could change that in your escreen

    Posted via CB10
    12-26-14 04:31 PM
  8. trevorcroft's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies guys... so if I were to install an OS directly from Blackberry instead of from Rogers, would I get the full range of options?

    Posted via CB10
    12-26-14 05:35 PM
  9. habs_fan's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies guys... so if I were to install an OS directly from Blackberry instead of from Rogers, would I get the full range of options?

    Posted via CB10
    On rogers you get the full range already.




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    12-26-14 06:23 PM
  10. trevorcroft's Avatar
    On rogers you get the full range already.


    Posted via CB10
    You might, but I don't... these are my options:


    2G & 3G mode?-img_20141226_154128.png

    2G & 3G mode?-img_20141226_154301.png

    Posted via CB10
    12-26-14 06:43 PM
  11. raino's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies guys... so if I were to install an OS directly from Blackberry instead of from Rogers, would I get the full range of options?
    No. It's a SIM controlled feature. Are you in one of those countries that refers to LTE as 4G? If not, then go with the 4G & 3G option (that's in your screenshots.)
    12-26-14 08:06 PM
  12. trevorcroft's Avatar
    No. It's a SIM controlled feature. Are you in one of those countries that refers to LTE as 4G? If not, then go with the 4G & 3G option (that's in your screenshots.)
    Interesting that its controlled by the sim card, thx for the reply!

    Posted via CB10
    01-05-15 12:45 AM
  13. arifbsantoso's Avatar
    This is mine
    2G & 3G mode?-img_20150105_130849.png

    From my Z30
    01-05-15 01:09 AM
  14. Matty's Avatar
    I did not know these options we carrier specific! I so want an option for just 2G because sometimes when I go camping I don't want E-mails and such coming through to 2G will add some great lag to it lol.

    My Options are:

    4G
    4G & 3G
    4G & 3G & 2G
    3G
    3G & 2G

    But no 2G only option

    Posted via BlackBerry Q5 on 10.2.1.3442
    01-05-15 07:10 AM

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