11-08-14 01:12 PM
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  1. dale-c's Avatar
    If you are using CDMA, there may be huge advantages to LTE, but using LTE on a network where HSPA+ is available, such as AT&T and Tmobile in the US, there seems to be little benefit to offset the marginal gains in speed.

    So, do you keep it on or just leave it off?

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 01:44 PM
  2. ymb's Avatar
    I find LTE a lot quicker than hspa+ so I will leave it on on my spare phones but my main phone is on Verizon so there I need to leave it on

    Z30STA100-3/10.2.1.3289
    11-01-14 02:22 PM
  3. inkjet2's Avatar
    I would turn off LTE if AT&T would let me but its not an option.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 02:41 PM
  4. joeldf's Avatar
    I would turn off LTE if AT&T would let me but its not an option.

    Posted via CB10
    Exactly. Not an option on AT&T phones. We are permanently stuck with full LTE.

    I'd like to be able drop down to at least H+ where I work. Downtown Baton Rouge has horrendous LTE speeds - barely better than 1 Mbps regularly on my Z10.

    Yet, at my house, a mere 6 miles to the east, I get 40-50 Mbps.... on the same phone.

    And downtown Baton Rouge is not really what you'd call... a buzzing metropolis. I don't know what the deal is there. I'd just like to know if the H+ frequencies are better.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 02:58 PM
  5. preacher2b's Avatar
    T-Mobile - I turn it off unless I know I'll be where the signal is constant. With signal uncertainty within buildings especially, there is a terrible battery issues. At least in my area.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 03:19 PM
  6. dale-c's Avatar
    I wasn't aware that AT&T was restricted. Mine has several options


    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 03:27 PM
  7. joeldf's Avatar
    I wasn't aware that AT&T was restricted. Mine has several options


    Posted via CB10
    Yeah.

    No one knows why AT&T does that, but they do. It will drop automatically to the lower network type when you leave LTE coverage all the way down to edge should it still be there, but you can't set it to any other type - the mobile data setting is locked to LTE.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 05:06 PM
  8. dale-c's Avatar
    So stupid. Another reason to buy direct from BlackBerry


    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 07:25 PM
  9. HotFix's Avatar
    There is apparently a way to do it with the escreens app. Search the forums and you should be able to find it.

    I keep meaning to do it on my Z30 so it stops looking for an LTE signal when I will most likely never be in a city that has an AT&T radio band compatible with my Z30.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1016
    11-01-14 07:31 PM
  10. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    There is apparently a way to do it with the escreens app. Search the forums and you should be able to find it.

    I keep meaning to do it on my Z30 so it stops looking for an LTE signal when I will most likely never be in a city that has an AT&T radio band compatible with my Z30.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1016
    I've been a VZW for years and recently switched to AT&T for the Passport. With VZW I would rarely ever drop to 3G from 4G LTE, while on AT&T it seems to drop from LTE to 4G fairly easily. As in, getting decent LTE in a parking lot and then dropping to 4G as soon as I go into the grocery store.

    It also seems much slower in general, although that's only really based on speed tests (I don't usually need that much bandwidth for regular usage while out and about).

    Who knows,.. would be nice to have better control of the radio anyway.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 07:51 PM
  11. HotFix's Avatar
    Here is the escreen stuff I was talking about:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=771523

    I have never gotten around to turning off LTE on my Z30 but I should.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1016
    11-01-14 08:07 PM
  12. omega supreme's Avatar
    I'm on tmobile and have wifi at work and at home so I've never had a need for it and it remains off...not to mention it pulls a good deal of battery juice if left on.

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 04:40 PM
  13. irweezyy's Avatar
    Never

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 05:18 PM
  14. howards's Avatar
    I have a constant LTE signal on Verizon here in Arizona. I lived a year without it on AT&T and when I switched to Verizon was finally able to get it. Would never turn it off after really wanting it for so long .

    Z30 / STA 100-3 / 10.2.1.3289
    11-03-14 07:08 PM
  15. jvinp's Avatar
    Saves so much battery!

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 07:16 PM
  16. f_d's Avatar
    LTE is fast and low latency, but if I leave it on, I burn through my monthly data quota like it was nothing, whereas I have data to spare when I'm on HSPA doing the same activities.. Now this may be my carrier doing some tricky accounting, but there is definitely a difference beyond speed when LTE is on.. Not to mention that LTE seems to use more battery...


    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 10:03 PM
  17. castano22's Avatar
    I turn it off when I'm going on long trips to save battery. I do notice my battery drop when ever I get phone calls while I have LTE on

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 11:41 PM
  18. RafiqK's Avatar
    Yes I find the same thing when I chnage to 100%

    Posted via CB on my BlackBerry Passport on 10.3.0.908
    11-03-14 11:43 PM
  19. mrjmc99's Avatar
    I've been a VZW for years and recently switched to AT&T for the Passport. With VZW I would rarely ever drop to 3G from 4G LTE, while on AT&T it seems to drop from LTE to 4G fairly easily. As in, getting decent LTE in a parking lot and then dropping to 4G as soon as I go into the grocery store.

    It also seems much slower in general, although that's only really based on speed tests (I don't usually need that much bandwidth for regular usage while out and about).

    Who knows,.. would be nice to have better control of the radio anyway.

    Posted via CB10
    For this reason I won't be getting a passport, it sucks but I was tempted to switch, however I know how att is in central Florida and I'll stick with Verizon. Hopefully a new device will come out soon that will be on Verizon. Z30 is still working great though, not in that much of a rush

    Z30STA100-3/10.3.1.1016
    11-04-14 11:53 AM
  20. thurask's Avatar
    Back when I had a Z10 on Fido, yes. But switching to Telus/a Z30 fixed that.

    Posted via CB10
    11-04-14 12:11 PM
  21. Cojaeck's Avatar
    Here in Germany T-Mobile has LTE often in areas where otherwise just 2G is available. No 3G. So turning it off would throw me back to EDGE/GPRS. An I don't see a big difference when I turn it off. Not on my Passport and also not on my other devices like Z30 or Z10...

    Posted via CB10
    11-04-14 01:18 PM
  22. 1Criz's Avatar
    Do you turn off LTE?-img_20141104_193247_edit.png

    It's most probably carrier dependent, so I would suggest to load leak or generic OS.

    Posted via CB10
    11-04-14 01:34 PM
  23. joeldf's Avatar
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    It's most probably carrier dependent, so I would suggest to load leak or generic OS.

    Posted via CB10
    Wouldn't matter. Once you've logged onto your carrier network, they lock what they can regardless of where your OS came from.

    I've been running leaked or other carrier OSs on my Z10 pretty much ever since I got it. I've had an official AT&T OS only twice - the first two weeks I had my phone in July of 2013, and for a few weeks earlier this year when AT&T actually had the most current 10.2.1 available at the time.

    They always still managed to lock out the network type settings. Even now, running the leaked 10.3.1.1016.

    I've read that there are issues with trying to use the escreen on the latest 10.3.1, but I'm not going to attempt that anyway - a reboot resets all that back as it is. Especially since these leaks seem to be coming relatively often now.

    Posted via CB10
    11-04-14 02:03 PM
  24. Lapwolf's Avatar
    On AT&T, I turned off LTE via the escreens over a year ago. Works well...
    11-04-14 02:25 PM
  25. dale-c's Avatar
    I have a constant LTE signal on Verizon here in Arizona. I lived a year without it on AT&T and when I switched to Verizon was finally able to get it. Would never turn it off after really wanting it for so long .

    Z30 / STA 100-3 / 10.2.1.3289
    Yes, on Verizon you need LTE because that's all the 4G they have. On verizon, if you turn off LTE, you get a glorified version of 2G so you really need LTE. I am on TMobile and I can get over 20 Mbps with LTE off so there is no point..

    Posted via CB10
    11-06-14 10:11 AM
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