1. OntarioBlackberry's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    Some Android devices, such as the Samsung Note 3, allow the user to manually select the LTE frequency band their device connects to.

    Is there a way of selecting the LTE frequency band in the escreen?
    04-15-15 03:44 PM
  2. newcollector's Avatar
    Certain carriers allowed you to do that. One that I remember here in the USA was Tmobile. I know that AT&T removed that capability back in BBOS6 I think. They went to a set up the client can't control, adjustments occur automatically where the phone searches for whatever is the best signal.

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    04-17-15 09:37 AM
  3. joeldf's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    Some Android devices, such as the Samsung Note 3, allow the user to manually select the LTE frequency band their device connects to.

    Is there a way of selecting the LTE frequency band in the escreen?
    I'm not sure what you mean.

    Do you want to select the individual frequency bands available within the LTE spectrum?

    I don't think that's possible even on the Samsungs. Say you pick band 4 specifically. Once you've gone outside the range of that tower (which may only be a few miles), the next one may only have band 17. Then what? You've just lost your signal.

    What you can usually select is the network type (not "band") - LTE, HSPA+, HSPA (regular 3G), EDGE/2G, or a combination of those. Except for AT&T and, I think, one of the Canadian carriers. They lock out the network setting to LTE, even though it automatically drops itself to a lower network type if it has to.

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    04-17-15 10:59 AM
  4. OntarioBlackberry's Avatar
    I found out that it can be done using the escreen. Here's a screen shot which shows that you can select which bands your device connects to. In my case, I selected band 7 because it's the fastest. I could have selected bands 4 and 5 as well (although my carrier has no band 5 coverage) but band 7 is available in most of the places I need LTE speeds.


    Manual LTE band selection-img_20150418_143043.png

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    04-18-15 02:31 PM
  5. jope28's Avatar
    I found out that it can be done using the escreen. Here's a screen shot which shows that you can select which bands your device connects to. In my case, I selected band 7 because it's the fastest. I could have selected bands 4 and 5 as well (although my carrier has no band 5 coverage) but band 7 is available in most of the places I need LTE speeds.


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    Posted via CB10
    Awesome stuff. Great to see you found a solution.
    I haven't messed around with the Escreen since the BBOS days. It's a magical place lol

    [Hopefully NOT edited by admin to be fair lol. ] Frosty White Q10/10.3.1.2726 CB10
    04-19-15 10:16 AM

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