1. preciseman's Avatar
    Hello Guys

    I got my BB 9900 about 3-4 weeks ago, and I noticed that if I toggle T-Mobile's 2G data to 4G, I get more bars for talk. If I have EDGE enabled, I normally will have 1-3 bars, while 4G will have complete 5 bars. Is the phone reading it wrong, or does data actually affect the amount of bars you have?

    I thought that DATA didn't affect voice signal, but I could be wrong.

    Also, is there a huge difference in battery drain from 4g to 2g? I would guess that because I get less bars with 2g, that the phone antenna has to work harder to get a signal and thus using more battery life than with 4g 5 bars. I could be completely wrong.

    Some input would be much appreciated!

    10-10-11 11:50 AM
  2. preciseman's Avatar
    Anyone? 10char
    10-10-11 02:51 PM
  3. preciseman's Avatar
    No responses? T_T I feel so left out
    10-10-11 03:35 PM
  4. VVoltz's Avatar
    Rthose are two different signals, depending on your location you can have 3 bars of EDGE and 4 bars of 4G, it is weird but it used to be like that at my apartment when I had TMo and a 9900

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    10-10-11 05:04 PM
  5. preciseman's Avatar
    So would I save more battery life by leaving it on EDGE while getting 1-3 bars or 4G which gets full 5 bars?
    10-10-11 05:33 PM
  6. papped's Avatar
    Edge generally will use way less power in general, so unless you are constantly losing your connection all the time, edge will pretty much always use less battery...
    10-10-11 05:37 PM
  7. claykin's Avatar
    2G/EDGE operates on 1900Mhz. 3/4G operates on 1700/2100Mhz. Maybe they are taking signal strength from 1700 which could explain increased signal. The lower the wavelength, the longer the signal will travel and the better building penetration. Just a guess... Or, maybe RIM got the strength meter all wrong in software...
    10-10-11 09:32 PM