1. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    I'm wondering... will HSPA+ be an option we can turn off to save battery?

    Under Mobile Network Options will there be 3 choices?
    "2G, 3G, & 4G"
    "2G & 3G"
    2G"

    Or will it still just be:

    "2G & 3G"
    "2G"

    ?
    07-24-11 09:56 AM
  2. greggebhardt's Avatar
    This will be entirely up to the carrier. AT&T branded 9780 units did not give you as many options as an unbranded 9780 so it is all dictated to RIM for it programming. Each carrier will decide.
    07-24-11 11:11 AM
  3. phonegeek#AC's Avatar
    You'll get the following options
    H+/3G & 2G
    2G


    PG
    07-24-11 01:06 PM
  4. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    ahh, been wondering this for days! Thanks!
    07-24-11 05:54 PM
  5. vjuanx's Avatar
    H+ looks ugly in my opinion. 4G just looks nicer. I would like to be walking around my Bold 9900 and have it say "AT&T 4G" instead of "AT&T H+"
    And it would be nice to turn off 4G to safe battery and stay on 3G which is just as nice

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    07-24-11 08:14 PM
  6. dmusicman385's Avatar
    it would say 4G, as ATT calls H+ to be 4G, until they bring LTE out.
    07-24-11 08:48 PM
  7. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    a blurry image that member "Shake" posted shows the T-Mobile version displaying "4G' at the top.

    But there are also photos of OS7 devices for AT&T that show "H+" at the top.

    I guess we'll see what the final firmware looks like when it hits the streets!

    Maybe AT&T will leave it as "H+" on purpose to differentiate future LTE as true 4G.
    07-25-11 03:04 AM
  8. Siiid's Avatar
    I just tried the phone and it only said 3G, 3G & 2G, 2G. Could this be a carrier/software variation?
    07-25-11 03:40 AM
  9. greggebhardt's Avatar
    I just tried the phone and it only said 3G, 3G & 2G, 2G. Could this be a carrier/software variation?
    The carrier dictates how it will be programmed.
    07-25-11 06:26 AM
  10. badger906's Avatar
    currently I can choose between GPRS and edge or 3g/hpsa. but in reality anything internet based is useless without 3g so I leave it on.

    only ever turn my internet off on my phone when I get home as it play havok with my home cinema system
    07-25-11 08:26 AM
  11. nyc_rock's Avatar
    I dont think HSPA+ is the battery killer that LTE is. You may want the 2g/3g toggle, but I dont see any reason to Toggle HSPA+.
    07-25-11 08:36 AM
  12. badger906's Avatar
    dont most phones connect to a HSPA over 3g automatically, so just turning 3g off and on when you need it
    07-25-11 08:43 AM
  13. sg8330's Avatar
    if anyone is on bell or telus in canada, turning off 4g will mean turning off the radio since neither have 2g gsm
    07-25-11 09:55 AM
  14. Spawn12's Avatar
    Hmmm question??...what about the network free models ie the sim free models...will they also have the H+ or 4G enabled radios??
    07-25-11 11:54 AM
  15. palomartian's Avatar
    Yes. H whatever + is the same as 3G, just a bit quicker. The "Commission on Who Can Call Their **** 4G" lowered the bar for everyone, including Verizon and Sprint LTE, who are nowhere near the original 4G bandwidth spec.
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    07-25-11 12:02 PM
  16. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    Yes. H whatever + is the same as 3G, just a bit quicker. The "Commission on Who Can Call Their **** 4G" lowered the bar for everyone, including Verizon and Sprint LTE, who are nowhere near the original 4G bandwidth spec.
    agreed, none of this stuff is really 4G.... LTE is capable of the original 4G standards but just not there yet.
    07-25-11 12:09 PM
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