1. Matr00's Avatar

    The umts cell tower near my home is having problems (no data and dropped calls). While I'm waiting for the carrier to repair the tower, I would like to connect to the nearby cell that works perfectly (but the signal strenght is a bit lower than the problematic one's, so my phone won't connect to it). I can't revert to 2g because I have an umts only carrier.

    How can I lock my phone to any cell tower? Through the engineering screen it is possible in a gsm 2g network, but I can't figure out how to do it in 3g.

    Does anyone have the answer?

    07-02-10 08:25 AM
  2. dannylill1981's Avatar
    dont think it is possible your phone will automatically connect to the nearest available tower.
    07-02-10 08:36 AM
  3. WolfmanRobby's Avatar
    I'm not sure if it's the nearest tower, or the tower with the strongest signal (9 times out of 10, that's going to be the one closest to you.)

    I don't know of a way to force it to lock onto one tower over another.

    I can suggest that you go into Connection Manager, toggle the radio off and back on and see if it makes your connection JUMP to another tower. It's a crap shoot, but that's all I can offer.
    07-02-10 09:47 AM
  4. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Options/mobile network/network mode/ 2g,3g or 2g and 3g

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-02-10 09:51 AM