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  1. raylenerushele's Avatar
    whats the difference.
    and why do they make 3G such a HUGE deal when all the posts here say to change it to 1XEV.

    im not getting this.


    explainations? personal preferences?
    06-18-09 11:59 AM
  2. jdk2's Avatar
    1XEV is 3G on VZW or any CDMA network.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-18-09 12:02 PM
  3. DriftDevil's Avatar
    06-18-09 12:02 PM
  4. howarmat's Avatar
    its the same thing....people got "hooked" on this 3G thing and want/need to see it say 3G, it wont happen on the VZW storm since its CDMA. You will see 1XEV to signify you have full access though
    06-18-09 12:02 PM
  5. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    1XEV = 3G

    EDGE = 2.5G (I think? I could be mistaken, it might more realistically be 2G).

    You will not see the 3G icon in the United States. Only when overseas.
    06-18-09 12:02 PM
  6. storm-season's Avatar
    1XEV is 3G, just Verizon's way of saying it.

    and take a look at these, I didn't fully understand them, but they gave me some insight. -

    3G : WCDMA vs. CDMA2000 1X EV-DO

    1xEV-DO definition (Phone Scoop)
    06-18-09 12:02 PM
  7. greydarrah's Avatar
    3G just refers to the generation of cellular data service. We're on the 3rd one. I think Apple is who coined the phrase. Verizon calls it 1XEV. It is 3G. The next one will of coarse be 4G, though Verizon will likely call it something else.

    Grey
    06-18-09 12:03 PM
  8. crackalackberry's Avatar
    1XEV is the cdma version of 3g, no other differences

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-18-09 12:03 PM
  9. storm-season's Avatar
    Hate to thread jack, but isn't Sprint or some other company claiming to have/nearly have 4G?
    06-18-09 12:05 PM
  10. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Hate to thread jack, but isn't Sprint or some other company claiming to have/nearly have 4G?
    I believe I read somewhere that at&t is claiming that they are close to finalizing their 4G technology.
    06-18-09 12:07 PM
  11. DriftDevil's Avatar
    I believe I read somewhere that at&t is claiming that they are close to finalizing their 4G technology.
    and verizon is also trying to finalize 4g too
    06-18-09 12:09 PM
  12. rizzzzoooo's Avatar
    Yes. I believe both AT&T and Verizon are close to putting out "4G". Except I think (not 100% +) Verizon's technology is being called "LTE" and not sure what AT&T will call it.
    06-18-09 12:13 PM
  13. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    If my memory serves me right, Verizon saidthat by the end of this year, they intend to begin to roll out the LTE network. (4G)
    06-18-09 12:15 PM
  14. storm-season's Avatar
    So will our current Storm's be upward compatible?
    06-18-09 12:19 PM
  15. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    So will our current Storm's be upward compatible?
    I do not believe so. The current configuration of the Storm, QUALCOMM MSM7600, doesn't support LTE technology.
    06-18-09 12:24 PM
  16. kinggeoff's Avatar
    So will our current Storm's be upward compatible?
    There is some debate on this. Odds are probably not, but i've heard rumours that it might be a possibility on some level. (I dont know enough on the tech side to really make an informed call)

    Realistically by the time 4g is widespread enough for use, newer devices will be out and we'll probably want to upgrade anyway
    06-18-09 12:24 PM
  17. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Considering that Verizon isn't slated to even begin rolling out LTE until the end of this year anyway, my guess would be that by the time that 4G becomes mainstream, newer phones and devices would be out (Storm 2?). The current standard for 4G is not backwards compatible with 1XEVDO Standards, so it's doubtful IMO that the Storm would be upgradeable to support LTE.
    06-18-09 12:26 PM
  18. Snarfler's Avatar
    3G gives you simultaneous voice and data, while 1XEV does not
    06-18-09 12:27 PM
  19. f-castrillo's Avatar
    GSM gives you simultaneous voice and data, while 1XEV does not
    Corrected

    GSM and 1XEV are both 3rd generation technoligies (3G). LTE is Verizon's 4th gen technology coming in the future (4G). That said, while connected to Verizon's 3G network, our phones will say "1XEV". While connected to AT&T's (or any other GSM carrier for that matter) network, the phone will say "3G".

    They could've easily had "GSM" instead of "3G" displaying in the corner of the screen, but I think because of all the heavy marketing the term "3G" gets, it's easier for consumers to understand. Believe me, I've confused many people when I told them my Storm runs on Verizon's 3G network, only to have them confused by the 1XEV on my screen ("bu-bu-bu-but it doesn't say 3G!")
    06-18-09 12:32 PM
  20. m3grady2's Avatar
    If yours doesn't say 3g. You have to wipe and reinstall .75.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-18-09 12:37 PM
  21. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    If yours doesn't say 3g. You have to wipe and reinstall .75.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Ahh Sh*t...WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME THIS BEFORE?!
    06-18-09 12:38 PM
  22. raylenerushele's Avatar
    If yours doesn't say 3g. You have to wipe and reinstall .75.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    har har.


    ALSO: thanks to everyone else.
    I didnt know. hah.
    06-18-09 12:39 PM
  23. Snarfler's Avatar
    Corrected
    I guess I was thinking about what is displayed on the storm, and even at that I was wrong, because if you want simultaneous voice and data you need to see 3G with dots, not just 3G. But I do appreciate correction, don't want to be passing around bad info, so thanks
    06-18-09 01:18 PM
  24. ruph_haus's Avatar
    If yours doesn't say 3g. You have to wipe and reinstall .75.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    No I think .65 according to VZW website...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-18-09 01:48 PM
  25. Jampleton's Avatar
    I was just glancing through the storm "tips, hints and shortcuts" book, and i found this. If 3G is the same as 1XEV, why does the book say different?




    Sorry that pic diddnt come out right. this is a link to the online book. Page 26.

    na.blackberry.com/eng/deliverables/4502/GSG_9500_Precision_Generic.pdf
    Last edited by Jampleton; 06-18-09 at 02:13 PM. Reason: Bad Picture.
    06-18-09 02:09 PM
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