1. rsarno's Avatar
    my iphone does, and if it drops out of 3G

    right now on my storm it says 1XEV

    does this mean i have no 3G access right now?
    12-19-08 01:24 PM
  2. chrisb3's Avatar
    1XEV = 3g
    1X = 2.5g
    12-19-08 01:25 PM
  3. rsarno's Avatar
    oh that makes sense, wonder why they didnt just name it 3G? lol

    ok thanks a lot for that explanation
    12-19-08 01:27 PM
  4. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    This has been covered before.

    3G = 3rd Generation Wireless. Its not really a standard.

    On GSM carriers like AT&T... their 3rd Gen is HSPA. When the iPhone or other 3g capable hand set enter's HSPA areas, the phone displays 3G.

    On CDMA carriers like Verizon, Bell, Telus, Alltel, their 3rd Generation is actually EVDO.

    So any EVDO phone in an EVDO area is using VZW's 3rd generation wireless technology and will display EV, 1XEV, or EVDO.
    12-19-08 01:28 PM