1. thezooca's Avatar
    Recently upgraded to a Z10 on AT&T and of course you cannot access "network mode" with AT&T (already had to waste time just getting them to provide access to manual carrier selection for international travel ease). In some countries I travel to I find I have better service using Edge or 3G vs LTE, etc so I want to be able to drop down the connection manually as needed.

    With my old 9800 I could achieve this in the engineering screens easily enough but the new BB10 screens are slightly different. Does anyone know if it is possible to force the band used through those screens and if so what the setting changes are? Or is it ultimately that the model "3" Z10 provided by AT&T I have just has no option to control this in any way other that the built in logic?

    Thank for any input you might have...

    Zoo
    04-18-13 10:27 PM
  2. russworman's Avatar
    Must be AT&T... T - Mo allows it
    Engineering Screens on BB10 from AT&T - can I force the band used by the phone like on OS v6?-img_00000057.png

    Posted via CB10
    04-18-13 10:34 PM
  3. ralfyguy's Avatar
    AT&T Z10's don't have the Network Technology option
    04-18-13 10:41 PM
  4. grumpyaeroguy's Avatar
    AT&T Z10's don't have the Network Technology option
    Wow....why would they disable that? I travel too and I just assumed that was "Standard equipment "

    Amazing how many differences there are between carriers on this phone.

    Posted via CB10
    04-18-13 10:55 PM
  5. thezooca's Avatar
    Yes - it is already confirmed AT&T does not have this option so no speculation needed - I want to know if the engineering screens can circumvent this and if so how because the escreen options are different from older BB OS6 where I used to do this with an AT&T BB9800.

    Zoo
    04-18-13 11:37 PM
  6. Yandar's Avatar
    That must be very irritating. Stuff like this load of bollocks goes a long way to explain why the US leeches..er..carriers take long to release anything. Rewriting dome of the gui just to take away that option it the definition of a big brother like control freak.

    Posted via CB10
    04-18-13 11:46 PM
  7. Serkle K's Avatar
    It's even worse because LTE takes its toll on my battery, and even more so when it's always trying to find an LTE signal.

    Posted via CB10
    04-19-13 12:02 AM
  8. igotaq's Avatar
    Recently upgraded to a Z10 on AT&T and of course you cannot access "network mode" with AT&T (already had to waste time just getting them to provide access to manual carrier selection for international travel ease). In some countries I travel to I find I have better service using Edge or 3G vs LTE, etc so I want to be able to drop down the connection manually as needed.

    With my old 9800 I could achieve this in the engineering screens easily enough but the new BB10 screens are slightly different. Does anyone know if it is possible to force the band used through those screens and if so what the setting changes are? Or is it ultimately that the model "3" Z10 provided by AT&T I have just has no option to control this in any way other that the built in logic?

    Thank for any input you might have...

    Zoo
    Have you browsed around in engineering screen a? Can you post a picture of it?


    Posted via CB10
    04-19-13 12:10 AM
  9. toobs623's Avatar
    Yes you can under General Radio -> enable RATs




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    04-27-13 08:50 PM
  10. igotaq's Avatar
    Yes you can under General Radio -> enable RATs




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    Posted via CB10
    Turn on qct test mode first then change the enable rat option.

    Posted via CB10
    04-27-13 08:54 PM
  11. ddlax22's Avatar
    I can confirm that using the engineering screen works. Been doing it for weeks

    Posted via CB10 - FINALLY
    04-27-13 09:04 PM
  12. toobs623's Avatar
    Ummm so i just messed something up bad on at&t. Lost all data services.

    Can someone post screen shots of the stock settings so i can try to fix it? The general radio and RNDIS IP please

    Posted via CB10

    Edit: Fixed it
    Last edited by toobs623; 04-27-13 at 09:54 PM.
    04-27-13 09:28 PM
  13. FlashFlare11's Avatar
    Wow....why would they disable that? I travel too and I just assumed that was "Standard equipment "

    Amazing how many differences there are between carriers on this phone.

    Posted via CB10
    Same reason AT&T locks down Bridge and 90% of everything else it does; to get its customers to pay for services they don't need. In this case it's so that you use more data and either upgrade your plan or pau them overage charges.

    It really is an atrocity as Forcing LTE can be a battery drain. There are multiple times a day when dropping down to HSPA+ would be more ideal than staying on a one-bar LTE connection.

    Posted via CB10
    04-27-13 09:34 PM

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