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Old 12-15-2010, 08:47 PM
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Disable 3G, Force Edge - Donation to someone who figures it out

With every At&t phone I've had, I've been able to disable 3G when I don't need it. This usually helps save battery life, especially when your 3G service is poor.

In my house, my phones will constantly switch between 3G and 2G, so I would like to force 2G only.

So far I haven't found a way to do this on the Surround.

I'm willing to throw someone a little donation if they can figure it out

##3282# will get you in Field Test, and under Settings there's one for Band and an option is 2G Only, but it doesn't seem to do anything, and once you get out of Field Test, it goes back to Automatic.
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Re: Disable 3G, Force Edge - Donation to someone who figures it out

no clue if this will help but here is a link to talk about it but not positive on device (which wp/wm) there talking about. google had lots on it but not narrowed down to your device.

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Old 12-16-2010, 02:23 AM
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Re: Disable 3G, Force Edge - Donation to someone who figures it out

for the hd7 under settings/ cellular, there is a 3g switch to use 3g when available I can turn off.
Does the surround not have this setting?
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:10 AM
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Re: Disable 3G, Force Edge - Donation to someone who figures it out

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no clue if this will help but here is a link to talk about it but not positive on device (which wp/wm) there talking about. google had lots on it but not narrowed down to your device.

Force GSM/Edge connection - disable 3G (battery hog) - Windows Phone @ MoDaCo
I've tried searching Google too, but so far no luck. That dialer code is probably Samsung specific, and there might be something like that for HTC, but I haven't found it yet.

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for the hd7 under settings/ cellular, there is a 3g switch to use 3g when available I can turn off.
Does the surround not have this setting?
Nope, the only setting I have on the Surround is to completely turn off cellular data.
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My Telus surround has a toggle under Settings/mobile network for "Use 3G connection when available." So it must be carrier specific if AT&T doesn't...
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My Telus surround has a toggle under Settings/mobile network for "Use 3G connection when available." So it must be carrier specific if AT&T doesn't...
Not on the At&t version...I guess the carrier still has some say-so in settings and stuff in the OS.
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