I get really strong signal in my area because i live right by a tower (full bars), but as for my 4g data speeds, there are none. Only 2g, not even 3g. Someone told me that they were the same towers, why do i have strong signal strength but poor data speed? Is this a problem i need to talk to customer service about or is it just something i can do anything about?
Go to - settings - Wireless & networks - Mobile networks - Network mode & try each of those settings.
I did and nothing. And when i tried to set it to wcdma only, it wont let me. It goes automatically to gsm/wcdma auto. It's on gsm only right now but on every one of them minus the cdma only, They have all had the "2g" next to the signal bars.
I can not get 4G at home from any T-Mobile phone. If I go a block or more south or west I get 4G. The T-Mobile coverage map shows "excellent" even north or a block east then"very good." Can you get 4G anywhere? How about another phone from your location?
Well with my old phone, i only had 3g (motorola cliq) I got this phone 2 days ago, so i have had no 4g or 3g whatsoever. I also looked at the coverage map and it shows spotty 4g in my area.
i usually only get 2g when in my home...and outside certain areas i can get 4g. I just ordered the indoor signal booster that tmobile is offering. We'll see how that goes.
ssgokkou29 how did the signal booster work that t mobile has. I have one and I am on a 1 story 2100 square foot house.
@seawolfss...it didn't work. You have to get at least 1 bar of 3g/4g in your house to get that things to work and "boost" the signal. Wish they told me that "before" i ordered it, and returning was a hassel, you have to pay for shipping the booster to you and pay for you to ship it back...its a POS imo, i'll stick with wifi calling...
also i tried placing it at various locations and levels in my place...NOTHING.
they should be spending money on improving the 4g signal coverage instead of selling gimmicks to their own customers that won't boost anything. that is a major fault of t-mobile. i also live a half mile from a full 4g full bar signal but when i go home and stand outside it drops to 2g and these 4g signals are only about a half mile away. that is wrong and it is an easy fix too but trying to get them to do it is another matter. they only need to point one of the antennas in the correct direction to fix it.
Take a look at Open Signal Maps. http://opensignalmaps.com/android.php
This app showed my handset continually shifted between 3 towers but never connected to the closest tower. I was using a new SIM replaced in 02-2011. I had the new SIM that came with the MT4GS activated and I'm now always on the close tower. I now get 4G signal in my home and far better call signal than I've had in years..
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