3G DATA only - NO Edge/GPRS.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Spectrum Abuser, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    It's possible to have your iPhone only connect to the 3G network rather then fall back to the slower less-data friendly frequencies. Just SSH into Var/Wireless/Library/Preferences and csidata and scroll to the bottom and find 'GsmRegistrationModel::fRatSelection=0x1 and change the 0x1 to 0x2.

    I found it useful for areas with weaker 3G[but still very usable] as my phone would fall back to Edge which is equivalent to a 56K modem.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    While this works, it can drain your battery much quicker than switching to EDGE.

    PS: EDGE is like DSL and GPRS is like 56k.
     
  3. Spectrum Abuser thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Please think about what you just said. And for laughs and kicks I just did an Edge speedtest and got an amazing download rate of 4.9Kilobytes and 5.3 Kilobytes upload. That is 56K modem speeds. 3G is wireless DSL. And as for GPRS.. Lets just say that network protocol could not handle the texting boom of the early 2000's.
     
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    My EDGE is fast than that, so it is not 56K.
     
  5. profets macrumors 68040

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    Still, isn't edge theoretical max of 384kbps? No where near DSL.
     
  6. Spectrum Abuser thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Then enhanced Dial-up that never actually got implemented because broadband was already becoming the normal. But Edge is not DSL. Not even remotely close.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats a problem with your local 2G area coverage.
    Edge can reach around 300-400K.
     
  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    My first DSL was slightly faster than dial-up, it synced at under 100kbps :(
     
  9. Spectrum Abuser thread starter macrumors 65816

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    300-400KiloBITS. Not Kilobytes. That equals to an actual connection of around 25Kilobytes which is faster then the classical dial-up. However that calls for the best real world conditions which you will generally never find.

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    I'm going off modern standards, not something that was considered fast a decade ago. Even though there were folks that rocked 10Mbps connections in the early 2000's.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes sorry meant Kbps.
    On my iPhone 2G years ago I used to get over 200 on the regular.
    4.9 that u got on the speedtest is not the normal though.
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    I know what I just said and I stand by it. EDGE and DSL use similar technologies. Both of them can use multiple data streams to enhance data transfer speeds, they are both thought of as 2nd generation internet connection protocols, and they offer similar speed jumps over their predecessors.
     

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