My Nexus S stays on UMTS:3 (3G) all the time. Should it be using HSDPA for data connection?
It didn't even occur to me until I saw the H/3G toggling on my gf's new Galaxy Q. (this question occured to me in my other post about her phone. I haven't been able to find an answer with da googling, so rather than hijack my own thread, I'm asking here.)
Phone isn't rooted or anything (aside from me setting WCDMA preferred) and I'd rather keep it that way. But I'd also like to take advantage of faster data if I can, since my Speed Tests on 3g are generally abysmal (0.2 - 0.5 mbps) in the GTA.
When it is idling, my nexus S stays on UMTS:3, but when I have data transfer, it goes to HSDPA:8.
It is pretty much irrelevant on what kind of technology Mobilicity uses because of the retarded speed everyone is getting. You're lucky to be getting 0.2-0.5Mbps. That is what I get at night time now, it fluctuates a lot.
Edit: if you are getting 0.5Mbps, then you should not be on UMTS:3 but something higher? I thought UMTS:3 cannot reach that kinda speed.
Ok thanks. When testing before posting, I must have finished loading the website while opening the status menu because it appeared to stay on UMTS. I just tried again opening facebook in browser and did spot it changing between UMTS & HSDPA:9 quickly. The 3G icon up top doesn't change, which I guess is normal in ICS.