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    Question N85/N95 8GB: 3G only when making an Internet connection?

    I noticed that if I set my phone to work in dual network mode (GSM and UMTS), battery life is shorter than if I just set it to GSM (that is because 3G signal is usually available where I live).

    This is, of course, no surprise, and I know I can make the phone work in 2G "mode" all the time, but I was wondering whether it's possible to set it to work in 2G all the time but go in 3G mode only when making an Internet connection. Right now if I set it to GSM mode (2G), any Internet connections are made through GPRS, and are therefore slow.

    Thanks for any help!

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    I don't think there is a way to allocate UMTS for data sessions only. Unlike CDMA's EVDO network, which handles data traffic only. Those handsets make calls over 1x, or our equivilent, GSM and conveinently automatically switch to EVDO for data. While we are stuck to choose between one or the other. I've only been using the GSM network for the first time since March, so I could be wrong.
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    ^ Hi, but which make & model you're referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator HF 25
    ^ Hi, but which make & model you're referring to?
    Nokia N85 and Nokia N95 8GB.

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