1. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    How do you turn 3G off? I remember with T-Mobile there was an option to force 2G (GSM) only but on the Evo 3D I don't see a way to turn Sprint's Evdo off. Any suggestions?
    07-10-2011 10:07 AM
  2. nkd's Avatar
    Do u mind explaining, why you wanna turn off 3g? Battery lasts me all day on 3g. I don't think there is 2g on cdma. It's just 1x..I really don't think you want that.
    07-10-2011 10:55 AM
  3. illwood's Avatar
    You can turn the Mobile data off in the ”Quick Settings” and you won't use any mobile data. If you aren't on 4G or WiFi, you will only get phone calls and text messages.
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    07-10-2011 11:06 AM
  4. user7618's Avatar
    Pull down your notification screen, tap quick settings, uncheck mobile network. You'll still get your texts and calls, just nothing that relies on 3g, like email and stuff.

    Beaten to the punch!

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    07-10-2011 11:07 AM
  5. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    Do u mind explaining, why you wanna turn off 3g? Battery lasts me all day on 3g. I don't think there is 2g on cdma. It's just 1x..I really don't think you want that.
    If you're on WiFi, there really is no reason to have the mobile network on as well. I tend to turn mine off when I'm at home. Just have to remember to turn it back on when you leave, although it's not something you can easily overlook when you try to use the network.
    07-10-2011 11:40 AM
  6. AZwldcats's Avatar
    If you're on WiFi, there really is no reason to have the mobile network on as well. I tend to turn mine off when I'm at home. Just have to remember to turn it back on when you leave, although it's not something you can easily overlook when you try to use the network.
    it turns off automatically when connected to Wifi. No need to do it manually.
    07-10-2011 12:32 PM
  7. Saneless's Avatar
    Coming from a GSM phone myself, doesn't seem like there's a 2G/EDGE option on Sprint.
    07-10-2011 04:56 PM
  8. uh60james's Avatar
    1xRTT would be the equivalent of 2G for Sprint. It is really 2.5G though and there is no reason I could see to force your phone to use it over 3G
    07-10-2011 05:08 PM
  9. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    My reasoning behind turning off the 3G was to boost my signal. With GSM, if you had a poor 3G signal and changed it to 2G you would gain more bars and have a much better signal. At least that was the case with T-Mobile and AT&T. Won't have to worry about this tomorrow when I get my Sprint AIRAVE.
    07-10-2011 05:11 PM
  10. uh60james's Avatar
    If we had root there is a way to force roaming in which case you could pick up what may or not be a stronger signal but as of now that is not an option.
    07-10-2011 05:19 PM
  11. gabbott's Avatar
    If you're on WiFi, there really is no reason to have the mobile network on as well. I tend to turn mine off when I'm at home. Just have to remember to turn it back on when you leave, although it's not something you can easily overlook when you try to use the network.
    it turns off automatically when connected to Wifi. No need to do it manually.
    What AZwldcats said, no reason to turn off 3g data when you are on wifi because the 3g radio isnt being used so won't use any juice. You are just making more work for yourself with no real battery savings.
    07-10-2011 05:53 PM
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