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  1. eartht0negirl's Avatar
    HAPPINESS! Every effing day in the middle of Midtown Manhattan, I have 1-2 bars of 4G LTE on my s4. I started carrying around a freedompop hotspot just so I could get service on 5th and 6th ave, since Verizon was unusable half the time. (the free 4G from freedompop actually gets pretty good service - go figure.) Being able to force 3G means I actually get Verizon coverage in New York City during business hours The 4g Toggle is working for me.
    10-09-2013 03:02 PM
  2. xtreme381's Avatar
    HAPPINESS! Every effing day in the middle of Midtown Manhattan, I have 1-2 bars of 4G LTE on my s4. I started carrying around a freedompop hotspot just so I could get service on 5th and 6th ave, since Verizon was unusable half the time. (the free 4G from freedompop actually gets pretty good service - go figure.) Being able to force 3G means I actually get Verizon coverage in New York City during business hours The 4g Toggle is working for me.
    Midtown is the worst for 4G service!!!! I work in Times Square and can barely get any data via 4G (none when I'm actually in my building). This is going to be a life saver because I keep missing emails and other messages because of the crappy service. My battery drain while I'm at the office is terrible too because it keeps searching for a signal
    10-11-2013 03:51 PM
  3. Erin Heilner's Avatar
    Best way to turn off lte in s4 would be too get your unlock code download get my msl. Then go to dial pad ##data# or ##3282# got to edit type 000000 go to app hit get my msl code will pop up enter it go to lte in menu and turn off. Note that if the code is enter wrong 2 times the phone will reset.

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    11-13-2013 07:58 AM
  4. Cyrene's Avatar
    Noob question...what is the difference between Global and Lte/Cdma in network settings? Mine was set to global by default.

    Sent from my SGS4 using Tapatalk
    11-14-2013 09:27 AM
  5. Cyrene's Avatar
    Noob question...what is the difference between Global and Lte/Cdma in network settings? Mine was set to global by default.

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    11-14-2013 11:18 AM
  6. STSVA's Avatar
    Noob question...what is the difference between Global and Lte/Cdma in network settings? Mine was set to global by default.

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    Global is for roaming outside your basic coverage area; LTE/CDMA is for Verizon's network.
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    11-14-2013 12:57 PM
  7. Laurey Moles's Avatar
    Oh wow. Tytytytytyty!!! The Battery Monitor app gives you the old *#*#4636#*#* hidden menu! I can select CDMA auto prl on my Galaxy s3 from Verizon!!! I've spent all day looking for a working fix. I'm so excited! I live in the country and even though Verizon shows I'm in a complete 4g area, when I go to the back porch, its 3g. Maybe its because I have a log home, idk. I'm happy because my battery wont tank anymore from switching back n forth 4g to 3g. Thank you again <3
    *Note* If you can't get back to 4g LTE, try this...
    Settings/more settings/mobile networks/network mode
    Select the radio button for Lte/CDMA
    For whatever reason, after I use Battery Monitor to force 3g, it completely clears any network mode selection and prevents me from ever having 4g again I figured it out though. Heehee
    11-15-2013 04:31 PM
  8. 303kush's Avatar
    Right now, an app called "phone info" does the trick... You can disable LTE and have EVDO/CDMA only. I'm planning on keeping it at LTE most of the time though, just for those bad reception areas.
    LTE doesn't help you get better reception it just speeds up your internet

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-17-2013 07:22 PM
  9. paulinbna's Avatar
    I can verify that the app "4g switch" works on a Verizon s4.
    11-17-2013 10:35 PM
  10. Plankt0n's Avatar
    Omg thank you so much. I will confirm this works on a galaxy s3 and s4 on verizon. The battery monitor app I mean. Can't speak for the 99 app
    12-08-2013 09:30 AM
  11. slovisa's Avatar
    Seems that the Battery Monitor test button to access the mobile network properties has been disabled with the latest Verizon update. Does anyone else have a suggestion to force the Verzion Galaxy S4 into 3G mode?
    12-18-2013 07:28 AM
  12. carzaddict's Avatar
    Seems that the Battery Monitor test button to access the mobile network properties has been disabled with the latest Verizon update. Does anyone else have a suggestion to force the Verzion Galaxy S4 into 3G mode?
    it seems that all the apps that used to access this have been disabled. what a pain in the ***.
    12-18-2013 09:42 AM
  13. ina555's Avatar
    I thought it was just my phone and that I had done something by accident, so I called Verizon. The Verizon tech had the same response on his phone, so then I remembered that I just did an update. What a pain! I also work in midtown NY and can't get any internet connection most of the day in my office building using 4G. It was so nice being able to use 3G. I hope somebody finds another way...please!
    12-19-2013 12:24 AM
  14. gadawg74's Avatar
    Argh! Same thing happened to me! I updated my phone, now I can't use this app. So frustrating!
    12-19-2013 10:49 AM
  15. vixro's Avatar
    None of these apps work after the update. I need to disable 4G LTE to play poker or else the verify location is incorrect. It's cost ME MONEY.
    12-22-2013 03:30 PM
  16. Trenton Peluso's Avatar
    Take a gsm sim and put it in your gs4 go to settings/more networks/mobile networks/ then select use gsm and then go to APNs and delete the Verizon 4g lte APN
    12-30-2013 03:48 PM
  17. Trenton Peluso's Avatar
    Or you can download 4g toggle
    12-31-2013 09:08 AM
  18. Leo G's Avatar
    I just tried 4G toggle, worthless. All it does is bring you to a screen in your phone you can already access through settings.
    12-31-2013 04:39 PM
  19. wrpdndprsd's Avatar
    Has anyone found a fix for this since the update? Every app I try I get an error not allowing them to open. I get amazing 3G coverage in my area and spotty 4G so my battery gets drained terribly when it goes back and forth constantly.
    01-04-2014 12:32 AM
  20. Phil Bessler's Avatar
    did you get it to work on a galaxy s4?
    01-05-2014 12:28 PM
  21. Phil Bessler's Avatar
    I spoke with Tech support at Samsung and they he told me they removed all access to CDMA only. The only way to do it is to void the warranty and change the firmware. no thanks.
    slovisa likes this.
    01-06-2014 07:00 PM
  22. Leo G's Avatar
    Did they say why they did that? It was a great phone when I got it. Every upgrade takes some greatness away.
    tjoebgen likes this.
    01-06-2014 07:11 PM
  23. slovisa's Avatar
    I agree with you Leo...4g is nice....but unneeded. Just drains the battery faster. Luckly, I had mine set to 3g before the update, and It stayed that way. Hopefully it will stay like that until I'm ready to move on to the next latest/greatest. Samsung or not.
    01-06-2014 07:13 PM
  24. Leo G's Avatar
    So you don't have access to 4G anymore? That would be just as bad. I like 4G when it's in a good area. Just have an issue in my shop where the 4G signal is low quality and the phone doesn't know what to do with it and it slows down my internet connection. I don't have a battery problem. When I have battery drain it's usually caused by the hotspot.
    01-06-2014 07:44 PM
  25. slovisa's Avatar
    Actually, I believe in the Mobile networks page.....under network mode, it currently says "Preferred network mode CDMA"....and opening it up.....I have 3 choices....Global, LTE/CDMA, GSM/UMTS....with radio buttons next to each....of which none are activated. So...If I choose LTE/CDMA....I assume I'd go back to 4g mode. But I'm not gonna touch it. I'm happy on 3g for the battery savings.
    01-06-2014 07:58 PM
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