01-10-2012 02:28 PM
I have a Motorola Milestone (GSM). I live in a rural area. 2G (GSM) reception is okay, but 3G (UMTS) is marginal.
FRUSTRATINGLY, The phone tries to get "H" (UMTS with HSPA) occasionally, but HSDPA reception is poor and downloads stall, resulting in fallback to "G" or "E" (2G GPRS/EDGE GSM).
HOWEVER, The phone sometimes gets "3G" (UMTS without HSPA) and can consistently sustain a good stream of data. Until it tries HSPA again.
QUESTION: Is there a way to disable "H" (HSPA) so that it is never used and the phone only tries standard "3G" (UMTS)?
The data-rate at 3G would be sufficient for me because the reliability of the connection is more important. "2G only" is reliable, but a bit too slow. One suggestion I have come across for other phones is to "dial back" the revision of HSPA to "0". Is that possible for the Milestone?
01-10-2012 05:38 PM
There is no way to disable HSPA without disabling UMTS as well, as they are essentially the same.
If you're having data issues with HSPA, I would contact your carrier.
01-10-2012 06:14 PM