4G selection logic when mobile data disabled

asked 2014-06-11 00:11:41 +0300

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updated 2014-07-22 09:51:02 +0300

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Now we have 4G enabled officially and thanks for Jolla engineers to make this happen! However as 4G does not support voice calls it does not much make sense that if you have disabled mobile data but preferred network technology is 4G the phone sticks in 4G all the time. Fine by me, if that consumes less battery than 3G, but that does not seem to be the reality all the time. IMO phone should not prefer 4G if mobile data is not enabled, even if technology settings is "Prefer 4G".

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Who said that 4g does not support voice calls?? :/

TK ( 2014-06-11 04:02:54 +0300 )edit

I had a battery drain problem yesterday which I'm not shure yet but could be related to "Prefer 4G" default setting.

Please see my comments in Battery drain and heating since Update 7.

axaq ( 2014-06-14 19:22:41 +0300 )edit

Or perhaps add a setting for this? "Prefer 3G if data is turned off"

attah ( 2014-09-08 17:02:22 +0300 )edit

@attah why would I prefer 3G? If anything, fallback should be GSM but even that, you are only working around CS fallback issues, if your provider does not support it properly you should go 3G all along, don't you? If it is about battery, 4G should be better than 3G and it is not (yet) as neither the carriers nor the phone manufacturers are up to the task it seems.

chemist ( 2014-09-09 11:48:55 +0300 )edit