02-13-2013 04:13:20 PM
I just got my AT&T account activated today on my HTC MyTouch but was bummed to see the data side doesn't work. I wiped the phone, called support but as they don't support this phone couldn't help me. Sales could have mentioned it.
This is a 4G phone but I don't care about the speed really..I use less than .5 GB monthly use. but I NEED GPS and hoping I can have someone help me out with the correct settings if possible.
Voice signal great (two towers on my street)
WiFi works but not really practical in my car haha
thanks one way or the other to all you brainiacs who eat this stuff for breakfast
02-13-2013 04:35:13 PM - edited 02-13-2013 04:36:22 PM
I did find this and it works which is VERY cool
it says 2G on the top of the status bar so that's the fastest this 3G phone will go using this APN, correct? Is it safe to assume this is an EDGE speed I'm using (see below too)?
how do these stats look?
Android v 2.3.4
HTC Sense v 2.1
Software number 2.32.531.1
Operator name AT&T
signal Strength (in a concrete condo now) -81 dBm 16asu
Mobile network type EDGE
02-14-2013 08:00:31 AM - edited 02-14-2013 08:00:47 AM
That phone lacks the 3G (HSPA) 850 and 1900 MHz bands required to get 3G data on AT&T's network, as is the case with most T-Mobile phones (they use 1700/2100 AWS for 3G/4G).
Therefore, yes you will only get EDGE data speed.
Are you finding EDGE speed enough for Navigation to work in your car?
02-16-2013 04:31:51 PM
re: Are you finding EDGE speed enough for Navigation to work in your car?
I just got back from Tahoe and tried it on the way up and wasn't able to get a GPS signal (although the very brief time I tried it in the city near where I live, it seemed to work.) So not so sure yet about the experience of the GPS signal. Wish-wise it's pretty high up there on my requirements as opposed to web browsing.
I'll put it through it's paces tomorrow in the city proper and see what shakes out. I do notice that I'm not patient enough for web pages to load but again, that was in Taho country so perhaps signals are a different animal there.
Thanks for the explanation of the hardware