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    Has anyone here ever seen 3G on your storm?

    I am a verizon user and I've been all over the country, just got back from LA and never once in 4 months have I seen 3G on my display. Verizon tells me that 1XEV is 3G but Im no dope BB manual lists 1XEV and 3G two separate levels of service. Has any Verizon users seen 3G? Funny thing is Verizon also tells me that nobody complains about the Storm "Everyone absolutely loves it" hahahahahaha!!!!


    I had to have the storm...


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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.robinson View Post
    I am a verizon user and I've been all over the country, just got back from LA and never once in 4 months have I seen 3G on my display. Verizon tells me that 1XEV is 3G but Im no dope BB manual lists 1XEV and 3G two separate levels of service. Has any Verizon users seen 3G? Funny thing is Verizon also tells me that nobody complains about the Storm "Everyone absolutely loves it" hahahahahaha!!!!
    1XEV is the equivalent of 3G for CDMA phones which both VZW and Sprint use here in the US.

    HSPA is the equivalent of 3G for GSM phones like AT&T and T-Mobile.

    To answer your question, no it's not possible to see "3G" on the phone. Even if you were to unlock your Storm and use with a GSM provider the best you would get is EDGE

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    if u have 1XEV, thats Verizon 3g

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    well i guess i am a dope! Thanks for the quick responses!
    I had to have the storm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.robinson View Post
    well i guess i am a dope! Thanks for the quick responses!
    Say nope to dope and ugh to drugs.

    Anytime Josh!

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    ya the strom dosent even have the image for 3g in the phone, so it will never show itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindman4556 View Post
    ya the strom dosent even have the image for 3g in the phone, so it will never show itself
    Are you sure about no 3G image? I remember another post on a different forum of a 9530 being used in Europe and the poster said they saw 3G?

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    someone made a workaround to get the "3G" to show on the screen to freakout his friends. It was still 1XEV but done as a joke.

    I'll see if I can find the info on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpafr012 View Post
    Are you sure about no 3G image? I remember another post on a different forum of a 9530 being used in Europe and the poster said they saw 3G?
    maybe the poster was made using a 9500 wich has the 3g image,
    vodafone ofers 3g, and the storm is one of their devices with 3g capabilty
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    I am using 9530 on GSM Network and yes the 3G shows up along with BB logo if it is connected to BIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by chouputra View Post
    I am using 9530 on GSM Network and yes the 3G shows up along with BB logo if it is connected to BIS
    pics or it didn't happen!
    i would turn it all in for late nights and impossible dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    maybe the poster was made using a 9500 wich has the 3g image,
    vodafone ofers 3g, and the storm is one of their devices with 3g capabilty
    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chouputra View Post
    I am using 9530 on GSM Network and yes the 3G shows up along with BB logo if it is connected to BIS
    Here in the US or another country?

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    just unlock your phone and put an at&t sim card in and there it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrycctt View Post
    just unlock your phone and put an at&t sim card in and there it is.
    im afraid not...it will be edge or EDGE. im on at&t (dont tell me im not in a 3g area cause my bold say 3g)

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    Either way, verizon may call it 3g but the speeds suck!!! boo. BTW blindman i love your sig. hahahahas

    and even in plazmic theme builder i havent seen the 3G icon, so id like to see a SS of this, seeing as it has every other possible icon including wifi, though we know the storm cannot do wifi
    Last edited by trunk; 04-28-2009 at 08:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Here in the US or another country?
    Woops sorry, I misread what OP said and yes I am using it in another country. I thought that he was asking if anyone gets 3G with verizon's storm :P. My mistake.

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