Just one day before the release of Verizon’s second 4G LTE phone, the Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon’s 4G network is down (since last night), and all Thunderbolt users are experiencing some speed limitations. While some people seem to be able to still access 3G speeds, most Thunderbolt users claim that their device is actually stuck on 1x, while all 3G devices still function properly (ouch!). Gladly, for those that are stuck on 1x speeds, Our friends over at Droid Life have provided us with a possible fix to this issue, which should allow you to jump right back to 3G.
Dial ##778# and hit send
* A pop-up window named EPST will show up giving you 2 choices: View Mode and Edit Mode. Pick: Edit Mode.
* Enter the Password: 000000
* Go down to Modem Settings and pick “Rev A“
* You’ll want to choose enable and click OK, hit the menu button and then press “Commit Modifications.”
* Restart your phone and you should see 3G is working
To switch back to 3G/4G, follow same instructions but choose eHRPD.spursrchamps2007from Droid Life
While Verizon has an outstanding 4G network, such issue will leave no good impressions if the problem continues for long, especially if the Droid Charge hits the counters without 4G connectivity, or maybe even 3G. Verizon has officially reached out to its customers via their Twitter account, mentioning that they are aware of the problem, and their engineers are “working to resolve this quickly.”
Keep coming back for more updates about this, and let us know what you think of Verizon’s 4G network being down. If you are a 4G user, tell us what you are going through. Verizon LTE users are spoiled with blazing speeds, now that you are being reminded of what things used to be like before 4G, does 3G now seem obsolete to you?