I live and work in Kanata (i.e., west Ottawa). If I go into my HTC One S under Settings > Mobile Data > Network Mode and switch from "GSM / HSPA auto" to "HSPA only", the data connection frequently times out (when I have it on "GSM / HSPA auto" it constantly jumps between Edge and 4G).
As far as reception goes - I always have 4-5 bars (out of 5).
Should I not be able to switch to "HSPA only" and have a reliable, fast 4G mobile data connection?
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Thanks for the response! That all makes sense.
- I find I have the same quality of 4G reception indoors or outdoors, so the building doesn't seem to make a difference.
- I'm in Kanata, which is solidly covered by the HSPA network.
- It seems to be unreliable regardless of time of day - unless the HSPA network in Kanata is constantly overwhelmed, all day every day.
I've read in this forum and in others that the One S can have signal issues. I've been watching the "Network Signal Info" app on my phone for the last ten minutes - I consistently have -65 to -75 dBm, which (from what I've read) is pretty good. But for 90% of the time, I've only been connected to UMTS (not HSPA).
I'm curious if a) anyone else in Ottawa with the HTC One S has trouble reliably staying on 4G, and b) if anyone with a different phone in Ottawa can get a reliable, constant connection to the 4G network.
Again, thanks for any help!