Monday, October 29, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE : how to turn off 4G setting, remain in 3G mode

Just had a chat with a Facebook friend, he was asking about turning off the 4G/LTE setting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Though I didn't have a Note 2 on hand, I guessed that with the TouchWiz interface and all, it should be pretty similar to other Galaxy phones in the series.

So here's how to do it :

  1. Go to Settings, More ..., Mobile networks, Network mode.
  2. There will be 4 options : LTE/GSM/WCDMA(Auto mode) , GSM/WCDMA and so on.
  3. The 2nd option will leave the phone in 3G mode but disable 4G/LTE mode.

Hope that helps.


There is no 3g GSM option or none LTE mode on the Note 2- there are only 3 options LTE/GSM, 2G and WDCMA. I know this as I work for a large cell carrier in Canada. Before you post incorrect information, you should field test the product.

Actually WCDMA *is* 3G :

The following standards are typically branded 3G ... the UMTS system, first offered in 2001, standardized by 3GPP, used primarily in Europe, Japan, China (however with a different radio interface) and other regions predominated by GSM 2G system infrastructure ... several radio interfaces are offered, sharing the same infrastructure: The original and most widespread radio interface is called W-CDMA ...

I an looking at my Note 2 LTE right now. Original poster is correct. There are four potions:

C. GSM only
D. WCDMS only

Not on the Verizon Note 2 I have in my hand as I type this...
Three Choices are: Golbal, LTE/CDMA,GSM/UMTS

T-Mobile Note 2 T889, these are my network options.
1. Automatic LTE/4G/3G/2G
2. Automatic 4G/3G/2G
3. 2G only

Sorry for this (maybe silly)question, but how do I disconnect COMPLETELY from my profider so that I only have WIFI (and phone)

Martin alta.. just go into settings and find mobile data then turn it off.. you cam also add an icon in your notification bar to turn mobile data on and off quickly.

u.s cellular just have LTE/CDMA and CDMA option

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