I had been making business calls with a T-Mobile SIM card as a backup connection.
Because T-Mobile has a large user base, I expected that they would provide me with a strong signal and fast internet almost everywhere I went.
However, when I try to use T-data Mobile’s connection, the signal drops at random, and the signal bar indicates that it was in EDGE mode.
I had full bars, so I could make calls, but my internet connection was slow.
I went online and switched to my primary connection to find out what had happened.
I read the T-Mobile help pages and user forum posts for more information.
This tutorial, which is the result of that research, is intended to help you resolve the problem with your T-Mobile connection that is switching to EDGE mode.
T-EDGE Mobile is a component of its slower and older 2G networks, so you should not experience it while using a 4G or 5G connection unless you are in an area with only 2G coverage.
What Is T-Mobile EDGE?
T-Mobile EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution), also known as 2G, is an abbreviation for Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution. This allows you to transfer data more quickly over GSM networks. However, mobile data technology is quite old. We now have 5G internet, which is much faster than previous generations such as 3G and 4G. When the signal isn’t strong enough, carriers may resort to older technologies such as EDGE or 2G. It is slower than 3G but more dependable in terms of coverage and signal strength. Furthermore, if you are in an area where 3G/4G/5G connections are not available, EDGE will be your only option for internet access.
It’s great to avoid signal loss, but your phone can sometimes get stuck on EDGE even when you have a full signal. This can be aggravating and slow down your internet experience. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to address this issue!
Why Do You See EDGE on a 4G LTE Subscription?
EDGE is a 2G mobile network technology that stands for Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution. It is a slower and older technology than 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution), a 4G mobile network technology. As a result, if you have a 4G LTE subscription, you should not experience EDGE. However, if you are in an area with poor 4G LTE coverage, your device may switch to EDGE or 3G to maintain a connection in some cases. It’s also possible that the device doesn’t support 4G LTE.
There are some things you can do to solve the problem in any of these scenarios. That will be covered in the following section.
What to Do If Your Mobile Phone Is Stuck on EDGE?
If your phone is stuck on EDGE and you are unable to connect to a 4G LTE network, you can try the following:
- Restart your device: Sometimes a simple restart can resolve connectivity issues.
- Check for software updates: Make sure your device is running the latest software version.
- Check for network coverage: Make sure you are in an area with 4G LTE coverage. You can check your carrier’s coverage map or use a mobile coverage app to check the signal strength in your area.
- Check SIM card: Make sure that the SIM card is properly inserted and that it is not damaged.
- Check if 4G is enabled: Go to your device’s settings and check that 4G is enabled.
- Check for a network problem: Contact your carrier to check if there are any known network issues in your area.
- Check your device compatibility: Make sure that your device is compatible with 4G LTE network.
If none of these steps help, you may need to contact your carrier for further assistance or consider getting a device that supports 4G LTE.