I used to set data connection in Android to 3G mode only in network settings, network mode. In Windows Phone 8.1, there is Cellular+ SIM, Highest Connection Speed, where I selected 3G but it still connects through Edge displaying E, probably because of poor 3G coverage. However, I don't want it to play cute and switch connection to 2G. Is there a way to set network mode solely to 3G in Windows Phone 8.1?

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    So you want the Phone to connect to 3G or not at all if the coverage is not good enough?
    – Thomas
    Apr 26, 2015 at 13:13
  • Are you really trying to set a minimum network speed? That could leave you in cases when you could have a connection, but you'd rather you didn't?
    – Rowland Shaw
    Apr 26, 2015 at 16:38
  • @Thomas, you got it. That option exists in Android.
    – djnotes
    Apr 26, 2015 at 17:04
  • @RowlandShaw yes I guess so. A minimum network speed option would be cool, if any, so that I could select 3G.
    – djnotes
    Apr 26, 2015 at 17:05

2 Answers 2


This is currently not possible, as the selecting the option 3G will only limit the maximum speed. Unfortunately you can't say "at least 3G or not at all" at the moment.

You should consider requesting this feature on http://windowsphone.uservoice.com


According to this post on xdadevelopers it is possible to achieve. You need to install a Vietnam's firmware and enter the code ##3282# in the dial screen. Note that it refer to the preview for developers program, which are used to get very stable versions of the upcoming OS update. If you want, try it by your own risk.

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    Thanks. But the link you gave seems invalid, giving a 404.
    – djnotes
    Apr 29, 2015 at 18:03
  • I've fixed the link.
    – Indrek
    Apr 29, 2015 at 18:47
  • @Indrek the link has been fixed. Apr 29, 2015 at 18:52

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