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What are the differences between these network? Global, LTE/CDMA, and LTE/GSM/UMTS? Which one do you recommend?

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Asked: 14:09 16/10/2015
aaron 14:09 16/10/2015
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The one the phone comes with from the carrier is usually the best one for their towers.

LTE is 4G. UMTS is 3G. GSM is 2G. CDMA is a totally different technology, used by Sprint and Verizon in the US, and some carriers elsewhere in the world. It can refer to 1x, which is like 2G or CDMA 2000, which is like 3G.
bambito 14:09 16/10/2015
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So basically, I would just stick with Global. If you pick LTE/CDMA, and your carrier isn't a CDMA carrier, then you might have problems with voice calls (since that's what CDMA is used for). The converse probably applies--if you select LTE/GSM and your carrier is a CDMA carrier, then you'll probably have problems with calls.
neo_the_one 14:09 16/10/2015
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I have sprint s6 edge. Is it better to just leave on automatic how it came? Or does it help battery when switching to LTE/CDMA?
innevi 14:09 16/10/2015
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Ineresting question and it seems one that has not been answered yet in this thread. Is one setting better than another re: battery usage?

I am on Verizon and I recently switched my setting from Global to LTE/CDMA. Still too early to tell if there's any effect on battery life from this switch but I was wondering if someone with more technical knowledge about these settings could weigh in here and give some advice on the effect (if any) these settings have on battery life.
nazarite 14:09 16/10/2015
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This is kind of the direction I was going with this question. Wouldn't it consume more power under Global as it would be seeking out signal bandwidths not common to a specific region?
matturn 14:09 16/10/2015
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Doesn't Verizon also exclusively use the LTE /CDMA bands? If so why set the preferred network mode to "Global?"
333 14:09 16/10/2015
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If you have verizon and are in the usa exclusively, select lte/cdma. It can reduce battery drain.

Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
dentalplans 14:09 16/10/2015
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Global looks for network connectivity outside the usa on Verizon's partner networks.

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smonahan 14:09 16/10/2015
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I live right on the very edge of Sprint's LTE coverage, so the signal is very weak. I've found when I'm at home I need to use CDMA Only mode so it stays on 3G. If I use Automatic or LTE/CDMA mode, it always tries to stay on LTE and it's very slow or won't work at all.

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What are the differences between these network? Global, LTE/CDMA, and LTE/GSM/UMTS? Which one do you recommend?