How to enable 3G / WCDMA / UMTS / HSDPA connection on Windows Mobile HTC HD2?

By default, Windows Mobile HTC HD2 will have auto selection on the network band ~ 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMS/UMTS). However, I don’t have a strong 3G HSDPA signal at my place. And it will switch back to EDGE or GPRS whenever 3G signal dropped below 1 bar. This is really annoying. Is there a way to make it stay at 3G HSDPA permanently? Yes, here is the step by step guide to fix it.

Network Band Selection

Guide to enable 3G / WCDMA / UMTS / HSDPA connection on Windows Mobile HTC HD2

  1. Click on ‘Windows hardware button’ at main screen.
  2. Go to ‘Settings’.
  3. Go to ‘Connection’.
  4. Go to ‘Comm Manager’.
  5. Click on ‘Phone’.
  6. Scroll down and click on ‘Band ~ Change baseband’. You get the screen like above.
  7. Select ‘WCDMA’ for Network Type and ‘UMTS(2100+800)’ for Band Frequency.
  8. Click ‘Done’.
  9. That’s it.

Note – When set to 3G connection only. You won’t have any connection if there is 2G connection only in that area (no 3G connection at all). You need to switch back to auto mode then.


  1. I want to know how to set up EDGE manually. In the connection settings, there r two slots to edit. One is w/ the VPN n the other w/o VPN. Where do I set?
    There is also a box to tick which say ‘This connects to the internet.’ How do I work about that?
    And one more thing, where do I set my mms access point? Is it also in the connection settings followed by message setting?
    HELP! thank u.

  2. I used these instructions, but when i put my WCDMA sim card, it doesnt work? it says no sim card inserted?
    Do you have any idea that might help?


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