Increase Reliance Jio 4G Speed by Locking the LTE Network Band [Simple Steps]

    If you want to increase the speed and coverage of your 4G network such as Reliance Jio, you might get to know that there are many tricks that are making rounds all over the internet. However, not all are easy to do and possible solutions.

    Increase Reliance Jio 4G Speed by Locking the LTE Network Band

    One solution that will definitely work is locking the LTE network to Band 3 (1800 Mhz), 5 (850 Mhz) or 40 (2300 Mhz). This way, the Jio or any other 4G network users can lock the LTE band to frequency specific to that band.

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    The leading 4G service providers in India are Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone. Of these, Airtel and Vodafone provider only one band LTE network, so the 4G phone will lock itself on the band and work without any glitches irrespective of the speed and coverage.

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    However, with Jio 4G service, there is a problem related to the speed as the LTE network operates in all the three bands. Jio supports the three bands to offer a higher speed and better coverage to the users, but there are issues with the same.

    Jio 4G speed is slow in many cases

    When it comes to speed, Jio gives 50 Mbps speed in the Band 40 with a frequency of 2300 Mhz, 18 Mbps speed in the Band 3 with 1800 Mhz and Band 5 with 850 Mhz frequencies. Usually, LTE phones select the band that will provide the best coverage and not speed. In terms of coverage, Band 5 offers a better coverage and then comes Band 3 and Band 40. Eventually, the Jio users might not get higher speed.

    Its possible to get better speed and coverage

    Despite the ability of the LTE supported smartphones to get a better coverage on compromising speed, you can experience better speed easily by locking the LTE network to the specific band. You can try the tricks we have given below to do the same.

    Set the network type to LTE

    Before trying the tricks to lock the LTE network to a particular band, you need to work select LTE only mode. You can do this by dialing *#*#4636#*#*. In the menu, choose Phone Info and select preferred network type as LTE Only.

    Solution for Qualcomm chipset based phones

    Most Android smartphones use Qualcomm chipsets and this gives access to a hidden configuration known as Service Menu. It lets you choose a LTE band to work and make the rest inactive.

    Shortcut Master (Lite) app will be of help in changing the LTE band. You can open the app and go to the menu and search for 'Service Menu or Engineering Mode' and it choose the System app. Change the LTE band from there.

    If the code is *#2263#, dial the code and select LTE in band selection and activate the LTE band you want. If it is *#0011#, dial the code and choose the menu and click on the Back link. Then, select menu and Key Input and enter Q and OK. Then enter 0000 and OK. In a few seconds, to get the Service menu and choose UE settings and Info. From there, go to Setting → Protocol → NAS → Network control → Band Selection → LTE Bands and choose the desired one.


    Fix for MediaTek chipset based phones

    On your smartphone that has a MediaTek chipset, download an app called MTK Engineering Mode. Run this app, and choose ‘MTK Settings'. Then, choose BandMode and a SIM slot where you want the network to lock the LTE band. Then, scroll down to LTE mode and check the Band 40 for that will offer superior speed or the band 5 for a better coverage. Save all the changes and reboot the phone to experience the difference.


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