need help on switching between gsm and 3g mode

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    is there any way to manually swtiching between gsm/edge and 3g mode?
    is that under "carrier"?but that always in automatic mode,cant change to manual...
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    The iPad - like all mobile 'phones - automatically switches between GPRS, EDGE, 3G and the so-called 3.5G (HSDPA). There is no facility for the user to select usually/always because, for a given carrier, only one service will be available in a particular cell. If more than one service were available, the iPad will always use the fastest service.

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    i thought mobile phones having the way to switch manually? i am sure my mobile can..that's mean ipad dont have this function,am i right?thanks for your reply...
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    No - a mobile 'phone cannot switch between GPRS, EDGE, 3G and 3.5G. You can switch between carriers - if you have the necessary SIM card - so you could switch between, say, GPRS on carrier A and EDGE on carrier B, but you cannot switch between GPRS and EDGE on the same carrier because that carrier will, typically, only provide a single service in a given cell.

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    hmm...maybe different country got a different setting...i double checked,with my mobile,i switching the gsm 900/1800 and umts 900/2100,it basically manually changing either i am using edge or 3g...thanks for your explanation
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    But the iPad does not have that facility.

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    Again, for clarification...if i have both wi fi n 3g, my ipad2 will use the faster internet reception? I plan to use my sim carrier when i'm on the go, at home i use wifi. However when i turn off the carrier, it will automatically turn on again.
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    If wifi is available and you have a connection to it the iPad will always use the wifi over the 3G. It will only use 3G when it can't connect to wifi.

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