Short for "3rd generation mobile telecommunications", 3G generically refers to a set of standards for mobile phones and mobile telecommunications services. Often used when referring to a 3G mobile data connection.

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How to turn off mobile-data/3G for each SIM card separately in Samsung Galaxy Mega Duos?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Mega Duos and use two SIM cards - one sim with very low charge for 3G connection (called SIM1) and the other with very-high fee (called SIM2). I go to Setting - Connections - ...
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Does the phone consume less power when 3G disabled Vs 3G & WiFi Enabled?

I found couple of questions about it but they are two year old. So Is it better to disable (in the top panel) 3G when I have an active WiFi connection and disable WiFi (in the top panel) when I ...
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Is 3G broken on my Nexus 4?

Since a few days, my Nexus 4 has not shown 3G in the network symbol, and Internet on the go is really slow. Clearly it's on a slower protocol now. How can I determined whether 3G is broken, or how to ...
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Google location history wildly inaccurate

I may have set a new world record in travel according to Google location history. I've noted that on Wed, 18th March 2014 I was in Sydney at 5:28pm, then in Sale Morocco at 6:06pm, then back in Sydney ...
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No 3G connection in HTC Desire 500

I am not able to receive 3G network (the area has excellent 3g coverage) on my HTC desire 500. I have activated 3g on my carrier. It receives only EDGE 'E' Symbol but when I select WCDMA only the ...
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Does 3G has to start and stop with every transmission? (energy overhead)

Does anyone know what has to happen for 3G to send some data (when 3G is on in Android settings, using Nexus 4)? Does it has to initialize somehow at the beginning or to go back to some stable mode in ...
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HTC Desire HD Radio/3G issues

Since the very first day I had this phone, I have only been able to use the 2G network, the 3G network has never appeared. I know this phone is outdated, but for now, I do not have a choice than to ...
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Over cellular, get shell on USB-connected PC?

Suppose I have a PC (running Linux). That PC isn't on any network, and it's in some faraway place (but with cell service), and I need to support it. Rather than send a support person, I'd like to ...
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On the verge of 3G reception — how to find the best position

In my apartment, it seems like I'm on the verge of having 3G reception with my current carrier. It's only if I place and leave my Galaxy Nexus on the window, and in a certain position and time of ...
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Force to use 3G and WiFi is on?

Can I force android through settings to use 3G for all downloads when both WiFi and 3G are on? The main reason why I am trying to achieve this is that I want to use WiFi only as a mean to connect to ...
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Can I restrict Nexus 7 2013 LTE to 2G/3G, instead of just 2G?

In the settings on Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE, there is an option to restrict the device to 2G networks for better battery life, which makes it use 2.75G GSM EDGE. Why is there no option to do the same ...
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Does the Samsung Galaxy S2 support DC-HSDPA

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 which equates to Android 4.2.2. I would like to know if my phone will support DC-HSDPA or not? Will it just work? Is there anything I would ...
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Can the Nexus 7 LTE connect to 3G networks?

Is it possible to connect to 3G networks with the Nexus 7 LTE? Is it possible with an unlocked device or only with limited networks or standards? I've tried to Google it but no one seems to have ...
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Connect a 3G Android phone with a WiFi-only tab to see phone call information on the latter

I own a WiFi-only Android tab and an Android phone with 3G. I use the tab regularly at work or while working out on the treadmill, and often I miss a phone call on my Android phone while using the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - cannot get on 3G anymore

I have a Galaxy S3 mini on the EE network and until the 23rd December I have been able to use 3G on my mobile by turning the Mobile data on but now when I turn this on nothing happens. I have googled ...
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3G web browsing problems despite full bars

I consistently have problems browsing the web via my 3G connections despite the fact that it shows that I've got a "good" signal. Often I will have the blue bars but they eventually turn grey after ...
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Will installing 3G ROM on 4G device (Samsung Galaxy S3) brick phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE. Samsung is taking too long to release updates. So. I would like to know if putting a 3G ROM on a 4G device will either brick or make my phone unusable. Has ...
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APN Requires mcc and mnc but my carrier requires none

I used to specify only the Name and APN fields whenever I needed to configure my carrier's APN. I've just rooted my Galaxy Nexus with Cyanogemod and whenever I try to set the APN it prompts me to ...
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No wifi after changing provider / sim card

Last Monday I changed provider and got a new simcard. I can use the phone and send SMS/text messages. Internet didn't work anymore. Wifi didn't work anymore. Both have not worked since. I do see the ...
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THL W3 with v4.0.4 - periodically getting “Restricted Access Changed” and losing all SIM services

What happens exactly: when I use my SIM's data connection, after 1-5 minutes of operation (be it while the phone is active or locked), I get a notification "Restricted Access Changed", losing all SIM ...
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Using Android as a permanent WiFI hotspot with bandwidth monitoring per Client

I am stuck in a remote location in India where i don't have access to any wired broadband provider. The only option i have is to use Aircel 3G. For a proper WiFi Home Experience i used my old Rooted ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 losing 3G connection

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and once or twice a day I keep losing the 3G connection completely (Not even H+ / H-) and when I restart the phone, it works fine again. I have tried to take out the sim ...
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Sharing/tethering 3G connection between Android devices

Is it possible to share 3G connection between two Android devices, a smartphone with 3G and a tablet with only wi-fi, for me to access the web with the tablet anywhere? I have a Sony Xperia X8 with ...
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How to check if there is a 3G software / hardware issue with phone?

I have HTC One X running Android 4.1.1 and Sense4+. Lately my 3G service has gone pretty bad. I contacted my telecom operator but there customer service representatives aren't much help. My GPRS works ...
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How to limit bandwidth usage

Can anyone suggest a suitable way to limit internet bandwidth? I am using 3G mobile data. I know how to limit the maximum data usage but I need to control the bandwidth so that my mobile data ...
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Android phone ignoring 3G

When I change from WIFI to 3G, sometimes my Sony Xperia J phone can't notice it and when I try to use the internet, it says no connection. The only way is to disable Data transfer and enable it again. ...
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Outlook.com app cannot be used with data/3G

I have been using the the Hotmail app to check my emails. Recently I downloaded the Outlook.com app since it is advertised for better performance and I preferred it's layout over the Hotmail app. It ...
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Does Nexus 7 2013 have 3G support?

Nexus 7 2013 has 4G support, but I can't find any information on 3G support. If I get a Nexus 7 4G model, can I use 3G?
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My Internet and picture messages are not working on my Samsung galaxy ace

I have a Samsung and I'm with 02 and for the past few months my internet and picture messages haven't been working and I checked my contract and I'm meant to have Internet and picture messages and ...
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Autosync problems

I try to set up syncing for my ZTE Grand X in phone (it has 4.0.4 stock, unrooted Android). The manual Gmail sync it works, if i try to sync from the Gmail app it works. If I sync from the Settings > ...
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Whatsapp doesn't work over 3G,everything else works fine

A friend has a factory fresh, unrooted Samsung Galaxy S Duos, and except for Whatsapp every other internet accessing app works fine on a 3G or EDGE connection. She has un/reinstalled Whatsapp several ...
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How to stop getting internet through the prepaid card and use only my home wifi?

I bought a 3G prepaid card that offers internet, but I want to stop getting Internet through the card and use WiFi to connect to his home router or certain WiFi networks of choice. I know how to ...
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Using a 4G phone on Page Plus with custom ROM

I've seen 4G phones, such as the Razr MAXX being sold on ebay and supposedly working with page plus. Does anybody know how this works? Because Page Plus requires the phone to be Verizon 3G phone only ...
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Huawei Ascend G300 (U6615) not using Three network

I bought an ex-Vodaphone Huawei G300, and was happy to find that it was unlocked - I put in my Giffgaff SIM, and immediately had phone and internet access. However, I really want to use the phone on ...
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2G versus 3G: Does it really save battery?

I often hear the recommendation that fixing your device to 2G saves a lot of juice compared to using 3G. Is that true? Or is it really a myth?
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3G Connection Problem

I have try to share my Samsung note 10.1 (Model Number : GT-N8000) portable hotspot last night but it fail. After that, i cannot access to internet via data network mode(the 3G/H+ sign disappear next ...
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Simple way to toggle between 2G and 3G connection

TL;DR Usually, I have my device locked to "2G only" for multiple reasons: saving battery-life no need for "high-speed" to simply be informed about new mail or doing the little contacts/calendar ...
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How to use an USB 3G modem data connection with an Android phone (Galaxy Nexus)?

I own a Galaxy Nexus phone and i'd like to know if there is a way i can use an USB dongle to provide it with an Internet connection. I imagine I will need some kind of adapter (and some Google ...
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Why is internet switched off when switching 2G/3G?

I have a stock Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy Nexus, so I think this can be related to all Android phones. When switching from 2G to 3G and vice versa internet connection is switched off for a few seconds, ...
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How can I send service commands from my Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 3G and I often need to send network service commands (e.g., to use top-up codes or to activate/de-activate data-plans), but can't find a way to do it from the tablet. Instead I'm ...
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Block H+ (3.5G) but not H (3G), possible?

Is there any way to block only H+ (3.5G) and still have H (3G)? I use Android 4.2.1 CM10 Galaxy Nexus. I want to do this because 3.5G signal in buildings is poor (1 bar), but 2G (which signal is ...
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Issues making or receiving calls and texts with a LG P500 (Software Version V20e)?

I just got a LG P-500 device and I want to deploy with it. Everything is working fine, except that I cant make phone calls, receive phone calls, send SMS or receive SMS. The phone is on its stock ROM ...
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How to make 3G Video Calls? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make a 3G-324M video call? Before people start telling me to use Skype or GTalk, let me make it clear: 3G Video Call is a native value-added-service for video ...
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Analyzing packets in android

I want to analyze packets on my rooted Android mobile phone. What I did so far: I have installed shark for root and shark reader. I tried to sniff packets, but shark reader only shows RAW packet. ...
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Allow only specific apps to use cell data, only when on 3G

I use Tasker to sync every 30 mins when on 3G. I'm on a limited data plan, and the only apps I use constantly are browser, a Twitter app (Echofon) and Whatsapp. Is there a way to allow only these apps ...
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3G/Wi-Fi Vs Wi-Fi Only Enabled Android Tablets: Pros & Cons to the Consumer?

Having never owned an Android Tablet I am thinking of purchasing one at some point during 2013. From what I gather in terms of connectivity, they either come as: Wi-Fi Only 3G & Wi-Fi Is it ...
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Auto sync only when connected to a specific wifi network

I am getting rather low battery life when using auto-sync on 3G. I have wifi in college and at home, so I'm looking for a way to enable auto sync only when connected to those 2 specific wifi networks. ...
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HTC Desire HD unlocked, cannot connect to 3G

I recently bought an unlocked AT&T HTC Desire HD from an E-bay seller in India. I'm using a Tata Docomo Sim on the device. Although having subscribed to 3G data, I am not able to use it. Can ...
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Why does my app crash when I download it through 3G?

I have developed an application and published it on the Play Store. My problem is that when I download it from the Play Sore via 3G, the application crashes. However, when I download it via wifi it ...
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make website offline available and browse later without 3G connection

I have a Nexus 7 (wireless only) and no smart phone. How to make a web site offline (mirror) available that I later can read it without internet connection? example site ...