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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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 ...
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Data Network mode doesn't get activated on gingerbread 2.3.4

This happened all of a sudden. I could not start the 3g on my phone. The Data Network mode is always deactivated now. Although, when I go to Settings > Wireless and network settings > Mobile network ...
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Does the Nexus 4 have 4G?

I know it doesn't have LTE, but what about the 4G networks of other carriers? If I happen to buy one, will I be able to use it T-Mobile's "4G" HSPA+ network?
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Android battery usage (3G, HSDPA and Edge)

In order to reduce battery usage I checked the Use only 2G networks from Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks on my Android. Then I noticed the E icon appeared instead of H on ...
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Unable to connect to 3G after updating my software

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and I updated the software to Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3), but I'm having problem connecting my mobile to 3G provided by my Network. When I go to settings and ...
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Will using a vpn also encrypt my 3G traffic?

Just wondering, because I've just set my phone up to forward wifi traffic through my DD-WRT router. But I've no way to verify if my 3G traffic is also going through my router. Does anyone know if 3G ...
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How do I connect to a wifi ap and 3g network simultaneously?

When I turn wifi on my 3g connection shuts down, which is fine in most cases however I need to connect to a LAN at work that is not connected to the internet and I'd prefer not to lose my data ...
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Can I use my device on a different carrier?

Sometimes it's desirable to use a device on a carrier that does not officially sell it. Often this is due to regional differences and travel (for example, using a US phone in Europe) but also because ...
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asus transformer tf300tg - will this 3g work in uk/usa?

I'm looking to buy the 3G version of the transformer TF300, but due to its availability I'm buying it from Taiwan. I currently live in the UK but next year I move to the USA so I'm trying to figure ...
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Wi-Fi and 3G connections auto enable after upgrade to ICS 4.0.3

Since I've upgraded to 4.0.3 my rooted Samsung Galaxy S2, Wi-Fi and/or 3G connections auto enable/disable. I've found a similar question asked here: Wi-fi is auto-enabling I'd be grateful if someone ...
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In Android Is it possible to access the physical layer of 2G/3G to transmit voice/data

I wanted to make an walkie talkie app in android, i know there are a lot of apps like these but they use the Wi-fi or they are just web services. But if we want to like transmit voice/data on 2G/3G ...
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Foreign phone, stuck on 2G

I am currently working on a Coolpad 8150, a Chinese phone running Android 2.3.7. It is connected to T-Mobile (in the United States) and can place calls successfully. However, it is stuck on 2G. I have ...
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What does “H” mean in the signal indicator? [duplicate]

I understand that the colour of the signal indicator tells me whether or not I've got a connection to Google servers or not, but what is the "H" that sometimes pops up? Usually my indicator says ...
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Does disabling 3G while having WiFi save battery?

If I have WiFi enabled and 3G data disabled, does it save any battery relative to having both WiFi and 3G enabled? With WiFi enabled, I didn't know if 3G enabled would make any difference since it ...
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Bluetooth 3G modem

I have a Nokia 6500S-1 which I previously used as a 3G modem (with Windows). Is it possible for an Android device to use this phone as a modem (just like the windows PC does), but expose the modem ...
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Enabling Wi-Fi disables 3G service (ZTE Warp running Shinjitsu 1.5b)

I just started using this ZTE Warp (on Boost Mobile) yesterday. I rooted and ROM'd it with Clockwork Mod and Shinjitsu 1.5b (1.5.1c and 1.5.1c-beta2 did not work, for some reason). Everything is ...
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How can I set Android Galaxy Ace to only use 3G network?

I am having a little bit of a hard time with my new android phone for the reason that it doesnt always connect to certain services (such as Angry Words, or Whatsapp). Sometimes I get the message ...
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How can I check which mobile frequencies my phone supports?

I received a Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a present (in Australia), however I'm not sure where it came from so I'm not sure what mobile frequency bands it supports. Is there a way to check which ...
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How can I force 3G only on the Nexus S after the ICS update?

In earlier versions of Android there was an option to toggle data between 2G, 3G preferred and 3G only. After the ICS 4.0.3 update for Nexus S, there is no option for "3G only". Did Google lock down ...
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is it possible to mask esn of a smartphone?

On a computer, it's possible to trick a server that you are using a different computer by masking MAC address. Is there something like that for android? Rooted phones have full access. So I'd think ...
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How do Mobile Access Points work?

I have this data plan that gives unlimited mobile browsing. It only works with the browser, so http and https. If I tried to use the Maps or Youtube app, it won't connect. I enter the APN settings ...
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my phone hit a pavement and 3g/4g stopped working. next step?

As I was cycling, my htc rezound fell on the pavement. The battery popped out. There are few scratches but no visible damage. I start the phone and it's fine as long as I don't use data. Once I use ...
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Milestone outperforming Galaxy Nexus on mobile data connection speed

I recently switched from a Motorola Milestone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it seems the quality of my mobile data connections drops considerably between the devices without any apparent reason. The ...
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Picture always appears on Facebook as “on line”

My picture is constantly being displayed as "on line" in Facebook even when I am not. I have completely uninstalled the Facebook app from my Droid 3 and all related apps yet my picture continues to ...
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Phone stops using 3G when Wifi hotspot nearby

I have a HTC Desire with the latest legit firmware. I have Wifi and 3G enabled, and it's usually fine; at home it connects to my (WPA2 protected) router, and when I go outside it switches to 3G. But ...
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How can I configure an unlocked HTC Sensation XE for 3g connectivity in USA?

I bought this phone in India and brought it home to USA. In India I had no issues in connecting to 3G network but after coming back to USA I am no longer able to connect to 3G network (AT&T). I ...
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Using an Archos 3G modem with an Acer Iconia tab (Android Honeycomb)

I've recently purchased an Acer Iconia tablet with Android 3.1. Then I adquired an Archos G9 3G USB modem, with the intention of having internet connection on my tablet when not around a wifi (90% of ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling mobile data?

I know for some the title is a little contradicting, but here is what I am looking for: I would like to turn off calls and sms, and enable only mobile data (3g). Airplane mode is not good for this as ...
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3G Connection Not Working on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Galaxy S2 that for some reason does not work when it's connected to a 3G network(or at least I think it's connected, there's a '3G' symbol next to my signal meter). When I say it doesn't ...
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Some questions about Thinkpad Tablet

I need to purchase a tablet for on the move access to web, video, book reading etc. I am a Thinkpad fan so I would like to go for Lenovo Thinkpad. However I have some questions regarding it, which ...
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Use 3G connection on my Android in Ubuntu

I would like to use the 3G connection on my android with my Ubuntu. Is there any method to do so?
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How to monitor tethering bandwidth

Is there any way to monitor 3G tethering usage. ie excluding regular 3G bandwidth. (This is for a UK GiffGaff plan, where normal use is unlimited, but tethering charged per GB.)
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How can I make the phone automatically disable mobile connection when calling?

I recently moved from 2G network to 3G. On 2G when I call somebody - the phone automatically suspends the mobile Internet (since it cannot send data and voice at the same time) and activates back ...
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How can I make a 3G-324M video call?

I tried to place a 3G-324M video call to my Incredible, but the other phone says that mine doesn't support it. On the web I found someone mentioned that Incredibles do not support video calls in 3G ...
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How can I turn off the 3G connection?

I'd like to be able to turn the 3G connection on and off without navigating the "Settings -> Wireless and networks -> Mobile Networks" menus each time. Is there a widget (or some other way) of ...
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Does disabling mobile data revert from 3G to 2G?

When I disable mobile data in Android 2.2, the 3G symbol disappears. Does this revert my phone's signal to 2G? I don't want to lose my signal when I go to the subway, but I don't want to all my apps ...
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No 3G on a Samsung GT i5800

I recently bought a Samsung GT i5800, ok. It has Android 2.1 update1 installed. ok. If i need to connect to the internet through wifi, then i can, ok! If i need to connect through a vodafone mobile ...
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How can I find why I'm using so much data on mobile network?

According to my provider, I've used 6.8MB of data within 3 days. The thing is, I don't know how. I've installed DroidWall and WiSync and only used Waze (a navigation app). I installed Traffic ...
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disable sync when in mobile (3g) network

How can I enable auto-sync only when wifi is available? I have a small data plan and I don't want to waste it on sync.
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Buying apps and entering credit card number via 3G/GPRS. Is it secure enough?

As title. Of course using Android market and the Google Checkout payment. By the way, how about other market-like apps?
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Watch dog and grooveshark

I'm using 3G Watchdog to track my 3g traffic and noticed that it does not monitor my Grooveshark app. Do you know why? Got a Sniffer that works better?
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Prepaid plans or cards for Android PHONES?

I need to access the Web via my Android phone's cell radio only occasionally. Therefore, I am not interested in a monthly plan (and certainly not in a 2-year minimum contract). I thought that finding ...
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Why USB Tethering goes off after a while?

I use 3G, Android 2.2, LG P500 phone. I've tested it on Windows 7 and Windows XP, the result is the same. After several minutes the connection dies and I need to switch off/on the USB Tethering option ...
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What are the benefits of 2G+3G mode?

Some of the advanced power control widgets or 2G/3G switching widgets allow the following options for the radio mode: 2G 3G only 2G+3G What are the benefits of 2G+3G over running 3G only? Are ...
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Only automatically connect to certain Wi-Fi networks

I have an HTC Desire with Android 2.2. My problem is that there may be open Wi-Fi networks nearby that require a password once connected, e.g. hotspots at coffee shops. My phone connects to these, ...
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Connect XOOM to internet using a USB UMTS Stick

I have bought a XOOM WiFI, and would like to know if it would be possible to connect it to internet using an external USB UMTS Stick (Huawei E122 HSPA USB Stick). I am aware this is not supported out ...
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Google Talk not working over Corporate Wifi. What can I do?

Whenever I'm connected to our corporate wifi, google chat goes offline (i.e. the contact list fades to grey). I think this is due to a port setting. As far as I know only 80 (http), 443 (ssl) and ...
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How can I find better quality video streams to my Android phone?

I'm looking for an app that will stream television and/or movies to my phone on 3G. I have a long commute and find that apps I've used (tv.com mainly) have poor selection or quality. Since Android ...
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How to use GPRS (not wifi or 3G) to get internet access?

With my Galaxy 5, I can visit websites using wifi, but how can I access them using GPRS (=when no wifi around)? I don't want to pay for a 3G data plan with my mobile operator. Background: On my old ...
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Email client that restricts certain accounts to particular connection types, e.g. company WiFi at work, 3G/GPRS for personal

Is there such an email account whereby in the account settings, one can choose which connection types that the account can use? Would like this feature so that checking personal email goes through ...