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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is more battery-dispendious shutting down or leave 3g on?

I know that many apps (like messaging apps eg whatsapp or facebook) every time like 30 seconds, ask the server for push notifications. I know that 3g has many state, when downloading data the consume ...
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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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Does switching my phone from 3G to LTE only matter if I use mobile data?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro with Android 5.1.1 and MIUI 7.3.2.0. In my settings I have the option to choose a network type. The options are "2G", "Prefer 3G", and "Prefer LTE". I only use WiFi to ...
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3G and wifi tweaks explanation required

Where ever I check for build.prop tweaks to enhance 3g or wifi connectivity I see this tweak , can anyone explain what these values are exactly? what is "ro.ril.hep" means ? why given the ...
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Connect to VPN without changing IP

On my windows 7 laptop, when I connect to my work VPN, my IP stays the same as it was before connecting to the VPN. However, on my android phone, when I connect to my university's VPN, my IP is ...
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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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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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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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3G/4G not working in Samsung galaxy S3 SGH-I747M

My 3G and 4G is not working on SAMSUNG SGH-I747M. It's an AT&T version of S3 so according to specifications it must support both. Can anyone tell what should I modify in order to get it working?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I find better quality video streams to my Android phone? [closed]

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 can I restore my mobile internet connection?

I was tinkering with some settings to try and improve my battery life. I used several settings widgets to turn off some settings, but when I tried to use an app that required a mobile internet ...
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how to precisely log all data connections on 3G / phone creates tons of data sessions

I had the problem that my phone burned through a 10$ prepaid card (outside US) within minutes. It created a new 1kb/2kb data connection every 4 seconds. I was fully charged for a session every time. ...
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Network preference automatically getting reverted from WCDMA to GSM only

I have been trying to register my Tecno D5 (running Android 4.0.4) with 3G network, but it is not working. Every time I click on the WCDMA mode, it turns back to GSM only.
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Many notifications show up when connected to WiFi

I have Moto G (2nd gen) with 3G connection. During my office hours I am constantly conncted to my 3G network and when I am to my home I connect to my WiFi network. I have noticed this unusual ...
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My Galxay Grande Prime can't connect to 3G anymore

I used to connect using 3G without any problem. But suddenly the 3G connection is not working anymore. Problem: The networking Symbol "H" appear for few seconds (2s-3s) and they disappear and it ...
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Data network problem: Chrome timeouts while Twitter fine

My OnePlus One cellphone works fine with WiFi. Android 5.0.2, OxigenOS 1.0.0. All apps are updated. However, when on data (3G or LTE), Chrome, Google Play and a few other apps can not communicate ...
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Convert Android Phone into Walkie Talkie

I want to know whether is it possible to reprogram the android phone or any other phone to act like a walkie-talkie by using it's internal GSM radio transceiver? Motorola used a feature called ...
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Internet Problem in yureka after Update Lollipop

After Updating my Yureka to Lollipop I am facing internet connection problem. After Using internet when I switch off the data connection. After some time when I switch on the mobile data Internet is ...
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force 3g mode on android one

As I've said, I want to forcely enable 3g mode on my micromax canvas android one. I've already searched the net for answers but all I came up with was using ##4636##, which unfortunately is disabled ...
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Smart Switch between 3G and WiFi to maximize connectivity

Hi I plan to stay connected all the time by having my Android phone switch between 3G and WiFi automatically based on availability of WiFi Network. I was wondering is there an app that can do the ...
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How to configure build.prop file to disable 3G internet?

I am using Android mobile with JellyBean 4.2.2. When on 3G, the device is heating – so I need to turn off 3G data. While that could be done by going to Settings and set mobile networks to "2G only" ...
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Use 2G instead of 3G on Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

I have a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 mobile phone. I prefer to use 2G data connection instead of 3G but I am unable to turn off the 3G service in my phone. How can I turn off the 3G service and use 2G ...
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Get 850MHz 3G working on Samsung S5 Active

I have Samsung S5 Active. It seems that it never get the 3G signal, only 2G. After some research I found that 850Mhz is disabled in my phone, I tried to enabled it with the code: *#197328640# but no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to Switch from 4G to 3G Galaxy Epic 4G SPH-D710?

I have received Galaxy S2 Epic 4G SPH-D710 unfortunately, 4G connection is not available where I live Just only 3G is available. When I turn on 4G hopefully It maybe switch to 3G automatically I get ...
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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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How will I know the signal strength of my smartphone's 3g?

How will I determine the signal strength of my smartphone's 3G whether strong or weak?