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 can I prevent my phone from using any kind of internet?

I have a weird plan and my phone went over its bandwidth usage this month... mostly just syncing up with Gmail, Twitter etc. So right now, every 5 minutes or so, my phone is telling me that it has ...
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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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IP address using 3G/4G modem (USB on the go)

If I use a 3G USB (on the go) modem on my Android device, do I get the IP assigned by the Carrier as the SIM card was inside of the device? Does it appear as usb0 in ifconfig? Thank you. PS I would ...
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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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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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Change DNS for mobile data without using an app

(My phone is rooted and runs Android 5.1) How can one change the DNS addresses of mobile data (and persistently, if possible) without the requirement of an app?
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3g network connection Problem while using data

For last two months or so, the situation in my two years old international HTC One X is that the data is not connecting when it is on 3g network but it is working absolutely fine with 2g network. when ...
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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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Can a 3G android phone support 4G?

I own a Samsung galaxy note 3 N900 which is a 3G phone. Its specification include HSPA+ : HSDPA 42.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps In my area, Airtel is providing 3G at the speed of 2 Mbps and 4G at ...
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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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Moto G2 internet connection switch from 3G to 2G network

I am using Moto G2 with Lollipop 5.0.2. And I am having this trouble that whenever I am using 3G service, it automatically switches to 2G and in between it gets back to 3G. This keeps on going and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Galaxy S2 Lite restarts when using 3G network

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2 Lite running on Android 4.1.2. Using WiFi is fine, but if I use 3G, in some minutes the phone just restarts from nothing. It happens always near my house. In other places ...
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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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How can I timeout my hotspot?

I use my hotspot on the go, then forget to switch to Wifi when I reach my home or office. Is there an app that times-out the hotspot -- and cellular data in general -- and switches to Wifi? It coudl ...
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Periodic sync of data using Llama

Is it possible to set an Event using Llama, to repeat each hour that switches on the 3G connection, syncs data and then turns off the 3G connection again. I would like to use this during work hours ...
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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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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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Android tablet as 3G gateway - Limit tethering device 3G bandwidth

Scenario: An Android tablet computer acts as 3G gateway for multiple devices connecting to it via WiFi; everything happens in a moving vehicle. How can I limit the 3G/GPRS bandwidth of the devices ...
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Android doesn't connect to proxy server

In the past I could connect to a proxy by entering the proxy's settings in the APN settings or Wireless settings. However, now android seems to ignore my set proxy - after hitting Save it disconnects ...
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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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Phone uses 3G even when connected to WiFi

I've a Moto-G XT1033. When I connect the phone to WiFi, it connects fine, shows the WiFi icon but uses 3G for internet. H+ or E is shown over mobile signal icon and an exclamation mark on WiFi. ...
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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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I cannot locate 3g in my htc

How can I locate 3g in my htc android to configure it. I have tried to serch for it in my htc but i cannot locate it.please help me out on how i can locate 3g in my htc
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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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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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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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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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How can I cancel an ongoing OTA update download?

I've been trying to avoid my phone updating for about a week now. Every few minutes I'm switched away from whatever app I'm using to an update screen. Originally there was an option to update later, ...
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How do I limit 3g speed on my Nexus One

I have 1gb of traffic per month. Internet speed is 2.2mbits, so it's pretty easy to waste all gb in a few days. I don't usually watch youtube from my phone, and 500-700 kbits would be pretty enough ...
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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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3G only loading Facebook and Google related sites

I own a Xiaomi Redmi running miui v5 on top of Android 4.2.2. Since some weeks ago I am facing the following problem: When I connect using 3G with any sim-card, I can only access to Facebook and ...
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HTC Desire P voice/MMS works, but 3G doesn't

I brought a phone (HTC Desire P) from overseas to U.S.A. I got a voice/data plan with AT&T. We tested the voice but forgot to test data, and later found that the 3G data isn't working. I tried to ...
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What causes latencies in the 1-10 second range?

I use my mobile phone as access point now and then. Both home and abroad I have regularly experienced extremely high latencies (10000ms) with fairly low packet loss (5%). What causes this? I have ...
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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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How to check for supported wireless network data protocols?

Is it possible to check which of the following wireless network protocols are supported on an Android device by installing an application rather than by checking the device's specifications on the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Kingsing K3 g3 connection

I have a Kingsing K3 but it doesn't seem to connect to the 3G service. I think it is set up correctly - any ideas why it won't work?
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How can I tell the differences between a 3G, 3G LTE, and 4G phone?

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask, but it looks like the Gadget StackExchange has been closed. I've been doing research on mobile phones and looking at different Android devices and I'm a ...