4G is the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards, therefore the successor of the 2G and 3G families of standards. The candidates for 4G are LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WirelessMAN-Advanced.

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Nexus 9 - How do I change the cellular band?

I've got an international edition 32GB Nexus 9 LTE. It appears to be unable to connect to 3.5G / HSPA+ networks, as a result, I get poor data speeds (3G is pretty slow for my requirements). I've got ...
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Is there a fix for an unrooted HTC 3d having wifi and 4g problems?

My HTC 3d cannot connect to 4g. I called sprint and they tIt old me that the 4g network has been scaled back and everything is LTE now. Any insights into this? If I try to turn wifi on it rarely works ...
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How can I force version 5.0.1 on Note 4 to only connect to 4G LTE when available?

My Note 4 running 5.0.1 will often connect to 4G rather than 4G LTE when both are available. When this happens I can turn airplane mode on and off it will then reconnect to 4G LTE, sometimes with 5 ...
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Is it possible to enable 4G/LTE band 40 in Nexus 5 D820?

I have a LG Nexus 5 D820 model purchased in USA. Now I am in Chennai, India on Airtel network. As I understand Indian LTE/4G bands are 3 and 40 and unlucky me my service provider Airtel seems to be in ...
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Can I use an unlocked T-Mobile Galaxy S5 on AT&T? [closed]

I made the unfortunate mistake of buying a Galaxy S5 through AT&T and was rewarded with a locked bootloader and no fun whatsoever for any reason ever. As a remedy, I've considered purchasing a ...
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How to safely activate LTE on S4 mini (GT-i9195) running 4.2.2?

I'd like to activate LTE on my device: S4 mini with LTE (GT-i9195). There seems to be ways of doing this, but they seem rather "scary" and experimental at best: ...
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Xperia Z3v Simultaneous LTE and Voice Service

I'm told by Verizon that the Z3v will be unable to access mobile data while in a call until January. If only they told you this before the sale! In any case, does anyone know of a workaround, or a way ...
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Change IMEI number to obtain tablet data plan?

It looks like T-Mobile offers very cheap data-only plans, but these are only available for tablets. I have read that this is enforced by tracking your IMEI. I was wondering: Is it possible to change ...
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Lost 3G/4G signals, 2G works only; factory reset or downgrade or changes in network settings didn't help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE working on Lollipop and I completely lost the 3G and 4G signals. I can only use the 2G signal. When I choose in the network options (Only HSPA) there's a stop like ...
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Can 4G be used on a 3G phone if 4G bands are supported?

I have a 3G phone but it supports the 4G band (1800 MHz) which is available in my area. Is there any way I can enable my phone to support 4G? I went to *#*#4636#*#*, and there is an LTE option, but I ...
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Can HTC Thunderbolt's LTE not be turned off?

I'm going to buy a Thunderbolt and I've heard that you can't turn LTE off on it. Is that true? If so, is there any workarounds for it?
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How can I find out which bands my phone supports

Background: I recently bought the Padfone X, and have been attempting to get it on my network. Part of this effort has been verifying information I have found online which claims that it supports LTE ...
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Does OnePlus 2 “DUAL SIM 4G” support dual 4G?

I've read that most dual-SIM phones can only use the other SIM for 2G voice service. Is OnePlus 2 DUAL SIM 4G any different?
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Does Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 show which LTE Band is used (e.g. 12)?

I'm a T-Mobile US customer, and I'm quite interested in getting a phone with Band 12 support, and one that'll actually let me have a better understanding of the network and whether I'm receiving the ...
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LG G2 not picking 3G and GSM Signals

I just bought an LG G2 32GB Version from China. The problem is it does not pick up any network connection, it keeps saying Searching for service. I just noticed the box is written 100%LTE. Is there ...
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None, or choppy, 3G/LTE data transfer with T-Mobile US on international HTC One M8

I have an international HTC One M8, and an off-contract plan with T-Mobile (highest priced, unlimited LTE). If I go into settings and set mobile data to only use 2G, everything works reliably. With ...
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Will my new Xiaomi RedMi Note 2 prime work for LTE network?

I just bought this smartphone, and I am confused if it will work in my area and if it will work for 4G and LTE. I called the support of T-Mobile, and they said if it configured correctlly, it will ...
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Is my phone bugged

I have been very suspect of my phone lately. It has been acting very weird. So I started poking around in it. Now I know nothing about phones or computers so bear with me. I looked in my apps and ...
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Will the 2015 Nexus phones (5X, 6P) work with any US cell provider? [duplicate]

I'm pretty geeky, but I haven't really followed all the tech behind LTE rollouts and wireless bands and whatnot. I barely know the difference between CDMA and GSM. I know Verizon didn't use a SIM and ...
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Very low speed for 4G on my new phone

I got a new Zenfone 2 Z551ML running Lollipop, and everything works well on it. The only issue I have, and it's a big one: the internet speed is ridiculously low when using mobile data on my Free ...
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How to set signal strength threshold for switching WiFi on and off?

When the WiFi signal strength is low, the phone switches to a 4G network. When the WiFi signal strength is high, the phone switches to that WiFi network. This is normal behavior for any Android ...
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Why no LTE with same phone (s4 mini gt-i9195), same android (4.4.2), same provider, same contract?

Two phones sitting on my desk with same phone (samsung s4 mini gt-i9195) same android (4.4.2) and not rooted same provider same contract but in more networks > mobile networks > network mode ...
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Enable LTE on Nexus 6 with Lollipop

My new Nexus 6 isn't giving me an LTE icon in my cell service - I get the same old H that was showing on my Nexus 4 before I upgraded. I'd expect to see LTE here : I talked to my carrier, who said ...
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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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Connect android phone to WAN port of router (not lan)

I would like to connect my phone to a router so that I can share its internet connection among the devices in my house. How do I connect the phone to the WAN port of my router so that the router is ...
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Why did my tablet just suddenly stop wanting to charge?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Lte and when I plug it in with its original samsung wall charger that charges any other samsung device I have, It's not charging or showing the charging icon. This just ...
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Making the phone LG G2 4G LTE (D802T) use LTE permanently

I have recently purchased LG G2 D802T. In my country 4G is recently launched (Pakistan) but in my mobile while trying to search for networks it has only GSM or WCDMA (No LTE). My question is that how ...
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Need to recover android system for soft bricked Onda v919 4G

I have an Onda v919 4G that I messed with and broke. I changed a line in the /system/etc/parameters file. I wanted the system to use my SD card (256 Gb) as the primary storage device for my apps and ...
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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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My 4G just stops working randomly

I have a Galaxy S4 updated to Lolipop, 5.0.1. Sometimes, and its becoming more frequent, my 4G will just shut off. I can still connect to WiFi and get Internet, but it won't allow me on the internet ...
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Connect to a device with WiFi, but use 4G for Internet [duplicate]

As the title states, is there a way to connect to a WiFi device (my drone), yet use another app on 4G? Right now when I'm connected to my drone using WiFi, I can't use 4G, but is there a work around? ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S6 on Verizon - capable of simultaneous voice and LTE w/o having to use VoLTE?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S6 on Verizon support using 4G LTE data while on a voice call without having to use VoLTE mode? It seems like a lot of newer phones don't support this. VoLTE might be fine if ...
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Software Load Balancer for android

i have H+ data network from my mobile phone network operator and 2Mb connection with Wi-Fi router connected to the DSL in home. i want to Combine this two in my android device (galaxy note II ) for ...
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Which uses more battery? 4G lte internet or Wi-Fi?

I usually am within range of my Wi-Fi hotspot, and am using a Samsung Galaxy Note II. I've always wanted to know whether I'd have better battery-life if I was to turn off Wi-Fi? I have unlimited 4G ...
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Can I connect Wi fi and 4G at the same time for different things [duplicate]

Is it posible to receive via WiFi data( only receive not send) to transmit later via 4G to internet Is not like hot spot(though maybe this is the name ) I just want to conect a wifi card or any ...
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A phone as a home 4G modem/router?

I live in a rural area where traditional cable, fiber, and even DSL are not a possibility. I am using a weird wireless system a local ISP set up for this area, but its flaky, slow and expensive. The ...
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Is my phone using LTE if the notification area says 4G?

When I bought my Galaxy S5, it came with Android 4.4.2. When I was connected to my mobile data network, the notification area had a little icon that said "LTE" above to arrows showing data being ...
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Nexus 4 rooted, stuck at CM10 for various reasons - HELP!

I've been using a Nexus 4 for almost 2 years now. I rooted it to get LTE connection. Downgraded radio and all... it was beyond my level of expertise but I managed to get LTE and CM10, along with a ...
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enable lte nexus 4

There seems to be various sources on the Internet on how this can be achieved. A Modem Flashing version that required a rooted phone and a code dialed on the phone. Can someone tell me which of these ...
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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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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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Can I increase signal strength on my Samsung Galaxy s4 active?

I recently purchased a used Samsung Galaxy S4 that used to be on AT&T, but it has been unlocked, or something so that I can now use it on Koodo (canadian carrier). The signal is very weak. It's ...
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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 ...
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Does excellent 4G coverage imply excellent 3G coverage? [closed]

Is the primary benefit of 4G LTE speed, and not signal strength? I want to sign up on T-Mobile with a Moto E, which is not an LTE enabled phone. Of course 3G is passe, so 3G coverage isn't clearly ...
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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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How to avoid to have my carrier resend information to my G2X after losing sms over 4g after instaling a rom

Ever since I got that great/not so great phone I have been attempting to get a good version of gingerbread running on it since the stock version of froyo LG has on it is too unstable for me. Every ...
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Point of using 4G enabled Nexus tablet in the USA

As far as I know, the providers (AT&T, Verizon, TMobile) in the USA neither sell nor support mobile connection for Nexus tablets. So what is the point of buying a Nexus tablet with 4G support in ...
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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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Will disabling LTE extend my battery life even if I'm not using it?

I was just wondering, if disabling LTE will improve my battery life even if I'm never using it (there's no LTE in my country).