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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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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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Android TCP connection hangs on shaky internet connection

What happens is that the WiFi connection is established and the client connects to our server but data stops sending receiving from the WiFi. the connection does not drop but the internet does as if ...
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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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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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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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Rooting and Network Capabilities

Will a rooted BLU STUDIO 5.5 work with Verizon Wireless? I don't know about their networking compatibilities, even though rooted. And when I mean work, I mean get LTE. or 4G.
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Third Part Device: Get 4G on the “Uncarrier” via Root Permissions

I have a third part device. BLU STUDIO 5.5. I think my carrier (T-Mobile, a.k.a "The Uncarrier") said that this phone is originally an AT&T or Sprint phone, I don't remember. Point is, that it's a ...
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Nexus 5 4G issues

I have got a nexus 5 device on O2 network which supposedly has 4G. When I am out and about and not connected to WiFi I use my data. I can have all 4 bars and Hrsp+ yet when I load up play store or ...
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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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How can I disable 4G LTE on stock samsung (SGS3) or CyanogenMod?

My carrier, Sprint, has a lot of weak 4G coverage. In areas where I only have one 4G bar, the internet doesn't work. Every connection times out. However, these areas often have moderate-to-strong ...
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What differences are there for an “international version” phone? (Galaxy 4s)

I want to buy a Galaxy S4 without a new contract, and I noticed that the "international version" is slightly cheaper. Are there any cons to owning the international version in the US? For ...
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which version of android OS is 4G compatible?

I am still using 2.3.6 release and about to upgrade 4.2 jelly bean. Does any release provide 4G enabled OS so that i can use 4G data in my mobile. If no is there any 3rd party application which can ...
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Tweaking wimax phone for ISP

We have a WiMAX Internet provider that requires that you have a specific adapter, being Huawei BM622. Do you think it is possible to tweak the firmware on any phone or laptop and connect to the ...
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Which will work better on t-mobile: Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 or GT-i9305? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my device on a different carrier? Both are international models, and I'm looking to buy an unlocked one off of Amazon. However, I'm not too sure if they're ...
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Rarely get 4G service on my HTC Rezound

I rarely get 4G service on my HTC Rezound. I live in a city with plenty of access (Washington, DC) and visit cities which should also have access (Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York) and yet no matter ...
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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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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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Will a Samsung Galaxy S3 4G/LTE bought in the US work or be made to work on UK 4G?

I'm researching which phone to buy next and have mostly decided on a Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm on T-Mobile in the UK, which will probably transition to everything-everywhere in short order, who are ...
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HTC Amaze 4G (Videotron) - Is there a way to install Android 4.0? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I just got my new HTC Amaze 4G with Videotron and I only have Android 2.3 on it. Videotron says that they ...
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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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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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Do external booster antennas help with 4G reception?

I have a Sprint HTC-EVO 4G. Today it's snowing, I'm in a downtown high-rise, and I'm only getting 3G. Would a booster antenna help (either now, or in general)?
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Does 4G work with new ROM on 4G phone? [closed]

In general, how can I know whether my 4G phone with a non-stock ROM still has 4G functionality? I've read in various forums and how-tos that rooting and flashing a new ROM on your 4G Android device ...
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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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Do Verizon 4g phones degrade to 3g when 4g is not available?

I'm thinking about getting a Verizon Android 4G phone. But I have a question about how 4G works... 4G is supported in my city, however if I move into a part of the city where 4G isn't covered or it's ...
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Why does the 3G connection drop issue happen on all Verizon 4G LTE handsets?

OK, after having reviewed the Samsung DROID Charge, reviewing and owning a DROID BIONIC, and hearing from many Thunderbolt users, it seems like one problem is common to all Verizon 4G handsets: a ...
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Does LTE require a special modem from WiMAX or just a firmware upgrade?

Sprint has talks of starting LTE data, but for now all their 4g phones support WiMAX. I am considering starting a sprint unlimited contract with the EVO 3D phone. The phone supports WiMAX 4g, on a ...
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What are the *technical* reasons preventing connection to 4G? How can I diagnose myself?

I have an EVO Shift, and often see an icon similar to 4G! (see enclosed picture with red arrow) in my android status bar. I have consulted with my carrier ad-nauseum, read the manual, rebooted, ...
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What can I expect from the “Pure Google” Nexus S 4G?

Sprint recently announced that they are going to sell the Nexus S, and that it will be "Pure Google", implying that there will not be any additional carrier fluff on the device. I am considering ...
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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 ...