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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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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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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Moto X has 5 models with different LTE bands. Does it matter which one I get?

I want to purchase an LTE phone for use with T-Mobile. According to Wikipedia model XT1053 is what I need... however it uses LTE bands that many of the other phones don't use. What is an LTE band? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I restrict Nexus 7 2013 LTE to 2G/3G, instead of just 2G?

In the settings on Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE, there is an option to restrict the device to 2G networks for better battery life, which makes it use 2.75G GSM EDGE. Why is there no option to do the same ...
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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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).
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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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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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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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Enable LTE on Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet

I have a brand new Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet and failed or enabling LTE on it. I had two cards (microSIM for Nexus and nanoSIM for iPad Mini) from the very same LTE-enabled local (Poland) ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I use an unlocked T-Mobile Galaxy S5 on AT&T?

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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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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How to check, if my ASUS Nexus 7 LTE really is LTE version?

Following this question and my many further tests, I begin to fear, that my ASUS Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE isn't actually a LTE version and I simply has been cheated, paying for LTE version and getting 3G ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to enable USB diagnostic port in an android phone?

Currently we are developing a LTE software which need the information from the Phone using QXDM tool.As of now,Most of the USB dongles and mobiles which i bought are having ROM with USB diagnostic ...
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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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LG G2 4G LTE (D802T)

Hello everyone 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 ...
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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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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 ...