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Force Galaxy Nexus to always login to one network

My (Polish, Play) carrier has signed internal agreements with probably all of top carriers in my country. This allows their SIM cards to login and us both mother network and all other networks ...
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Moto G 2014: Maximum upload speed?

According to specs the 2nd gen. Moto G has network support for: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz) What's the actual maximum upload speed?
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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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4G mobile data being used even when mobile data setting is off?

I have a Motorola Moto G, the 4G version, with the original ROM upgraded to the latest version (4.4.4 official from Motorola). The first thing I did when I got it was the same I have done when I got ...
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Android can't see usb connection

When I connect my device (Nexus 7 2013) to PC or charger by USB, android can't see this connection. It shows that baterry don't charges, but it charges. When tablet is off and I connect it to charger ...
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How to make Hangouts automatically fallback to sms when no data connection?

I use the latest Hangouts version (the one rolled out a few days ago, which now supports voice calls) on a Nexus 5. I have set Hangouts as my default messaging app. In the past the following behavior ...
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Data works on my phone, internet doesn't?

I recently unlocked my Android phone for an international move, and got a local SIM card. Currently, all 'data' functions are working in apps - Tango, Facebook, Google search, etc. However, the ...
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Why is hotspot requiring me to go to the settings menu?

I I just click the hotspot app it says checking my subscription status and flashes 'turning hotspot on' but then comes back and does NOT turn the hotspot on. However If I go to Settings -> More ...
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Is there a way to use the mobile network for data when connected to a WiFi network? [duplicate]

I have two devices that I routinely connect to my android phone through WiFi that do not offer internet: When in my car, an OBDLink MX WiFi ...
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How Android manages data sessions

I am trying to better understand how Android manages data connections. Does anyone have a link to documentation on how Android handles data connections and sessions? I have read about ...
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Special Internet packs on Android phone?

Suppose,we might activate a special pack eg) Whatsapp pack for Airtel.How can I restrict the internet being used by other applications.So that it wont deduce any balance from main Avaliable options: ...
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Use data connection when WIFI has no internet access [duplicate]

My friend has a wireless router in his car that supports streaming music. I would like to stream music to this router from my google play (or other internet source), but as soon as I connect to his ...
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Tethering on alternative (lower and more penetrating) frequencies?

A few of forewords: Android's tethering function allows very easy set up of a wireless bridge between two devices using a standard wi-fi connection at 2.4 GHz. This can be exploited for instance by ...
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Unable To Open Google Play

I've encountering a problem. The problem is that i can't access my Google Play on a my Wi-fi. It is not on a particular tablet or phone. Its all the devices me an my family own. That includes 4 phones ...
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Can you restart data service with full strength & orange indicator?

With some regularity (6-7 times per month) my Android 4.4 phone gets into a data-wedged state where the connection is shown as full-strength LTE, but without connectivity (the icon is orange in the ...
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Phone Can Only Use GSM (2G) Data, Signal Goes Lost When Trying WCDMA

My Samsung Galaxy Fame was sent unlocked from Egypt. When I bought a 4G data plan, I did not realize I had been using 2G data. I tried to use the WCDMA setting, but this only made my phone lose signal ...
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Data connectivity disabled when phone mic is muted

This is a persistent and repeatable issue with my HTC One (Android 4.3) but I can't find any mention of it on forums etc. It would be great if anyone can tell me whether it's a known issue, specific ...
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How to force the mobile data (3G/4G) connection on a single app like Google voice recognition?

When an android phone is connected by both wifi and mobile data (3G/4G), it will preferentially use wifi since this saves battery and mobile data bandwidth. However, my mobile connection is more ...
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Disable Data Connection for Certain Applications?

So, sometimes when I'm at work, I have a problem wherein I want to use my phone's data connection to stream music, but I don't want to be bombarded with notifications from Google Voice/ GMail / ...
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Email doesn't sync over data, does sync over Wi-Fi

Ok, I just got a Droid Mini and I've been trying to get it to sync both the Gmail and the stock email applications when I'm using the data connection. They refuse to auto-sync until I switch to Wi-Fi, ...
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Why does my phone have no data connection when roaming?

My mobile carrier in the US (Sprint) provides free domestic roaming for data and calls. However, whenever I am roaming, I have no data connection (in-bound and out-bound calls work fine). I am using ...
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How to use at&t signal on tmobile note3?

Where I live tmobile had pitiful data signal but at&ts is great stuck with tmobile for awhile so was hoping for a way to use there signal? Phones rooted on stock rom/kernel via root de la vega. ...
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Managing ME under contacts list (Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini)

When I first got this phone I set up all my accounts like Google+, GMail, Skype and in contacts automatically appeared ME as first on the list, with my picture from Google+ and small icons of Google+ ...
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Galaxy SIII has a weak data connection

I've noticed that my Galaxy SIII has a very weak data connection at times. This occurs even when people around me with the same phone and carrier (T-Mobile) have perfectly adequate connections. Are ...
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rescale data usage graph

The 'Data Usage' screen is scaled to 100GB . My data plan is limited after the first month to 500MB because I am somewhat Scots. How do I rescale that graph? My Samsung Meta has Android 4.2.2
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Chrome / internet hogging dat

I have an HTC One using 4.3 I have recently "lost" a lot of data. I think I've narrowed it down to Chrome, which hogs about 10mb every morning around 6am. This is detailed as "foreground" in my usage ...
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How to stop fallback from H+ to 3G data

Is it possible, and if so how, to lock the phone to using H+ for data and not dropping back to 3G? I suspect it isn't (firmware of the radio hardware I'm guessing) but there's times where I would be ...
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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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With Android 4.4 (KitKat), my notification icons are always gray. Am I in trouble?

With Android 4.3 and earlier, gray/white signal icons in the notification bar informed about connection trouble concerning the Google Services (see e.g. What does it mean when the connectivity icons ...
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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 does Android measure connectivity state? [duplicate]

I know Android has some sort of connectivity measurement, because when there's connectivity the wifi or phone network icons will turn either green or blue, depending on the Android version. In my ...
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Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent?

Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent or will devices use GPS signals alone, to notify their locations? I am looking for a GPS-tracking app to track family members on a trip where we gonna have ...
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Xperia U: Network state is shown as UNKNOWN, data connection not working

I'm using stock Sony Xperia U. Data connection was working well until yesterday. All of a sudden I can't access 2G/3G data, it shows network state "UNKNOWN" when checked with the code *#*#4636#*#*. ...
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Connection to home server via https – works with WiFi, but not with 3G

I have a very weird issue with my phone (Alcatel 997D running Android 4.0.4). Let me start at the beginning. I provide certain services (mostly syncing stuff, Firefox and Cal/CardDAV) on a server with ...
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How to use internet from another basic mobile through bluetooth?

How to connect an android phone with the basic phone having unlimited data packs . How to use the data on their phone in android using bluetooth?
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How to prevent cell tower switching and data cut off

Samsung Galaxy S4 here. I found that my phone often switches cell towers through an app called GSM signal monitoring. I don't know if this is the phone's fault or not, but the most annoying thing ...
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How to disable cellular when WiFi is present?

I perform all my communication via the internet (Jabber, SIP), so I only need cellular as a backup. Additionally, coverage at my home is near to nonexistent and as a result, battery drains in a few ...
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Wi-Fi with no data

This has always bugged me, but I really don't know the best way to ask it (sorry if this is a duplicate): Some Wi-Fi networks that I use require secondary authentication (via a browser, etc), and ...
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2G disconnects Frequently

I have Intel XOLO (X900), I use a Airtel data connection(India). The network in my mobile 2G disconnects whenever I go home(at home there is poor network coverage). After I come out of my house, still ...
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How to automatically connect to a wiFi network and turn off 4g LTE

I'd like my Samsumg Galaxy S4 verizon phone to be able to connect to my preferred wifi networks (office and home) automatically, while at the same time turn off the 4G LTE data plan. As of right ...
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Network problems with Samsung Galaxy Young (S6312)

I'm having a network problem with my Samsung Galaxy Young (S6312) device. Sometimes while trying to make a call, even though the signal indicator shows 2 or 3 bars, the device displays a message like ...
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Remove internet access for pre-installed apps that you can't disable

I don't like any of the bloat-ware that comes pre-installed with my phone. I don't understand why carriers think they're helping me by putting it on there and not letting me take it off. When they let ...
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3G connectivity lost; reboot required to restore it

Similar to this question, but slightly different/worse: Restart data connection when stalled? Every so often – usually every day – I'll lose data connectivity (the icon in the status bar goes grey). ...
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Connection problems 3G/4G (Mobile data)

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3, Mobile data enabled, APN configured for T-mobile Applications: MightyText, BrowserTexting Internet connection is working, i can use browsers, gtalk, IMO, etc. The problem ...
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Simple way to toggle between 2G and 3G connection

TL;DR Usually, I have my device locked to "2G only" for multiple reasons: saving battery-life no need for "high-speed" to simply be informed about new mail or doing the little contacts/calendar ...
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Google maps doesn't have data connection

Ever since upgrading my Nexus 4 to CyanogenMod 10.1-20130304, Google Maps behaves improperly. I have not noticed the problem with any other app. I can open the Maps app, and it will show me where I ...
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Is it possible to selectively limit background data usage?

I have a sufficient data-plan so I've never worried about this... tomorrow though, I'm travelling abroad. Due to this, I will have restricted 3g usage. Are there any apps or Android settings to ...
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After rooting my verizon Galaxy S3, I have no data or cellular connection?

So, when I first rooted my phone, everything worked fine. I had used CM 10.1 (Or at least some version of Cyanogenmod). Being curious, I wanted to try other ROMs. I then installed MUIU v5. Didn't like ...
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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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How to block my mobile provider from showing their ads?

Whenever I use apps that have banner ads (I guess that thing is called AdMob?), I get ads from my mobile service provider. This happens only when I connect using the mobile data. I don't have ...