This tag is meant for issues with the mobile data connection. For other connection issues please use the tag relevant to those, e.g. 'wifi', 'usb' or 'bluetooth'.

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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 ...
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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

When I leave home or the office there is a ring around it where I simply have no connection at all. This is because the WLAN network from my router at home or the one at the office is detected, but ...
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ICMP Requests working but HTTP requests are timing out

For some context, please see this image: http://db.tt/JPJlBC5b (I will upload to SE when I am in front of desktop) Basically this issue happened once before. What's happening is my phone basically ...
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Disable mobile data during standby

I keep my mobile data (2G/3G) always on, but when the screen turns off (standby), I want it to automatically get disabled. Turn the screen back on, and it should automatically enable itself. Is there ...
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Google service connection + Corp wifi

When connected to the corporate wifi the signal bars turn grey suggesting that there is no connection to Google services. Gmail, web browsing, contact sync, calender sync, play music all appear to ...
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Data connection problem with my galaxy s3

Hi I have a peculiar data connection problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3. Cellular connections work fine at first however when the mobile loses signal and then reconnects after sometime, the data ...
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Method to monitor data connection based on location [closed]

I was wondering if there was way to ping google.com (or any other stable site) and record my GPS location. It would then append the result of the ping, GPS position, and the time to a file on my ...
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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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Lag when opening Data Manager Settings

Since I have a prepaid Internet/Data Plan, I need to turn off/on Data Connection frequently. But Navigating to Settings -> Data Manager takes at least 25-30s on my Moto Defy (2.2) device. What ...
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How to force phone to switch to faster mobile data network during file transfer

For some context, I am downloading Dragon Mobile Assistant which is a 40+ mb apk from the Google Play Store. I have an unreliable connection to Verizon Wireless' 3G mobile data network. If I am a few ...
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Lost all files on /sdcard when transfering files from PC

I just tried to transfer files from my PC (Win7) via USB MTP onto my Nexus7 which seemed to work as usual. When I tried to locate them on the tablet, I noticed that the complete /sdcard folder is ...
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How can I monitor and log data connection mode and rate, and log with location?

I would like to understand what connection type and theoretical data rate my phone is using for its data connection, and how it changes with different locations. I'm not looking for an actual data ...
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Google+ Background Data Usage

My 1GB data pack (3G) was running out a bit faster than normal, so I started investigating using the Data Usage tool (Android 4.1.2 Nexus S). That's when I found out the Google+ app had used 300 MB in ...
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Network connection lost when receiving or making a call using Samsung Galaxy S2

Recently noticing that while making or receiving a call, the net connection on the Galaxy S2 is lost. Once the call is over, the connection is restored automatically. OS is android 2.3.6 ...
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Block all connections except a single host server ? (block by server not by app)

My mobile company offers a free package for facebook with unlimited bandwidth , however when I open my 3G connection the mobile automatically connects to unknown servers (maybe google) and the mobile ...
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Data Network mode doesn't get activated on gingerbread 2.3.4

This happened all of a sudden. I could not start the 3g on my phone. The Data Network mode is always deactivated now. Although, when I go to Settings > Wireless and network settings > Mobile network ...
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USB Internet is not working in sleep mode

I am using Micromax Funbook Pro. The USB Internet connection gets disconnected after the system goes into sleep mode after 1 minute. I want to keep the connection alive. Please help.
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Restart data connection when stalled?

Occasionally the data connection of my mobile will stall, i.e. it still looks like it does have a data connection (either "H" or "G"), but no server can be contacted. (In particular, my ROM being a ...
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3G Modem sim on my Nexus S

I have a 3G modem, and have tried it's sim card in a couple different modens with success. However, I tried to put in on my Nexus S and use wifi tether, but it didn't work - although it seemed to ...
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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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How can I disable mobile data connectivity on my Sanyo Zio?

I have a pay as you go Android phone. I only pay 10 dollars per 3 months (or something like that). That means that every cent counts before I run out of money. I want this phone for emergency reasons ...
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Should I disable mobile data while I'm connected to WiFi?

If WiFi is activated, the phone expends energy trying to find WiFi connections, even if I'm not using the internet. Is the same true for mobile data? Does the phone expend any energy trying to keep a ...
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Which service provides Facebook notifications and how to disable it to use mobile network

I'm having a bit of a problem trying to disable services from using mobile data connection on my Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean. I've disabled Facebook to use mobile data connection, but I'm still ...
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How to check internet connection every xx minutes and log the result?

I am having issues with internet connection - only at home and only sometimes. I want to debug it so I am looking for an application that would check the internet connection every xx minutes and log ...
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Wi-Fi and 3G connections auto enable after upgrade to ICS 4.0.3

Since I've upgraded to 4.0.3 my rooted Samsung Galaxy S2, Wi-Fi and/or 3G connections auto enable/disable. I've found a similar question asked here: Wi-fi is auto-enabling I'd be grateful if someone ...
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Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that has some problems with the GPS: If I use internet my navigation works but when I turn the 3G off, GPS does not work. Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?
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Is it possible for my mobile carrier to track my wifi usage and bill me accordingly?

I watch a lot of inspiration videos from TED (www.ted.com.au) on my new Galaxy S2 phone. However, I only do this when I am at home and can access my home wifi network. My home wifi and the phone's 3G ...
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Which consumes less battery: Wi-Fi or 2G data?

I just want to know what consumes less battery Wi-Fi or 2G Data. My battery last long for 12- 16 hours only. I know there are lots of application which continually running and fetching data from ...
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No data connection for 2G/3G on Xperia U

I have a Sony Xperia U. I had some problems with 2G/3G data connection when I bought it. After some configuration, power off/power, removing and reinserting SIM, things went all right. Now I've ...
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Is there a way to compare networks in terms of internet connection?

I want to compare two different networks and choose the "better one". Better could be that I want to find out if the one I want to switch to would handle VoIP applications, like a Skype call in ...
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Does disabling 3G while having WiFi save battery?

If I have WiFi enabled and 3G data disabled, does it save any battery relative to having both WiFi and 3G enabled? With WiFi enabled, I didn't know if 3G enabled would make any difference since it ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace, data network mode keeps deactivating itself

Every time i turn on my data network it deactivates itself within 5 mins ,any ideas anyone? i have a Samsung Galaxy ace.