"Global System for Mobile Communications". Used by phones on most carriers, but is specific to the make of phone. Most AT&T phones, for example, are GSM.

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My phone not registering to 2G (GSM only) network

I am using a Sony Xperia Neo L (MT25i). After updating the OS, my phone not registering to 2G (GSM only mode) network. It works perfectly with 3G (WCDMA only or WCDMA proffered mode) network. While ...
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Issue in GSM for Straight Talk and MMS.

I just purchased a GSM unlocked Android phone. And called into Straight Talk to get the new APN setting. But, the settings they gave me would not allow me to receive MMS. The web and testing ...
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Can't tell if HTC One V is GSM or CDMA

I recently won an HTC One V and I want to sell it, but I'm not sure what carriers it supports. I won it from an HTC stand I went to, and all they said was that the phone was unlocked so that it could ...
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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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Check network availability using phone's modem (low level)

I am trying to find network availability using my phone's GSM modem. Last night I had almost done it using following procedure with adb shell connecting phone with Ubuntu laptop. Terminal 1 ./adb ...
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Is there a way to switch between radio modes without the phone radio completely shutting down?

Is it possible to have the radio switch between WCDMA Preferred mode, GSM mode, and WCDMA only, for example, without the radio switching off and on again? The radio completely loses signal during the, ...
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GSM Rom To CDMA Rom

I have a marvelc (HTC Wildfire S CDMA) and was wondering if there is a way to convert GSM roms (for the marvel) to CDMA (for the marvelc). This rom looks nice but its for the marvel, not marvelc. I ...
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Why isn't there any encryption application on GSM calling?

I just wondering the reason why there is no encryption tool for GSM calling in android. Is it legal or technical problem? Thank you
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GSM signal lost - howto get signal back without restarting

Several times a week I have the problems where the GSM signal is lost on my phone, due to bad coverage in that area. The real problem for me is that when that happens, and when I move to a place with ...
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Cannot receive calls but can make calls on my tablet HCL ME Y2

I recently bought a HCL ME Y2 tablet with Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) installed. It has a SIM slot and when I use the Phone dialer (the blue phone icon app), I can make calls over GSM but when ...
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How to tell current frequency band?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace, with quad-band I believe. It is possible to see the current connection network type, e.g. UMTS, EDGE, etc, by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Status. But it does not ...
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Verizon GSM SIM card for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S2

I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S2. I bought it from Bangladesh. It has been working well with any Bangladeshi GSM SIM card. I just arrived in USA. Is it possible to get a Verizon GSM SIM card for ...
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Can the Nexus 7 send and receive GSM texts and calls?

The Nexus 7 3G is out and I'm wondering whether Android 4.2 tablets are still data-only devices. Can I install a custom ROM or apk to this tablet so that I can send and receive GSM calls and text ...
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How to switch the GSM/3G module off?

I only use my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Chat) as a "pocket computer" (with WiFi) and don't use it to make telephone calls (I use a dual-SIM "dumbphone" for this). All the time it shows a cellular ...
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XYZ X1 Change band from 900 to 850

I just bought the XYZ X1 Android phone with GSM: 900/1800MHz, WCDMA 2100 MHz Unfortunately in my country are 850/1900MHz frequences. Is it possible to change the band on this phone? I've tried to ...
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How to use Android modem without using PC

I have rooted my mobile. I wanted to use modem of Android phone without connecting to PC. How to give AT commands without connecting to PC, because in http://atinout.sourceforge.net/, it is suggesting ...
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Is it possible to turn of the GSM radio and still use data connection?

I recently starting using a Samsung Galaxy S4. I need to use a special phone at my work. For that purpose I have a duo card where I turn off one phone to use the other. The problem is that I can ...
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Sony Xperia Play CDMA to GSM

I have an Xperia Play that was originally with Verizon and therefore using CDMA. I want to use it with the Rogers network now. I've read that the Qualcomm chip inside supports both types of networks ...
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android network provider always returns longitude value as -1.0E-5 but latitude value seems ok (e.g. 37.56003)

One android LBS app on HTC wildfire A3366 (G8) with android v2.2 (including google GMS service package), while using the GSM SIM card of China Mobile always runs great to get valid network geolocation ...
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How to unroot a GSM Galaxy Nexus without reverting to the stock ROM

I recently rooted and unlocked the Bootloader on my Galaxy Nexus — direct from Google — using this method. Upon doing so my phone reverted to the stock Jelly Bean ROM I had just after upgrading. All ...
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Google play login different GSM carriers

I moved to the USA from Kenya with my android handset, but am unable to log in to google play on my new network, T-mobile. Can anyone help me fix this?
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Foreign phone, stuck on 2G

I am currently working on a Coolpad 8150, a Chinese phone running Android 2.3.7. It is connected to T-Mobile (in the United States) and can place calls successfully. However, it is stuck on 2G. I have ...