A cellular network or mobile network is a radio network distributed over land areas called cells, each served by at least one fixed-location transceiver, known as a cell site or base station. In a cellular network, each cell uses a different set of frequencies from neighboring cells, to avoid ...

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Losing network operator on Samsung Galaxy SIII mini

For some time now (I think it's from the latest Android update) I have this problem, that time to time (on daily basis) people can not reach me, like I would lose connection to the Network. I get an ...
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My cellular networks slower than USB tethering, what shoud i do?

In the first glance to my title, it doesn't really make sense because the hotspot itself should equal/faster than the client who borrow/tether the network, but due to unknown reason, it always slower, ...
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Which modem firmware for Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) works best with the mobile networks in Russia?

Trying to use a Samsung Galaxy S device coming from China or Korea in Russia lead to the observation that the quality of the connection to the mobile network is much worse than on Samsung Galaxy S we ...
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LG Leon H320 error “The network is unavailable!”

My LG Leon is running Android 5.0.1 and shows every 30 min to 1 hr the above mentioned error without any particular reason. I'm just browsing the internet or running some app, and then suddenly a ...
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Can't download apps from Google Play store via mobile network

I have a Sony Xperia sola in Egypt. I bought it with Gingerbread, then I upgraded to ICS 4.0.4. After the upgrade, I became unable to download any apps from Google Play using my mobile network, and ...
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Power Efficiency: Network mode 4G LTE vs 3G GSM/WCDMA?

Which network mode is more power efficient: LTE 4G or GSM 3G? I assume using a 4G network uses more power even if you don't use the data connection, as from the little I understand about mobile ...
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How to change “Preferred Network Mode” using adb without reboot?

I'm trying to change my phone's (CM 12, Stock 4.2, both rooted) preferred network mode from "GSM/WCDMA" (0) to "WCDMA only" (2) and vice versa (there can be other modes too), using command-line only. ...
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Android lollipop Nexus5 mobile network exclamation mark

I am using nexus5 and I have never had problems using mobile data network. Some days ago I updated to 5.0.1 and problems started occuring, exclamation mark on mobile network icon, internet stopped ...
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No Service on Galaxy SL GT I9003

I have a Samsung Galaxy SL running Android 2.3.6. I bought a new battery and it was working perfectly until I put on recharge. Immidiately after I put it for recharge, it started showing "No ...
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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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metropcs ZTE no network and doesn't connect,

I recently had to factory reset my phone. Now when I put the SIM card in from my Huawei it won't connect to the carrier data network, it only works on WiFi.
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network problem after update in lollypop of Micromax unite 2

I updated my unite 2 4gb from service Center in Lollypop. After then its problem create no network some time . Then its fixe when I on flight mode and off it or restarting phone. But after some time ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.1.2 Unable to connect to mobile network

I recently purchased the handset from the US and currently using it in Vodafone (India) . I upgraded the firmware to 4.1.2 it was working fine and then all of a sudden I am not able to connect to any ...
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Tor Bot with Selective Routing

I've installed the TorBot application (mostly for the use of ChatSecure), and I've enabled selective routing for applications I want to use For (Onion routing?), such as Facebook, ChatSecure etc. ...
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Note 5 reading only one SIM card

My Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was working fine until one day when I used a new SIM card for one mobile network instead of the one I lost. That SIM wasn't recognized by the phone and it was showing ...
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Is there a way to determine what mobile network frequency band is in use?

I use a Nexus 5X on T-Mobile's network in the United States. Is there a way to tell what frequency band is in use when using LTE? A Sony Xperia Z3 compact also on T-Mobile is unable to use LTE in many ...
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Micromax Unite 2 A106 updated to Lollipop version and no network or sim detected

Using Micromax Unite 2 A106, updated to latest version of lollipop, after finalization and restarting my phone is not able to detect any SIM/network. Also no display of selection of Mobile network is ...
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No option for “mobile network” on Dell Venue 8

My friend has bought new "Dell Venue 8 3830" tablet with Android JellyBean 4.3. Now we want to connect a 3g dongle (D-Link) via a micro-usb cable which came with it. When i connect the dongle to the ...
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Signal problem with Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5630 mobile

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5630 phone with IDEA network provider. I am having signal loss problems many times a times. When I try to make a call, it says "Network unavailable". I though this ...
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3g network connection Problem while using data

For last two months or so, the situation in my two years old international HTC One X is that the data is not connecting when it is on 3g network but it is working absolutely fine with 2g network. when ...
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Is it possible to set DNS for mobile network

I live in Canada and use an unblocking service to access US Netflix content, Pandora and Hulu. I would like to be able to use this service while not on my WiFi is there a way to set the DNS server to ...
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Enable Location Services via Remote Control

I always disable (Google) Location Services on my phone because they are always drain a lot battery (probably because my mobile Internet is very slow). But in case I lose my phone I can't use any ...
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Can Telegram notifications be disabled?

Can you disable Telegram notifications somehow? I am seeing a huge battery consumption since last few weeks and after upgrading to Android 5.0.2. After one day of use battery app is reporting that ...
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How to stop a notification saying “Registering to Network” every few seconds?

On Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE SHV-E120K Android v4.1.2 without a SIM I get "Registering to Network" notification repeatedly. How to stop? Thanks.
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Forward tethered device?

Alright, so I have a raspberry pi (192.168.42.53 on rndis0) that is tethered to an android tablet to access the internet. The tablet is connected to my home LAN via WiFi (on wlan0). How do I forward ...
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Aggregating two 4G/3G data links from 2 different sims?

Having two 4G capable sims -from truely two different operators (no virtual carriers at all)- and a Dual Active sim phone (Zenfone 2 Laser), I want to do true load balancing with a 1 sim + 1 sim 4G/3G ...
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What does the “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” option in Developer Settings do?

In Android Lollipop 5.0, I noticed that "Developer Options" features a checkbox for "Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover" that is unchecked by default. Does anybody know what this setting does and ...
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Change mobile network DNS on Lollipop and up

Ok, this is a constantly asked question, how to change mobile network DNS. But in different Android version, you will get different method. So this is the reason I ask this. I have already known a ...
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Nexus 9 - How do I change the cellular band?

I've got an international edition 32GB Nexus 9 LTE. It appears to be unable to connect to 3.5G / HSPA+ networks, as a result, I get poor data speeds (3G is pretty slow for my requirements). I've got ...
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DNS blocking on mobile networks?

I'm using my HTC One phone on Sprint's network in NYC, and noticed that my phone cannot access Imgur. On Chrome, when using mobile data (3G/4G): http://i.imgur.com/TDvhBMA.jpg Fails to resolve ...
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Why does my phone say I am roaming when connected to my “home” network?

I recently got a new phone, the Elephone P7000 and it runs stock android 5.0. Everything seems to work perfectly apart from the fact that most of the time the top status bar says I am roaming. When I ...
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Can cellular network providers detect the phone model/make when their sim is activated?

When the user inserts the sim card and activates, can the cellular network provider detect what phone the user uses? Like say Motorola Droid. Or at least the phone is a smartphone or not?
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Dual active LTE + multipath tcp + VPN

I travel a lot and having a constantly reliable Internet connection is high on my priority list. Tethering from my phone is often times spotty. Different carriers are good in some areas and poor in ...
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Cannot connect to Network - EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY

I was trying out some ROMs which I downloaded from needrom.com. At first it was fine. Then when I flashed a particular ROM, I started getting "INVALID IMEI" and could not connect to the network ...
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Nexus 4 3G not working

The phone is running AOSP Marshmallow, it is rooted and has Xposed installed. Mobile operator is Latvian Mobile Phone with working data plan. I can send and receive calls and texts and use WiFi. So ...
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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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Why is my LG G3 receiving text messages with the wrong words?

I am using the LG G3 on AT&T's network. When receiving messages from a Galaxy S5, also on AT&T's network, the last part of the message shows words that the other person did not send to me. If ...
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Micromax A106-Network Issue after System update

Mobile Model- Micromax A106 I am facing some problem when I try to connect Internet after System update. When I switchon the Data Connection, the internet Symbol "E" is not appeared at the top and the ...
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Will it work if I set up a http/ssh/ftp server on my android phone using the cellular mobile network?

I can set up a ssh server on my android phone, by running SSH Server by Ice Code App on my Android 4.4.2 phone over my home WiFi network. So my laptop can access the my phone via ssh in the same WiFi ...
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No mobile signal after installing CyanogenMod

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2 (GT-I9100) and baseband version I9100XXMS3. As far as I understand from this page it's a UK modem, which is where I am. When using the latest stock Android I was still able ...
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LG G2 not picking 3G and GSM Signals

I just bought an LG G2 32GB Version from China. The problem is it does not pick up any network connection, it keeps saying Searching for service. I just noticed the box is written 100%LTE. Is there ...
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Moto G2 internet connection switch from 3G to 2G network

I am using Moto G2 with Lollipop 5.0.2. And I am having this trouble that whenever I am using 3G service, it automatically switches to 2G and in between it gets back to 3G. This keeps on going and ...
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I can't connect to a device that is connected with GPRS

My android 2.3 phone is connecting to the internet using the GPRS network and I get a new IP everytime I reconnect. So now I try to connect to my phone which is connected to the internet - the ...
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Will my new Xiaomi RedMi Note 2 prime work for LTE network?

I just bought this smartphone, and I am confused if it will work in my area and if it will work for 4G and LTE. I called the support of T-Mobile, and they said if it configured correctlly, it will ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3 shows “no network” after doing factory reset

I got my Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.3 from my mum, just yesterday. I factory reset it before using it and afterwards I inserted my SIM card and it shows "no network ". I manually searched, ...
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Experiencing frequent network[operator] disconnects on Nexus 4

I frequently find my nexus 4 showing "Emergency calls only" as the network gets disconnected, and 90% of the times it does not automatically connects. Whenever i am travelling, this problem is more ...
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Is it possible to adblock while on mobile data?

I can use AdBlock Plus to block ads on wifi. Is there a way to do it while on mobile data? I'd like to use it in Chrome, if possible.
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Mobile network sign disappears, replaced by “stop sign” icon

I am using Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 device. I have SIM card inserted for mobile data usage. First time, it is working as I captured status bar image as shown with mobile data sign :- but ...
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GPS is not getting fix signal

I have a couple devices (Moto e XT1021, Moto e 2nd gen). Suddenly the app running on these devices stopped working, due the device stop receiving gps changes updates. I did some research and tests, ...
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Galaxy s5 network mode disabled

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900R7) from Swappa.com and as per the seller the phone has a clean IMEI (which is true as per multiple website checks) and is unlocked**(I have a doubt ...