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Whether or not you can use a phone on a specific carrier depends on a variety of factors, but it is generally possible to figure it out provided that you can find enough information on the device and carrier you are interested in. The main points to focus on will be the cellular standard the carrier uses, the frequency bands it uses, and the associated ...


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I will say yes, but, that answer doesn't necessarily hold true 100% of the time. It really depends on the bands that the device supports. On the device spec sheets you will usually see something like this: 800/1900/700 These are the bands that the device will operate on. I pulled these numbers from the Droid Bionic. From that spec sheet, it goes even ...


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Yes, it has HSPA+ which is what T-Mobile's "4G" actually stands for. This article on AndroidAuthority should help you understanding why it doesn't have LTE.


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Since the nature of your question is simply "is this possible", the answer is yes, there are ways to spoof your ESN. Often this is a form of phone cloning, which is also simply referred to as ESN cloning. The concept is that you take one phone and then configure it to broadcast using the ESN of a different phone, effectively "cloning" the second as far as ...


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Simple answer: No. 3G (also called UMTS) is a different techology than 4G (also called LTE). Both technologies don't share any common base technology (starting with the frequencies and going over to the encoding technologies). So your carrier has two different nets, one with 3G and another with 4G. If you are lucky being near a 4G base station you have an ...


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Is that true? Yes, this is true. The USA is currently using the 700, 800 (Sprint only, I think), 1700 and 1900 MHz bands for LTE service, whereas European providers are using 800, 900, 1800, and 2600 MHz (Wikipedia). If it's true, can the US variant be persuaded to work in the UK, 4G-wise? I'm not shy of flashing custom ROMs and so forth. No. The ...


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Often times, one of the main differences between Android phone models is the supported frequency bands. This can be because they simply use different antennas for different bands, or because they support completely different network standards (e.g. CDMA and GSM versions). It is not uncommon for devices to be released with completely different names on ...


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An "LTE band", or any other type of "band" that you read about with relation to a phone, is referring to the radio frequencies that the phone picks up. Each cellular provider builds their network on a specific set of radio frequencies which are divided up into chunks that are assigned band numbers. So, using your T-Mobile example, band 4 is specifically ...


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LTE bands are the bands of radio spectrum that the cellular networks run on. There are 44 defined bands and different carriers in different areas use different bands to provide service. Wikipedia has a fairly extensive list of who uses what bands. Yes, T-Mobile operates on band 4 (aka AWS), so any other band capability on the device would go unused. If ...


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The HTC Evo does not contain any LTE hardware, so it wont work


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First, WiMax and 4G are completely separate. WiMax already has real-world implementation, whereas 4G does not; 4G is still in development. Second, 3G LTE is also completely separate from 4G. LTE also has real-world implementation. A 3G LTE phone can only operate at 4G speeds if it has hardware capable of it. The manufacturer will undoubtedly advertise ...


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your phone doesn't support 4G it supports 3G++ which almost 4g and supports high speed downloads , the short unswer to your question is you can't use the 4g plan proposed by your carrier due to your phone's hardware limitation. the bright side is HSPA+ is not so bad you will not notice the difference.


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Is your phone called the Micromax a350 Canvas Knight? If so, I'm sorry, but your phone DOESN'T support 4G, according to the specs sheet found on gsmarena. Don't be excited to see the LTE in the *#*#4636#*#* options, because that menu lists all the possible bands there is, although your phone might not support all or some of them. The maximum you can ...


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I have a Nexus S for T-Mobile, and I've enjoyed it so far. There's only been one update for the Nexus S so far, to 2.3.3. I didn't get it the first day, so I installed it myself. Unless Sprint turns it off, you should be able to tether. I can both over Wifi and USB. I have never needed to root, and I'm a rather advanced Android user. You can unlock the ...


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https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dazbradbury.restartConnections While not an actual solution - this app does remedy (99% of the time, in my experience) the connectivity issues.


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In the HTC Dream (G1) the UMTS radio (3G) is a separate board from the rest of the phone. While this is a Desire Z and I haven't had the opportunity to take one apart, it's probably very similar. The 3G/4G daughterboard (or if it's connected, antenna) could have failed, cracked, disconnected or sustained damage in some other way. Software won't fix it. You ...


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It's hard to say without knowing what specific model(s) you're thinking of, but by and large the antennas you're thinking of are probably designed for 3G/EVDO, in which case the answer is no. Sprint's WiMAX network operates on a completely different frequency than it's 3G network, so the antenna for one will not work for the other. The EVO itself has two ...


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Yes, the current Verizon 4G phones all have support for the 3G network. As Matthew Read points out, it would not make sense until 4G coverage is available everywhere that 3G is. If you have an active data connection, your phone will get a new IP address when it lands on the new network (4G->3G or 3G->4G); apps must be able to handle this event (any app ...


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If you get a device working on a specific carrier or not depends on the following factors: cellular standards and frequency bands artificial locks on the device and sometimes willingness of the carrier First, check what your future carrier and phone have. For carrier networks and frequencies Wikipedia is the most complete source I know: ...


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That's not a bad idea at all. I have Verizon Wireless and I do this all the time. That's what tethering is for, and the USB option as well. 4G is fast, and for what it's worth, based on what you've said, it seems like a fantastic idea. To answer your second question and forward, no - - your phone wouldn't fry, providing you got a phone with good specs. ...


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You can use the code *#*#4636*#*# in caller app, you will find a menu called 'Testing', enter in phone information and then in 'set preferred network type' select 'WCDMA only' or 'GSM only'


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When connected to LTE, the phone is also separately connected to the GSM network for voice. Voice does not go over LTE so switching your data to WCDMA (HSPA) won't make any difference in the quality of voice calls, unless you are using VOIP calling. There isn't much you can do to boost the signal other than not using a case or if you do, stick to a thin ...


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Okay, here's what I can gather... There should be no real loss of capability if you move to AT&T. While AT&T does not advertise LTE Band 8 capability on its S5s, Band 8 is largely used in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan; unless you travel to those places, it shouldn't be a problem. I would, however, check AT&T's coverage map to be certain. ...


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Easy answer Depends on. More detailed answer: This is no easy yes/no question, but has many things to consider. Several factors have to be taken into account. Picking just the easy ones to make it less complicated: what is the energy consumption in idle mode how much energy is needed per time unit how much data is transfered per time unit how much data ...


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You need both pieces. The LTE radio was disabled, in software, by the 2.0.1700.48 radio firmware update. In order to enable LTE, you'll need to downgrade to an older radio image (2.0.1700.33 or earlier), then use the *#*#4636#*#* dialer code menu to enable LTE. If you try to use the dialer code on the .48 or higher radios, it will not work. If you're ...


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No, simultaneous voice and LTE data is only available when using VoLTE (aka "Advanced Calling") on the Samsung Galaxy S6. See the Tech Specs on Verizon's store page for the S6 under the ADVANCED CALLING 1.0 heading: Activate Advanced Calling 1.0 to experience Simultaneous Voice & Data Verizon also accounts for this with a note in their Advanced ...


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I currently have the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, and yes it does support band 12. In fact, my phone is currently using band 12 over band 4 which is what my OnePlus One was using, since it doesn't support band 12. One way to check is to download the LTE Discovery app. Or, open your phone's dialer and type *#*#4636#*#* -- this will open up Testing mode. Go ...


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As far as phone calls are concerned, when you use SIM1 for a phone call, SIM 2 will be unavailable to receive calls or messages. Anybody that tries to call, the call will not go through. As far as Data connection is concerned, when you use SIM1 for Data, and you get a call on SIM2, data connection is automatically put on hold, and will continue when the ...


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If you keep your mobile data off, it rather depends on coverage: Good 2G coverage? Use that. Your battery will last much longer. Shaky 2G but stable 3G? Use 3G. Same reason: shaky coverage makes the phone permanently switch cell towers, which eats your battery. 2g & 3G shaky, but stable LTE? Well, you guess it. For a more detailed answer backed by ...


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The issue is most likely caused by a wrong APN configuration. Though customer care told you their card is "self configurable", this may well be relative: many ROMs (especially custom ROMs like cyanogenmod) come with a built-in list of APNs, which are matched against the provider as specified by the SIM card, and used correspondingly. While those matches ...



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