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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 ...


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'


I don't know of a user interface in Android to enumerate the radio frequencies that the device handles. However, to give you the direct answer you were looking for, the Padfone X lacks UMTS 1700/2100, which is different from the LTE 1700/2100 that it supports.


The "bars" actually just state the signal strength – so basically you could have all 5 or whatever bars, but no data at all. Data speed depends on multiple other factors not all fully known to me; one example is "available bandwidth" divided by "connected devices using it". So if the capacity of the cell tower has been "reached", even with full bars and ...


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. ...


I don't think it makes a difference which Android version you use: the support for 4G is provided by the cell radio drivers, added to the system by the manufacturer. The Samsung Galaxy S Advance does not have the hardware needed to use 4G networks, so upgrading the OS won't add this support, and there's no way a third-party app can do that either. If you ...


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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