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Nexus 7 2013 has 4G support, but I can't find any information on 3G support. If I get a Nexus 7 4G model, can I use 3G?

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The current New Nexus 7's only support wifi. They do not support any mobile data yet. But once they are released with mobile data support, you can count on them supporting older networks, like 3g (HSPA/HSPA+) as well as supporting 4g (LTE). LTE coverage is not wide enough for them to only support 4g.

  • At this very moment, Google offer nexus 7 4g model. Is it support old 3g network? – mef_ Aug 18 '13 at 13:59
  • @mef_ NO, it doesn't. – geffchang Aug 18 '13 at 14:36
  • I'm just guessing, but I'd be astonished if it didn't support 3g, and 2g, and Edge. I've never heard of a phone that didn't support the older, slower protocols. – offby1 Aug 18 '13 at 17:00
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Seems to support ONLY 4G.

Comparison of Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 versions.

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Yes, it does support 2G (GSM/EDGE) and 3G (UMTS/HSPA+).

Source: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/3248332


Nexus 7 (2013) Tech Specs (LTE)

North America and Japan:

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100/AWS (1700/2100) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)

LTE: 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHZ (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/13/17)

Rest of World:

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100/AWS (1700/2100) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)

LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20)


Note that it appears that there are two Nexus 7 2013 LTE models, which differ in LTE bands, but UMTS and GSM bands appear the same.

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