Questions tagged [3g]

Short for "3rd generation mobile telecommunications", 3G generically refers to a set of standards for mobile phones and mobile telecommunications services. Often used when referring to a 3G mobile data connection.

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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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Data on 4G only with 3g access without data

My provider has special 4G only bundles at more GB/$ but has no VoLTE support, I was looking for a solution to block mobile data when and after i get a call or for other reasons when I drop to 3G/H+. ...
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Acceptable Signal Strength Ranges for 2G/3G and 4G

I have been logging signal strengths on my phone and am trying to understand what ranges can be considered "Good" and "Bad". RSSI is a measure of signal strength for GSM (2G/3G): -50dBm to -113dBm ...
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What causes latencies in the 1-10 second range?

I use my mobile phone as access point now and then. Both home and abroad I have regularly experienced extremely high latencies (10000ms) with fairly low packet loss (5%). What causes this? I have ...
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Issues making or receiving calls and texts with a LG P500 (Software Version V20e)?

I just got a LG P-500 device and I want to deploy with it. Everything is working fine, except that I cant make phone calls, receive phone calls, send SMS or receive SMS. The phone is on its stock ROM ...
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asus transformer tf300tg - will this 3g work in uk/usa?

I'm looking to buy the 3G version of the transformer TF300, but due to its availability I'm buying it from Taiwan. I currently live in the UK but next year I move to the USA so I'm trying to figure ...
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How can I continuously measure mobile network coverage on a particular journey?

Every day I spend almost 2 hours on a train to my job and back. My current cellular provider gives me a terrible service most of the time within the train. I'd like to buy/borrow SIM cards of all ...
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Lost 3G/4G signals, 2G works only; factory reset or downgrade or changes in network settings didn't help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE working on Lollipop and I completely lost the 3G and 4G signals. I can only use the 2G signal. When I choose in the network options (Only HSPA) there's a stop like ...
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Private communication over wifi but internet over 3G

I have a raspberry pi which creates an WiFi hotspot and I want my android app to communicate with the pi over that connection. The big problem now is that the pi has no internet access so I would like ...
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IP address using 3G/4G modem (USB on the go)

If I use a 3G USB (on the go) modem on my Android device, do I get the IP assigned by the Carrier as the SIM card was inside of the device? Does it appear as usb0 in ifconfig? Thank you. PS I would ...
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Android tablet as 3G gateway - Limit tethering device 3G bandwidth

Scenario: An Android tablet computer acts as 3G gateway for multiple devices connecting to it via WiFi; everything happens in a moving vehicle. How can I limit the 3G/GPRS bandwidth of the devices ...
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How to configure build.prop file to disable 3G internet?

I am using Android mobile with JellyBean 4.2.2. When on 3G, the device is heating – so I need to turn off 3G data. While that could be done by going to Settings and set mobile networks to "2G only" ("...
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HTC Desire P voice/MMS works, but 3G doesn't

I brought a phone (HTC Desire P) from overseas to U.S.A. I got a voice/data plan with AT&T. We tested the voice but forgot to test data, and later found that the 3G data isn't working. I tried to ...
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Galaxy S2 Lite restarts when using 3G network

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2 Lite running on Android 4.1.2. Using WiFi is fine, but if I use 3G, in some minutes the phone just restarts from nothing. It happens always near my house. In other places ...
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Does the phone consume less power when 3G disabled Vs 3G & WiFi Enabled?

I found couple of questions about it but they are two year old. So Is it better to disable (in the top panel) 3G when I have an active WiFi connection and disable WiFi (in the top panel) when I doesn'...
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Why does my app crash when I download it through 3G?

I have developed an application and published it on the Play Store. My problem is that when I download it from the Play Sore via 3G, the application crashes. However, when I download it via wifi it ...
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Has the choice of "network mode" an effect on battery when mobile data is switched off?

I have read that 2G uses less battery than 4G LTE, especially if I don't need much data. Some sources : https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/guides/how-can-i-make-my-phone-battery-last-longer/ Does 4G ...
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Phone shuts off in 3g

I have a Moto Z2 Play with Android 8.0.0, about 3 years old. Whenever I go out of range of 4g (to 3g), the battery goes from 100% to 80 or 70 in a couple minutes and then to single digits very quickly ...
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How to know 3g DNS setting on Android?

I want to know what is the DNS configuration of the 3G connection of my Android. Only to know, not to change (yet).
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Get SIM card connection info

If I want to know if I am connected 2G, 3G or 4G, how do I check that on Android? I don't seem to have any default SIM-related app on my phone, nor does the SIM setting screen give much information ...
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My Galxay Grande Prime can't connect to 3G anymore

I used to connect using 3G without any problem. But suddenly the 3G connection is not working anymore. Problem: The networking Symbol "H" appear for few seconds (2s-3s) and they disappear and it ...
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Force 3G mode on dual-SIM Android One phones

I want to forcibly enable 3G mode on a dual-SIM Micromax Canvas A1 (Android One) running Android 5.1 Lollipop. I've already searched the net for answers, but all I came up with was using *#*#4636#*#* ...
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Android doesn't connect to proxy server

In the past I could connect to a proxy by entering the proxy's settings in the APN settings or Wireless settings. However, now android seems to ignore my set proxy - after hitting Save it disconnects ...
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Use 2G instead of 3G on Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

I have a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 mobile phone. I prefer to use 2G data connection instead of 3G but I am unable to turn off the 3G service in my phone. How can I turn off the 3G service and use 2G ...
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Get 850MHz 3G working on Samsung S5 Active

I have Samsung S5 Active. It seems that it never get the 3G signal, only 2G. After some research I found that 850Mhz is disabled in my phone, I tried to enabled it with the code: *#197328640# but no ...
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No 3G connection in HTC Desire 500

I am not able to receive 3G network (the area has excellent 3g coverage) on my HTC desire 500. I have activated 3g on my carrier. It receives only EDGE 'E' Symbol but when I select WCDMA only the ...
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Does 3G has to start and stop with every transmission? (energy overhead)

Does anyone know what has to happen for 3G to send some data (when 3G is on in Android settings, using Nexus 4)? Does it has to initialize somehow at the beginning or to go back to some stable mode in ...
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Connect a 3G Android phone with a WiFi-only tab to see phone call information on the latter

I own a WiFi-only Android tab and an Android phone with 3G. I use the tab regularly at work or while working out on the treadmill, and often I miss a phone call on my Android phone while using the ...
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3G web browsing problems despite full bars

I consistently have problems browsing the web via my 3G connections despite the fact that it shows that I've got a "good" signal. Often I will have the blue bars but they eventually turn grey after ...
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Sharing/tethering 3G connection between Android devices

Is it possible to share 3G connection between two Android devices, a smartphone with 3G and a tablet with only wi-fi, for me to access the web with the tablet anywhere? I have a Sony Xperia X8 with ...
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How to Switch from 4G to 3G Galaxy Epic 4G SPH-D710?

I have received Galaxy S2 Epic 4G SPH-D710 unfortunately, 4G connection is not available where I live Just only 3G is available. When I turn on 4G hopefully It maybe switch to 3G automatically I get ...
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How will I know the signal strength of my smartphone's 3g?

How will I determine the signal strength of my smartphone's 3G whether strong or weak?
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