Questions tagged [4g]

4G is the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards, therefore the successor of the 2G and 3G families of standards. The candidates for 4G are LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WirelessMAN-Advanced.

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Can I use my device on a different carrier?

Sometimes it's desirable to use a device on a carrier that does not officially sell it. Often this is due to regional differences and travel (for example, using a US phone in Europe) but also because ...
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Why does the 3G connection drop issue happen on all Verizon 4G LTE handsets?

OK, after having reviewed the Samsung DROID Charge, reviewing and owning a DROID BIONIC, and hearing from many Thunderbolt users, it seems like one problem is common to all Verizon 4G handsets: a ...
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Bypass T-Mobile Hotspot Tethering Limit by using the phone's unlimited plan?

I have the 10gb hotspot plan for tmobile but I also have unlimited data when I'm on my phone. Is there a way to bypass the hotspot limit by using the unlimited data from my phone instead? I have the ...
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How to set signal strength threshold for switching WiFi on and off?

When the WiFi signal strength is low, the phone switches to a 4G network. When the WiFi signal strength is high, the phone switches to that WiFi network. This is normal behavior for any Android ...
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How can I find out which bands my phone supports

Background: I recently bought the Padfone X, and have been attempting to get it on my network. Part of this effort has been verifying information I have found online which claims that it supports LTE ...
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How to safely activate LTE on S4 mini (GT-i9195) running 4.2.2?

I'd like to activate LTE on my device: S4 mini with LTE (GT-i9195). There seems to be ways of doing this, but they seem rather "scary" and experimental at best: http://www.androidauthority.com/...
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Change IMEI number to obtain tablet data plan?

It looks like T-Mobile offers very cheap data-only plans, but these are only available for tablets. I have read that this is enforced by tracking your IMEI. I was wondering: Is it possible to change ...
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Can I restrict Nexus 7 2013 LTE to 2G/3G, instead of just 2G?

In the settings on Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE, there is an option to restrict the device to 2G networks for better battery life, which makes it use 2.75G GSM EDGE. Why is there no option to do the same ...
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Enable LTE on Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet

I have a brand new Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet and failed or enabling LTE on it. I had two cards (microSIM for Nexus and nanoSIM for iPad Mini) from the very same LTE-enabled local (Poland) ...
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What differences are there for an “international version” phone? (Galaxy 4s)

I want to buy a Galaxy S4 without a new contract, and I noticed that the "international version" is slightly cheaper. Are there any cons to owning the international version in the US? For software/...
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Disable mobile data permanently

A strange request I know... but I am quite keen to disable mobile data from my phone permanently (as opposed to just switching it off in the settings) so that I can only browse the internet when I'm ...
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Enabling LTE on Nexus 4

There seems to be various sources on the Internet on how this can be achieved. A Modem Flashing version that required a rooted phone and a code dialed on the phone. Can someone tell me which of these ...