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Is it possible get caller’s cell tower information?

No its not. If i had a penny for every time i'd been asked this question, or answered a similar question i'd be very rich by now :-) You as a user, CAN get your devices cell tower info, showing ...
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Translation of RIL_PreferredNetworkType terminology to human speak?

I figured them out thanks to here and here. GSM is 2G (on GSM networks) WCDMA is 3G (HSPA) CDMA is 2G (on CDMA networks) EvDo is 3G (on CDMA networks) TD-SCDMA is 3G (UMTS) LTE is 4G (LTE) This PDF (...
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How to tell current frequency band?

LTE Discovery app tells this for 4G/LTE.
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Locate phone without GPS

This is not accurate at all, although network based positioning in a very congested urban area can be accurate down to a sub-100m radius with a sufficient concentration of cell sites, in most cases of ...
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Brand new Moto G6 won't send or receive SMS

Had the same problem. Turned out that the default SMS app didn't have the phone number entered in the app's settings (in the SMS app click the 3 dots, then Settings then Advanced, then Phone number). ...
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Brand new Moto G6 won't send or receive SMS

After installing another generic SMS app and seeing it was receiving and sending SMSs, I uninstalled it and opened the official SMS app and it worked. It makes no sense but I'm posting here to help. ...
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Getting around a tethering block with European prepay SIM

First I would recommend using a VPN service to prevent your ISP from inferring your avoidance of the ban by sniffing your internet traffic. It would be best to pay for one, as free VPN services ...
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Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America?

This is the JP/TW variant of ZenFone 3 Max - detailed specs here. From the listed LTE bands, it's missing the crucial Band 20 (wide coverage) for European countries and main bands for major carriers ...
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Getting around a tethering block with European prepay SIM

June Fabrics PDA Software Support responded: You can try this and see if it works: 1. Install PdaNet 5.1 on both your Moto E and Moto X 2. On the Moto E open PdaNet and activate "WiFi Direct Hotspot" ...
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I'm with Virgin Mobile; should I buy Unlocked or Sprint-locked?

I'm just wondering which one, locked or unlocked, will provide me with the easiest process when setting up the S5- or whether there'll be a difference. If you're buying the phone from the same ...
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Tasker/Security Settings 2G switch not working on OnePlus X CM13

So here is the way I solved it: After discovering the right place to edit the preferred network mode I tested to change it: adb shell settings put global preferred_network_mode 1 adb shell settings ...
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foreign phone stuck at Edge

Use OpenSignal to determine if your area actually does have 3G coverage from T-Mobile. I suspect that your area does not, and that is why you are not getting 3G service from T-Mobile. If you do get 3G ...
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Does OnePlus 2 "DUAL SIM 4G" support dual 4G?

Off topic but not by much ... I have a Galaxy S7 Duos. My SIM 1 is T-Mobile set to "Auto" band (LTE/W-CDMA/GSM), and my SIM 2 is a foreign SIM that roams on the AT&T network here in the US - set ...
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