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    Default Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

    I'm familiar with H and E but not G. What exactly is this ? I had it today... I did some Googling and didn't really come up with a clear answer.

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    Default Re: Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

    If this thread T Mobile 3G/4G signal indicator. is correct, "G" means you are in GSM/2G mode.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

    Yes, G is GPRS. The slowest of the slow. You basically won't be able to load much of anything.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

    Thanks guys. So this is a notch down from Edge I take it?

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    Yes.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    If this thread T Mobile 3G/4G signal indicator. is correct, "G" means you are in GSM/2G mode.
    Not quite. G is GPRS. What's usually known as "2G" is EDGE, or E.

    If you're on GPRS that usually means something is wrong, or you're in a super rural area. There aren't many major areas of the country that still have GRPS-only service coverage I dont think. You'll still find plenty of places with EDGE-only, but GPRS is pretty much gone.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

    Did you mess with the secret radio settings?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

    I'm not sure what secret settings you are referring to. But the G hasn't happened since.

    I'm on Straight Talk with an ATT Sim, I do get strange timeouts even with full coverage but the bars remain H about 98% of the time. Rarely do I see E and the G was a onetime event.

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