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    Default How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    I called my carrier and asked to have 4G enabled, they sent me a new SIM, and I've put it in. I was in Central London today but I didn't notice any difference in speed. Here's a screenshot of my phone details. Is it connected to 4G? I sometimes see E, G and H on my network bars, which one is 4G?

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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    That will depend on your carrier's definition of 4G. Some carriers will call HSPA+ as 4G, while others will call LTE as 4G
    Check your carrier's definition of 4G

    Also, in Settings --> Mobile network - check to see that Network mode is LTE or global

    Edit: do you have the US version or the rest of the world version of Nexus 5? (820/821) The US version supports LTE for the US carriers, but has limited support for the LTE bands used overseas. The 821 has support for more LTE bands used overseas
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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    This is my Mobile Network screen
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    This is my operator
    4G - Tesco Mobile what should I see in the display if it's on 4G?
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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    Looking at your first picture, it looks like your on HSPA because of the H on your status bar.

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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    Looks like you might be on HSPA. Here's what my status screen says on the Three network:

    Mine says LTE in the 'mobile network type' section and 4G in the upper right corner.

    Try downloading the speedtest app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.speedtest) to see how fast your connection is. 4G should be above 10Mbits, possibly around 20Mbits I think.

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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    In the UK only LTE is referred to as 4G. HSPA is 3G.

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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    OK, I'll call my operator (TESCO) again, and ask them what's up.
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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysilly View Post
    OK, I'll call my operator (TESCO) again, and ask them what's up.
    Good idea. Ask them what type of network do they have - is it LTE? or HSPA+? or something else?

    Also, if it is a LTE network,
    Quote Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
    Edit: do you have the US version or the rest of the world version of Nexus 5? (820/821) The US version supports LTE for the US carriers, but has limited support for the LTE bands used overseas. The 821 has support for more LTE bands used overseas
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    Default Re: How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

    Called them and they said my account hasn't been upgraded to 4G even though they just sent me a new sim for 4G duh. I have to wait 10 days because of the billing cycle or something, I'm on a one month rolling contract. So when that happens I should be set.

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