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    Default How to tell if 3G, 4G, LTE?

    Just wondering how to tell if your data is using 3G, 4G, or LTE. I barely use data at all as I'm always connected to wifi but I'm just curious as to how I know what I'm getting if I were to use it when I'm in town and what not.

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    Luke
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    Default Re: How to tell if 3G, 4G, LTE?

    You can look in settings about device..status and it will how you the type signal and so will the notification area at the top of the phone
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    Typically, carriers "bake" indicators that show up in the notification bar of most smartphones. I see a "3G","4G" or "4G LTE" in my status bar if my mobile data is turned on and I am NOT connected to Wi-Fi.

    Most phones are designed to automatically connect to a Wi-Fi network when available, overriding a mobile data connection.

    From my LG Optimus G E970
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    Default Re: How to tell if 3G, 4G, LTE?

    Quote Originally Posted by friedtators View Post
    You can look in settings about device..status and it will how you the type signal and so will the notification area at the top of the phone
    Yeah I did this, I see the two arrows up and down with a 'H' above them. Looked and found out it was HSDPA. What the heck is that?
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    Default Re: How to tell if 3G, 4G, LTE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Giffen23 View Post
    Just wondering how to tell if your data is using 3G, 4G, or LTE. I barely use data at all as I'm always connected to wifi but I'm just curious as to how I know what I'm getting if I were to use it when I'm in town and what not.

    Thanks,

    Luke
    All I ever seen my HTC One
    Is
    2G= Edge
    4G=HSPA+
    4G with LTE at bottom =LTE
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    Funny I never did see a 3G status
    On my HTC One yet

    Sent from Da Coconut Wireless HTC One
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    Like the colors of your screen

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    This really depends on the carrier. Us Sprint users will show either 3G or 4G on the network. The 3G means EVDO or less, the 4G means LTE. Those on gsm phones will have other things since 3-4-5G is a term to describe a speed range and not a certain technology. Do a quick wiki search to learn more about the terms. If I remember correctly for gsm "edge" was considered 2.5G, HSPA 3G and HSPA+ 3.5G. The "G" simply stands for the generation the speeds attained by the technology kind of fall in. For instance, if for some reason some company released a new cellular data protocol this year that only was able to get 1mbps bandwidth it would be 3G technology. I hope that helps.
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    Default Re: How to tell if 3G, 4G, LTE?

    Where you all get those wallpapers?

    Aloha, from my T-Mobile HTC One
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    Go patriots !!!!

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    On most/all of the more recent phones (past 1-2 years) on T-Mobile, you will not see a 3G indicator, they consider HSPA 4G so phone will go from 2G to 4G to 4G LTE. I have never seen a 3G on either my One S or One, nor on the Windows Phone 8X..
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    I have briefly seen 3G flicker on the screen with T-mobile. I have an HTC One (International unlocked). It shows "H" most of the time. I have never seen "4G" or "4G LTE". I assume that's because this phone HTC One cannot operate on the frequencies that T-mobile uses for real 4G in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds1331 View Post
    go patriots !!!!

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