Nexus 4 signal bars say "G"

LNWJ

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

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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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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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