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  1. jraju

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    Hi, I sim swapped to 4g. My settings support 4g. Bit how I know that I have 4g. When I changed to 3g , I have some indications like huspa besides tower symbol. Bsnl
     

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    If your service provider gives you a 4G sim and your phone is 4G compatible, you will always have 4G internet connection whenever possible, it could drop to 3G in some areas depending on signal strength as it's backward compatible with 3G/2G but you actually use 4G technology.
     
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    It should say "4G" or "LTE" where it previously said "H" "3G" or "HSDPA" (what exactly it says varies with phone).

    It won't show this when you are on WiFi.
     
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    Hi, my isp provided the sim for 4g. ISP said I will get 4g in some days.can I check by upload or download speed in mobile. hadron?
    does 4g cost more in respect of call cost?
    My phone supports lte .
    My query is, how to know if my nearest tower has 4g.
     
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    Costs will depend on your tariff, but on any network I've experience of call costs do not depend on whether you are using 2G/3G/4G. In fact unless your network supports voice over LTE it will use 2G or 3G for your calls anyway, and 4G only for data.

    If the phone is set to auto-switch it should select LTE when available. As for your nearest tower, it will depend on where you are (by which I mean which country). In the UK where I am every network has its own mobile coverage checking pages, and Ofcom provide a central one as well. Though you might question their reliability: I live in a Vodafone blackspot, but their site claims good indoor and outdoor coverage. So one answer would be to look it up. Another would be to set your phone to 4G only (if you have an option) then scan for networks. Or use one of many widgets to show what sort of network you are connected to.
     
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    Hi, hadron, nice of you to cover every point in your reply.
    if suppose, i enable only lta, ie 4g, do you mean to say, that if it is not available in my tower, i will not get any signal even 2 g?
    i will check it if i have lta alone in my network connections.
    Do the upload speed also increase with 4g, because in 3g, upload speed is barest minimum.. What is the dw and upload speed of 4g normally.
     
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    Yeah, if you can set it to LTE-only and there is no LTE coverage it should not connect.

    Speeds should be higher with 4G, but these things depend on distance to the cell and how many other people are using it as well. In strong coverage right now I get ~130 Mb/s download and ~30 Mb/s upload on 4G (I've seen both higher and lower before), while to a 3G antenna on the same basestation I get about 15 Mb/s download and 3-5 Mb/s upload (HSDPA+ connection), which is comparable to an ADSL connection. Some 4G tariffs may cap at lower speeds, depending on the operator.
     
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    There are widgets that show your real-time connection speed, I found it very useful when you aren't sure about the connection's quality.
     
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    Hi enclosed the signal. Could experts say if it is 4g
     

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