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my lg g3 STYLUS gas an H on the signal bar, and not LTE or 4g

Discussion in 'AT&T' started by piff, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. piff

    piff Well-Known Member
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    well I wanted to buy an lg g3 and was ripped off and bought a lg g3 stylus. So I notice my signal bar says H and not 4g or LTE.

    My phone also has dual sim cards.

    did I get ripped off double time, as my phone wont be able to pick up the frequencies I need?
     



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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Did the seller say it supported 4g/lte? It doesn't. It was released with Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and I'm not sure it was ever updated past Lollipop.
     
  3. piff

    piff Well-Known Member
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    the seller didnt know much or maybe he played dumb. I was surprised when I went to go look for a case and it I needed the stylus one. After research I found that its a slower lg g3....

    so its true? I will lose coverage area if I use this phone?

    I mean, its a phone and its very important that I dont get caught out there with my pants down in a situation where there is no H signal
     
  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    The LG Stylus is a 3G phone it does not have the hardware to connect to 4G or LTE networks. The best you can hope for is HSPA+ which is as close as GSM towers come to 4G.

    Here's a handy guide from Clove Technology describing the different cellular networks...
    A guide to mobile network technology
     
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It depends on how ATT's 3G and 4G coverage compare where you are whether you will have any reception problems. 2G also works fine for telephony, if frustrating for data.

    (If I were pedantic I'd note that LTE is a GSM technology, which is why Verizon and Sprint phones have had SIM cards since they added 4G to their networks. But it's a different air interface, and as the phone hasn't got the hardware it won't connect regardless of the technicalities).
     
  6. dontpanicbobby

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    I knew I should have just stuck to talking about the phone hardware.:rolleyes:
     
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    If the phone is dual-SIM, that tells me this phone was NOT intended for sale and use in the United States with AT&T. Basically it doesn't have the North American 4G LTE bands and modes. Dual-SIM devices are usually meant for sale and use in Asia, like China, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, etc. In Asia, phones are never carrier locked and subsidized.

    If you got ripped off or not, I don't know, was it described as a United States version LG? It's definitely a grey import though.
     
    #7 mikedt, Jun 22, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    If the seller never represented that it could connect to 4G/LTE networks, then I think it's a case of 'caveat emptor'. You'd be hard pressed to prove any deception, but regardless you're not going to get this thing to work beyond its specifications. :(
     
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    During my specs research I found out the LG Stylus doesn't work with India's 4G band either. Sorry for the bad news piff.
     
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