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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kiuma, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Kiuma

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    Hey guys,

    I arrived in china 2 days ago and went to a china mobile shop to buy me a local sim-card. The guy there told me that Internet connection won't work because my phone is from Germany.
    I know that my phone does not have region lock so i bought a prepaid card with 3G connection.
    But now I only get very slow 2G connection. Is there any way I can use 3G or even LTE with my german phone in China?

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    I think (and this is only a guess) he was referring to the fact that their carrier uses different frequencies for 3G than your phone does. If that's the case, there's noting you can do.
     
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    You were right. The carrier uses different frequencies for 3G so I switched to another carrier "China Unicom" and it works now.
     
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    From my understanding, China Mobile and China Unicom have different 3G infrastructure. Another option is to use mobile wifi which offloads the battery consumption from your note 3.
     

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