no 3g signal
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I am a new owner of the Nexus s. I bought it a month ago in the UK and as soon as I ...
no 3g signal
I am a new owner of the Nexus s. I bought it a month ago in the UK and as soon as I came back to the Netherlands and changed the SIM, G3 connectivity/coverage has gone.
I am new with this phone and I've spent the past weeks playing with APN and other settings in order to sort it out by myself; I've also made some searches on the web where I realized there are some bugs with WIFI and G3, but nothing which really reflects my situation.
Basically, 3G icon is not even present while with the same SIM card on a Nokia phone in same location I can successfully connect. I also have really different signal strength and the Nokia is just a 6303
On my opinion, this is not an APN or a Provider issue. Sounds like a bug related to the 3G availability which some how is not provided to the OS services.
Under Status I can see the followings:
Network: vodafone NL
Signal strength: -99 dBm 7 asu
Mobile Network type: UMTS
Mobile network state: Disconnected
Android version: 2.3.1
Kernel: 126.96.36.199-g7f1638a android-build@apa28#1
Thanks in advance
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I would call your carrier first and see if you are connecting to the closest tower
May be a bad sim card
Nexus anything seems to have poor signal strength--my N1 sucks--whereas my wifes old Nokia 6126 and current LG DLite can make calls where I can't
Phones Owned: Nokia 6200; Nokia 6126 2ea; BB 8700g; BB 8900; MyTouch 4G; Nexus One: HTC One S; Carrier-TMobile
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Ad i said the same similar on a Nokia works just fine. One thing to point out is the networks status disabled.
No 3G - try this
I had the same problem with my Nexus S.
Since the phone is unlocked some carriers will not see the phone as its home device.
You may have to turn on roaming so that your carrier will allow 3g access.
This solved the problem for my phone.
Just be careful when not in your home area as roaming can get expensive if your phone cannot find your home signal but finds one from another carrier.
Check your nexus model under the battery and on this site you can find the 3g frequency.
Samsung Google Nexus S - XDA-Developers
when you change of carrier you need to make sure its compatible.
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