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What do G, E, 3G and H mean?

I get these symbols on my phone – G, E, 3G and H. What do they mean?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Feb. 22, 2011 at 18:23

No knowing what phone you're talking about, I suppose - G = gprs , E = edge , 3G = 3G and H = HSDPA
They refer to your data speed, with gprs being the slowest, EDGE a bit faster, 3G and HSDPA (or 3.5G or super 3G) being broadband-ishly fast... For all the geeky detail head over to wikipedia, but come back here with flowers and cake :)

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2011 at 18:23

No knowing what phone you're talking about, I suppose - G = gprs , E = edge , 3G = 3G and H = HSDPA
They refer to your data speed, with gprs being the slowest, EDGE a bit faster, 3G and HSDPA (or 3.5G or super 3G) being broadband-ishly fast... For all the geeky detail head over to wikipedia, but come back here with flowers and cake :)

vickstereo  Feb. 24, 2011 at 15:32

Ah yesss you're right. I didn't realise they had differences in speeds.

aimanfarisong  Jun. 6, 2012 at 12:24

Thanks for the information ! :)

PK58  May. 30, 2013 at 16:02

Why does my phone switch between E, H and 3g, sometimes within seconds?

JanSt / MOD  May. 30, 2013 at 22:58

Why does my phone switch between E, H and 3g, sometimes within seconds?

EDGE, 3.5G and 3G.

You'll see 3G in 3G coverage. EDGE is sometimes called 2.5G - you may see it when 3G coverage is iffy... H or 3.5G is only showing when you download or transfer data via Highspeed 3G... In a nutshell...

billb920  Oct. 3, 2013 at 19:53

what carriers use HSDPA

AhmadCentral  Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:46

what carriers use HSDPA

All of them.

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