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moksharma
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How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

I been trying for a week now guys but could not turn 3G ON. The galaxy s3 seems pretty simple to function other than where the heck is this turn 3G ON button? Cheers :smileywink:
rebelyell
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

Go to System Settings>Wireless & Networks>Mobile Networks>Data Enabled

check the little box
just trust me...
paultheball
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

Open Settings then click MORE SETTINGS.
Then click MOBILE NETWORKS.
Ensure the
'USE PACKET DATA' box is ticked.


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rebelyell
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

Out of interest did you set up your phone to use giffgaff data?

If not you can use this app to help

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=tweakker+ics+apn+beta&c=apps

You'll need to run the app and follow the instructions.

Or you can do it manually

Go to:
System Settings>Wireless & Networks>Mobile Networks>Access Point Names

Name: giffgaff
APN: giffgaff.com
Proxy:
Port:
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
Server:
MMSC: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS proxy: 193.113.200.195
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 234
MNC: 10
APN type: not set

Leave any other fields at the way they are.
Make sure you save your settings
Make sure your new APN is selected

If there's an option to select "use packet data" make sure this is selected.
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jefferinho
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

The easy way
just hold the power button in until a menu opens up
You have the option to activate or deactivate mobile data from this menu
Simples
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

nksoni_18
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

Ah and if nothing works you can reset your phone to default settings, take out the SIM card and put it back in after 10-15 sec to get back the new settings from the network 

 

Follow the on screen setup steps for android..

 

And then ... Happy Surfing .. :smileyhappy:

moksharma
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

Guys thanks but tried all that. At the top right side it just says H+ and very rarely for about 5 seconds, 3G shows up automatically. Help help help plz
jpcjpc
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

H+ is better than 3G.

 

If you want to permanently enable 3g, go somewhere with worse reception and don't move. Ever.

 

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greenman
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Re: How to turn on 3G on the Samsung s3

Pull down Notification bar on home screen.

On right is the mobile data widge, but sounds like it's already on..............  and if on giffgaff unlimited data why turn it off??