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I ordered an iPhone5c for 4G usage, however the phone I received displays a 3G on the top left of my screen.

Does 3G on the top left mean I'm using 3G? Does this convert to 4G through proper configuration?

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If you see a 3G at the top left it means that you are in an area which does not have 4G support.

When you are in an area with 4G (or, on Verizon, LTE) you will see that in the top-left corner instead.

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Sounds logical, however my current Android phone which is also on Verizon registers 4G. So two phones sitting side by side, my new Apple 5c reads 3G while my 3yr old Android registers 4G. –  zundarz Jan 11 at 14:02
    
Could be that your Android is calling 4G that which isn’t considered 4G. Weird thing is that it’s happened to iOS too so I’m not sure why it wouldn’t show up there: tuaw.com/2012/03/14/… –  TJ Luoma Jan 12 at 1:48
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Now you can see to what cellular radio network the iphone is connected to: http://www.cellularnetworkapp.com/

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The link is dead. –  Andrew Larsson Mar 14 at 1:02
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