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Supported Carrier and Modem Bands - NachoMomma - 01-30-2023

Is there a somewhere I can find out what carriers will fully support PinePhone for all of data, voice and text (not just one or the other)? AT&T and Verizon only support voice and calls but no data.

I found the following on the PinePhone page but I am no cellular export such that I can translate this into whether it is supported or not.  

Modem: Quectel EG25-G
LTE-FDD: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28
LTE-TDD: B38, B39, B40, B41
WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B6, B8, B19
GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8 (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, single-band, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP

thank you

RE: Supported Carrier and Modem Bands - Kevin Kofler - 02-01-2023

There is It is not necessarily complete, but it is the best reference I know of.

RE: Supported Carrier and Modem Bands - wibble - 02-05-2023

Not helped by some carriers making arbitrary decisions to block devices that are otherwise capable of working. This has also been seen at the SIM level, so different SIMs from the same carrier may or may not work depending on a setting in the carrier's backend systems.

RE: Supported Carrier and Modem Bands - Ferriah - 03-23-2024

when I tried to get my pinephone set up with verizon in 2022 they refused. I moved on and found that t-mobile supports it, and I can even get the hotspot going

RE: Supported Carrier and Modem Bands - Kevin Kofler - 03-23-2024

In the USA, T-Mobile is reportedly the one physical carrier to use, several MVNOs using the T-Mobile network under the hood are also reported to work. (I cannot verify this personally, because I do not live in the USA and have not been there for years.)

The blocking thing appears to be mostly a US issue, there are not many reports of such practices from other countries.