Sim cards and carriers, discussion
#61
(03-09-2021, 06:17 PM)mini-DIN Wrote:
(12-06-2020, 07:30 AM)ryo Wrote: For Japan providers:
SoftBank: doesn't work. They literally can only support iPhone, Android, and garake (which are flip phones, which all run AOSP Android if they support 4G LTE, WiFi, or both).
Rakuten Mobile: works! No IMEI locking, no specific OS only, no other shinanigans. And on top of that they're way cheaper too. Although just like with SoftBank, their ID verification AI can't read my ID, so I had to let SAGAWA (one of the many postal service companies) verify at the front door instead.

Docomo appears to work, too! I haven't tested it extensively since swapping the SIM and adapter in and out is a pain, but Docomo sent me a text with a URL to get the APN info. After configuring that, mobile data worked.

I sent and received texts and received a couple voice calls. Making a call failed, but I've been too busy to test it again.
I recently found out that it's just SoftBank that is causing problems.
I was looking for a LINE Mobile SIM, they give you the choice between SoftBank, NTT docomo, and au, and they only need to know the IMEI and OS for SoftBank while registering, they don't ask this information for the other 2.

Rakuten Mobile runs on the NTT docomo network (I noticed that when I tried Plasma Mobile from micro SD for the first time).
However, there is 1 side effect: while riding 京葉線 (Keiyo line), there is no connection at all in 浦安市 (Urayasu, the entire city), so if you want to visit Tokyo Disney or Disney Sea, I can guarantee you that mobile data will NOT work at the park!
母語は日本語ですが、英語も喋れます(ry
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#62
Has anyone managed to setup a Google Fi Sim Card?
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#63
(05-03-2021, 07:35 AM)Bonesdog Wrote: Has anyone managed to setup a Google Fi Sim Card?
Yes, apn is h2g2. You will only get T-mobile service, not US Cellular or Sprint
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#64
Does WiFi calling work?
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#65
(05-04-2021, 04:10 AM)RodneyMyers Wrote: Does WiFi calling work?
Sadly, no. There was a guy working on that. But, haven't seen progress on that in quite a while.
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#66
We just got Puretalk to work in U.S. But only running Arch OS. No other IS would work.
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#67
Right now I have a Puretalk sim in a Manjaro Beta edition, and can make and receive calls and SMS, data is working.
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#68
(10-22-2020, 12:37 AM)dthaha Wrote:
(10-17-2020, 10:02 PM)bcnaz Wrote: Has anyone been able to get a Verizon or Verizon MVNO sim card to be recognized by the Pine phone ?

I guess 'plainenough' did get one going with the help from a Verizon employee at the retail store, but that seems to be the only one..?

So far in the US  it seems just AT&T and T-Mobile and their MVNO's are the carriers who have sim cards that work in the Pine phones.
US Mobile (not US Cellular) is a MVNO under their "Super LTE" branding and I have working calls, sms, and LTE. Tested under Manjaro Beta1 with the new modem firmware.
Can you provide any assistance for settings? We are hoping to try US Mobile but initial SIM install and activation and have occasional text, no phone.

(10-29-2020, 02:03 AM)drc Wrote: I use US Mobile for my PP. SIM card works and they have low monthly plans. This was the only carrier I found to work.
Did you have to use a 'dummy' phone? Can't get it to work with ours.
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#69
(07-01-2021, 10:27 PM)Nutmeg Wrote:
(10-22-2020, 12:37 AM)dthaha Wrote:
(10-17-2020, 10:02 PM)bcnaz Wrote: Has anyone been able to get a Verizon or Verizon MVNO sim card to be recognized by the Pine phone ?

I guess 'plainenough' did get one going with the help from a Verizon employee at the retail store, but that seems to be the only one..?

So far in the US  it seems just AT&T and T-Mobile and their MVNO's are the carriers who have sim cards that work in the Pine phones.
US Mobile (not US Cellular) is a MVNO under their "Super LTE" branding and I have working calls, sms, and LTE. Tested under Manjaro Beta1 with the new modem firmware.
Can you provide any assistance for settings? We are hoping to try US Mobile but initial SIM install and activation and have occasional text, no phone.

(10-29-2020, 02:03 AM)drc Wrote: I use US Mobile for my PP. SIM card works and they have low monthly plans. This was the only carrier I found to work.
Did you have to use a 'dummy' phone? Can't get it to work with ours.
For US Mobile Black SIM APN is vzwinternet

You have to register it with an android phone, then transfer the SIM to your Pinephone
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#70
(07-01-2021, 11:14 PM)rocket2nfinity Wrote: For US Mobile Black SIM APN is vzwinternet

You have to register it with an android phone, then transfer the SIM to your Pinephone



thanks @rocket2nfinity   When we signed up with US Mobile they said the White card was for GSM and the Black Card was for CMDA, so we were using the white card.  Perhaps the black card would work.  We did not try that.  
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