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
  Reply
#62
Has anyone managed to setup a Google Fi Sim Card?
  Reply
#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
  Reply
#64
Does WiFi calling work?
  Reply
#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.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Cannot boot from SD cards any longer. MadHopsMan 8 381 Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Last Post: Avatars
Question Mobile Carriers 67comet 18 3,375 Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Last Post: kalifornsky
  Performance improvements, discussion Soong 1 231 05-03-2021, 12:27 AM
Last Post: dsimic
  Pinephone inexpensive carriers and free carriers linux_n 6 1,039 04-13-2021, 10:05 AM
Last Post: pagesix1536
  pinephone 2 specs discussion - 5G WiFi6 BT5 NFC? - mitcoes 13 1,432 04-02-2021, 06:55 AM
Last Post: bitsandnumbers
  Mobile Carriers in the United States aren 105 44,658 11-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Last Post: KC9UDX
  If the modem is certified with carriers, why won’t they activate SIMs? desca 3 1,946 09-07-2020, 08:21 AM
Last Post: desca
  US SIM Cards not working on Pinephone shapestech 4 2,073 06-26-2020, 08:58 AM
Last Post: psycho_driver

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)