Talk:PinePhone Carrier Support
T-Mobile / Sprint
-- At the moment, T-Mobile is offering all Sprint customers replacement SIM cards to switch over from Sprint band 42 to T-Mobile Band 12. Sprint customers will still retain the same Sprint website/account/login info. T-Mobile lists PinePhone as "Xianomi Pine" . Egberts (talk) 03:07, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Carrier Support in Australia
Just wanted to add this somewhere because I couldn't find this info anywhere and took a punt ordering one, without knowing if it would work!! I'm not sure how to incorporate it properly because this breaks wiki style rules and I am new to Pine64 culture
I am using a PinePhone in regional Victoria with Amaysim, and SMS worked. Phone picked up 2G, 3G and 4G (haven't tested mobile data). Phone calls worked with scratchy sound. An OS crash caused some glitches (lost the call but it was still connected somehow...) - but the issues were just software issues that will be worked out as the OS matures, the hardware seems to all work fine.
Amaysim uses the Optus 4G network - in Australia, there are three main networks (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone) and the others generally resell access to either of those two.
Amaysim says that the Optus network uses: 700MHz; 1800MHz; 2100MHz; and 2600MHz. see https://www.amaysim.com.au/help/mobile/getting-started/is-my-device-compatible
There's an extra step to connect to a "hotspot" in order to use mobile data - there are separate hotspots for "iPhone" and "non-iPhone". Choose the non-iPhone one. (see here: https://www.amaysim.com.au/help/mobile/getting-started/manage-internet-settings-mobile-phone )
Cricket dropping support for 3G and PinePhone in general
I tried to get in contact with Cricket to activate my PinePhone with them and they are not supporting any new devices that do not support Cricket's High Definition Voice network. This is a very recent change that was made. Current users (including PinePhone users I presume) using Cricket will be supported until February 2022 when they depreciate it entirely. Attempting to swap an existing SIM card into a PinePhone will deactivate the line entirely and it will have to be reactivated by Cricket support.
Other users have been able to reproduce this issue: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12897&highlight=cricket. Hyperdriveguy (talk) 03:17, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Partial test of Israeli carriers on flaky OS .
Edited May 17 -21 by Daniel Grynvald. using a new wiki ID. (password reset possible? )
The below is still relevant to describe the conditions under which I tested existing carriers.
I live in Tel Aviv, Israel. I received my Pinephone on May 7 -21.
I Successfully replaced Manjaro (untested) with a flaky alpha stage PmOS Sxmo yesterday, May 12 -21.
I have so far tried 6 different Carriers that registered with repeated flooding of UTF-8 error messages on Sxmo. into full reception bars. (Hebrew is generally Iso 8859 or similar charset)
I called My Pinephone from a seventh virtual network carrier SIM on an older Samsung Galaxy that I left untested for reasons of keeping SIM integrity.intact.
Sxmo will show an incoming call number as notification on top of page covering the notification bar completely.
(No ring signal. Only vibrator works. albeit speaker passed postmarketOS factory test repeatedly earlier. - I suspect volume control goes to zero by default or similar.)
-Asking the user in fine print if user wants to pick up the incoming call. Sxmo will then fail to answer the call with a permission denied error. Sxmo will later show you a reminder of missed calls.
The five Carrier SIM cards that registred by sending SMS service messages and also received an incoming call notification ok are:
Cellcom Prepaid Israel, (A main 4g network developer and operator
Golan Telecom Prepaid. (A virtual network carrier and operator.)
Partner Prepaid, former Orange, Israel (and another main 4g operator.)
Pelephone Prepaid A 4g only Operator.
Hot Mobile Prepaid, a budget main carrier.
019 is a virtual operator relying on Cellcom. It registered on myPinephone with full bar reception, but without receiving either SMS or incoming call notifications.
For now untested by me:
We4g/Xphone. virtual Israeli operator. (tried hard to get hold of a SIM.)
012. another virtual carrier.