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any luck with freedompop or cricketwireless working with intex aquafish

asked 2017-02-26 22:40:47 +0300

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updated 2018-12-03 20:02:15 +0300

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i recently got this intex aquafish amazingly off us amazon from a third party seller.i live in the us. but now i have an issue where i cant connect to my current phone network at&t. i really don't like how they stopped 2g. so i think i will switch. the question is what to switch to. tried freedompop with no luck. now im thinking cricketwireless. anyone have luck with it? im running on fumes here.

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answered 2017-02-26 23:25:16 +0300

updated 2017-02-27 02:13:32 +0300

This is being tracked here

Also an aside I put forward the AT&T 3G question here

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answered 2017-02-28 14:25:29 +0300

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I had the same problem. Have both a Jolla C and Aqua Fish. Used to be on AT&T using 2G for data. After they closed their 2G network last year I moved on to T-Mobile that has proclaimed they won't shut their 2G in any foreseeable future. Works 100% fine. But since 3G is also included in my contract I bought a very cheap mini wifi router and using a twin-card I can now also be on 3G when out'n about having it in my other pocket. A little bit of a hazzle but works when you want the speed. I've been conteplaing whether I should buy a nexus 5 and flash it or wait for "real" sailfish phone that works in the US. Now the future looks brighter with Sailfish so there is hope. I'm in Colorado by the way.

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answered 2017-02-28 07:10:56 +0300

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updated 2017-02-28 10:09:53 +0300

i went to check the frequency and this what i got is there a dongle that i can plug into the usb c port on the phone that has a sim card slot so i can on any network?

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That looks very much like what i thought the scenario would be. Essentially unusable... (Cricket shares network with AT&T doesn't it? so that would also be shut down) The Intex Aqua Fish doesn't have USB C, nor USB OTG, so that won't work. Sure you could lug around a wifi hotspot.. but yeah... not fun. Also, an FYI, the SIM is just the Subscriber Identity Module, it's the modem that isn't compatible...

attah ( 2017-02-28 19:02:51 +0300 )edit

i would think a generic international sim card or a micro usb phone modem would work

hart02 ( 2017-03-04 08:59:17 +0300 )edit

Not an unfair assumption. (again, the SIM is only the identity of the subscriber) But as I said, neither the Intex Aqua Fish (nor the Jolla 1, Jolla C) have the ability to connect things to it via usb, it is just for connecting them to a host. There are several devices with community ports that support USB OTG etc., but then you might just as well get a version of those that already work in the US.

attah ( 2017-03-04 11:17:05 +0300 )edit
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