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[BUG] did the roaming bug return?

asked 2019-02-05 00:19:03 +0200

updated 2019-02-11 15:50:33 +0200

jiit gravatar image

After visiting #FOSDEM I noticed strange behaviour wrt roaming on my Jolla 1 (SF version It is identical to the one described here:

When enabling mobile data and allow roaming the notification continuously switches between "connect/enable" (but doe not actually work). When not allowing roaming the connect indicator is permanently "on" but no data is received (after all roaming is off). When consulting the "radio switch" app it correctly display roaming state and radio state (i.e. 2G,3G,4G). But of course there is no actual data connection.

Just like full functionality return once I reenter my home network.

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answered 2019-02-09 00:04:34 +0200

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Well, for the roaming bug to return it should first have been fixed. AFAICT this is not the case : If you read all comments down to the end in the question you refer to, it does not seem fixed (even though the question is marked "[bug fixed]" in the title!).

There are several other severe roaming bugs reported here at TJC (at least here and here) which have seen no sign of progress on Jolla's side for a year. Not even a polite word.

The news for me is that roaming issues also affects the J1. I though it was only the Xperias.

I cannot believe how Jolla handles this. I have no idea of the fraction of sailfish users affected by such roaming bugs, but even if it were 1%, that makes Sailfish a terrible experience: Basic functionality taken for granted with a mobile phone is not there. I would never recommend sailfish. Having the best user interface does not make up, sorry folks. If Jolla does not have the ressources to address this, why not taking advantage of those who propose to help? At the very least communicate and be transparent with users about these issues... Open your bug tracker! Being "together" and forming a "vibrant community", what a joke!

I'm no longer waiting/hoping Jolla will fix this. I'll probably end up reflashing my Xperia X with LineageOS, but before that I'll give a try to Halium/UBtouch which appears to be runing on this phone (and with a linux kernel 4.4!).

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answered 2019-02-10 05:11:16 +0200

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updated 2019-02-10 05:12:21 +0200

Brussels is by some reason tricky with mobiles. It always takes a long time to get connected. One often get kicked out of the network and it takes a long time to get reconnected. This happens also with other os than sfos which I experience since I travel with another also (work related). Could be due to overoad in capacity of network? Sailfish X bug usually looses names of networks.....

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