OT - GSM Roaming in Mexico - Not
On Thursday, 28 March 2019 17:33:33 UTC, tim... wrote:
"Someone Somewhere" wrote in message
On 28/03/2019 13:17, tim... wrote:
I have a basic phone - a Samsung GT E-1200i which I happily roam around
the world with (voice and text only - obviously)
but not when I got to Mexico - no signal for the whole of my time there.
I have an Asda PAYG SIM in it. My data phone, with the same SIM type
worked perfectly, so that's not the issue. (but unfortunately no-one has
that number to call me on, so I don't get incoming calls on it)
I note that Mexico uses GSM 850/1900 not the 900/1800 used in Europe, but
then so does all of Central America and the phone worked perfectly well
when we travelled into Guatemala.
Not necessarily true - according to Wikipedia (and some other sources),
Claro offer service on GSM 900 in Guatemala, wheereas there are no Mexican
operators that have service on 900/1800 which I believe is all the
frequencies your phone supports.
I did wonder about that but I didn't find the full phone specification
anywhere when I first looked
not helped by the model number being displayed nowhere except for about half
a second when you turn it on and it took me 7 on/off cycles to capture it
Time for a new phone then
(what I need is a smartphone that isn't the size of a brick - and under 200
Samsung J series or just Google SIM free phones on CPW (maybe not buy from them though).