I recently upgraded my OnePlus One to Android 6.0.1 and while I can make phone calls I don’t have any network connectivity unless I’m on WiFi. The symptoms are;
Can’t send email,
No access any websites
Phone is not on a LTE network
This awkward fix, posted byrohitvermamech on the OnePlus Forums get’s LTE and networking working again:
Go into Settings > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > Restore Defaults
The list should now have many many more choices of APNs. Choose the correct APN. Then go into Settings > Mobile Networks > Network Operators (make sure you are connected to WiFi) click “Choose Automatically”. Then turn Aeroplane Mode on and back off. Step 2:
VERY IMPORTANT! Restart your phone. Step 3:
Go into phone and dial *#*#4636#*#* and choose Phone Information. In Phone Information set the Preferred Network Type to LTE/GSM auto (PRL) [even if it says it already, do it again]. Turn off the radio. When the radio is turned off, turn the radio back on. Go down to the SMSC and hit “Refresh” and then “Update”.
Next, Liz’s first Android phone — a Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V. Keeping this as we can quickly reuse it for any visitors from Ireland and it’s a simple phone to use.
Next is my second Android phone a Samsung S2, I got this phone as the screen on my first Android a HTC Sensation cracked. I still have the HTC as I had plans to replace the screen but it’s hardly worth it at this point. The S2 was quite a step-up, lovely screen but it was missing a little something (this phone is being gifted to a friend for reuse), I hope he finds it better than today’s cheap Android phones.
Next up is my 3rd Android a Google Nexus 4, this was the first Android phone that really, really impressed me and is still a great device — fantastic camera too. I use this as my Irish Phone and it has my Irish SIM card in it and I’ll be walking around Ireland later this week with two phones as my US T-Mobile plan gives me free texts and data while in Ireland, and I can make free phone calls to any Irish phone after topping this up with 20 Euros.
The big yoke is my current phone a OnePlus One, fabulous device almost too big but at least I can read the text on the screen! 😉
Do you remember when a phone like the Nokia 6230 was the phone to have? I remember trying to get one of these for use in the US after seeing a friend’s phone in Ireland. At the time you could only get this model on the Cingular network and the things cost hundred. This phone was a classic for it’s time and it was durable and just worked and it’s form-factor is a classic from the period.
And these days you can an Android phone on Amazon for as low as $30 that’s more powerful that a 2005 era laptop. And you know, I still want this phone, the only problem is I can’t read the screen as it’s too small!