Sadly that is not ‘the’ workaround although it may work for you and some others, but thanks for the update.
Where I reside I don’t have good network signal and use Wi-Fi so I am not bothered but had reason to go to the local village and try out your idea.
Before I left my setting was Auto (4G, 3G, 2G) When I tried to change it the only options I had and still have after reboots and walking around are LTE or 3G. So I have no auto and no 2G ??? Maybe it’s just a network signal anomaly in this area.
Switching between them has no effect on data availability.
I was about to leave home, where I have no signal and disabled Wi-Fi and enabled network and data. As I walked away I picked up a signal and data connection. Checked one of my websites for updates and all was fine.
Once I’d lost the network connection the data did not come back up whilst I walked through 4G, LTE+, LTE, 3G and E
I thought for a minute that EE and Fairphone had sorted it
Hi everyone, I’m having the same issue with EE in the UK, tech support from EE don’t seem to have a clue, I’ve tried everything mentioned above /on forums from resetting APN to full factory reset, the sim status shows it’s getting a signal, but that the mobile internet is disconnected, really frustrating, been three days now without mobile data, which I really need!
Updated android and now cannot use mobile internet - it happened with last update but that resolved by resetting APN. This time I’ve tried APN reset, reboot, factoru reset nothing works. It says it’s connected but only gprs?? Really frustrating - feels like phone is ruined! Any ideas would be appreciated, I’ve sent a ticket but they take ages to reply
I fixed this issue by setting up a new APN with ipv4 & ipv6 enabled. The default only has ipv4. All the other settings are the same as the default ‘everywhere’ APN, the password is ‘secure’. Perhaps EE are running low on IPv4 addressees.
I don’t have to reboot, and can reliably disable and enable my data simply by editing the APN I added. My phone is not rooted, which I assume is why I cannot edit the default APN so had to add a new one.