I have a problem with the telephone coverage / telephone network.
I thought it would be my old SIM card, with I received a new one.
The problem stays.
When I put my new SIM card in another phone, it is OK.
When another person put his SIM card in my FP2, it’s not okay.
So I think there is a problem with the phone self.
On certain moments I don’t have good coverage.
I can not ring or other people cannot reach me.
I can only do emergency calls.
I don’t think it’s the network of the provider, because the other person has the same provider.
How can I fix this?
Or should I buy another phone?
I had the same more or less, a few months ago. But this was when I got over the border, so once abroad, I lost 4G or 3G coverage. I got it fixed after a step-by-step instruction for a workaround via my provider, which was more or less similar with a solution here at this forum somewhere. You might want to search this thread
I experience similar issues when going abroad and setting the network to 2G solves my issue as @Mariette19 also mentioned.
I had the same more or less, a few months ago. But this was when I got over the border, so once abroad, I lost 4G or 3G coverage.
Not sure this is your case, a bit more info would help. I use my FP2 in the Netherlands and have a SIM from a Dutch provider. No problem with 4G in NL, but phone becomes useless outside, unless I perform the 2G trick.
Hi everyone, please tell us which provider you have (instead of just “a Dutch provider”). Having that information is really helpful for others who may encounter the same problem.
I have a Youfone sim, previously I had Telfort, both from the Netherlands, and I have had no issues using 4G abroad so far. Only in a few places in Germany (mostly along motorways or railways, outside cities) my phone wouldn’t receive 4G where other phones did.
(and what is “the 2G trick”? Setting the phone to 2G only?)
Yes, thanks a lot!! The reception is not as good as before it broke but it is useable again! And in combination with switching to 2G for calls I can use it without problems. In the long run I will switch to Fairphone 4 as my FP2 suffers also from frequent reboots. Baked the core module already once in the oven and it helped for a year but getting worse again (Sadly I’m a frequent phone dropper… - not so good for the not so robust FP2). Thanks again for your awesome help!
I currently have Simyo (running on the KPN network).
I did have issue with 4G abroad (Germany, Austria, Italy). Germany only travelling through by train, Austria travelling through by train and also while being in Innsbruck for a few hours.
As I said my phone was basically unusable until I did the 2G trick. This means going to Settings → Network&Internet → Mobile network → (open Advanced section) Preferred network type. Set this last to 2G. This solved all my issues.