French 3G phone does not work in India
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Oct 23, 2012 5:21 AM Last Post By: stufried
Oct 11, 2012 9:29 AM
French 3G phone does not work in IndiaOk, so I moved from France to India and brought an unlocked Galaxy Teos i5800 with me. this phone worked fine with a 3G subscription in France.
I bought a Vodafone SIM card with a 3G data plan. However, it does not work. Calling is no problem, but there is no internet/3G access
I put the SIM in my blackberry but can't get it to work with that (but i beleive a blackberry needs its own dataservice- the blackberry works fine with another Indian SIM that has a blackberry data plan).
Anybody has any ideas? is it possible that a French 3G phone does not work with the 3G in India?
Oct 11, 2012 4:02 PM
Oct 11, 2012 6:46 PM
Oct 11, 2012 10:01 PM
3Is India still using CDMA technology for their data (internet) transmission?
If so, it won't work with your Euro standard phone.
Not 100% sure but just a thought.
Oct 11, 2012 10:19 PM
4Check the Vodafone roaming agreement with India operators (I suppose it is european SIM). Data transfer might be not available or disabled, and if it is, it could be costly, meaning $$$$/month costly. Caution advised.
Oct 12, 2012 4:35 AM
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Oct 12, 2012 7:47 AM
you know how log it takes for a foreigner to get a working SIM? it took me 10 days...
Anyway, the problem has been solved- i added an APN gateway address for Vodafone India
I never heard about this before- you always hear about people popping in SIM cards without a problem. but this APN is like the access address for data connections and once i added it it worked without a problem,
Oct 12, 2012 8:05 AM
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Oct 23, 2012 5:21 AM
14On iPhones, I use:
which lets me change APNs on the fly and has most settings. On many phones, once you swap SIMs, the new carrier automatically SMSes you the APN settings.
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