[PLUG-TALK] Android phone question

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Aug 28 16:27:01 PDT 2019


On Tue, 27 Aug 2019, Rigel Hope wrote:

> i have had months-to-years of poor voice service in an otherwise highly
> covered area using a non-carrier-sourced android phone. i was never able
> to nail down the reason for it. I spent quite some time with my carrier's
> (t-mo) tech support trying to troubleshoot this, to no avail. data was
> never a problem.

Rigel,

I've looked at potential replacement phones and one that seems to be
included in everyone's 'best Android Plus' phone list is the Motorola Moto
G7. Of course, the reviews all focus on the camera(s), audio, and appearance
and say nothing about the quality of the radio for voice calls. But I did
find network specs for it:

Network 	Technology 
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands 	GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands 	HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Europe
   	HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - USA
4G bands 	LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Europe
   	LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 66(1700/2100), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) - USA
Speed 	HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat7 300/50 Mbps

I've sent these to the MNVO I use (RedPocket to AT&T). I suspect that if they
support this phone (and they should considering the large number of bands
the phone supports) all I need do is swap the SIM. I'll learn if this is
correct.

Thanks for all you insights,

Rich


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