Solved Network Providers (O2) & the Volla Phone in the UK
I'm looking into getting a Volla Phone to use as a daily driver phone here in Britain. But I've seen quite a few people across different countries saying that they are having some issues with their network when using the Volla Phone with Ubuntu Touch.
Does anyone have any experience using the Volla Phone in the UK? I am on the O2 network and I just want to make sure I will actually be able to use the phone I am about to buy!
I have emailed Volla to ask about this and they got back to me saying:
"I found the following information on the UK website of O2.
LTE BANDS UK
1 - 2100 MHz
3 - 1800 MHz
7 - 2600 MHz
8 - 900 MHz
20 - 800 Mhz
The Volla Phone operates on
GSM / 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz,
UMTS / 3G: 900 / 2100 MHz,
FDD / LTE / 4G: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz"
So as the numbers seem to add up, would I be safe to assume that I would have no issues with my signal?
I would appreciate anyone's advice or experience on the subject, even if you're using a different network, how has your experience been of using the Volla Phone in Britain?
After using the Volla Phone with Ubuntu Touch in Britain with O2 for almost two weeks now, I can say that it's going well. I haven't noticed any issues with the signal or coverage yet.
Hopefully this will help others who have wondered the same thing.
@adlinux so no problems for MMS in transmission and reception ? This point needs to be confirmed as it may be a sticking point with some operators.
@domubpkm That's a good question, I didn't think to test that when I wrote my last post.
It seems to not accept MMS messages, I've yet to send one (It's been so long since I've used an OS that actually supports MMS that I've gotten out of the habit of using it), but as it doesn't accept them I doubt it will send them either.
So, to clarify my point more. As of July 2021 the Volla Phone can:
- Send and receive phone calls
- Voice mail works
- Mobile data works (2G, 3G and 4G all tested)
- MMS doesn't work
On O2 in the UK.