Hello, I have put Ubuntu Touch on this phone and was wondering if anyone had successfully gotten Cricket Wireless cellphone service to work on it??
A little background:
I decided to put my SIM card from a fully functional OnePlus 7 Pro with stock android, into my OnePlus 6T with Ubuntu Touch. I verified that I could get calls and texts through my SIM on the 6T, BUT... when I put my SIM back into my OnePlus 7 Pro, I got a notification that my line got suspended. So I called Cricket up, and they proceed to tell me that my OnePlus 7 Pro is no longer supported and that it can be un-suspended for today, however, it will continue to suspend once the network identifies my device, usually on a daily basis. They said the reason for this was that Cricket is merging to 5G, so any device on the 3G compatibility list will be unsupported after Feb 2022.. There more! I asked about the OnePlus 6T to see if it would work after Feb 2022 and they said, "Yes". But why would the OnePlus 6T be compatible with the update of 5G, when I looked at the specs online that show it IS 3G capable?? Also, the 6T does not have 5G technology built into it... I'm baffled that companies would not keep everything backwards compatible for many reasons.
One last question:
Does anyone know of a carrier that won't axe 3G devices?? If there is one, I would really like to NOT have to buy a new phone..
@raydantheman Cricket, as it's parent AT&T, is pushing their whitelist of devices they will allow on their network. OnePlus 6(T) and Oneplus 7(T) are both capable of using the 4G VoLTE network post 3G shutdown this coming January.
So, your answer is to use a device agnostic MVNO such as Red Pocket, US Mobile, Straight Talk, H2O, etc. In the event that UT VoLTE functionality does not get worked out by that date, you have two options:
Use a regional carrier. They mostly are not upgrading to VoLTE only.
Voip/SIP. By using a voip provider, any device capable of 4G Data can continue to make phone calls despite the lack of VoLTE capability. You just need to be able to access the LTE data network.
@raydantheman how did you get the APN settings to accept on the 6T. I just got a cricket Sim and i cant seem to get the phone to accept the settings.
@mattmcbeardface Sorry for the incredibly late response.. I wish I could help you out more, but I only got the APN settings to stick for a very short period of time, at best. I ended up going back to stock. Good luck in your endeavors!
I know this thread is old by now but I really need to ask :
How is it possible that his provider refuses to support the more expensive and advanced OnePlus 7 Pro and instead only supports the cheaper OnePlus 7T and also the older 6T model ?!
That makes no sense when we talk refusing/cutting 3G phones from their network : The can all use 4G/4G+ and with Android installed probably VoLTE too ?!