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Not getting 4G

I recently upgraded to a 4G contract but lost my discount which I was not happy about. I have had this a month now and never got a 4G signal. Sometimes I get H+ and other times 3G. If 4G is not available in my area (Stockport), I should have been told when I upgraded. If this cannot be resolved, I will be expecting to cancel my contract without charge or getting my rental fee reduced!

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Re: Not getting 4G

What phone do you have? 


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Re: Not getting 4G

It's a nuu x4 android version 5.1. Advertised as a 4G phone.

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Re: Not getting 4G

Hi gregory8391,

Thanks for your post on the Community Forum. I'm sorry that you're having a problem with connecting to 4G. Is this working for you now?

Have you already passed your refresh date since upgrading to 4G? The 4G connection updates on the next refresh date.

If you are still having a problem with this, please let me know and I'll look into this for you.

 

Kind regards,

Terri

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Hi Terri

I have supposedly had 4G for over a month now and my last refresh date was 11th March but am only getting H+ at best and sometimes only 3G

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Hi gregory8391

Thanks for your update.

I'm sorry to hear you're still having issues.

Have you ensured that 4G data connectivity is enabled on the handset in the settings? Also, have you switched over to the new 4G SIM we sent when you moved over to a 4G tariff?

I'm not familiar with this phone and I'm having some trouble locating the technical specs - was it built with UK 4G networks in mind? We can't guarantee compatibility with handsets we don't supply and some handsets are only compatible with 4G frequencies in certain territories.

It might be worth checking into the tech specs for your handset to ensure it's compatible with the EE 4G frequency that Virgin Media uses. This is 2600MHz (also known as band 7) for 4G.

You could also test the SIM in another phone (and vice versa) to see if it gets the 4G signals then, just to rule out any provisioning issue on the network side of things.

Please let me know how you get on.

Many thanks

 

Mark Y
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Apparently the phone supports bands 5 and 12. Does this mean I cannot get 4G and will have to change to another network?

 

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You need band 3 (1800MHz) and Band 7 (2600Mhz) also Band 20 (800MHz) for future use on Virgin, but used on other networks

Basically, you will have to change your phone as Bands 5 and 12 are not used in the UK

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Re: Not getting 4G

Hi I'm very confused by this too, i also have an X4 Nuu Phone and have until recently been on tesco, which I was recieving 4G on here in the UK, so I know my phone can receive it. When I first got the sim it wouldnt get any data signals at all, I looked online & saw i had to go and manually change my APN settings. Now its getting signal(ish) but nothing above H+, this may also have something to do with the fact that I'm getting really patchy phone signal wherever I go- including near where i live despite calling virgin and them informing me I live in an area of 'very high signal' 

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Re: Not getting 4G

Best thing to do is check opensignal.com to see real users signal levels for ee on 2g/3g &/or 4g

Or https://checker.ofcom.org.uk/mobile-coverage

You'll see indoor and outdoor results. 

If the signal is no good on ee best thing to do is switch again. Tesco mobile are on O2 as is giffgaff. 

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