Monthly Archives: January 2020

vectone mobile payg sim and huawei honor phones

i seem to have come across a bizarre bug with vectone mobile payg sims and a Huawei HONOR  KIW-L21 phone

first it has 2 sim slots and if you read the small print slot 1 only runs 2G and slot 2 can run 2G/3G/4G

so what i think happened is i put my vectone sim in slot 1 first which seems to have disabled data on the HONOR phone (and make tethering invisible when it is inserted into an iphone) but everything works fine when i put it in a MI

workaround

  • my primary giffgaff sim in my HONOR
  • my backup giffgaff sim is in my IPHONE
  • my vectone sim is in my MI

 

vectone mobile deals & problems

the latest vectone mobile deal is 30G for £10 which is comparable to giffgaffs 40G for £20 however there are a couple of bugs

  • NO DATA on a HONOR KIW-L21
  • Vectone X app errors on a a HONOR KIW-L2 and an IPHONE

so will have to stick with giffgaff for the time being

FYI

  • giffgaff MVNO runs on O2
  • vectone MVNO runs on EE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Kingdom_mobile_virtual_network_operators

Vectone X error msg

alert! invalid object name 'topup_configv'.

Screenshot_2020-01-17-22-26-25

 

2G, 3G, 4G and 5G users / sq km

i wonder what figures are for 2G, 3G, 4G in users/sq km since 5G claims to able to handle 1M users/km which is impressive

Ericsson are predicting that 1.5 billion users – 40 per cent of the global population coverage – will have access to a 5G network by 2024.

A 5G network supports ultra-high-speed data rates of up to 10 Gbps, low latency or delay and can cope with up to a million devices per square kilometer. With 5G, you can download a typical high-definition movie in under 40 seconds, as opposed to more than seven minutes with 4G.

great #mktg by @giffgaff

for the last two months @giffgaff have given me an extra 1G free when i overran and the mktg ploy works i was orig on £8, then £10 and now the £20 for 30G deal

i mean works for them 🙂 im now paying £12 a month extra maybe its time to switch to @superdrug mobile or @vectone mobile £10 for 30G