Xiaomi Mi 8 and LTE

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Xiaomi Mi 8 and LTE

Hello,

 

Hoping for a little help.  I just purchased a Xiaomi Mi 8 global version (actual version not just the global ROM). I am only getting H+ and 3G on the phone. It is compatible with LTE and all bands on Fido network, so I can't figure out the issue. I am not able to update the APN settings (it is greyed out). Has anybody run into this issue? Any help would be appreciated. 

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Found a link and a person who created an app to fix this issue, and I now have 4G! I removed my SIM, sideloaded the APK for the app, created a new APN, put my SIM back in, went ito the APN settings and chose my new APN and voila... 4G!

 

In case anyone is interested... http://forums.redflagdeals.com/solved-fido-apn-miui-10-cant-add-apn-2239645/

 

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Thanks.  I have done video calls over WiFi (using Whatsapp) to international countries without any lag or issues. 

 

I've never noticed any issues with standard voice calls, and never noticed it drops to 3G. I tried a standard voice call on the Fido network and it did drop to 3G; interesting.  I tried a voice call using Whatsapp via WiFi and it remained at 4G.  Honestly though, if I can't notice a difference in the quality of the call, it doesn't concern me much.

 

I think I have accessed that menu before. I will take a look but it sounds like I must already have the provisioning if I can make the video and voice calls using Whatsapp. Correct me if I am wrong though.

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Hello Laserblue,

 

  Wifi-calling using an app (ie WhatsApp or Skype, etc) is different from the Wifi-calling to which @jpcaron referred. Any phone with Wifi-capabilities can use an app to make calls and video calls. Those calls are generally connected entirely via the internet. On the other hand, the Wifi-calling feature routes through the mobile networks before connecting to the other party (see graphic here).

 

  Since your phone was not purchased from Fido, it is unlikely that type of Wifi-calling (or voLTE) will work. As you noticed, the calls through the mobile network switch to 3G. Calls via Wifi through Whatsapp are not connected through the mobile network which is why your phone appeared to remain on 4G.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

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@Cawtau wrote:

  Since your phone was not purchased from Fido, it is unlikely that type of Wifi-calling (or voLTE) will work. As you noticed, the calls through the mobile network switch to 3G. Calls via Wifi through Whatsapp are not connected through the mobile network which is why your phone appeared to remain on 4G.



Wifi calling on a app is ridiculous its 2019, fido stop pissing me off

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Hello Jpcaron,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  I apologise for upsetting you. However, I was explaining the difference to @Laserblue. Some people are actually happy with using apps to make Wifi calls.

 

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Your link helped me so much! I got exactly the same problem and now it solved.

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Amazing. Thanks so much for sharing the apk option. I couldn't figure out how to change the APN settings and it was so frustrating. But now getting LTE speeds and it works! 

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