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[Aliexpress] Umidigi A5 Pro smartphone ~$120

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Newbie
Feb 4, 2017
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 7:52 pm
One my phone came. Stuffed in mailbox. Has thick cushion
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Can anyone confirm band 66 works on freedom. Are u getting VoLTE or Wi-Fi calling enabled. Please confirm voice and data speeds thx
repatch wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 9:02 pm
Try the app LTE Discovery to find out what band you are connecting to.
I can confirm the phone works with band 66 on freedom
Jr. Member
Dec 30, 2007
115 posts
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Vancouver
Zoughi1 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 10:18 pm
I can confirm the phone works with band 66 on freedom
are you able to get voice while on band 66 ?
Newbie
Feb 4, 2017
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gabuser wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 10:26 pm
are you able to get voice while on band 66 ?
No. I turned on VoLTE from the call settings but would switch over to 3G when making calls. I know it sucks until Freedom is able to support all phones.
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Mar 5, 2007
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gabuser wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 10:26 pm
are you able to get voice while on band 66 ?
No, VoLTE is only supported by Canadian carriers on phones they sell.

For voice it will drop to HSPA B4.
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Jan 12, 2017
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does this phone have two sims and extra microSD slot for THREE total, or just 1 and 1 slots = two total, tia
*SIG: OptiPlex™ 790 i5-2400 @3.1ghz 12gb DDR3 ram win10pro w/radeon rx460 rogers 500u @$24.99 using D-Link DIR-890L AC3200
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Dec 30, 2007
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Vancouver
repatch wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 11:09 pm
No, VoLTE is only supported by Canadian carriers on phones they sell.

For voice it will drop to HSPA B4.
The government should look into that crap. It's just another way to lock in users to their Telco
Newbie
Oct 17, 2011
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jul 13th, 2019 4:11 am
does this phone have two sims and extra microSD slot for THREE total, or just 1 and 1 slots = two total, tia
3 total, 2 Nano SIM and one microSD.
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Dec 8, 2008
190 posts
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Ottawa
I'm using this enough that I figure I'll use it as my main phone til the next big RFD sale or I crack my screen again. (Whichever comes first).

It's not quite as smooth as my Xiaomi Note 5 pro (cracked screen) but it definitely is an improvement for my wife's Samsung S5. I put her phone on Kijiji for $50 and sold it within 5 minutes.

Overall it's definitely worth $120 but can't expect a two year old flagship performance. Temper expectations and light users should be happy.

Anyone else retiring a phone as old as the S5 due to this deal?
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Oct 28, 2016
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Slimschmee wrote:
Jul 13th, 2019 7:48 am
I'm using this enough that I figure I'll use it as my main phone til the next big RFD sale or I crack my screen again. (Whichever comes first).

It's not quite as smooth as my Xiaomi Note 5 pro (cracked screen) but it definitely is an improvement for my wife's Samsung S5. I put her phone on Kijiji for $50 and sold it within 5 minutes.

Overall it's definitely worth $120 but can't expect a two year old flagship performance. Temper expectations and light users should be happy.

Anyone else retiring a phone as old as the S5 due to this deal?
Turn animations off and it will smoother and faster
"Live Long....and ProspeRFD"
Newbie
Feb 4, 2017
86 posts
132 upvotes
Slimschmee wrote:
Jul 13th, 2019 7:48 am
I'm using this enough that I figure I'll use it as my main phone til the next big RFD sale or I crack my screen again. (Whichever comes first).

It's not quite as smooth as my Xiaomi Note 5 pro (cracked screen) but it definitely is an improvement for my wife's Samsung S5. I put her phone on Kijiji for $50 and sold it within 5 minutes.

Overall it's definitely worth $120 but can't expect a two year old flagship performance. Temper expectations and light users should be happy.

Anyone else retiring a phone as old as the S5 due to this deal?
My Moto E4 is biting dust in the drawer after I got this phone.
Newbie
Nov 23, 2018
16 posts
8 upvotes
Maybe all of us here should do a complaint together. We are well informed enough to know that rogers,telus have a whitelist of IMEI that allows only their devices to work on VOLTE.

P.S They will try to trick you, to confuse you, but your device already has everything it needs to run volte as much as one bought from them has. The no support excuse does not give them the right to create a blacklist oh excuse me, I mean a whitelist.
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Mar 5, 2007
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gabuser wrote:
Jul 13th, 2019 5:12 am
The government should look into that crap. It's just another way to lock in users to their Telco
The government is in the carriers pockets, always has been.

They'll 'investigate', and like all these sorts of anti consumer things, they'll 'force' the carriers years after the carriers have made their money already.

This issue is so technical that no MP will understand it anyways, so good luck getting traction. Look how long it took them to get unlocked phones to be a thing?
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Mar 5, 2007
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Ghost505 wrote:
Jul 13th, 2019 10:28 am
Maybe all of us here should do a complaint together. We are well informed enough to know that rogers,telus have a whitelist of IMEI that allows only their devices to work on VOLTE.

P.S They will try to trick you, to confuse you, but your device already has everything it needs to run volte as much as one bought from them has. The no support excuse does not give them the right to create a blacklist oh excuse me, I mean a whitelist.
People old enough to remember will see something cyclycal here. There was a time when you weren't allowed to connect a phone other then one provided to you by you carrier to your landline. The 'excuse' was 'unauthorized phones would break the network', so millions of consumers paid monthly to rent phones. It took DECADES for governments to force carriers to stop this rediculous practice.

When they did Bell found a loophole: if there was a problem with your wiring and you were renting a phone from them they'd fix it for free, if you weren't renting a phone from them they'd charge you some insane price to fix it. The result is many people kept their rented phones.

30-40 years later we're in the exact same boat. They claim that enabling an INDUSTRY STANDARD FEATURE will break something, and everybody 'believes' them. That's actually happening of course is the carriers are paying the MPs to ignore these sorts of things, and money talks.

Compain all you want, 10 years from now, when VoLTE won't even be a feature people use anymore, the government will act.
Newbie
Feb 4, 2017
86 posts
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Ghost505 wrote:
Jul 13th, 2019 10:28 am
Maybe all of us here should do a complaint together. We are well informed enough to know that rogers,telus have a whitelist of IMEI that allows only their devices to work on VOLTE.

P.S They will try to trick you, to confuse you, but your device already has everything it needs to run volte as much as one bought from them has. The no support excuse does not give them the right to create a blacklist oh excuse me, I mean a whitelist.
Just spoke to Freedom's "technical support". Lady had no idea what I was talking about... You can't fix stupid so I gave up
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Nov 25, 2016
339 posts
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I find it so interesting that the use of the word corruption in this context here is so rare. It's just standard industry practice meant to protect the consumers, I guess.

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