Is your smartphone compatible with Faiba’s 4G sim card? Here’s the full list
Faiba unveiled their much anticipated 4G mobile network towards the end of 2017, and while it was all song and dance thanks to the cheap bundles, things quickly went south. Most smartphone owners are now coming to terms with the fact that Faiba’s 4G mobile network does not work on most low-end smartphones.
Even if your phone is 4G enabled, chances are still high it won’t work with JTL’s new network, unless a firmware update is rolled out.
Technical details – What smartphones currently support faiba 4G?
Now that you know Faiba’s mobile network is pretty much 4G only, it is safe to write off smartphones that use 3G and 2G. Moving forward, Faiba’s 4G network uses the 700MHz frequency band, which is not commonly found in smartphones sold to Africa and the Middle East.
Smartphones that are compatible with Faiba 4G mobile network
To put you out of your misery, I will start with common handsets that many can afford and probably already own. The only problem is these smartphones will only support data use only, no voice. Like I mentioned above, this could change if their manufacturers push a firmware update later down the line.
Smartphones that are fully compatible with Faiba 4G data and voice LTE
Nokia 2, 5,6,8
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 plus, note 8
iPhone 7, iPhone 8,
Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
What to do if Faiba 4G sim card is not working on your smartphone?
There’s pretty much nothing you can do about such a situation, perhaps upgrade to one of the handsets listed above? One thing you might have already noticed, however, is all these smartphones above range from 20K to well over 100K. If you really have to use JTL’s cheap bundles, maybe you’re better off buying their MIFI router. It will connect any 3G or 4G smartphone, but that was just my two cents.
Or, if you don’t have the budget for a new smartphone at the moment, you are still good with Airtel Telkom and Safaricom internet offers at the moment. Besides, Faiba is only available in less than 5 towns. Head over to their website to see any new smartphones they currently support, or to see if Faiba 4G mobile is available in your area.