Yesterday, it occurred to me that since the new TECNO Phantom 5 flagship is both 4G/LTE and Dual SIM, it would be great to put my Smile 4G SIM in it and not have to carry a separate mifi device around with me. You see, I love to travel light. The question was whether or not the Phantom 5 supported Smile’s LTE band.
Well, you know how we get excited here at MobilityArena.com when we get an opportunity to experiment. So, I set my heart to find out.
Today, I cut my Smile SIM into microSIM size, then put it into the Phantom alongside my Glo SIM. The phone immediately recognised both SIMs and asked me to pick which SIM would serve for calls, which for SMS, and which for data. I picked Glo for the first two and Smile for the last.
Next, I went to Mobile Networks and pegged the Smile SIM to 4G Only.
Then, I setup an APN for Smile (I named it “Smile 4G”), as follows:
- APN Name: internet
- Password: Nil (No password needed)
- Proxy : Nil (No proxy needed)
- IP Version: IPv4
I then selected that APN, and thereafter turned on mobile data. *drum roll*
The 4G icon popped up in the notification bar at the top of the phone and I was connected at broadband speeds immediately. And I, Mister Mobility, lived happily ever after.
To God be the glory.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.