by Newdomainer Investigator
Investigator

Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

I want to buy an unlocked LG V20 handset but I've been reading that EE don't have the correct firmware? (I'm a Luddite so I don't even know what that means) lol

 

Long story short...... will I be able to use an LG v20 on the EE network or will some of it's features not work?

 

Thanks in advance for non-technical speak laymans answers 🙂

 

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

@Newdomainer  If that was a EE device get your updates for that device via EE but because its not a EE device you'll not get updates from EE for that device.  EE only push out updates for devices that are purchased from EE.   You can though get updates for that device via LG. 

 

Sorry I didn't reply earlier I've been to the vets.  

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

@Newdomainer  Looking at THIS it will work on the EE network.  But you'll not get calling over 4G just data.  

by Newdomainer Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

Hi Chris,

 

Thank you for your response, would that mean I could only make calls via 3G? (to be honest, I didn't know that calls were routed by 4G anyway? - I thought that was just for data services? (I did say I was a Luddite! lol)

Does that mean that I wouldn't be able to make video calls / messenger *facetime calls (*or whatever it's called?) 😉

 

 

 

by
EE Employee

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

Hi and welcome to the Community @Newdomainer

 

The EE network does not support video calls via the standard calling function.

 

You will have to use apps like What's app, Facebook messenger, etc. to make those type of calls.

 

Looks a nice handset.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

by Newdomainer Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

Thank you Lee,

 

Does that basically mean that the LG V20 handset will work pretty much as any other handset would - provided that I have an App for whatever it might be that EE don't happen to support?
(I'm not currently using an EE locked handset anyway so I guess I wouldn't even notice the difference?)

by
EE Employee

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

Hi @Newdomainer

 

Yes, that is correct.

 

I use an iPhone and what's app for to video call my family in Australia.

 

So you wouldn't really know any difference.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

 

 

 

 

by Newdomainer Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

Sounds good to me Lee.

 

So, out of curiosity - what was it that I was reading about EE not carrying the LG V20 and not having the upgrade (or firmware?) for the relevant version of android until 2018/19.

Is it really of no consequence to me at the end of the day?

by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

@Newdomainer  If that was a EE device get your updates for that device via EE but because its not a EE device you'll not get updates from EE for that device.  EE only push out updates for devices that are purchased from EE.   You can though get updates for that device via LG. 

 

Sorry I didn't reply earlier I've been to the vets.  

by Newdomainer Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

So apart from where I'd go for software updates, very little difference?

 

That's put my mind at rest.... Thank you 🙂

 

 

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EE Employee

Re: Will an LG V20 be supported by my EE sim only account?

That's correct @Newdomainer

 

Do let us know how you get on with the device.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

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