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S5 only gets 2 bars on international sim

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By mcvigo, Senior Member on 16th May 2014, 02:18 AM
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I bought a verizon s5 and am using in dominican republic. I had a nexus 5. When i put sim in i only get 2 bars always and my 4g speed seems very low for being in the exact same place that my nexus got good signal?


Any clues on why?
 
 
17th May 2014, 12:25 AM |#2  
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No clue, in fact there is not do much you could do without root and service menu locked down.
I've been using this Verizon s5 in Colombia and Peru using local sims and no issues at all. Why don't you try another carrier?

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17th May 2014, 12:50 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by motumbo

No clue, in fact there is not do much you could do without root and service menu locked down.
I've been using this Verizon s5 in Colombia and Peru using local sims and no issues at all. Why don't you try another carrier?

Sent from my SM-G900V using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Perhaps the Sim you have is not optimized for use with the S5.. Perhaps a new Sim is needed.
29th September 2014, 03:42 AM |#4  
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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 with a Colombian SIM
Am planning to use my S5 in Colombia, mostly Bogota, Villavicencio & Cartagena. Which companies (movistar?)SIM , and type/plan do you recomend? Any instructions as to how to do the "root and service menu locked down"?
I appreciate your help.
Quote:
Originally Posted by motumbo

No clue, in fact there is not do much you could do without root and service menu locked down.
I've been using this Verizon s5 in Colombia and Peru using local sims and no issues at all. Why don't you try another carrier?

Sent from my SM-G900V using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

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