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We'd like to know the real network registration status by our NEO devices in the world. Please provide some information about your NEO status! The question list as below:


1. What NEO device you are using? GTA01 or GTA02.

2. Where is your location and what is your network provider? eg. T-Mobile, San Francisco in USA.

3. When you boot the NEO, how long it takes to register the network? eg. in normal case, it should be able to register to a network in 1~2 minutes immediately.

4. What is your GSM firmware version? You can get this number by an AT command. Using SSH to connect to your NEO, then type these commands: root@fic-gta02:~# libgsmd-tool -m atcmd AT+CGMR STR=`AT+CGMR' RSTR=`+CGMR: "HW: GTA02BV5, GSM: gsm_ac_gp_fd_pu_em_cph_ds_vc_cal35_ri_36_amd8_ts0-Moko6"'

5. What is your IMEI code? Check by using this AT command like previous steps. AT+CGSN STR=`AT+CGSN' RSTR=`+CGSN: 000000000000000'

6. if NEO takes over 3 minutes to register to the network or it just re-register to the network again and again. Please attach your gsm log file ('/tmp/gsm.log') to our bugzilla, we already created a bug for this issue.

(#4 and #5 Under FSO/frameworkd - use "mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ophoned /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device GetInfo" to retrieve both IMEI and version string at once - mdbus is provided by the package 'mickeydbus' if not already installed)

In qtopia/qtextended, go into Applications->System Info->Modem. Look for 'Revision'.

Results table

See also

Owner Location Network Provider How/When purchased SIM card Device GSM firmware IMEI Status GSM log
User:MichaelShiloh San Francisco, CA, USA T-Mobile with phone, > 2years GTA01 Moko6 YES just fine no
User:MichaelShiloh San Francisco, CA, USA AT&T with phone, 8/28/07 GTA01 Moko6 YES takes several minutes to register, home network rejects, CME error 32, reregisters continuously no
User:MichaelShiloh San Francisco, CA, USA AT&T replacement for one received with phone, 3/17/08 GTA01 Moko6 YES preliminary test: registers promptly to home network. Will test in various locations and report back. no
User:MichaelShiloh San Francisco, CA, USA AT&T prepaid, no phone, 3/13/08 GTA01 Moko6 YES just fine in some locations, but in others it takes several minutes to register and reregisters continuously. however, always better than card that came with phone no
User:SpeedEvil Fife, Scotland, UK T-Mobile PAYG with phone 7/2007 GTA01 Moko1 YES Just fine no
Erin Yueh Taipei, Taiwan TW mobile GTA02BV5 Moko6 NO Normal, can register to the network immediately no
Marcus Bauer Nice, France Orange GTA01Bv4 Moko4 YES Registers immediately and stays registered for ~10 minutes before the re-registering loop starts once per minute log
Henrik Pihl Kuressaare, Estonia Elisa GTA01Bv4 Moko4 YES Normal, can register to the network immediately, but starts reconnecting to the network in the first minutes. log
Marcin 'Hrw' Juszkiewicz Poznań, Poland Era (Heyah) prepaid, bought in October 2007, never charged, expired GTA01Bv4 phase0 phone (red PCB) with old GSM firmware YES Card expired, home network rejects it with CME Error 32 (emergency calls only), system displays "Registering..." for several minutes. NO
Marcin 'Hrw' Juszkiewicz Poznań, Poland PlusGSM prepaid, several years old, not charged GTA01Bv4 phase0 phone (red PCB) with old GSM firmware YES Registered after entering PIN. Normal work after register. NO
Peter Rasmussen Copenhagen Denmark DK Sonofon Pre-paid BiBoB service since Oct. 2007 GTA01Bv4 Moko1 YES Registered immediatly after entering PIN. Works after that. No /tmp/gsm.log appears NO
Kevin Dean Washington DC Metro Area, USA T-Mobile GTA01Bv4 Moko1 YES Normal, can register to the network immediately, no PIN needed Log (Replaced my wife's # with 9991231122)
Dennis Wollersheim Melbourne, Australia Telstra GTA01Bv4 Moko4 Yes Registers quickly, reregisters every 30 seconds or so gsm log
Thomas Gstädtner Nuremberg, Germany T-Mobile (Ericsson RBS2206, GSM900) 2004 GTA01Bv4 Moko 1 Yes Registers nearby immediately, w/ PIN or w/o NO
emdete Duesseldorf, Germany vodafone d2 200x GTA01Bv4 Moko 1 Yes No problems No
emdete Duesseldorf, Germany vodafone d2 200x GTA02 Moko 6 No Does not register, pin entry works, net scan also. No
emdete Duesseldorf, Germany e-plus 200x GTA02 (same as above) Moko 6 No No problems No
ScaredyCat Ipswich, UK Virgin 2007 GTA01 Moko 1 Yes No problems No
ScaredyCat Lelystad, Netherlands Virgin (Roaming on T-Mobile NL) 2007 GTA01 Moko 1 Yes No problems No
jluis Barcelona, Spain Orange (Amena) 082007 GTA01Bv4 Moko1 YES No problems No
jluis Barcelona, Spain Vodafone phone > 3 years GTA01Bv4 Moko1 YES No problems No
Joachim Jaeger Eschbach, Germany O2 Fonic prepaid card, 01/2008 GTA01Bv4 Moko 4 YES Registers immediately after entering PIN. Normal work after register. NO
liuxf Beijing, China CU-GSM 2006 GTA01Bv4 Moko1 YES No problems No
ismo Zurich, Switzerland sunrise 2007 GTA01Bv4 Moko1 YES No problems No
emdete Duesseldorf, Germany vodafone 200x GTA02 Moko 7 Yes No problems No
homyx Ingolstadt, Germany o2 2005, 2007 GTA01 Moko 1 yes No Problems No
basilk Moskow, Russia MegaFon 2008 GTA01Bv4 Moko 4 YES No Problems No
Ib Bentzen Copenhagen, Denmark TDC Mobil (Telmore) 4 yrs GTA01Bv4 Moko4 YES OK No
zrich Cambridge, MA, USA Cingular > 3 Years GTA02 Moko7 Yes No Problems No
William Vidrine Greensboro, NC, USA AT&T replaced SIM sold with service Jul-18-08; model 71234 O 4022 GTA02 Moko8 Yes doesn't try to register on boot; sometimes takes switching on/off to register; re-registers with Home network frequently No
Robert Lange Philadelphia, PA, USA AT&T obtained with AT&T prepaid phone in July 2008; model 71234 O 4022 GTA02Bv5 Moko8 Yes With probability about 0.1, will register immediately upon boot. Can register manually with `libgsmd-tool -m shell` using commands `O` then `r`. Antenna power-up (command `O`) fails often, but try repeatedly and it will succeed; afterwards, registration (command `r`) works. Phone re-registers with network frequently, which interrupts suspend if you have power management on. File not found
KB Denmark TDC From TDC business in 2007 (64K43) didn't work, got new card for free (64K23) and that worked! GTA02Bv5 Moko8 ¿What? Works with new card File not found
clare johnstone Perth, Australia Vodafone AU Prepaid 10 days GTA02bv5 Moko8 YES no service briefly 2 min intervals for 10 hours today MDBUS listing
Gerardo Camorlinga Amarillo, TX, USA ATT Prepaid $15 Motorola phone, pay as you go plan GTA02 Moko8 YES works great, used the gui script from Manually using GPRS No