I understand that people may have different priorities of what should be fixed next in L5. However, if L5 does not work as a phone it defies the purpose of its existence. I have noticed that when I talk to people with flagship products of Sumsung or iPhone all is OK. But when I talk to people with lower end phones they can not hear me. This problem has to do with the fact that L5 drops the connection to 2G during a call. I always get complains they can not hear me and always have to switch to a close-by landline. This is so annoying. I wonder how are the priorities set?
No VoIP, no suspend yet.
If these two are not the #1 priorities by purism why should someone be happy to carry a great terminal with him? I love it. I really love the qualities L5 has brought to my mobile computing, but if people can not hear me or the battery is frequently depleted, I will be eventually forced to a cheap Android and I do not want this.
I just want to ask Purism to reconsider the priorities. If people agree with this, please write here.
I haven’t experienced the issue of the other side of the call not hearing anything, I do however, still have the issue of very poor audio quality for the outgoing voice call. So even though the other end does hear me it’s quite likely they will still struggle to understand what I’m saying.
A year after the final production units have started shipping and still there is a lack of support for external headsets (wired or wireless), I find that quite disappointing.
So have you tried it? I think I am right in saying that even in amber some people have manually enabled VoLTE and found that it works. Maybe more in Europe than in the US. Almost certainly dependent on which carrier you are using.
Ive actually just purchased a Referb’ed Pixel 5 and am flashing CaylxOS (deGoogle services) on it as a time buyer replacement for my L5. The L5 is def not ready to be used as a daily driver. I’ve using it as my DD for about the last month and it has too many uncertainties and instabilities for me to rely on it for daily use. In the mean time I plan on putting it in my desk draw and retrying 6 months down the road.
I can confirm. After booting up (or switching on the Wifi kill switch), the Wifi connection is good. Then, after a few minutes the Internet suddenly stops working, although the icon above says it’s still there. Turning the switch off and on again usually helps… It typically happens when a wall is between me and the router.
Never had such problem. The switch is reliable.
Nobody complained for me. But I usually don’t speak outside.
It got much better withing the last months. From 100% to 30% it goes in 9 hours for me. (Cellular connection is on, Wifi is off with a soft switch).
@irvinewade I installed minicom on L5 and followed the above instructions with method B.
Here is what happens: I get into the modem ttyUSB1 and ATI returns the modem information.
I issue the two AT commands given It says OK. I disconnect from minicom (hang up) and turn off the modem as instructed. Then I flip the kill switch on and the modem reconnects with mobile telephony.
Again connect to it with minicom and isse
Nothing happens. It does not dial anything.
If I now issue
it returns +BMRAT: FDD LTE
but there is no call going on as I said. If I go to the phone and now use calls to dialout it works (it does make the call) and on the minicom screen the AT+BMRAT now returns
So maybe I do something wrong? Could it be that gnome-calls is running and needs to stop somehow?
Moreover I noticed that if I change the NetworkMode to “3G 4G (preferred)” (as instructed by Azevedo) the phone can not make calls and can not receive calls. The only remedy is to return it to “2G 3G 4G (preferred)” and then it works again.