I was wondering the other day if the mobile-broadband-provider, and other mms settings should be moved to the network manager settings, exposed gnome settings for mobile. It seems it makes sense to centralize these so any app could pull from that information (including chatty) and the autopopulate function could live there too with e.g. options:
“default” settings stored and pulled from phone settings/configuration files by manufacturer,
“auto” attempts to find information, or
“manual” override by user, or something like that…
Myself, I had seen enough people mention AT&T working in the forums that I was pretty confident mine would work, especially since this SIM was already working on an “allowed” phone.
According to the BM818 Tools app, VoLTE is running for me.
Should AT&T take actions to make my L5 unusable on their network, I’ll end my family plan and just get something cheap through T-Mobile. I like my family plan but if they don’t want my business, **** em.
Or, an even better scenario is that there will be a new modem I can swap in come that time that AT&T will play nicely with.
I know Purism has made a few hints at new modems but nothing announced yet.
I know that I played with settings in GNOME Settings > APN first.
It listed only cingular endpoints like wap.cingular. One of those (forget which) worked for SMS and calls. After putting in the APN info in chatty (or more likely running some updates) it was when I noticed NXTGENPHONE listed in GNOME Settings.
I don’t remember my exact steps but it’s very likely there was some user error involved.