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General mobile G1 Android Problems in Brazil (HTC Brasil Vivo)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by reidnum, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. reidnum

    reidnum New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2009
    I just moved here from the US, and have a HTC Tmobile G1.

    My new job uses Vivo, and am wondering how to setup my phone to work on that network. I unlocked the phone and it worked fine on all of the India/China networks (meaning I could use different international SIM cards without any loss of function) when I was traveling there, but when I insert a Vivo SIM, it asks for the "SIM network unlock PIN (or something similar to that)." When I try to enter a PIN it keeps saying that it is unsuccessful.

    Does anyone know how I can get my phone to work on the Vivo network (in Sao Paulo)?

    If I cannot get this to work, does anyone know which carriers would support my phone? Are there any android phones available in Brazil for the Vivo network, and if not are there any Android phones available in Brazil on any network?

    I am willing to pay anyone for their time to assist me in setting this up. I am a Google / Android power user and really do not want to switch to a new platform!



  2. dpmarsola

    dpmarsola Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Hi there,

    I don
  3. sandinista

    sandinista New Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    Java Web developer
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Hi, I've got an unlocked HTC Hero that a friend brought from Czech Republic. It is working great on the Sao Paulo VIVO network including the 3G connection, which I think it's the best in Brazil (I have tried Claro and Tim before). I live in Sao Paulo, I'm not sure but maybe if you live in other city Vivo may work under a different frequency. I know it happens to 3G, not sure about GSM.

    Also I tried SIM cards from other operators and all of them worked in my Hero in Sao Paulo.

    I hope it helps you to identify the problem.

  4. carlitoscastor

    carlitoscastor New Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    I bought an unlocked HTC Hero in England and have started using it here. The phone works fine, I can use internet over a wireless connection, but I cannot get the APN set up correctly. I am using Oi. Can you give me any advice? I am using exactly the APN details that the Oi SAC gave me. No one in any of the Oi stores is prepared to help. Obrigado.

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