Fairphone 2 (A9). SIM card(s)

Settings and troubleshooting

SIM card(s) compatibility

Fairphone 2 supports only micro SIM card (3FF)(ID-000 format), sized: 15mm x 12mm x 0.76mm.

To avoid issues, please:

  • avoid using a SIM adaptor in your FP2 (it may increase the risk of damaging the SIM connectors).
  • do not use a SIM card that was cut in an electronics store (or at home) to the size of a Mini-SIM.

Always ask your provider for a new micro SIM-card.

 

Dual SIM Feature

Fairphone 2 can use two SIM cards from different service providers at the same time (even from different countries). You can make and receive calls and text messages from both cards. However, due to hardware limitations, mobile data is available only from the preferred SIM card.

- IMPORTANT - 
When your provider is a mobile virtual operator the SIM card works only in 3G or 4G. Because it is not possible to use 4G in both SIM cards at the same time, you must use SIM2 as a hotspot and make sure to change the SIM1 into 2G. It is not possible to deactivate the SIM cards.

 

Configure SIM card(s) preferred network type

To configure your Preferred network type:

  1. Go to Settings → Network & internet → Mobile network
  2. In case you have multiple SIM cards, you can select the one to modify by tapping on the tile with the matching name on top
  3. Tap on → Preferred network type
  4. Select the network type you prefer between 4G, 3G, and 2G

 

Toggle mobile data roaming

In some cases, like traveling abroad, you might need to enable or disable Roaming.  Depending on your data plan, using mobile data while you are abroad can be expensive, so make sure to check the costs beforehand with your network operator. To modify this setting just go to:

  1. Go to Settings → Network & internet → Mobile network
  2. In case you have multiple SIM cards, you can select the one to modify by tapping on the tile with the matching name on top
  3. Tap on Roaming to enable or disable the feature according to your preferences.

 

Toggle and limit mobile data connection

To set mobile data connection for your data SIM card:

  1. Go to Settings → Network & internet → Mobile network → Data usage → Data warning & limit
  2. Toggle and adjust the parameters for Set data warning and Set data limit according to your preferences

 

Final tips

Using a mobile connection may be expensive and can drain your battery faster than usual.

To quickly enable or disable mobile data on your preferred cellular data SIM card use the Quick Settings pull-down menu:

  1. Swipe down with one finger from the top of your screen
  2. Tap on the Cellular data icon (it shows two arrows, one going up and one going down) to turn it on or off according to your needs