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How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by najoomey(m): 11:47pm On Sep 17, 2017
off to the popular phone market in Kano (farm center) I've the person that I usually buy phone from but unfortunately he don't have a phone that suit me so I refer to another person, leaving my phone provider is the biggest mistake I make in my life. here the story
I've seen a lot of phone from one that look so kind to me so I ask for the price of gionee he told it's London use, I ask for the price of F103 pro he told 17k to me this is just like a gift because I couldn't forgot one of my friend bought this phone 55k, to cut the story shot, we dot at 15k I check everything normal the phone has a very good camera I forgot to go with my simcard, the drama started when I go home and mount my simcard and try to browse unfortunately 3G doesn't support for every sim, the next day (today) I refer the phone back to the seller he couldn't listen to me at all he even told he don't know what is 3G and he can't refund my money I told him to buy the phone he say he can't even swap a phone rather than he will give me a vivo phone the phone I hate with all my life so I go back home with the phone.
I can surf the internet with only 2G.
does anyone have way-out for me?

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Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by lastbaff(m): 12:10am On Sep 18, 2017
najoomey:
off to the popular phone market in Kano (farm center) I've the person that I usually buy phone from but unfortunately he don't have a phone that suit me so I refer to another person, leaving my phone provider is the biggest mistake I make in my life. here the story
I've seen a lot of phone from one that look so kind to me so I ask for the price of gionee he told it's London use, I ask for the price of F103 pro he told 17k to me this is just like a gift because I couldn't forgot one of my friend bought this phone 55k, to cut the story shot, we dot at 15k I check everything normal the phone has a very good camera I forgot to go with my simcard, the drama started when I go home and mount my simcard and try to browse unfortunately 3G doesn't support for every sim, the next day (today) I refer the phone back to the seller he couldn't listen to me at all he even told he don't know what is 3G and he can't refund my money I told him to buy the phone he say he can't even swap a phone rather than he will give me a vivo phone the phone I hate with all my life so I go back home with the phone.
I can surf the internet with only 2G.
does anyone have way-out for me?
So sorry about that, bro. Sh*t happens.

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Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by donmarvex1(m): 12:12am On Sep 18, 2017
The Gionee F103 Pro I know has 3G and 4G

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Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Youngsage: 12:29am On Sep 18, 2017
donmarvex1:
The Gionee F103 Pro I know has 3G and 4G
abi o. Fear nearly catch me too.
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by najoomey(m): 1:06am On Sep 18, 2017
donmarvex1:
The Gionee F103 Pro I know has 3G and 4G
this one too has 3G and 4G but they didn't work
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Silverman42(m): 2:08am On Sep 18, 2017
Use Atuntu benchmarking app to get the full specification of the phone. Back when i was in sokoto, i purchased what looked like a fairly used infinix hot s for 18k from their popular phone market, Hajiah Halima. Everything about d phone looked so perfect, its RAM, its R0M, its camera and even the UI. But after using Atuntu, i discovered everything i saw in the phone settings menu was just FAKE. Below is the original spec of the so called infinix hot s i bought.
Display - 480px X 800px
Ram - 512mb
Rom - 4gb
Processor - 1.3ghz Spreadtrum Chipset
Camera- 1mp Front Camera, 5mp Back Camera.
4g - No,
Rangu Os Lollipop 5.1
The only two things that worked perfectly where the 3g and fingerprint sensor. Walahi, from that day henceforth, i promised never to buy second hand gadgets
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by bobo65(m): 3:20am On Sep 18, 2017
It's an original phone but it's meant for Chinese networks alone

These phones have flooded the Nigerian market, their specs are high, awesome camera and good build

ANYTIME YOU ARE BUYING ANY USED PHONE, ESPECIALLY COOLPAD, MI LENOVO, VIVO, PLS ALWAYS GO WITH UR SIM CARD TO TEST IT 3G compatibility

Most of the sellers don't even know it ain't 3g enabled

I currently use one, got it real cheap and I'm keeping it cos the camera is very dope so i use it in snapping my other phones I sell

@op, I'll advice u get a smaller, like a bb curve 7 to be sharing its hotspot whenever u wanna download


The good tin is that 2g or its 2g network is good enough for surfing d net and chatting

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Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by adeniyilamlek(m): 6:59am On Sep 18, 2017
bobo65:
It's an original phone but it's meant for Chinese networks alone

These phones have flooded the Nigerian market, their specs are high, awesome camera and good build

ANYTIME YOU ARE BUYING ANY USED PHONE, ESPECIALLY COOLPAD, MI LENOVO, VIVO, PLS ALWAYS GO WITH UR SIM CARD TO TEST IT 3G compatibility

Most of the sellers don't even know it ain't 3g enabled

I currently use one, got it real cheap and I'm keeping it cos the camera is very dope so i use it in snapping my other phones I sell

@op, I'll advice u get a smaller, like a bb curve 7 to be sharing its hotspot whenever u wanna download


The good tin is that 2g or its 2g network is good enough for surfing d net and chatting


God will bless u i notice dis ish on some lenovo and coolpad
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by femi4: 7:35am On Sep 18, 2017
najoomey:
off to the popular phone market in Kano (farm center) I've the person that I usually buy phone from but unfortunately he don't have a phone that suit me so I refer to another person, leaving my phone provider is the biggest mistake I make in my life. here the story
I've seen a lot of phone from one that look so kind to me so I ask for the price of gionee he told it's London use, I ask for the price of F103 pro he told 17k to me this is just like a gift because I couldn't forgot one of my friend bought this phone 55k, to cut the story shot, we dot at 15k I check everything normal the phone has a very good camera I forgot to go with my simcard, the drama started when I go home and mount my simcard and try to browse unfortunately 3G doesn't support for every sim, the next day (today) I refer the phone back to the seller he couldn't listen to me at all he even told he don't know what is 3G and he can't refund my money I told him to buy the phone he say he can't even swap a phone rather than he will give me a vivo phone the phone I hate with all my life so I go back home with the phone.
I can surf the internet with only 2G.
does anyone have way-out for me?
Only mumu buy used phone without testing it with SIM card. You even get luck with 2G. Some of them won't show you any network at all
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by calddon(m): 8:06am On Sep 18, 2017
Always check d model number, once there is a 'T' attached to the end of the model number please run for ur 3g life. It's a CHINEESE TCDMA RADIO PHONE.
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by najoomey(m): 8:23am On Sep 18, 2017
bobo65:
It's an original phone but it's meant for Chinese networks alone

These phones have flooded the Nigerian market, their specs are high, awesome camera and good build

ANYTIME YOU ARE BUYING ANY USED PHONE, ESPECIALLY COOLPAD, MI LENOVO, VIVO, PLS ALWAYS GO WITH UR SIM CARD TO TEST IT 3G compatibility

Most of the sellers don't even know it ain't 3g enabled

I currently use one, got it real cheap and I'm keeping it cos the camera is very dope so i use it in snapping my other phones I sell

@op, I'll advice u get a smaller, like a bb curve 7 to be sharing its hotspot whenever u wanna download


The good tin is that 2g or its 2g network is good enough for surfing d net and chatting


I believe with you thank you
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by lenghtinny(m): 8:53am On Sep 18, 2017
This issue is very common with Lenovo....
If you want a made in China Android, stick with Infinix, tecno and maybe Xiaomi...
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by chingy012: 8:56am On Sep 18, 2017
najoomey:
off to the popular phone market in Kano (farm center) I've the person that I usually buy phone from but unfortunately he don't have a phone that suit me so I refer to another person, leaving my phone provider is the biggest mistake I make in my life. here the story
I've seen a lot of phone from one that look so kind to me so I ask for the price of gionee he told it's London use, I ask for the price of F103 pro he told 17k to me this is just like a gift because I couldn't forgot one of my friend bought this phone 55k, to cut the story shot, we dot at 15k I check everything normal the phone has a very good camera I forgot to go with my simcard, the drama started when I go home and mount my simcard and try to browse unfortunately 3G doesn't support for every sim, the next day (today) I refer the phone back to the seller he couldn't listen to me at all he even told he don't know what is 3G and he can't refund my money I told him to buy the phone he say he can't even swap a phone rather than he will give me a vivo phone the phone I hate with all my life so I go back home with the phone.
I can surf the internet with only 2G.
does anyone have way-out for me?

The F103Pro i know has both 3G and 4G
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Pillarofpillar(m): 9:00am On Sep 18, 2017
The gionee F103 is a newly bought phone and the lady wants to dispose to futher schooling.

I don't understand how to know 3g or 4g Network. in my Tecnoy6, I do change networks strength when the index changed to "E" ie is poor strength because it can't open any page but when on "H+" It flows freely.

So how do I know, when I insert my sim card that the 3g or 4g is active and performing in the gioneeF103
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by bobo65(m): 10:11am On Sep 18, 2017
Pillarofpillar:
The gionee F103 is a newly bought phone and the lady wants to dispose to futher schooling.

I don't understand how to know 3g or 4g Network. in my Tecnoy6, I do change networks strength when the index changed to "E" ie is poor strength because it can't open any page but when on "H+" It flows freely.

So how do I know, when I insert my sim card that the 3g or 4g is active and performing in the gioneeF103

H and H+ are 3G but u still need to be careful o

Some clone phones display 3G even 4G yet they are on 2g which is edge, immediately u insert ur sim, put ur network on 3G then goto settings, scroll down to about, click on it then click on phone at status then click on sim status and make sure u see hspa or lte or 4G, if u see edge or 2g, know ur phone isn't 3G enabled

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Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by ola4ola(m): 10:22am On Sep 18, 2017
najoomey:
off to the popular phone market in Kano (farm center) I've the person that I usually buy phone from but unfortunately he don't have a phone that suit me so I refer to another person, leaving my phone provider is the biggest mistake I make in my life. here the story
I've seen a lot of phone from one that look so kind to me so I ask for the price of gionee he told it's London use, I ask for the price of F103 pro he told 17k to me this is just like a gift because I couldn't forgot one of my friend bought this phone 55k, to cut the story shot, we dot at 15k I check everything normal the phone has a very good camera I forgot to go with my simcard, the drama started when I go home and mount my simcard and try to browse unfortunately 3G doesn't support for every sim, the next day (today) I refer the phone back to the seller he couldn't listen to me at all he even told he don't know what is 3G and he can't refund my money I told him to buy the phone he say he can't even swap a phone rather than he will give me a vivo phone the phone I hate with all my life so I go back home with the phone.
I can surf the internet with only 2G.
does anyone have way-out for me?

God!!!! English has killed me here.
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Luvties(m): 11:15am On Sep 18, 2017
I bought one called Infinix Q8, I search for it on net but didn't find it. the camera is superb but I don't know if it is 3G.

Is there anyone here using the same phone or knew someone who used it.
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by ryfoz(m): 11:59am On Sep 18, 2017
najoomey:
off to the popular phone market in Kano (farm center) I've the person that I usually buy phone from but unfortunately he don't have a phone that suit me so I refer to another person, leaving my phone provider is the biggest mistake I make in my life. here the story
I've seen a lot of phone from one that look so kind to me so I ask for the price of gionee he told it's London use, I ask for the price of F103 pro he told 17k to me this is just like a gift because I couldn't forgot one of my friend bought this phone 55k, to cut the story shot, we dot at 15k I check everything normal the phone has a very good camera I forgot to go with my simcard, the drama started when I go home and mount my simcard and try to browse unfortunately 3G doesn't support for every sim, the next day (today) I refer the phone back to the seller he couldn't listen to me at all he even told he don't know what is 3G and he can't refund my money I told him to buy the phone he say he can't even swap a phone rather than he will give me a vivo phone the phone I hate with all my life so I go back home with the phone.
I can surf the internet with only 2G.
does anyone have way-out for me?

Install cpu z on the phone and upload the specs here, I might have a way out for you
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by slim75d(m): 12:00pm On Sep 18, 2017
op i nearly fall victim , i saw this same gionee f103 @ malumfashi katsina state. it was given to me for 21k so i priced 19k, i didn't really knw the specs of the phone so i quickly googled it,gsm arena showed me the specs and i noticed that 99 percent of the people that have somtin to abt d phone complained abt their inability to use 3g, so i didn't buy the phone.
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by ryfoz(m): 12:00pm On Sep 18, 2017
Luvties:
I bought one called Infinix Q8, I search for it on net but didn't find it. the camera is superb but I don't know if it is 3G.

Is there anyone here using the same phone or knew someone who used it.


Q8? Abeg upload screenshot of the about phone and probably menu, I would like to see it
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by sorextee(m): 12:16pm On Sep 18, 2017
Brand new GIONEE f103 pro for sale at 44k

Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Kachi188(m): 1:19pm On Sep 18, 2017
calddon:
Always check d model number, once there is a 'T' attached to the end of the model number please run for ur 3g life. It's a CHINEESE TCDMA RADIO PHONE.
Same issue I have with this lenovo a788t. is there any chance of making the 3g/4g work with any Nigerian network??
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by calddon(m): 1:26pm On Sep 18, 2017
Kachi188:

Same issue I have with this lenovo a788t. is there any chance of making the 3g/4g work with any Nigerian network??
nop it's hardware related
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Bossman(m): 4:53pm On Sep 18, 2017
It's so unfortunate! The Nigerian market is being flooded with these no-name phones with totally fake specs. As already mentioned...buyer beware! If it sounds to cheap for the listed specs, then you are sure damn right it's fake!
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by blessedez(m): 5:16pm On Sep 18, 2017
Lolz coolpad coolpad ... bought my coolpad8076d, no Bluetooth, no 3g nor 4g . did some digging and found out that the phone Bluetooth app was uninstalled and deleted probably by the former user . please anyone running android 4.0 should please upload his or her Bluetooth system app for me to install so at least I can transfer files to other phones and not only Android And iOS only
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Edopesin: 6:51pm On Sep 18, 2017
Silverman42:
Use Atuntu benchmarking app to get the full specification of the phone. Back when i was in sokoto, i purchased what looked like a fairly used infinix hot s for 18k from their popular phone market, Hajiah Halima. Everything about d phone looked so perfect, its RAM, its R0M, its camera and even the UI. But after using Atuntu, i discovered everything i saw in the phone settings menu was just FAKE. Below is the original spec of the so called infinix hot s i bought.
Display - 480px X 800px
Ram - 512mb
Rom - 4gb
Processor - 1.3ghz Spreadtrum Chipset
Camera- 1mp Front Camera, 5mp Back Camera.
4g - No,
Rangu Os Lollipop 5.1
The only two things that worked perfectly where the 3g and fingerprint sensor. Walahi, from that day henceforth, i promised never to buy second hand gadgets
hahahaha
i reject and rebuke it in my life
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by HarveyDeven: 9:59am On Sep 19, 2017
I'm very sorry to hear about this. Usually, Gionee makes some great phones!
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by Luvties(m): 9:30am On Sep 20, 2017
ryfoz:


Q8? Abeg upload screenshot of the about phone and probably menu, I would like to see it

Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by ryfoz(m): 2:25pm On Sep 20, 2017
[quote author=Luvties post=60644200][/quote]

Nice one but what I really want to see is a screeshot of:

SETTINGS > ABOUT PHONE > PHONE NAME AND MODEL. PAGE (here is what I need)

To do screenshot you will press Volume down button with the power button simultaneously.
Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by abolore80(m): 6:22pm On Sep 20, 2017
having sane issue.hauwei g750 t01

Re: How I Got Ruined By Buying A Gionee Phone That Don't Have 3G (F103 Pro) by iDROID: 11:46pm On Sep 20, 2017
All these people asking for solutions. THERE IS NO SOLUTION. The best thing to do is get a 3G or 4G mifi device to act as a hotspot. Beware of all these fairly used Chinese phones that are imported to Nigeria. 80% of them were meant for the Chinese market that is why you won't get 3G or 4G in Nigeria. They use an alternative 3G in China.

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