oneplus 8 CN verison why not still use HONG KONG 5G via OnePlus 8

  1. oz2011
    Eclair Jun 26, 2020

    oz2011 , via OnePlus 8 , Jun 26, 2020 :
    as title, why China version cannot still use Hong Kong 5g signals, it seems be in lock in software system as in HK most of 5G signals are generally also consistent with China 5g phone.

    please advise.

  2. Horsault
    Nougat Moderator Jun 26, 2020

    Horsault , Jun 26, 2020 :
    There are countless administrative, technical or daily life differences between Mainland China and Hong-Kong special administrative region.
    Each time you cross any border on the planet, some things which are working or seem obvious in a place are completely different in the other one.

    As for network access, each time any phone tries to access any network, it must be approved by carrier. Many carriers limit availability to a few devices they know.
    For instance, back in OnePlus One time, early adopters couldn't access 4G network in France, as carriers blocked them. They had to individually ask for access, which could be granted or not.
    Maybe it's same thing for you, and you need to reach your carrier to get individual approval for your device.