FOr me it's working with Airtel new nano sim. call, message & data plan working perfectly. After adding access point , make sure that you re-insert the sim after 24 to 48 hours. It will work.
Great phone with great specs//// love it
The fire phone works for me and I use Vodafone sim from Chennai. The story goes as follows. I got the phone from my husband a week back and I have been trying with the sim and it never worked. On top it showed Vodafone IN with signal bar, the data plan worked but no calls or messages. My husband contacted Amazon and following is their email and I've also commented what I did for each step.
Thank you for calling today about your Fire Phone.
I am sorry you are having trouble using the device in India.
Here are a few things for you to try.
1. Make sure you are using an actual nano SIM card and not a SIM card that was cut down to a nano SIM card. Cutting down an existing SIM
card is not recommended and has been known to cause compatibility issues. If the phone says "No SIM" or "Invalid" in the Status Bar at
the top of screen, you might be using a cut SIM card. - I was using a new nano sim. My data plan worked fine and on top it showed Vodafone IN but was not able to make calls.
2. Turn on caller ID. (Service providers in India require all phones to
have caller ID enabled.) To turn on caller ID, go to Settings > Phone
Configure Caller ID > Show Your Caller ID, and then select Show Number.
This option was disabled in my phone so couldn't do anything
3. Please contact your service provider so they can verify if your IMEI is blocked by the network. Your carrier may ask for the following
IMEI: To find the IMEI number, enter *#06# on the phone's dialer.
Type Approval Code (TAC): The TAC for Fire phone is 01428500. - Vodafone said they do not do this and don't block any phones
4. Access Point Name Information: Go to Settings > WiFi & Networks >
Change your mobile operator > Access Point Names > Add an Access Point
Name. You should only enter the information the carrier provides, and
then tap Save and Select APN. - This was already setup with right settings for Vodafone
After checking all the above it still did not work so I lost hope and asked my husband to call Amazon for a alternate solution. They asked if I did the 5th step which was below. So I waited for 24hrs inserted sim and restarted sim and voila it worked.
5. It may take 24 to 48 hours for you to use your phone to make and receive calls after the carrier activates it. After 24 to 48 hours,
you should remove the SIM card, restart their phone, and then insert the SIM card.
PS - The thing is these settings given above where already set for my phone. But it worked after Amazon was contacted so I wonder if they did anything with my IMEI number to make it work.
Im writing this to make everyone understand the connectivity issue in india with airtel only.
This phone working fine in india. No worries. With Airtel connection it wont work. Possibly soon the issue will get fixed, temporary solution Port your number to other available networks. (Vodafone Preferrable)
Phone built quality, experience, everything is outstanding, definitely it compete with the flagship phones and iphone.
Moon, 28 Dec 2014Yes it work in IndiaHow u r saying. Plz tell me da solution.
did u try with Airtel sim ? What is the version of Firmware you have ? Did you do anything extra to make it work ?
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2015Just checked, it's not $189 like gsmarena say - it's still $449! No idea why they claimed $18... moreIt was $189 for one day. I got one for that price and not sure it's worth it.
dont buy this junk, im from bangladesh purchased one last month and using this for last 15 days, initial 10 days was good but after that battery stays only 7-8 hours. from the begining i disabled auto location tracking, reduced screen brightness to 15%, no vibrator, or extra sound, i hardly use internet through wifi, on avg daily 10 minutes maximum. no game, music or video. i mean all these days im using in same way from the starting moment.
but this junks charges goes faster that Schumacher's Ferrari.
if u are a user of android phone and used nexus device then u cant adjust with this crap.
they asked me to returned the device which will cost me 50-60 usd,. just waste of money for this junk.
Just checked, it's not $189 like gsmarena say - it's still $449!
No idea why they claimed $189 price...
It works on INDIAN SIM.... I just got one from us... tried vodfone delhi sim.. it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D took 20 mins to boot up but worked eventually.
eln, 07 Jan 2015phone is very smart my daughter send this one to India.i insert a voda phone sim I received m... moreHey, you can call and ask the amazon at www.amazon.com/clicktocall just enter your number and and click call me.
eln, 07 Jan 2015phone is very nice.But it not functioning in india.I insert a vodaphon sim it failed so what c... moreu can do 2 things.. both a bit tricky..
1. root your phone (google it) and install region unlock app
2. root your phone and install a new rom
This phone could be so successful and innovative, but so far it has been a flop, and the price is $189 so people will buy it.
phone is very smart my daughter send this one to India.i insert a voda phone sim I received message switched off What can do it functioned in India. Pl reply
phone is very nice.But it not functioning in india.I insert a vodaphon sim it failed so what can i do?
Ruby, 01 Jan 2015Could you please confirm if it works in India? Does this require some trick or something?it is not working in India with All indian GSM provider netwroks ( Airtel, Vadafone, tata..ete.. Currently it is working in USA and only all USA GSM networks..