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#269994 18-Apr-2020 21:26
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Hi All, 

 

Can someone recommend a brand of Android phone that displays the carrier name in the top status bar (like some older models of iPhone)? 

 

This is a personal preference but also useful as I do travel overseas frequently (roaming purposes)

 

I have seen Huawei phones have this option but other android handsets don't? Are there any others that do?

 

Many thanks, 


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  #2465091 18-Apr-2020 21:30
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My Xioami Mi Note 7 shows the carriers of both SIMs in the top left corner when the phone is locked (e.g. it currently shows Skinny | vodafone NZ in locked mode). I'm supposing you want one that shows it all the time though?


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  #2465093 18-Apr-2020 21:41
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Most phones running Android 9 or 10 will have a display option "Display carrier name".

 

Huawei does have it. 





 

 

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  #2465194 19-Apr-2020 08:58
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my phone has a toggle under display setting to add the carrier name to the status bar


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  #2465203 19-Apr-2020 09:19
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My Samsung S10 running Android 10 with One UI doesn’t appear to have an option in settings to allow its display. However, from memory, when I’m roaming in Oz, it does show the roaming symbol and the carrier (ie OptusAU, etc). Although, due current circumstances, I haven’t been to Oz for a bit, so my mind may be playing tricks!

 

As an aside, I built a widget using Zooper that displays all my connection data. Although I think that particular App is discontinued, there are other widget building apps that do the same thing.





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  #2465215 19-Apr-2020 09:45
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Thanks everyone, it would appear it may be specific brand related. Its not absolutely critical for me but I would prefer it to show. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2465329 19-Apr-2020 11:25
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When I first got my phone I had an app installed called "Phono" (from memory), that displayed the Vodafone logo in the corner. Might not be quite what you're looking for, but worth a try.

 

https://apkfab.com/phono/com.infonetservice.phono (although it looks like it's recently been unpublished)


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  #2465340 19-Apr-2020 11:32
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what phone and OS version do you have?


 
 
 
 


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  #2465353 19-Apr-2020 11:57
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nzpilot1181:

 

Thanks everyone, it would appear it may be specific brand related. Its not absolutely critical for me but I would prefer it to show. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Pixel 2 XL does this so would the Pixel 3a


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