nakedmolerat:coffeebaron:calebperry2: Cheers for that, so is there a way to get the phone working on Telecom 4G?
Wait for a future Vodafone approved update for the device.
This is the best advice for you. If you take Vodafone sim with 4G enabled, you should be able to access their 4G network. Have a look at Galaxy Note 3 thread. This has something to do with Samsung disabling 4G for Telecom because their 4G network hasn't launched yet at that time. Future update should get this enabled.
If you must get 4G now, return the phone and get one from Télécom or have look at Xda forum and flash with different firmware. You may lose warranty...
I have Galaxy Note 3 from 2Degrees. 4G will work with Vodafone SIM but not with Telecom. I can't be bothered with 4G at the moment since it is not yet available in Tauranga (telecom network). Vodafone on the other hand has 4G but crappy coverage. I'll stick with Telecom for now.
as John has already said, why would voda release an update so it can be used on Telecom.
ok so it voids Samsung warranty it doesn't void the CGA unless it can be shown subsequent flashing caused the damage, why people get hung up on manufacturers warranties is beyond me.
His phone will get Voda updates but its the Telecom ones he needs and to do that he needs to flash telecom firmware, either that or switch back to Voda