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Topic # 5769 25-Nov-2005 11:49
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Hi All

i'm a newbie in this technology. i would like to know if i got a 3G mobile, will i still able to use a normal Vodafone original GSM network(not 3G network)? Cheers. much appreciate.


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Reply # 23830 25-Nov-2005 11:52
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Yes - automatic fallback to GSM networks will occur with all the 3G handsets. This has to happen, otherwise 3G users on 021 would only have coverage in a few places (Vodas 3G areas only).
Dont buy a trademe or parallel imported handset without reading about the problems first. You might pay 10 - 40% more to buy one in a shop, but there are some cheap 3G handsets now ($440 for a new video calling handset I do beleive), and local service is (nearly) always worth the extra.

Vodafone wont provide support for imported handsets (and rightly so).







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