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Topic # 115426 25-Mar-2013 19:06
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Sorry, I know this is one of those annoying questions, but will the G300 or y201 work on the XT network? From what I can figure, they may well work as long as I don't expect data which comes mainly from the 850 mhz band. Is that correct?
There seems to be a version of the g300 that supports 850mhz operation, but I doubt vodafone would be selling that version.

Would these phones be able to make calls and send/receive texts? If they will, that may well be enough to get a friend of mine through for now. He is on telecom with a broken phone and I have only ever been on vodafone and now 2 degrees.




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  Reply # 786865 25-Mar-2013 19:46
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paulmilbank: Sorry, I know this is one of those annoying questions, but will the G300 or y201 work on the XT network? From what I can figure, they may well work as long as I don't expect data which comes mainly from the 850 mhz band. Is that correct?


No, that's not correct. Both VOICE and DATA come on 850 MHz WCDMA. If you bought it from Vodafone and it doesn't support 850 MHz then it won't work.









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  Reply # 787275 26-Mar-2013 14:55
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I still did not get the difference between wcdma and hsdpa/3g on other networks. so requested an unlock of this. Makes sense to me now, thanks Freitasm. 

Just in advance, 850 MHz GSM (2G) is not the same as 850 MHz WCDMA (3G).

No, it will not work. Please post the question there so I can reply so others can see that too.




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  Reply # 787280 26-Mar-2013 15:00
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GSM is an old technology and people commonly call it "2G".

WCDMA is a newer technology and people commonly call it "3G"

A 2G only phone understands GSM only and won't work on a WCDMA network.

A 850 MHz GSM handset can not and will not work on a 850 MHz WCDMA network. They use the same bands but the communication protocols are completely different.

Vodafone and 2degrees have a mix of 2G and 3G coverage all over the country, around 97% of where people live, work, play. Telecom has single 3G network with coverage all over the country, around 97% as well.

The fact Vodafone and 2degrees have 2G and 3G doesn't mean Telecom's 3G only network is smaller. The total coverage is the same, the difference is that Telecom is 3G everywhere.




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