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# 139528 12-Feb-2014 01:15
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So i know you cant call over 4G but what about texting, how does that work?

I haven't noticed my phone dropping back to 3G when sending and receiving texts.

also, when do you think Vodafone will have a voip over 4G product? Is it even in the pipeline? Or are you just going to use 3G fallback for ever.

EDIT: whoops! posted this on mobile and realised it was in the wrong forum, meant to put it on the vodafone one! but the question remains open for all three companies!





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  # 984697 12-Feb-2014 06:22
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SMS uses 3G

As for calling on 4G VoLTE is pretty much the solution but despite gaining some traction isn't necessarily going places quickly hence the reason 99% of LTE handsets and networks don't support it yet.


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  # 984705 12-Feb-2014 07:09
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Hmm I seem to remember that when we locked one of our phones to 1800MHz 4G only, calling did work on VF only. will confirm again today sometime.

Haven't tried texting will do over next few days.
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  # 984712 12-Feb-2014 07:56
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SMS can be sent & received over 4G

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  # 984720 12-Feb-2014 08:13
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jjnz1: Hmm I seem to remember that when we locked one of our phones to 1800MHz 4G only, calling did work on VF only. will confirm again today sometime.

Haven't tried texting will do over next few days.
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  # 984815 12-Feb-2014 10:05
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hamish225: So i know you cant call over 4G but what about texting, how does that work?

I haven't noticed my phone dropping back to 3G when sending and receiving texts.

also, when do you think Vodafone will have a voip over 4G product? Is it even in the pipeline? Or are you just going to use 3G fallback for ever.

EDIT: whoops! posted this on mobile and realised it was in the wrong forum, meant to put it on the vodafone one! but the question remains open for all three companies!


SMS is carried directly over the 4G network - and doesn't require your phone to "fall back" to 3G. Current mobile voice services are only supported on 3G and hence the fallback.




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