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Topic # 185648 30-Nov-2015 16:10
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So I've just bought a spark sim and had my number transferred over.

Only recently did I remember that someone said my phone is only good for 2 degrees / Vodafone, ooops.

I tried the sim anyway and have found that I can use mobile data, and send / receive texts but can't make / recurve phone calls.

So do text messages use a different network to phone?

is there anyway around this? Although I'm guessing I need to transfer back to 2 degrees.

If it helps Phone details:
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - D838
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G bands
LTE band 3(1800), 7(2600) - D838

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  Reply # 1437945 30-Nov-2015 16:32
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Yup, voice will require hand over to the 3G network which your phone cant do.

Sounds like a feature not a problem ;)




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  Reply # 1437964 30-Nov-2015 17:23
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Your phone is missing the 850 3G band.



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  Reply # 1437976 30-Nov-2015 17:41
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Thanks for the replies.

That's confirmed what I was hoping wasn't true.

The suggestion of an upgrade didn't go down very well, so I might just have to either lose $19 or not speak to anyone for a month. Hmmm....

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  Reply # 1437977 30-Nov-2015 17:41
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Yep, texts can be sent over 4g, but not voice..



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  Reply # 1438805 1-Dec-2015 19:02
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So I've just realised today that I can't use the data in clevedon where I'm currently working.

I thought I had solved the problem by using my spare phone for Spotify, and my current phone for calls etc with 2 degrees sim.
Then I remembered I transferred my number to the spark sim. What a mess!

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  Reply # 1438809 1-Dec-2015 19:10
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The OP says he can use data so he must be using the 2100 band   so he should get speech..




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  Reply # 1442269 7-Dec-2015 18:40
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old3eyes: The OP says he can use data so he must be using the 2100 band   so he should get speech..


Could be using LTE at band 3 or 7 which supports data but doesn't support voice calls.

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  Reply # 1442611 8-Dec-2015 12:29
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KiwiSurfer:
old3eyes: The OP says he can use data so he must be using the 2100 band   so he should get speech..


Could be using LTE at band 3 or 7 which supports data but doesn't support voice calls.


Quite true..




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