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Topic # 123316 3-Jul-2013 10:09
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Hi guys,

My grandfather brought an unlocked AT&T Inspire 4G for use on the Vodafone network. However, after using it for a while, he has found reception to be really bad.

I am guessing it is because of:

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 19003G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 1900
and Vodafone is different?



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  Reply # 848598 3-Jul-2013 10:16
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Yup, you need HSDPA 900 / 2100




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  Reply # 848599 3-Jul-2013 10:20
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4G is on the 1800Mhz band 3G is on 900 and 2100Mhz

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  Reply # 848622 3-Jul-2013 10:49
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johnr: 4G is on the 1800Mhz band 3G is on 900 and 2100Mhz


Doesn't look like it's 4G anyway, just HSPA+ which is considered '4G' by American carriers.

At the end of the day that phone is unsuitable for the Vodafone and 2degrees networks. You'll need to buy a new phone or move to Telecom if you want to keep using that phone.



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  Reply # 848650 3-Jul-2013 11:18
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aaahhhh Magic 4G

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  Reply # 848889 3-Jul-2013 18:34
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When in poor 3G coverage, switch to 2G only and you might get a better signal.
Be aware though that not only will it be a slower speed and lower quality, but there may be areas where a phone designed for vodafones 3G network would get signal that this phone might get none.



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  Reply # 848893 3-Jul-2013 18:45
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I ended up getting him to swap to telecom - sorry johnr.

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  Reply # 849433 4-Jul-2013 22:48
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eXDee: When in poor 3G coverage, switch to 2G only and you might get a better signal.
Be aware though that not only will it be a slower speed and lower quality, but there may be areas where a phone designed for vodafones 3G network would get signal that this phone might get none.


That phone doesn't appear to have the right frequencies (850/1900) for Vodafone's 3G network (2100/900) anyway, so it'd be on 2G only.




 


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  Reply # 849439 4-Jul-2013 23:29
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^Whoop missed that entirely. Somehow i read 2100 into there.

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