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Topic # 145370 16-May-2014 10:35
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Before I change from 2D to VF (as part of a possible VDSL sign-up)  I would like to get some idea of how my S3 will adapt to the move. I did the reverse many years ago on a very "non-smart" phone and, IIRC, the only difference was the signal was annotated as "Roaming". I suspect the impact will now be greater.

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  Reply # 1046131 16-May-2014 10:39
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I bought a 2 Degrees S3 from the Warehouse Stationery when the S3 first came out.  I run it on the Vodafone network without any problems at all.

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  Reply # 1046133 16-May-2014 10:41
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Should be no issues as Vodafone sells same model as 2D. Usually you would have to just change internet and MMS APN to Vodafone takes 2 mins just google how if mobile net isn't working.

Always best to actually test first with a VF SIM if possible.




 


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  Reply # 1046155 16-May-2014 11:18
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I would advise to get the VFNZ software version on the handset

Ask @Stevebiddle all about this

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  Reply # 1046195 16-May-2014 11:53

It will work just fine out of the box. Hardware identical to the VF sold i9300. Should load up the APNs by itself when it boots with a Vodafone SIM inserted.

If you're feeling adventurous/out of warranty (And if HD Voice isn't working), you can always load the Vodafone S III variant's software on board as well.




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  Reply # 1046206 16-May-2014 12:05
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Many thanks to all responders.  I have signed-up to VF and will load the sim, when it arrives, with optimism!

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  Reply # 1046269 16-May-2014 13:40
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I would recommend loading the VF firmware. There are a number of issues that will result from running the 2d firmware incl issues with emergency call camping and an inability to easily make the phone reconnect to VF when returning from overseas roaming.



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  Reply # 1046295 16-May-2014 14:31
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Also HD-Voice may or may not work. Not sure about fast dormancy either.




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  Reply # 1046399 16-May-2014 16:28
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sbiddle: I would recommend loading the VF firmware. There are a number of issues that will result from running the 2d firmware incl issues with emergency call camping and an inability to easily make the phone reconnect to VF when returning from overseas roaming.


Would you have a link to a description of how to go about loading the VF firmware.  I've done a bit of digging but most of what I've found seems rather dated. I've also downloaded Odin but that clearly demands a skill and knowledge level beyond my pay grade!



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  Reply # 1056973 31-May-2014 10:47
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Loaded the VF sim yesterday and the voice side works well, but, although the data icon shows, there is no connection to the internet. I have tried the push setting facility at http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/mobile-phones/configure-ota/, without success.  Can anyone suggest a solution?

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