And is it the case that 2g does not chew up battery life?
nzbsgfan:richms: The dropping to 2g when making a call has been a long ongoing problem on vodafone if you dont have a handset that can be set to UMTS only. Hardly anything new.
It may not be not "a problem" as such.
Perhaps instead, think of it as a way to manage voice traffic in a way that doesnt impact on the end user - but provides more effective headroom for those who might need it. i.e. Data users on 3G.
Just a thought...