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  Reply # 573249 25-Jan-2012 18:23
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I'll confirm this weekend with my LG P500 phone.

That's got WCDMA 900/2100MHz / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 written on the box so I'm picking it can work with both Vodafone options?

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  Reply # 573250 25-Jan-2012 18:25
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Correct Vodafone 2G and 3G and 3G extended

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  Reply # 573251 25-Jan-2012 18:27
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Great, will check it out and hopefully upgrade them to some decent phones!

Much thanks for your help.

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  Reply # 573280 25-Jan-2012 20:23
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Jaxson:
johnr: Where are your parents?


'Springvale' in Whanganui?


Yep confirmed: A handset that supports 3G extended in this area should have much better coverage over 2G

John

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johnr:
Jaxson:
johnr: Where are your parents?


'Springvale' in Whanganui?


Yep confirmed: A handset that supports 3G extended in this area should have much better coverage over 2G

John


And confirmed in practise too.  Purchased 1x Nokia C2-01 phone for $109 at Noel Leemings and reception has improved dramatically at their location.  Much thanks to Johnr for your knowledge and input on this.

Key point for anyone else reading this is that calls/text can be made over 3G/3G extended bands as well as the basic 2G band.  To utilise this your handset must be capable of both 2100/900MHz reception.  Depending on why you are looking at a Surecell device, it may pay to check the coverage of all Vodafone bands in your location and consider upgrading your handset to a more capable unit if required.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 574564 29-Jan-2012 11:33
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Thanks for the feedback and the unit is called Sure Signal

John

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  Reply # 574591 29-Jan-2012 12:57
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johnr:  the unit is called Sure Signal

John


You say tomato.... Wink

But yeah, thanks for your help and hopefully others may benefit from the discussion also.

Cheers.

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