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Topic # 230452 24-Feb-2018 13:53
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Hey guys,

 

I need some help that I'm just a little unsure about.

 

For our business phone, we get a corporate plan. Unfortunately this is provided to us via Vodafone's mobile network, so we have a rather unreliable Huawei cordless phone set, with the base station containing a sim card. Ideally would switch to a VOIP line but this is not an option, thus am stuck with the sim card plan.

 

I am looking at replacing it with something like this

 

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GSM-900MHz-1800MHz-Gateway-Fixed-Wireless-Terminal-F-Phone-Line-Burglar-Alarm/401357145639?hash=item5d72c00627:g:ROAAAOSwceNZVodn

 

so that we can go back to our old phones that at least worked throughout the building. 

 

 

 

I am aware that Vodafone is intending to close the 2g Voice network, so would I be correct in saying that because it is GSM900, that is 2g?

 

Many thanks :)





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  Reply # 1963441 24-Feb-2018 13:56
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funnyfela:  I am aware that Vodafone is intending to close the 2g Voice network,

 

Just yesterday they said they're not.


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  Reply # 1963443 24-Feb-2018 14:08
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SIM card is TAC locked and the Huawei I am sure also supports 3G voice

 

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  Reply # 1963445 24-Feb-2018 14:17
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Linux:

 

SIM card is TAC locked and the Huawei I am sure also supports 3G voice

 

Linux

 

 

The sim card is not locked. I can confirm this and Vodafone confirmed this too (due to being a corporate plan, not just the 'home phone wireless' plan), we currently have it in a $49 mobile phone as the huawei units were so unreliable. We got supplied a desk phone version too, but as it is corded is not suitable.

 

I appreciate your input though :) But just need to know if the likes of that gateway will work with Vodafone, or what frequencies/technology am I looking for when trying to find one of these





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  Reply # 1963446 24-Feb-2018 14:20
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RunningMan:

 

funnyfela:  I am aware that Vodafone is intending to close the 2g Voice network,

 

Just yesterday they said they're not.

 

 

I thought they were closing it off to general public access, keeping it for the likes of power meters etc only?





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  Reply # 1963447 24-Feb-2018 14:22
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2Degrees is closing it's GSM / 2G not VodafoneNZ till about 2024 (date not confirmed) and you have the incorrect SIM card allocated to the connection you are very lucky

 

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  Reply # 1963450 24-Feb-2018 14:30
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Linux:

 

2Degrees is closing it's GSM / 2G not VodafoneNZ till about 2024 (date not confirmed) and you have the incorrect SIM card allocated to the connection you are very lucky

 

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With all due respect, no we are not just lucky, our Vodafone account manager confirmed that we are able to put the sim card in whichever device we choose, Vodafone supplied or not, as long as we have data disabled or pay the per mb price. He told me that after contacting him about our device options or possibility of transferring plan to a VOIP line.

 

And oh it's just 2Degreees. Okay well assuming that gateway will work with Vodafone I will purchase it and give it a whirl.

 

Beats a $49 android phone ;)





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  Reply # 1963487 24-Feb-2018 14:57
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Your account manager is incorrect and you should have a TAC locked SIM card, I use to do the mobile network IMEI / IMSI check and cut off devices, I guess no one is doing those checks now

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  Reply # 1963490 24-Feb-2018 15:12
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Sorry I should asked is it a mobile number or GN / LN number attached to the SIM?

 

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  Reply # 1964922 27-Feb-2018 10:14
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Linux:

 

Sorry I should asked is it a mobile number or GN / LN number attached to the SIM?

 

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Can't think of the right words, mobile number, but our old local number still forwards to it (outgoing calls show as mobile)





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  Reply # 1964994 27-Feb-2018 11:33
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Yeah GSM900 means it is 2G. That unit is compatible with Vodafone.

 

WCDMA900 or WCDM2100 would be the equivalent 3G descriptions for Vodafone.

 

Be aware that WCDM850 is popular on AliX and Ebay for the American and Australian markets, but would only be compatible with Spark in NZ.




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  Reply # 2008011 4-May-2018 18:23
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Just wanted to post and say thanks for the help :)

 

 

 

The gateway arrived, sim card put in and is now feeding the PBX like the good old days. Massive sigh of relief over the Huawei cordless phone units getting removed from the store.

 

 

 

Now to buy 2 more ;)





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