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# 251284 17-Jun-2019 13:38
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I recently bought a GPS tracker unit from Aliexpress, a TKStar 3G model.


Evidently, it doesn't work with 4G sim cards. I've purchased a 2 degrees sim, which in theory should work fine as they are not 4G (Are they?) - but alas it doesn't seem to work.


My vodafone SIM card from my personal phone does work. It is an old sim so probably a 3G sim card (Even though I can get 4G on my phone... I still don't know how the sim card can dictate the network..but anyway). There is an old thread on here from 2011 where someone says that only vodafone will work with these things... so I suspect this might still be the case 8 years later.




Problem is, every shop I go to only sells 4G Vodafone Sim cards. So... where can I get a 3G Vodafone sim card, anyone?




TIA :) 

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  # 2259488 17-Jun-2019 14:28
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The SIM card won't be the problem. It will be related to coverage and supported bands. The old thread is about those old models having 2G only, which is currently only supported on Vodafone.

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  # 2259491 17-Jun-2019 14:39
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There are many fakes of those trackers and them being sold by people with no idea what they actually are selling. You may have been sold a 2G one by someone that knows nothing and specializes in selling homewares and sextoys on aliexpress.



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  # 2260008 18-Jun-2019 09:32
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So, I went to Alibaba to start the dispute process because I bought a 3G model and they obviously sent me a 2G model.


I click the link to the product.


annnnnnnnnnnd it turns out I fat fingered and bought the, quite clearly marked, 2G model.


100% my fault. Goddamnit.

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