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# 37363 11-Jul-2009 21:11
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The 3G icon bar which is next to VodaNZ on my iphone 3G just disappeared after I called Vodafone to disable the internet data on my prepay plan.I have enable 3G in the setting,restarted my iphone but it still does not show up.

Just wanna know if someone has the same? Thanks

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  # 234215 11-Jul-2009 21:31
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Disabling packet data will not stop 3G network coverage

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  # 234219 11-Jul-2009 21:37
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johnr: Disabling packet data will not stop 3G network coverage



John


Please look at the photo,the 3G icon not showing up,even I have enable it in my setting,also if the 3G has been disable then another icon looks like a circle should appear next to the VodaNZ, so we can know it's 2G.

 
 
 
 


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  # 234221 11-Jul-2009 21:42
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thinhvy:
johnr: Disabling packet data will not stop 3G network coverage



John


Please look at the photo,the 3G icon not showing up,even I have enable it in my setting,also if the 3G has been disable then another icon looks like a circle should appear next to the VodaNZ, so we can know it's 2G.


Please look at my post

I advised disabling packet data services will not stop 3G network coverage I was just stating a fact

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  # 234301 12-Jul-2009 11:38
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thinhvy: The 3G icon bar which is next to VodaNZ on my iphone 3G just disappeared after I called Vodafone to disable the internet data on my prepay plan.I have enable 3G in the setting,restarted my iphone but it still does not show up.

Just wanna know if someone has the same? Thanks




Youre on Vodafone and expecting 3G coverage??? Wink

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  # 234306 12-Jul-2009 11:51
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the 3G icon only shows when you have 3G data coverage, the bars show 3G voice coverage.



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  # 234311 12-Jul-2009 12:30
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android: the 3G icon only shows when you have 3G data coverage, the bars show 3G voice coverage.


The 3G icon was alway shown before,it just disappeared when I called Voda to disable the internet data on my prepay.

Will post a picture of Telecom simcard on my iphone to prove that my phone has no problem.






            




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  # 234324 12-Jul-2009 13:30
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it won't show up unless you call vodafone and enable data again.

you can switch off 3G in Settings > General > Network to get longer battery life as well.



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  # 234330 12-Jul-2009 13:43
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android: it won't show up unless you call vodafone and enable data again.



you can switch off 3G in Settings > General > Network to get longer battery life as well.



Thanks,It answered my question.

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  # 234333 12-Jul-2009 13:54

Completely off topic, but what is that Tomtom app? :p

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  # 234337 12-Jul-2009 14:07
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android: it won't show up unless you call vodafone and enable data again.

you can switch off 3G in Settings > General > Network to get longer battery life as well.


Where did you get this idea?


If you disable packet data services on a connection it will not cause the device to lose 3G coverage for voice and SMS you will just not have internet access

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  # 234339 12-Jul-2009 14:10
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thinhvy:
android: the 3G icon only shows when you have 3G data coverage, the bars show 3G voice coverage.


The 3G icon was alway shown before,it just disappeared when I called Voda to disable the internet data on my prepay.


If you are not using 3G data then I would personally lock your iPhone to 2G, you will get less call failures and better coverage IMO.

The iPhone is a 850/2100 device on 3G, Vodafone have a 900/2100 3G network, and the 2100 is only used in the cities to allow for additional users in congested areas, but it doesn't pentrate buildings as well etc.

If you lock your phone at 2G, then you will not have your phone constantly switching between 2G/3G and having handover/call failure problems.

Out of interest, why would you buy a data centric device and disable data on it?

If you are on XT they run a 850Mhz 3G only network, so you have to leave 3G on :)




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  # 234350 12-Jul-2009 14:50
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cranz: Completely off topic, but what is that Tomtom app? :p


It is the Mobile Maps Australia & New Zealand - Turn-by-Turn Voice Guided GPS Navigation.I just changed the name by using the "rename" application from Cydia.



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  # 234352 12-Jul-2009 14:56
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exportgoldman:
thinhvy:
android: the 3G icon only shows when you have 3G data coverage, the bars show 3G voice coverage.


The 3G icon was alway shown before,it just disappeared when I called Voda to disable the internet data on my prepay.


If you are not using 3G data then I would personally lock your iPhone to 2G, you will get less call failures and better coverage IMO.

The iPhone is a 850/2100 device on 3G, Vodafone have a 900/2100 3G network, and the 2100 is only used in the cities to allow for additional users in congested areas, but it doesn't pentrate buildings as well etc.

If you lock your phone at 2G, then you will not have your phone constantly switching between 2G/3G and having handover/call failure problems.

Out of interest, why would you buy a data centric device and disable data on it?

If you are on XT they run a 850Mhz 3G only network, so you have to leave 3G on :)


I don't want to disable the internet data but I have to as when I updated my iphone to 3.0,it just auto connect to the Internet service,to check email,or any PUSH application,even I am on Prepay.Called Voda and they sugested that I should turn it off if don't wanna to pay for the internet.

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# 234354 12-Jul-2009 15:03
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exportgoldman: The iPhone is a 850/2100 device on 3G, Vodafone have a 900/2100 3G network, and the 2100 is only used in the cities to allow for additional users in congested areas, but it doesn't pentrate buildings as well etc.


Incorrect explanation for Vodafone's 2100 MHz. It's not an infill - Telecom New Zealand uses 2100 MHz as an infill to allow for more uses in congested areas, but not Vodafone.

In Vodafone's case their 3G network was 2100 MHz from the start. Not an infill, but their actual 3G network. Their "extended" network was 900 MHz for different reasons.





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