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Topic # 58445 12-Mar-2010 10:05
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I currently have a Vodafone prepay SIM and I'm considering signing up for a Slingshot mobile plan with the Data 1.0 add-on.

I'm using a Nokia E52 which shows a "3.5G" symbol when connected - I don't know how to check precisely what connection type this refers to but mobile browsing seems really quite fast.

This is quite important to me so I'm wondering if there will be any difference in connection speeds if I switch to Slingshot.  I understand they use the Vodafone network but I would like to know for sure.

I asked the call centre, they told me there would in fact be a difference and that I could only expect 3G speeds, and that it really depends on what the nearest tower supports.  Without any technical information it's hard to be sure what this actually means.

Can anyone advise me on what change (if any) in mobile data connection speeds I can expect with a move to Slingshot?

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  Reply # 306511 12-Mar-2010 10:12
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3.5G is HSPA Changing to slingshot will not change your mobile Broadband speed Vodafone NZ do not restrict any wholesale customer from the HSPA network.


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  Reply # 306512 12-Mar-2010 10:13
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Slingshot is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) of Vodafone. There shouldn't be any speed difference as they are the same network.  3.5G indicator is HSUPA with theoretical speed of 7.2Mbps, the maximum that your e52 and Voda's network support currently.  btw, the e52 is very nice device. cheers.

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  Reply # 306538 12-Mar-2010 11:15
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Kiwipixter: Slingshot is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) of Vodafone. There shouldn't be any speed difference as they are the same network.  3.5G indicator is HSUPA with theoretical speed of 7.2Mbps, the maximum that your e52 and Voda's network support currently.  btw, the e52 is very nice device. cheers.


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Reply # 306543 12-Mar-2010 11:29
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That settles it nicely.  
Thank you very much for all the replies!  

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