[[buying_a_phone_that_works_for_the_aussie_mobile_network]]

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

buying_a_phone_that_works_for_the_aussie_mobile_network [2018/04/30 13:09]
scrimshaw [4G bands]
buying_a_phone_that_works_for_the_aussie_mobile_network [2019/09/29 23:28] (current)
sud [2G] 2g is shut down, not forecast to
Line 11: Line 11:
   * 2G was introduced in the 90’s and was comprised of two different standards – CDMA and TDMA. Here, we use the GSM standard which is based on TDMA, and 80% of subscribers around the world typically use GSM. It is a very old standard that is to be retired, however many countries still use the 2G standard and your phone will often fall back to 2G when 3G or 4G connections aren’t available. On some older phones, you can see a ‘GPRS’ icon or just a single ‘G’. This means you’re using the older 2G network.   * 2G was introduced in the 90’s and was comprised of two different standards – CDMA and TDMA. Here, we use the GSM standard which is based on TDMA, and 80% of subscribers around the world typically use GSM. It is a very old standard that is to be retired, however many countries still use the 2G standard and your phone will often fall back to 2G when 3G or 4G connections aren’t available. On some older phones, you can see a ‘GPRS’ icon or just a single ‘G’. This means you’re using the older 2G network.
  
-**What this means for you** : Users of older mobiles that ONLY use GSM signals will no longer be able to access mobile services once 2G is shut down in Australia. Likewise, users of DUAL SIM handsets that typically have 2G-only services in their second SIM slot will no longer be able to make / receive calls on their second SIM.+**What this means for you** : Users of older mobiles that ONLY use GSM signals will no longer be able to access mobile services as 2G is shut down in Australia. Likewise, users of DUAL SIM handsets that typically have 2G-only services in their second SIM slot are no longer able to make / receive calls on their second SIM.
  
 If you still own a 2G phone, you can probably give it away, ebay it or donate it to the needy. If you still own a 2G phone, you can probably give it away, ebay it or donate it to the needy.