Vodafone Australia says Goodbye to 2G

A few years back, Vodafone announced plans to shut down 2G by September 2017, however, it actually lived on a bit longer than that. But this borrowed time is about to expire, with the company declaring a real end to its 2G network, starting on April 30.

While Vodafone’s website states the shutdown will occur at the close of April, this only marks that start of a staggered schedule, with Queensland affected first and NSW and the ACT last. Shut down dates for all states are below:

  • From April 30: Queensland

  • From 14 May 2018: Victoria and Tasmania

  • From 28 May 2018: Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory

  • From 14 Jun, 2018: New South Wales and ACT

What does the 2G shutdown mean for me?

If you’re a Vodafone customer and still using a 2G device, you have until the 30 April 2018, to move across to 3G or 4G.

After 30 April 2018, you’ll no longer be able to make or receive calls, including emergency calls, send or receive text messages, or use data services.

The easiest way to check is to look at the signal symbol — “E”, “EDGE” or “GPRS” symbol visible this may mean that you’re using a 2G SIM in a 3G or 4G device.If you can’t see any of these symbols, you’re probably still using a 2G phone.

If you’re still one of these people on 2G either with Vodafone or another provider, it might be time to switch. Vodafone’s 4G network now covers more than 22 million Australians and every month carries around 14000 terabytes of data, equivalent to watching 14 million hours of streaming video. Vodafone’s 4G coverage is available in all major metro locations and regional areas across Australia.

How PC Mac Repair Can Help You

Vodafone advise that upgrading is easy and they have plenty of compatible devices and plans available.

PC Mac Repair can help you upgrade your phone and help you with your new device. Services we can help you with include:

  • Ensuring you have all the tools you need to keep in touch with friends and family who live overseas

  • Setting up the basics such as font, size, wallpaper and voicemail

  • How to manage your mobile usage

  • How to back up your phone

  • Security tips and tricks.

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