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Testing/Discussion: Vodafone 5G & 4G - Inc. Voxi, Lebara

zakir1988

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Bubblesthefish6

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Are you still on 3? Thats one of the weirdest band selections I've ever seen. Three use B1, B3, B20 and B32 SDL.

For Vodafone its B1, B3, B7, B20, B32 SDL

For EE: B1, B3, B7, B20

For O2: B1, B3, B20, B40
 

zakir1988

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Are you still on 3? Thats one of the weirdest band selections I've ever seen. Three use B1, B3, B20 and B32 SDL.

For Vodafone its B1, B3, B7, B20, B32 SDL

For EE: B1, B3, B7, B20

For O2: B1, B3, B20, B40
Dont know why im getting good speeds like this. Thid is Vodafone max plan sim in Huawei B535.

What Bands shall I select to get maximum speeds from Vodafone.
 

Bubblesthefish6

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Dont know why im getting good speeds like this. Thid is Vodafone max plan sim in Huawei B535.

What Bands shall I select to get maximum speeds from Vodafone.
What bands you select don't really impact speed unless it's an EXTREMELY dense area. By the looks of it half the bands you've selected don't do 4G/aren't broadcasting at all.Youll only be using B1, B3 and B7. I would say if you want the least congested, select B1, B20, B32.
Edit: please post the eNB ID of the mast tour connected to, it will help me identify what bands it is broadcasting as not all masts broadcast all bands.
 

zakir1988

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Look like Bands 1,7 and 20
 

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zakir1988

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Look like Bands 1,7 and 20
I just set to auto as its giving good speeds you really do have to play around with it.

If I compare Three network to Vodafone in my areas Vodafone way better Speeds during peak times on Three network giving me 2mbps to 6mbps speeds on Huwaei B535 and Vodafone gives me around 50mbps average on the same router.

Theres something Three Network needs doing in them areas as I have said repeatedly in the forums few times.

Vodafone is the way forward for me as its budget friendly after Three network which gives way better speeds.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Set it to 1, 7, 20. Try 1 and 7 only but if you don’t see LTE+ set it back to all three.
Theres something Three Network needs doing in them areas as I have said repeatedly in the forums few times.
No kidding we know you’ve mentioned it about 100000 times
 

JitteryPinger

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OK, I'm starting to warm up to the ZTE MF286D now.... getting some nice speeds for something thats just sitting on my desk next to PC showing 3/5 bars of signal.

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Did I mention I've done a bit of online gaming with it too....
 

zakir1988

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OK, I'm starting to warm up to the ZTE MF286D now.... getting some nice speeds for something thats just sitting on my desk next to PC showing 3/5 bars of signal.

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Did I mention I've done a bit of online gaming with it too....
There backhaul and Network capacity very good during peak times.

I complained to vodafone few months ago they fixed the signal issue as I said and now they keep doing maintenance work Just to let you know that additional maintenance is scheduled with our mobile network in E35LW on 24/08/2021.

Which is great news they listened to me after many complaints unlike Three Network.

You should be treated fairly and like a real customer not just adding numbers to the network to increase profits.
 

JitteryPinger

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There backhaul and Network capacity very good during peak times.

I complained to vodafone few months ago they fixed the signal issue as I said and now they keep doing maintenance work Just to let you know that additional maintenance is scheduled with our mobile network in E35LW on 24/08/2021.

Which is great news they listened to me after many complaints unlike Three Network.

You should be treated fairly and like a real customer not just adding numbers to the network to increase profits.
I don't think Vodafone does anymore than any other network does to be fair @zakir1988 , they just have a better way of showing what they're up to on a daily basis.

Network maintenance with Vodafone don't mean a fat, there is always maintenance flags up across the network in their areas on a daily basis. It just means something maybe being changed somewhere.

Capacity is something that's easy to maintain once in place, the reality with Vodafone is that they aren't a network designed for Broadband and this shows sometimes.
 

zakir1988

ULTIMATE Member
I don't think Vodafone does anymore than any other network does to be fair @zakir1988 , they just have a better way of showing what they're up to on a daily basis.

Network maintenance with Vodafone don't mean a fat, there is always maintenance flags up across the network in their areas on a daily basis. It just means something maybe being changed somewhere.

Capacity is something that's easy to maintain once in place, the reality with Vodafone is that they aren't a network designed for Broadband and this shows sometimes.
In general you would want to be with a network that is giving better speeds that fits your budget in your area as you know if your intended use is for broadband.

What ever there doing Im happy to stick with Vodafone.

My goal is to stick with Vodafone buy a 5G router just pop the sim only.

Cause of chip stotages we wont see any new 5G routers out in the market untill next year.

Still no news of Asus Predator Connect X5 5G CPE which they announced a while back, no new announcement by Huawei for a new 5G router yet hoping it will be Cpe pro 3 .

Only available one to buy is D-Link DWR-2101 AX1800 Portable WiFi 6 5G WiFi Router.
 

JitteryPinger

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In general you would want to be with a network that is giving better speeds that fits your budget in your area as you know if your intended use is for broadband.

What ever there doing Im happy to stick with Vodafone.

My goal is to stick with Vodafone buy a 5G router just pop the sim only.

Cause of chip stotages we wont see any new 5G routers out in the market untill next year.

Still no news of Asus Predator Connect X5 5G CPE which they announced a while back, no new announcement by Huawei for a new 5G router yet hoping it will be Cpe pro 3 .

Only available one to buy is D-Link DWR-2101 AX1800 Portable WiFi 6 5G WiFi Router.
Yeah the shortages are causing issues for sure, I've just orders a 5G hub from Three.
 

zakir1988

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Did some testing got 164mbps speeds using P40 lite at Usher Road E3 2HA which is impressive then did another test didn't take screen shot of that nearly reaching 200mbps on 4G+

No playstore I just use https://auroraoss.com/
 

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Mr Choo

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Just received this by email from Lebara -

Dear customer,
Good news! You’re one of our first customers to have 5G service enabled on your SIM, at no extra cost.
5G is around 10 times faster than 4G and works at average speeds of 150-200Mbps. This means a faster, better quality mobile data experience for you.
To be able to use 5G, you must have a compatible handset and be in a 5G coverage area. Click here to view network coverage.
Visit our website for more information on 5G.
 

CarlO1460

ULTIMATE Member
Just received this by email from Lebara -

Dear customer,
Good news! You’re one of our first customers to have 5G service enabled on your SIM, at no extra cost.
5G is around 10 times faster than 4G and works at average speeds of 150-200Mbps. This means a faster, better quality mobile data experience for you.
To be able to use 5G, you must have a compatible handset and be in a 5G coverage area. Click here to view network coverage.
Visit our website for more information on 5G.

Their website has updated to show 5G is available on all packages
 

JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
Well it would appeare that the Cornerstone mast near me (Vodafone Host Region) is now getting its equipment doubled back up again with O2 planning to add its own equipment alongside Vodafone.


See Here!
 

CarlO1460

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All visible on here:

 

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CarlO1460

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Interestingly, if I port a spare number in (I have many dud sims) my first unlimited month would only be £2.50 😅

Though, thinking about how to get the discount and to use the credit as payment may be a headache.
 

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