FONA 3G sales to Australia
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FONA 3G sales to Australia

by rod_tait on Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:35 am

Please advise if FONA 3g PID:2687 can be purchased into Australia? Checkout gives error message "Item cannot be shipped to your location"

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Re: FONA 3G sales to Australia

by marke3 on Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:33 am

Not a great match for Australian 3g frequencies. Have you tried the European version #2691 (except it's out of stock at the moment).

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Re: FONA 3G sales to Australia

by dan_clark on Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:09 pm

HI, I was wondering if you would reconsider the sale of the American version to Australia.

The Telstra frequency bands for 2G were 900/1800MHZ while the 3G bands for Telstra are 850MHZ/2100MHZ.
Your European version product offers 900/2100MHZ bands while the American version offers 850/1900MHZ.

I've been using both the American and European models in regional Australia(poor reception), they were both operating fine until Telstra shut down the 2G network.
This resulted in the European version of your product being unable to work as it cannot connect to the Telstra 3G lower frequency band(the 3g band is 850 while the european model can only do 900). However upon trialing the American version, it operated fine as it does cover the required frequency for 3G connection. I have realised the American version would not be capable of providing connection to the high frequency 3G network(3G is 2100MHZ and American can only do 1900) but this is not an issue as the high frequency band is not available in rural Australia.

Therefore, I am wondering if it would be possible to sell the American version in Australia as Network conditions have changed here and the European model is no longer suitable.

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Re: FONA 3G sales to Australia

by smgs on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:20 am

You should find if you check the Optus/Vodafone networks they will work find on the 3G band with the European you can check the frequencies on there websites :) (I use the Eurpoean version in Adelaide)

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