Vodafone UK iPhone 5 customers....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shmonkus, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. shmonkus macrumors member

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    If you have been fed the BS that they have no nano SIMs and you have to wait, ring them again and again because I just scored one and will be delivered next week. They have about 33000 (the operator told me) do keep persevering if you are having problems!
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I really don't know why there is such a big issue with these sims. Just crazy

    Guessing nobody at Vodafone has any clue if they will get LTE anytime soon?
     
  3. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    As poor as o2 have been surrounding the iPhone 5, at least their poor stance is a clear one: grab your nano sim in store late next week.

    I'm gonna pop into my local o2 store next thursday and hope they have them in. Don't fancy going in on launch day.
     
  4. shmonkus thread starter macrumors member

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    From what I hear, Vodafone wont be getting LTE until next year but they seem to think that when it goes live, the iPhone 5 will work with it. I'll reserve judgement until I see it.
     
  5. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Have to see

    LTE would be nice but not the main feature. Will still stick with Vodafone as the other features are worth upgrading.
     
  6. AdamskiUK macrumors regular

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    You're all getting shafted. I swapped from GiffGaff today due to they piss poor service regarding nano-sims. They're also talking about increasing prices/reducing data allowances.

    I walked into 3 today (admittedly after reserving a nano-sim (for safety)) and the chappy sorted me out within 10 minutes with a brand new nano-sim alongside adapters for micro-sim and standard sim - for free.

    I paid 9.90 for 200 mins, 5000 texts and 500mb of data p/m. I can cancel if EE come along with 4G in my area, but 3 will eventually roll out LTE later next year.

    As for 3G, they have a greater HSPA+ coverage than O2. My area doesn't have DC-HSPA, but HSPA is better than the GRPS I got with GiffGaff.

    Seems like a majority of customers in the UK are doing what I'm doing. It's more expensive to buy the iP5 outright, but it seems like the smarter thing to do. Carriers CS is going down the *******, and has been for too long. I'm glad 3 got it's act together for this release.
     
  7. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

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    Unless there's something I've missed, Voda (or O2) won't be able to offer 4G on the iPhone 5 in its current form. The LTE band supported is 1800mhz, which only EE use (and own), along with 3 who bought a chunk from them.

    Ofcom (I think) will be auctioning off the other bands next year, 800mhz and 2600mhz, neither of which the iPhone 5 supports with its current chip set

    So if you want 4G/LTE on iPhone you'll need EE or 3

    *apologies if any of my terminology is wrong
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I actually looked into EE hoping if I switched to orange I would get LTE but found out my city is not one of the cities that will have it anytime soon.

    I spoke to a guy from orange and he said hopefully where we are will get it but how soon I dont know.

    If you are right and Vodafone will never get it then might be worth looking at orange.

    But to be honest losing my number and the better price deal I would get with Vodafone likely wouldn't be worth it just for LTE

    And with the new A6 chip the phone should be faster anyway.
     
  9. shmonkus thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm personally not missing something I have never used (4G) and it's far from the main feature of the main phone. My sim only deal is £15 per month for 3 months unlimited data then 1gb data per month after, and have always been impressed with vodafone's speed and coverage compared to O2 and Orange (based on the fact I have been with all 3 of the and stayed with Vodafone as a result).
     

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