UNDERSTANDING THE NEW NETWORKS REPLACING 2G gsm and 3G data

 

WCDMA is the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service) Network using WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) technology and run under the names of 3G+ or 3GPP or NextG or 3G plus

not to be confused with 2G-GSM/3G-data networks now being phased out.

 

The term "NextG" is used by Telstra for marketing. The NextG or UTRAN Network consists of HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access +) on the UMTS WCDMA 850mhz and 2100mhz band of 3G+.

 

There is no Telstra GSM which is 2G.     The NextG is a complete new network based purely on WCDMA/UMTS 3G for Voice/SMS and can be accessed by 99% of the population.

 

The old 3G data band is replaced in high population areas where high speed data is marketed in the NextG network as 4G LTE and is sold as data subscription

 

Summary:

1.   UTMS/WCDMA is a 3G/4G technology while GSM is 2G old technology

 

2.  Old 2G/3G data bands are closing and being reallocated to Next G or 3G+ using WCDMA                   

 

 3.  4G LTE are internet data which require applications to work and monthly data charges; This is how smart phones go on the internet and requires a Planed subscription.

 

 3.  Hence we can use Prepaid long expiry cards on 3G+ networks so you only pay a few cents for outgoing SMS calls and Free incoming calls.  Prepaid can be made auto top-up.

 

 

          3G-EASY INCORPORATES THE LATEST MOBILE WIRELESS

WIRELESS MODULE SIM5216 from SIMCOM

SIM5216 is the mobile radio module of 3G-EASY and has all the codecs for communication to 2G,3G,4G networks; To cover all frequency bands of all the networks 2 hardware devices are available.

SIM5216 is available as A, J or E module working on 2 different frequency bands

SIM5216 J or E are the latest technology modules covering UTMS WCDMA LTE and GSM/GPRS/EDGE Technologies for Australia

SIM5216 can fall-back to 2G band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz where 2G is still available.

 

3G-EASY uses flexible socket to conveniently change SIM Modem modules to suit the dual frequency’s of 3gG frequency bands

 

 

 

Networks available for SIM5216A module 850mhz/1900hz

AMERICAN and ASIAN networks also Australian Telstra 850mhz band

 

Networks available for SIM5216J HSDPA/HSUPA/UMTS 850/2100mhz band using relevant SIMcard.

 

Available networks

TELSTRA MOBILE

 

Networks available for SIM5216E 900/2100mhz band using relevant SIMcard

Available networks

YES OPTUS               (UTRAN)3G+/4G

YES OPTUS               (GSM)2G

VODAPHONE AU       (UTRAN)3G+/4G

VODAPHONE AU       (GSM)2G

EUROPEAN networks

 

 

ORDERING

3G-EASY-J Units for TELSTRA 3G+ network or OPTUS 2G GSM network

3G-EASY-E Units for OPTUS 3G+ networks or VODAPHONE 2G/3G+ networks

 

3G-EASY-J units are supplied with Telstra network card from ALDI

3G-EASY-E units are supplied with OPTUS or Vodaphone cards (user specified)

 

Available Simcards subject to market change

Aldi             $5 prepaid Telstra         3G/4G       365 days

amsysim      $10 on Optus                3G/4G        365 days

Optus          $10 Prepaid                  3G/4G        186 days

Telstra         $30 Prepaid                  3G/4G       6 mths

Virgin           $15 Prepaid on Optus   3G/4G        180 days

Vodaphone  $10 Prepaid                    2G/3G       365 days

 

 

Release Ref 08/03/18