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
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.
Networks available for SIM5216E 900/2100mhz band using relevant SIMcard
YES OPTUS (UTRAN)3G+/4G
YES OPTUS (GSM)2G
VODAPHONE AU (UTRAN)3G+/4G
VODAPHONE AU (GSM)2G
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