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Old 07-22-2007, 08:02 AM
Flec
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Default When will Vodafone 2G close down

Per the subject. When does Vodafone plan to close down their 2G network?

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Old 07-22-2007, 08:07 AM
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Flec <news@emergencycare.com.au> wrote:

> Per the subject. When does Vodafone plan to close down their 2G network?


There are no such plans.



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Old 07-22-2007, 08:26 AM
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Rod Speed wrote:
> Flec <news@emergencycare.com.au> wrote:
>
>> Per the subject. When does Vodafone plan to close down their 2G network?

>
> There are no such plans.


Why would they want to shut down 2G? There are so many phones out there
that will continue to be used for many years that only operate on 2G,
they would be foolish to consider it any time soon.


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Old 07-22-2007, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: When will Vodafone 2G close down

When hell freezes over.

Flec wrote:
> Per the subject. When does Vodafone plan to close down their 2G network?
>
> Thanks,
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> Derick



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Old 07-22-2007, 04:06 PM
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"Nole Boaday" <nobody@home.net> wrote in message
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> When hell freezes over.
>
> Flec wrote:
>> Per the subject. When does Vodafone plan to close down their 2G network?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Derick

>


Thanks



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Old 07-23-2007, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: When will Vodafone 2G close down

On Sun, 22 Jul 2007 16:32:31 +0930 Flec may have written:
> Per the subject. When does Vodafone plan to close down their 2G network?


They don't publicly.

Probably when it becomes commercially viable. ie, the cost of
maintaining the legacy 2/2.5/2.75G network on top of their
yet-to-be-deployed full-coverage 3G network is higher than the revenue
from customers with legacy GSM-only handsets.

Probably at least five years away...

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Old 07-23-2007, 07:40 PM
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Paul Day <pauls@enigma.id.au> wrote
> Flec wrote


>> Per the subject. When does Vodafone plan to close down their 2G network?


> They don't publicly.


> Probably when it becomes commercially viable. ie, the cost
> of maintaining the legacy 2/2.5/2.75G network on top of their
> yet-to-be-deployed full-coverage 3G network is higher than
> the revenue from customers with legacy GSM-only handsets.


Doubt that will ever happen given that vodafone tends
to concentrate on the dregs of the mobile market.

> Probably at least five years away...


Doubt it will happen any decade soon myself.

2G suits so many fine.



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Old 07-26-2007, 03:58 AM
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>> Probably at least five years away...

>
> Doubt it will happen any decade soon myself.
>
> 2G suits so many fine.


I'd be saying >5 years, but it could be decades.

and 2G does suit MOST fine, in fact almost all
>
>




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Old 07-26-2007, 04:53 AM
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Michael J wrote:
> I'd be saying >5 years, but it could be decades.
>
> and 2G does suit MOST fine, in fact almost all


Exactly, most people only ever make voice calls and maybe SMS. They
have absolutely no need for 3G, as long as their phone continues to work
they will be more than happy to keep it.


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Old 07-26-2007, 07:34 AM
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Michael J <michael@yahoo.com> wrote:

>>> Probably at least five years away...


>> Doubt it will happen any decade soon myself.


>> 2G suits so many fine.


> I'd be saying >5 years,


Cant see it, particularly with vodafone that concentrates
on the absolute dregs of the mobile market.

> but it could be decades.


> and 2G does suit MOST fine, in fact almost all


And specially the dregs of the market that vodafone mostly concentrates on in spades.



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Old 07-26-2007, 07:35 AM
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Simon Templar <usenet@vk3xem.net> wrote
> Michael J wrote


>> I'd be saying >5 years, but it could be decades.


>> and 2G does suit MOST fine, in fact almost all


> Exactly, most people only ever make voice calls and maybe SMS. They have absolutely no need for
> 3G, as long as their phone continues to work they will be more than happy to keep it.


Vodafone mostly concentrates on the dregs of the market that turns over their phones
at one hell of a rate, but who do want the cheapest phone around much of the time.



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Old 07-26-2007, 09:54 AM
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"Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Michael J <michael@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>>> Probably at least five years away...

>
>>> Doubt it will happen any decade soon myself.

>
>>> 2G suits so many fine.

>
>> I'd be saying >5 years,

>
> Cant see it, particularly with vodafone that concentrates
> on the absolute dregs of the mobile market.


I'm not saying its going to happen, but if it does, its going to be >5
years. I cant see where Voda would get the cash for it, and to make it
profitable

>> but it could be decades.

>
>> and 2G does suit MOST fine, in fact almost all

>
> And specially the dregs of the market that vodafone mostly concentrates on
> in spades.


And perversely, they concentrate on the other end (high end) too

>
>




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Old 07-26-2007, 10:36 AM
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Michael J <michael@yahoo.com> wrote:
> "Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:5gqtjdF3hhqmcU1@mid.individual.net...
>> Michael J <michael@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>>> Probably at least five years away...

>>
>>>> Doubt it will happen any decade soon myself.

>>
>>>> 2G suits so many fine.

>>
>>> I'd be saying >5 years,

>>
>> Cant see it, particularly with vodafone that concentrates
>> on the absolute dregs of the mobile market.

>
> I'm not saying its going to happen, but if it does, its going to be >5
> years. I cant see where Voda would get the cash for it, and to make it
> profitable
>
>>> but it could be decades.

>>
>>> and 2G does suit MOST fine, in fact almost all

>>
>> And specially the dregs of the market that vodafone mostly
>> concentrates on in spades.

>
> And perversely, they concentrate on the other end (high end) too


Not really, they never have done much except try in that market.



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