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Discussion in '3' started by blobber, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. blobber

    blobber Lurker
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    I want to upgrade my phone on three. The phone boasts WCDMA connectivity but no HSDPA software upgrade. Since phones in the UK for the most work with HSDPA I may not get it to work. Nice and cheap beast of a phone and the manufacturer assures it will work in the UK. I contacted three support. They are saying it will not work without HSDPA, So now I don't know. My current phone hit a dive so need one quicly :mad:I'll repost on general forum
     

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  2. ChryzaorFlux

    ChryzaorFlux Android Enthusiast

    It would have helped if you actually said what phone you had and wanted to upgrade to :eek:
    Anyway what is the problem? You want a device able to receive updates via HSDPA?
     
  3. blobber

    blobber Lurker
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    Hi I want to order this phone. http://androidforums.com/newreply.php?do=postreply&t=743162There is no mention it supports HSPA data transfer which is I reckon protocol on top of 3G mandatory for 3 network or all networks in the UK. All it shows is WCDMA 2100mhz. It may or may not be the same thing, I don't know. From what I gathered the frequency is right.
     
  4. ChryzaorFlux

    ChryzaorFlux Android Enthusiast

    The link you included doesn't work :(
     
  5. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert

    Hi Blobber, that link doesn't work so if possible, please repost a working link to the phone.
    Otherwise, WCDMA is the same as UMTS/3G. You could ask 3 again if it'd work with a 3G only phone but - correct me if I'm wrong - I reckon you should still be able to use 3's network with 3G instead of HSPA, your data connection will just be a bit slower.
    It's a different provider but I often get a 3G signal with Orange, and I doubt 3 (who boast about having a good 3G signal) wouldn't have a 3G signal (HSPA is technically 3.5G)
     
  6. yenrac41

    yenrac41 Lurker

    WCDMA 3G 2100Mhz DOES WORK ON THE THREE NETWORK IN THE UK.

    I just bought my son a zgpax s8 phone watch. It supports WCDMA 3G 2100Mhz .
    When I first put my THREE SIM card in it didn't work, But after turning on mobile data it now WORKS FINE.

    When it didn't work at first I searched the web trying to find out if it was compatible, but there didn't seem to be a clear answer, so for all you non techies like me.

    WCDMA 3G 2100Mhz DOES WORK ON THE THREE NETWORK IN THE UK.
     
    #6 yenrac41, Dec 11, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014
  7. yenrac41

    yenrac41 Lurker

    The phone watch also displayed the (H) sign next to the signal also.
     
    #7 yenrac41, Dec 11, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    But it is 2100MHz, not 1200.
     
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  9. yenrac41

    yenrac41 Lurker

    Hi Hadron. Thank you for pointing that out. edited
     
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