Voda UK, well one look in their stores says it all. The handsets are usually much more expensive than their direct competitors, especially on PAYG. How can Tesco sell their phones on their network at a lesser price? I just don't get that. The range of phones is poor compared to what it used to be. At one time Voda always had some special offers in the UK stores that tempted, not so sure I see that anymore? Get an Evo 3d from ASDA Direct for £250 (SIM FREE), stick ya Voda SIM in, simple.
HTCFANDRIOD, 04 Aug 2011I have a theory (or theories...)
1) Vodafone wanted to put their bloatware on it like they ... more3, and not only on phones. Inevitably, the fad of stereoscopy(*) quickly starts to fade away ...again, just like it happened every single time during numerous past occasions it was pushed on people.
*which is not even the only way to convey "3D" and IMHO not the best one. Of course the marketers of stereoscopy try hard to hijack the "3D" label, and too many consumers are willing to play their game.
- click to read, 31 Jul 2011Nope, Voda AU started rolling out an entirely new network starting in capital cities. They ... moreVoda are not building any new towers, they are simply using (not roaming!)Telstra towers over an agreed apon number of square km's (about 1/4 to 1/3 of Telstra's current covergae area) So their coverage is still only going to be where they think they can make the most profit (metropolitan areas mainly) and with their merger with 3 Mobile Australia they effectivley doubled their number of customers without increasing network capacity so even people in the same house have trouble 'connecting' with each other now = VodaFAIL
- click to read, 30 Jul 2011Nope, Voda AU started rolling out an entirely new network starting in capital cities.
They ... moreYeah whatever mate, they said that a year ago and their coverage is still garbage. People are walking out on their contracts in droves, and fully justitfied with the TIO behind them.
You get what you pay for with Vodafail.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2011Yeah, Vodaphone Aus. has signed an agreement with Telstra to use a small number of Telstra's t... moreNope, Voda AU started rolling out an entirely new network starting in capital cities.
They only roam on Telstra in rural Tasmania and parts of Victoria.
They are replacing all the old Nokia-Siemens and Ericsson equipment with Huawei.
- click to read, 30 Jul 2011Vodafone Australia has been rolling out a 850MHz network. http://www.vodafone.com.au/person... moreYeah, Vodaphone Aus. has signed an agreement with Telstra to use a small number of Telstra's towers in areas where they do not currently have coverage, hence the 850Mhz (still only a small % of the total area covered by Next G though)
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2011This phone is being released in September in Australia by Telstra, which should mean HSDPA 850... moreVodafone Australia has been rolling out a 850MHz network.
will this only be coming to carphone warehouse sim free? im on orange and due an upgrade, will i be able to upgrade to this through carphone warehouse??
This phone is being released in September in Australia by Telstra, which should mean HSDPA 850 capability being added as Telstra uses the 850Mhz band for it's Next G network, no word on price yet though
Not to worry fellow UK'ers Carphone Warehouse have it listed for September:
HTCFANDRIOD, 29 Jul 2011I have a theory (or theories...)
1) Vodafone wanted to put their bloatware on it like they ... moreI pick number 3.
3D on a mobile device is a flop. I know, I know it's sad but don't cry. The Nokia Sea Ray is just around the corner and will be available at Vodafone UK. It's one gorgeous WP device!
Disappointed and unimpressed! Was hoping to get this over the Sensation.
there has be alot of problems regarding the recpetion of the phone which is such a setback...because that thing LOOKED REAL...
I have a theory (or theories...)
1) Vodafone wanted to put their bloatware on it like they did the Sensation and HTC gave them the middle finger (which I hope is true)
2) HTC are just gonna take too long for the phone (allegdly it's out in September, bit this has never stopped Voda. The 9105 was due in April last year and hit stores 3 months after!)
3) As pointed out, perhaps there is just a general lack of interest in 3D phones....