Sunday , August 20 2017

4G LTE coming to Aldi Mobile in May

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Edit: This story has been updated to reflect that Telstra is the provider for Aldi Mobile and not Vodafone.

After the demise of ISPOne back in 2013, Aldi Mobile was able to work out a deal with Telstra to continue service for their customers. The service has been 3G only since they launched, but Aldi themselves have started talking about the upgrade to 4G with the service set to be ready by May.

The announcement of Aldi Mobiles 4G migration comes from the Aldi Mobile website which is talking about the current 3G service being migrated to 4G service over the next 4 weeks. Aldi has seemingly made the announcement after they announced that they will be gradually upgrading customers who may note over the next 4 weeks, if their handset is 4G enabled, that they can now access 4G service.

Telstra operates 4G services mainly on the Band 28 (700MHz) as well as Band 3 (1800MHz) networks in Australia, with some services operating on 2100 and 900MHz services, so if you’re an Aldi Mobile customer you will need to either have a phone that supports those bands.

The migration to 4G will be completed by the end of April, however there is no way for Aldi to give updates to individual customers, so unfortunately you can’t ask. Aldi recommends if you do have a 4G enabled phone, that you turn on the 4G setting on your handset, which on Android, should be in Settings > More > Mobile Networks > ‘Preferred Network Type’.

Aldi Mobile has previously sold 4G enabled handsets at competitive pricing through their bi-weekly ‘Special Buys’ which support at least one of the bands on the Telstra 4G network. While their Special Buys haven’t been updated with any more 4G enabled phones yet, it’s likely that as the service launches officially next month we will be seeing something in the Special Buys when the migration has been completed.

 
Source: Aldi Mobile.

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Anna
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Anna
Looking to upgrade my phone due to 4G phase-in but the phone I’m wanting to buy has this info supplied.. 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3G: WCDMA 900/2100 MHz 4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B20 MHz It’s a dual SIM as I live in a Telstra blackspot (only works late at night or early AM hours) and have an Aldi SIM and Optus 4G SIM, wishing to keep both numbers but unsure about the 4G bands listed for this phone and want to make sure before buying it. Mostly it’s the new FDD-LTE on 4G which I find a little confusing. Can anyone help… Read more »
Anna
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Anna

Argh!! just when I gave up searching, I found the info immediately after posting the above question.
Thanks 😉

addey
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addey

Got 4G going on my phone a few weeks ago. One small caveat tho. Wifi hotspot will not work on 4G on my phone, had to switch to “GSM/WCDMA auto” for it to work. The “GSM/WCDMA/LTE” mode will very occasionally work when the status bar reception icon at the top of the screen is either H or 3G. Could be just my phone, anyone else had this problem?

al a paka
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al a paka

thanks, this worke for me – same issue on a new xiaomi redmi note 4x

Sajib Ahmed
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Sajib Ahmed

Woolworths mobile also offering 4G to their users over the next few weeks

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

I noticed yesterday that I had 4G and thought it was odd at the time. So I think it’s already started.

Pumpino
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Pumpino

“After switching their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service to the Vodafone 3G network”

Don’t you mean the Telstra 3G network? Or is Aldi switching customers to Vodafone?!

Edit: Kogan should be getting 4G with Vodafone any day too. Perhaps you posted the wrong draft. 😛

Cameron
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Cameron

+1

fourl6
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fourl6

Of the 70 new towers, only one is in Victoria. My area is rated as outdoor 3g coverage only. I couldn’t consider and one using the Vodafone network at this stage.

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