I woke up this morning to a rather pleasant surprise, pictured above.
I am currently checking with my Vodafone account mangers to see if they have finally launched their long awaited upgraded to their existing GPRS network.
If this is indeed the case, it will be appreciated by many people with 2G handsets. And also for people like me who prefer to use 2G even though they have a 3G handset and those who prefer to use 2G to get a far better battery life!
For those that don’t know, AAPT use the Vodafone network.
UPDATE 1: I live in Wollongong and travel to Sydney for work, and I lost the EDGE signal just past Thirroul. It was only GPRS from Waterfall to Sydney. In the Sydney CBD I am only getting GPRS.
UPDATE 2: I have confirmed with a friend of mine who also lives in Wollongong that he is also using EDGE. He quotes “It’s solid, latency is not high. Seems to be perfect for mobile devices. It’s as good as it was in Singapore and Hong Kong when I was there last”.
UPDATE 3: It looks like that this is going to be slowly made available in regional areas. No EDGE in the city, as far as we know.