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3 Network Broken Roaming in Tasmania

If you have an iPhone with a 3 SIM it will roam onto Telstra’s NextG network in Tassie. Very good coverage. It’s a UMTS 850 network which the iPhone works with.

However, if you have a handset that doesn’t support UMTS 850 like the Sony K610i it will not roam onto Telstra’s GSM 900/1800 network.

So, everywhere outside Hobart (and probably Launceston and Devonport) there is no GSM roaming for 3 customers unless they have a UMTS 850 handset. How stupid is that?