4G is the fourth generation of mobile technology that follows on from 3G and 2G. LTE stands for ‘Long Term Evolution’ and is a 4G technology that is designed specifically for handling high speed mobile data for your 4G handset and other LTE-capable devices.
The 4G frequencies deployed in Honiara are:
1800 MHz Band 3 (mobility)
Frequency Division Duplexing FDD is the modulation technology used in Our Telekom 4G Network.
For now only Honiara has 4G coverage. Everywhere else will continue to have 3G and 2G.
You must satisfy the following:
You can access 4G using your existing simcard that is currently working on 3G and 2G. We however are ordering new batches of 4G labelled simcards for new customers. Some really old simcards do not support 4G and will not work. Do come see our frontline staff at our foneshops for assistance.
No. You can use your existing mobile number and simcard to access 4G. Just ensure your existing simcard is in a 4G capable mobile.
Solomon Telekom has tested all the mobile phones and from which supplier brand that works in Our Telekom 4G Network. When you buy a 4G capable mobile from Our Telekom, you can have assurance it will work.
We know that other vendors are selling mobile phones in Honiara. You will have to check with them to confirm to you if they will work or not in Our Telekom 4G+LTE network.
With 4G+LTE you will have an enhanced mobile Internet experience with seamless, richer and smoother video and multimedia and data content experience.
4G handles data only – mobile Internet and SMS. However, when you are on 4G and you make a call, our system will seamlessly hand the call to 3G to connect your voice call. When you are done talking you will be connected back to 4G.
No. Mobile 4G access will be charged the same rate as 3G or 2G
No. For voice calls using a 4G mobile, the call will be automatically handed to 3G or 2G technology to complete the voice call. SMS will be handles by 4G at standard rates.
Yes. You can use any Redhot data plans or bundles to access 4G.
Below are the data plans. Simply dial *155# follow the prompts and select your plan of choice.
You will need a 4G capable mobile to be able to access 4G
There are several ways to do this. Below are three ways:
You should be able to see the 4G sign displayed on top of your mobile screen beside the signal bars.
If your mobile uses the Android operating system OS then go to Settings/Connections/Mobile Networks/Network Mode and then set it to pick up 4G/LTE signal
For iPhones go to Settings/Mobile/Mobile data options/Voice/select LTE.
You must then restart your mobile to pick up the 4G signal with your new setting.
Once you move outside of 4G+LTE coverage, your 4G device will connect to the next highest technology it can find, that is, to 3G or 2G.
You will expect 4G devices to be data hungry. Not only that, the type of content that 4G provides are really data heavy eg video streaming, online apps, downloads etc. In addition to that due to the very fast nature of 4G data access your Internet experience will be seamless and therefore your data usage will be quite involved as well.
Yes. In addition to standard Redhot data plans and bundles we will also introduce new bigger data plans suitable for data savvy users.
We have no problem with that as long as you buy our big data plans and meet all legal requirements for running a business in Honiara. But note that time may not be the measure of unit for you to charge your customers, but data volume Mbytes because the download will be very fast.
We will also offer similar products not long after we launch 4G. Watch out for our advertisements or you can be the first one to drop us an expression of Interest on [email protected] and we will reserve a 4G Hotspot device for you!
Definitely! Watch out for our advertisements or you can be the first one to drop us an expression of Interest on [email protected] and we will notify you when our home or office 4G offer is available.