PosteMobile switch to the Vodafone network. What you need to know

PosteMobile formalizes the transition to the Vodafone network. The first Italian virtual operator by number of customers will therefore pass its customers to the Vodafone network (from WindTre). An important step, which involves millions of Italian users, for a sort of retracement of the Poste MVNO. PosteMobile, today a PostePay brand, was in fact born under the Vodafone network. For a period, however, which became “Full Mvno”, the operator chose to operate first under the Wind network and then under the new unified WindTre network. Today PosteMobile returns to the Vodafone network. Let’s see in this short UpGo guide what changes for PosteMobile users and how this delicate step will be managed. So let’s answer the most frequently asked questions about the PosteMobile network change. Make yourself comfortable.

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When will the transition to the Vodafone network take place?

What will bring PosteMobile customers to the Vodafone network will be a progressive transition, with a start scheduled for June 16, 2021. From that date, the new sims rely directly on the Vodafone network while the old sims are ferried to the new network a little. at a time. In the passage, as we will explain better shortly, absolutely nothing needs to be done. At the most, in the event of total absence of coverage, just turn the phone off and on again, or, even simpler, insert and immediately deactivate the “airplane mode” on the smartphone. The mobile phone will automatically connect to the new Vodafone network.

Change of PosteMobile network to Vodafone

As you probably know, a virtual manager differs from a “classic” manager simply by not having its own mobile network. To function, therefore, technically it goes to “roaming“With another operator. So it relies on the network of a licensed operator and mobile network.

However, changing the support partner is a matter that varies from manager to manager. It mainly depends on whether the MVNO operator in question is a Full or an Exp. Full Mvno is the most advanced virtual manager mode. It is an operator that, even if virtual, manages its own technological platform entirely, issuing its own sim cards. With its own sim cards, the MVNO is free to change the support network, without creating particular inconvenience to its customers.

The situation is different when the manager is a simple MVNO ESP. This technical status, typical of very small operators, forces customers to change sims, effectively carrying out a small internal portability. It has happened a lot of times in the past. And it also happened in the history of PosteMobile, in the first transition from Vodafone (where the manager made his debut) to that of Wind (which later became WindTre).

PosteMobile switch to Vodafone and change sim?

Here, PosteMobile, let’s reassure the readers immediately, you will not have to change the sim. Because, as explained above, it’s just a FULL MVNO. The most technologically advanced form. If not for the final network, the antenna that relays the signal, PosteMobile internally develops all the technical solutions, dealing with the issue of cards and the routing of telephone calls and internet traffic.

The passage of PosteMobile from the WindTre network to the Vodafone network will probably be painless, except for limited and local technical problems.

What should the PosteMobile customer do?

Just like when you are abroad, when roaming, the switch between one network and another generally takes place automatically. So in theory, there is no need to force hooking to a given network. The passage of PosteMobile customers from the WindTre network to the Vodafone network will take place absolutely automatically.

Why does PosteMobile switch to Vodafone?

The full MVNO position actually allows the virtual to move in a very dynamic way, periodically re-negotiating the agreements with their network suppliers. In this case, the economic terms that will bind PosteMobile to Vodafone are not known, the fact is that PosteMobile has moved on the market bringing with it about 3 million customers. Which are not really very few.

At that point, knocking on the doors of Tim, Vodafone and WindTre with this beautiful gift, he tried in all probability to strike the best deal. Both in economic terms and in terms of the quality of the service offered.

Without the need to take on large investments for the construction of networks and with the possibility of jumping here and there between different providers, we could say that the position of the MVNO is very convenient indeed. And it is, in our opinion, a good thing if this mechanism leads to more supply for the final consumer. So ok.

Is it better or worse for PosteMobile customers?

Good question. Here on, those who follow us know it well, we always emphasize that the coverage issue cannot be made objectively in any way. It is possible that one area is well covered by one network rather than another. That said, it must be admitted that today Vodafone’s network is probably superior to that of WindTre (which in any case, in these months of post-merger updates, has made great strides).

In short, this transition from WindTre to Vodafone is potentially very positive for PosteMobile customers. If you want, you can read our complete review of PosteMobile on this page, where we say in our opinion the merits and defects of the virtual PosteItaliane.

We will now try, in the comments area, to answer your questions about this step. If you have any doubts or further considerations on the news of the agreement between Poste and Vodafone, please let us know in the space provided below.

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