Old gateway modem works new 4g modem no coverage

I am new to vividwireless. I have been paying exorbitant costs with another Telco and wanted the unlimited usage that Vivid offers. Two of my neighbours have gateway modems and get excellent coverage. I tried one at my house, all good. So I bought a new Vividwireless modem (4G) and I have no coverage. Why does the old gateway modem work and the new one doesn't? Is there anything I can do to make it work?

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#1

ozzcaddy-MODERATOR wrote 49 weeks ago

Did you check your address using the coverage area to see if you were covered or not. http://www.vividwireless.com.au/home-page

This FAQ explains the difference between the Home Gateway and the new LTE http://www.vividwireless.com.au/support-faq#t56n187

You would be best to contact Tech Support and see where you stand in returning the modem to place of purchase.

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#2

Frosty-MODERATOR wrote 49 weeks ago

That FAQ explains it on the vividwireless website, but in short:

it is a completely different technology (LTE instead of WiMAX); and

it uses a completely different physical network (Optus 4G instead of vividwireless' WiMAX).

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