Truemove launched a network called Truemove H in 2011. The main reason was the specturm and licecene Truemove held was not compatible with 3G and 4G networks. They are able to reach data speeds of up to 42 Mbps, which they are calling 3G+ as it can’t officially be called 4G. The requirement for 4G is 100 Mbps or higher. (DTAC Happy and 12Call both offer speeds up to 42Mbps.)
The big downside of this service is that you must get a new SIM or apply to port your number. Why? Because the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) allocate phone numbers to the various networks. Since the Truemove H network belongs to CAT, and True /Real Move is the builder and operator, Truemove H/CAT/Real Move numbers are separate allocations from Truemove. This also means that the My 3G service from CAT and Truemove H are the same service on the same 850 MHz UMTS/WCDMA network. You need to have a 3G 850 MHz compatible mobile phone to use the service.
Truemove H key facts
- Network: 850 MHz UMTS/WCDMA
- 3G format: HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access) with peak speed of 42 Mbps
- Network coverage: Bangkok and 16 provinces
- Supported phones include Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Atrix, BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Torch 9800, Nokia N8, Nokia C7-00, iPhone 4, iPad2 3G, Dell Aero, TrueMove’s Power Surf II and Spin.
- CAT ( My 3G ) is wholesaling 3G capacity to Real Move, which is a True subsidiary. Real Move is providing its service under the TrueMove H brand.