Vodafone is making a change. This is not about rates for Internet and telephone. Instead, the company wants to get a little closer to its goal of “harmonizing” its own frequencies. A total of 13 million customers are to be affected by the planned frequency changeover.
Regional differences to be eliminated
Currently, there are sometimes significant differences in Vodafone Kabel’s offering from region to region. This may not concern the performance of the TV offering, but rather the frequencies used. The company now wants to launch a broad-based clean-up campaign, harmonizing the frequencies used across the entire network. The start of the nationwide harmonization of the frequency spectrum is scheduled for August 2022. For Vodafone customers, this means that they will have to activate the search run of the in-house receiver again, for better or worse. After all, the frequencies of the radio and TV stations will change along with the general frequencies. The entire changeover is expected to take a few months. However, Vodafone promises that complete harmonization should be completed in April of next year.
No problem for modern receivers
Even technology laymen do not have to throw their hands up in horror now, however. Who receives hundreds of different transmitters with its Vodafone cable tariff, will have with a modern receiver no problems to put in these also with new frequency. Newer devices do this fully automatically. You only have to wait a minute or two and the new channel list is compiled after an automatic scan. Everyone else should either take the time to enter the new station frequencies manually or see it as an opportunity to upgrade to a modern device.
Those who even own a receiver from Vodafone itself probably don’t have to worry about the frequency changeover at all. After all, in this case the receiver ensures that the new frequencies are set without the user having to do anything. Vodafone would like to find out whether the changeover was successful with the support of its customers. The provider asks that the receiver and cable box be supplied with power during the changeover. This will allow them to check the next day whether everything has worked.