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2G and dog tracker.

I noticed my Pawfit tracker had no signal this morning. Looks like the 2G signal has been turned off in my area. There is a several month wait for their new 4G model

Just wanted to say, check your trackers are still working if you have one that runs on 2G.
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Re: 2G and dog tracker.

The 2 G Network has been shut down Jan02.2023
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Old 28.03.2023, 14:32
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Re: 2G and dog tracker.

No, my old phone with Yallo SIM card (Sunrise) was still working last week. But today it cannot find network.
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Old 28.03.2023, 14:44
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The 2 G Network has been shut down Jan02.2023
Well my 2G tracker was working until this week.
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Old 28.03.2023, 14:49
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Re: 2G and dog tracker.

I have a tractive tracker (4G LTE); quite good.


So good in fact, that I have 3x (2 dogs - one is spare just in case I forget to charge the battery one week)
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Old 28.03.2023, 15:02
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Re: 2G and dog tracker.

A certain provider only switched 2G off a little under a week ago.
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Old 28.03.2023, 15:18
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I have a tractive tracker (4G LTE); quite good.


So good in fact, that I have 3x (2 dogs - one is spare just in case I forget to charge the battery one week)
I used to have Tractive but had many issues with them. I donít want to buy their device and subscription, just to cover 2 months until I can get the Pawfit 3. This is a bit annoying.
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Old 28.03.2023, 15:58
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I used to have Tractive but had many issues with them. I donít want to buy their device and subscription, just to cover 2 months until I can get the Pawfit 3. This is a bit annoying.
I certainly wouldn't advise this for a long-term situation, but perhaps an apple airtag could be suitable in the meantime? They're reasonably inexpensive.

I'm actively trying to NOT turn this into a 'which tracker is better' thread btw
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Old 28.03.2023, 16:19
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I certainly wouldn't advise this for a long-term situation, but perhaps an apple airtag could be suitable in the meantime? They're reasonably inexpensive.

I'm actively trying to NOT turn this into a 'which tracker is better' thread btw
Don't put an AirTag onto a dog - apple advises against this as it can cause the dog to go deaf...
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Old 28.03.2023, 16:33
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Don't put an AirTag onto a dog - apple advises against this as it can cause the dog to go deaf...
I just did a trawl through Google and didn't find anything on this, can you please share? Only asking as I have one on Zola!
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Old 28.03.2023, 17:16
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I just did a trawl through Google and didn't find anything on this, can you please share? Only asking as I have one on Zola!

I was surprised myself (as I got this originally from an apple rep) - apparently AirTags use bluetooth... a frequency that dogs can hear.


Having a little speaker screaming on their collar 24x7 can cause issues.



https://wagwalking.com/sense/can-dogs-hear-bluetooth
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I was surprised myself (as I got this originally from an apple rep) - apparently AirTags use bluetooth... a frequency that dogs can hear.

Having a little speaker screaming on their collar 24x7 can cause issues.

https://wagwalking.com/sense/can-dogs-hear-bluetooth
So I'm no scientist, but I believe that there is a difference between sonic frequencies and electromagnetic frequencies.

Sound is mechanical - causing vibrations in a medium like air or water, and electromagnetic is moving charged particles about.

Thus, I don't believe it's possible to hear bluetooth, and thus it's not possible to cause a dog or cat to go deaf that way.

But if I'm wrong hopefully someone will come in and correct me.
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Re: 2G and dog tracker.

sonnenhund you are obliviously correct, that article that Spinal linked is total unscientific bull****.

AirTag makes little sense as a dog tracker for another reason: it relies on apple device mesh for location / reporting (does not have its own GPS / data connection), and dogs can get lost in places with no iDevices around (e.g. forest).
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sonnenhund you are obliviously correct, that article that Spinal linked is total unscientific bull****.

AirTag makes little sense as a dog tracker for another reason: it relies on apple device mesh for location / reporting (does not have its own GPS / data connection), and dogs can get lost in places with no iDevices around (e.g. forest).
Thanks for confirming for me.

And agreed - AirTags on a pet is better than nothing, but not sufficiently reliable.
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Old 28.03.2023, 18:46
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Thanks for confirming for me.

And agreed - AirTags on a pet is better than nothing, but not sufficiently reliable.
Thirded - the AirTag on Zola is my redundancy, as I also use a GPS tracker (I'm a paranoid pupper mum)
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I was surprised myself (as I got this originally from an apple rep) - apparently AirTags use bluetooth... a frequency that dogs can hear.


Having a little speaker screaming on their collar 24x7 can cause issues.



https://wagwalking.com/sense/can-dogs-hear-bluetooth
Now that is a lot of nonesense. Hearing electromagnetic waves

And BTW, airtags use UWB
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Re: 2G and dog tracker.

Bloody trackers. Iím already on my third brand. First one (canít remember the name) went bust, then Tractive, now issues with Pawfit (though not their fault CH switched 2G off). Nightmare!!
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Re: 2G and dog tracker.

I don't have any dog, but I have a dual SIM phone for which the secondary card only works in 2G and since last Thursday or Friday it gets no network most of the time. It still works sometimes, but not too often.
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