Vodafone 3G Network Closure 2023


Vodafone have recently announced the shutting down of their 3G network in 2023, though no specific date has been given for when this will be completed. No other providers have yet made announcements on this.

As a company, we have been preparing for this for some time. Until a definitive date has been set by Vodafone, any Turnkey customer with a 3G SIM card on the Vodafone Network can continue as normal.

All new-generation communications systems from Turnkey are already 4G so will not be impacted. We are preparing a plan as things progress for those customers using older-generation 3G systems with Vodafone SIM cards, and will begin contacting those affected in due course. We do have the capability to move to other 3G providers, though this will require a change of SIM cards.


Design Engineer


We are seeking an experienced Design Engineer to strengthen our team involved in new product development, initially in the design of analogue and digital sound meters.


Technical Manager


Turnkey is a 30+ year established business that designs, manufactures, and sells a variety of scientific and industrial instruments. All our products have been designed and developed in-house.

To support our existing products, and help to create new ones, we have created the new role of Technical Manager.


Open for Service and Orders


Turnkey Instruments remains open for servicing, calibration, and new orders throughout the November lockdown period and beyond. By following Public Health England advice, working with safe distancing and procedures to prevent COVID-19 spread, we are able to continue our full range of work during this time.

To minimise risk, we are taking the following precautions:

  • Some of our staff are working from home but our manufacturing, service and calibration teams are continuing to work with safe distancing in our factory.
  • Orders are being fulfilled and new instruments are being shipped as normal.
  • We are still accepting deliveries of instruments, preferably via a courier, for service and calibration. If bringing equipment in person, you will not be able to enter the building, and will need to deliver and collect at the door.
  • We are currently receiving a normal service from our couriers.
  • Where possible, please contact us with enquires by email or phone. Only visit in person if absolutely essential. We are taking extra precautions with person-to-person contacts. If you are not feeling well, please delay visiting until you are feeling better.
  • Our technical help desk remains open and our AirQWeb site is fully supported.

If you have any questions, please get in touch by calling the office on 01606 330020 or email us at either:
dave.brooks@turnkey-instruments.com or shop@turnkey-instruments.com

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