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  Reply # 404079 12-Nov-2010 23:45 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
Brendan: Any advice on the best place to get a Galaxy S here in NZ? I'm after the model that does both vodafone AND Telecom XT.

Thanks.


Bond & Bond or Parallel Imported would be a decent starting point. A mate told me a couple of days ago the some Harvey Norman stores have them from time to time also but I can't guarantee that. As to the VF/XT thing, sorry but I have no idea. But I'll bet some peeps here will know.

Cheers,
R2D2


mobicity seem to have some, the captivate and vibrant also. What are they like to deal with, anyone? Seem slightly dear...

I notice the Vibrant has HALF the talk time the SGS and captivate do. Anyone know why?

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  Reply # 404080 12-Nov-2010 23:45 Send private message

only other thing i wonder is if it could be a problem related to the switchpro app as it has a gps toggle.

@brendon - I got mine from mobicity t, but can't comment on after sales service, they were very quick to deliver the phone. There are some threads on gpforum.co.nz on whirpool forums about mobicity. They are actually based in Australia. They have a live chat on their website that you can use to ask them any questions.




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  Reply # 404081 12-Nov-2010 23:49 Send private message

Brendan: Any advice on the best place to get a Galaxy S here in NZ? I'm after the model that does both vodafone AND Telecom XT.

Thanks.


there is no model that does 850 and 900 3G.




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  Reply # 404082 12-Nov-2010 23:56 Send private message

Damager:
Brendan: Any advice on the best place to get a Galaxy S here in NZ? I'm after the model that does both vodafone AND Telecom XT.

Thanks.


there is no model that does 850 and 900 3G.


Thanks, I'm less worried about 3G access due to the pricing here in NZ. I use wifi.

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  Reply # 404084 13-Nov-2010 00:04 Send private message

kiwijunglist: There is no need to blow a fuse r2d2 ;-P .... Thanks for posting the settings, I checked the settings at around 8pm tonight and they were already the same as what you have posted. have also cleared the gps data. it seemed to be fairly accurate this evening. not sure if this will altered the reboot gps issue. I was gonna wait more than 4 hrs to respond, as I havn't had a chance to see if it has altered the issue.


I'll accept this as a genuine appreciation of the effort I put in to respond to your request. However, a simple apology for not responding sooner would get you more brownie points than "There is no need to blow a fuse r2d2".

You have more than 900 posts here vs my 60 odd, which means your understanding of the etiquette here must inevitably be greater than mine. I would appreciate it in future if you'd demonstrate that. Feel free to disagree with my comments, but at least show me the respect that, I in turn, show you, especially when I am trying to help you. If you feel that you don't need or want that help, say so and I'll refrain from attempting to do so.

Cheers,
R2D2

PS: And in a not at all snarky sense, I'm chuffed that your GPS issue has shown signs of improvement.
Bear in mind that I'm not totally convinced that I have a permanent fix, but I can honestly say that it's an order of magnitude better than it was. Good luck with yours.








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  Reply # 404085 13-Nov-2010 00:09 Send private message

Cavet: please double check this, but I understand that;

Vodafone 3G (UMTS) 900 in most of the country and has 2100 in the major urban areas. It also has a little bit of 3G at 1800 in the cities

Vodafone 2G (GSM) is 900 throughout the country with also some 1800.

Telecom XT (3G/UMTS with HSPA+) is 850 in most of the country and has 2100 in the major urban areas.

This means that you should be able to use either version of the i9000 for fast 3g internet in the major urban areas.

If you have the "vodafone version" of galaxy s (900 3G) in rural areas on telecom then you won't be able to get a data connection.

If you use the "telecom version" of galaxy s (850 3G) in rural areas on vodafone you will be able to use 2G data connection.




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  Reply # 404086 13-Nov-2010 00:13 Send private message

thanks r2d2 i do appreciate you taking the time to write down all the settings. on google sattelite maps it looked like the GPS was about 6m off my real position, my brothers HTC windows phone was about 4m off our actual position. That seemed to be the most accurate I had ever seen my position.




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  Reply # 404090 13-Nov-2010 00:28 Send private message

kiwijunglist: thanks r2d2 i do appreciate you taking the time to write down all the settings. on google sattelite maps it looked like the GPS was about 6m off my real position, my brothers HTC windows phone was about 4m off our actual position. That seemed to be the most accurate I had ever seen my position.


Thanks for the update KJ. I'm rapt that your GPS is performing as close to you might reasonably expect, plus or minus a gnat's foreskin.

Now if you hadn't had a cyber-tiff with some noob, you'd likely still be spitting tacks 'bout your GPS "4 evah"! :-)
Keep us posted as to how the settings hold up, as I will. And possibly the gorgeous Neets might also.

Cheers,
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  Reply # 404091 13-Nov-2010 00:39 Send private message

I think I gave you the impression that I felt the Galaxy S is a shiet phone, it's not, it's a fantastic phone I was just comparing it to the Desire HD (a forum member requested thoughts on this phone vs Desire HD for an upgrade from his current Desire) which i get the feeling is a better overall package, although lots would disagree. Of course I wouldn't sell Galaxy S just to rebuy a Desire HD /end rant. In fact if I had Desire I wouldn't upgrade to either of these phones, I would wait for something newer to appear :)




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  Reply # 404096 13-Nov-2010 01:02 Send private message

kiwijunglist: I think I gave you the impression that I felt the Galaxy S is a shiet phone, it's not, it's a fantastic phone I was just comparing it to the Desire HD (a forum member requested thoughts on this phone vs Desire HD for an upgrade from his current Desire) which i get the feeling is a better overall package, although lots would disagree. Of course I wouldn't sell Galaxy S just to rebuy a Desire HD /end rant. In fact if I had Desire I wouldn't upgrade to either of these phones, I would wait for something newer to appear :)

Yeah, well...

This is a much better phone in every sense than the iPhone 3Gs, which until the iP4 (seemingly unable to make calls with any kind of regularity) was the smartphone of choice of the glitterati. So I will enjoy it as both a tool for my business and replacement for my much-loved yet not-mourned Nokia E71. Which has awful audio, I have to add.

But if something awesome appears tomorrrow, all bets are off.

I am such a tech slüt.

Did you get a chance to record the Cno strength of the best satellites? I've had 40 appear but mostly (regularly) 30+ for the 3 or 4 closest satellites. Out of the ~10 the GPS can see, 7 seem to be in view most of the time.

That LbsTestMode is one handy piece of kit. Laughing

Cheers,
R2D2

Lordy, but my typing is tragic...




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  Reply # 404098 13-Nov-2010 01:11 Send private message

I ran the Performance Test: 404128ms average time. Not sure about the others yet, This is outside with clear night sky above me. Will try the other tests later, I'm installing Navigon currently (see thread in android forum), bed time now.




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  Reply # 404100 13-Nov-2010 01:20 Send private message

kiwijunglist: I ran the Performance Test: 404128ms average time. Not sure about the others yet, This is outside with clear night sky above me. Will try the other tests later, I'm installing Navigon currently (see thread in android forum), bed time now.


Yikes. That's not too special. My averages are in the 15000 range indoors in my office, in the 10000 range in the family room (which has much glass). It's starting to look like your phone has a fault. Have you considered a replacement?

I'll try outside in a minute and post the result so you can compare in the morning. Seems like you may have neen wrestling with a dodgy handset though. Dang! Sorry if that's the case.

:-(

Catch ya t'morra...

Cheers,
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  Reply # 404101 13-Nov-2010 01:51 Send private message

Outdoor GPS Test Results

As delivered by LbsTestMode
10438
10117
14237
5311
6227
3133
5199
4246
5207
5206
10122
7128
4168
6232
5316

Avg = 6919

Outdoors, with Orion's belt clearly visibly, occasional fair weather cumulus scattered about, around 14ºC and accompanied by the calls of the Morepork.

So in summary, ~15" indoors and ~7 seconds outdoors. This is St Heliers, Auckland. I'd venture that this result is about as good as a smartphone might expect but feel free to share your results, peeps.

Cheers,
R2D2




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  Reply # 404110 13-Nov-2010 06:33 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Cavet: please double check this, but I understand that;

Vodafone 3G (UMTS) 900 in most of the country and has 2100 in the major urban areas. It also has a little bit of 3G at 1800 in the cities

Vodafone 2G (GSM) is 900 throughout the country with also some 1800.

Telecom XT (3G/UMTS with HSPA+) is 850 in most of the country and has 2100 in the major urban areas.

This means that you should be able to use either version of the i9000 for fast 3g internet in the major urban areas.

If you have the "vodafone version" of galaxy s (900 3G) in rural areas on telecom then you won't be able to get a data connection.

If you use the "telecom version" of galaxy s (850 3G) in rural areas on vodafone you will be able to use 2G data connection.


No 3G at 1800 in NZ.

If you have the "vodafone version" of galaxy s (900 3G) in rural areas on telecom then you won't be able to get a data connection. 

You will get no service at all. 

If you use the "telecom version" of galaxy s (850 3G) in rural areas on vodafone you will be able to use 2G data connection.

Yes Data at GPRS speeds. 

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  Reply # 404140 13-Nov-2010 09:47 Send private message

Is there any downside to getting one from NL or dse? I'm assuming they're vf branded...

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