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Master Geek


  Reply # 393554 19-Oct-2010 12:17 Send private message

Purchase a Galaxy S i9000 through eking.co.nz, supposedly an asia pacific model from Korea via Hong Kong. Had terrible reception on Vodafone, lost signal constantly and only when near a cell site did we get any decent reception.

Returned the unit, guy though it was an antennae problem and replaced it with a T-Mobile Vibrant, which had great reception, but lacked the front facing camera. Have returned that to and am waiting for either the unit to be repaired or a replacement unit sent out.

Just curious though, the stock Galaxy S had options to disable GSM or WCDMA, but the Vibrant had options to use 2G only. The frequencies/protocols on the Galaxy supposedly match Vodafone fine.

Is there a potential compatibility issue with the version I'm getting? Anyone else get a similar unit and have great reception?

Cheers.

n4

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 393555 19-Oct-2010 12:22 Send private message

KracsNZ: Just curious though, the stock Galaxy S had options to disable GSM or WCDMA, but the Vibrant had options to use 2G only. The frequencies/protocols on the Galaxy supposedly match Vodafone fine.


Froyo on the Galaxy S allows you to choose Auto, GSM (2G) only or WCDMA (UMTS/3G) only. Don't think this was the case with the stock Eclair FW the unit came with for me.




Sony Xperia Z2, on 2degrees

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 393560 19-Oct-2010 12:34 Send private message

KracsNZ:

Returned the unit, guy though it was an antennae problem and replaced it with a T-Mobile Vibrant, which had great reception, but lacked the front facing camera. Have returned that to and am waiting for either the unit to be repaired or a replacement unit sent out.


Be wary of the Vibrant (T-Mobile) as it uses 1700 UMTS instead of 900MHz.

29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 393564 19-Oct-2010 12:45 Send private message

KracsNZ: Purchase a Galaxy S i9000 through eking.co.nz, supposedly an asia pacific model from Korea via Hong Kong. Had terrible reception on Vodafone, lost signal constantly and only when near a cell site did we get any decent reception.

Returned the unit, guy though it was an antennae problem and replaced it with a T-Mobile Vibrant, which had great reception, but lacked the front facing camera. Have returned that to and am waiting for either the unit to be repaired or a replacement unit sent out.

Just curious though, the stock Galaxy S had options to disable GSM or WCDMA, but the Vibrant had options to use 2G only. The frequencies/protocols on the Galaxy supposedly match Vodafone fine.

Is there a potential compatibility issue with the version I'm getting? Anyone else get a similar unit and have great reception?

Cheers.


i had a vibrant, great reception, though the i9000 is great as well on occassion i do get the odd text msg that fails to send even though I have reception and have 2 delete it and recreate the msg and send 4 it to work.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 393626 19-Oct-2010 15:01 Send private message

Thanks for the info folks, and that's very good to hear n4. Will wait for my replacement and hope for the best :).

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 393636 19-Oct-2010 15:22 Send private message

i had a vibrant, great reception, though the i9000 is great as well on occassion i do get the odd text msg that fails to send even though I have reception and have 2 delete it and recreate the msg and send 4 it to work.


Instead of recreating the txt message, just hold your finger down on the message and a menu will prompt you to resend.

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Geek


  Reply # 393637 19-Oct-2010 15:29 Send private message

caldazar:
i had a vibrant, great reception, though the i9000 is great as well on occassion i do get the odd text msg that fails to send even though I have reception and have 2 delete it and recreate the msg and send 4 it to work.


Instead of recreating the txt message, just hold your finger down on the message and a menu will prompt you to resend.


Yeah nah that doesn't work just keeps failing, hence the reason I have to delete it and recreate the msg then it goes through fine.

388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 393642 19-Oct-2010 15:36 Send private message

Weird, must be a bug on that version of the firmware.

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Geek


  Reply # 393674 19-Oct-2010 16:48 Send private message

I have found that sometimes the phone refuses to send text messages when I'm connected to 3G. Then as soon as I switch to 2G only it sends messages fine. Weird huh?



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Uber Geek
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Trusted

  Reply # 393704 19-Oct-2010 17:41 Send private message

I have quite a high rate of failed messages, I thought it was just because I'm on 2Degrees though.




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

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All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

n4

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 393707 19-Oct-2010 17:52 Send private message

lokhor: I have quite a high rate of failed messages, I thought it was just because I'm on 2Degrees though.


? What sort of failure? Sending or receiving? 2G or 3G?




Sony Xperia Z2, on 2degrees

388 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 393709 19-Oct-2010 17:56 Send private message

I've only had it fail to send a couple of times... no worse than my old iphone.



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  Reply # 393728 19-Oct-2010 18:51 Send private message

Failure sending. I just resend and it's ok. 3g I guess.




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 393760 19-Oct-2010 20:05 Send private message

good 2 see i'm not the only one with this issue. Though it doesn't occur often it is annoying none the less.
 

29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 393763 19-Oct-2010 20:09 Send private message

Hey has anyone worked out how to set Slide screen 4 on the home screen 2 be the default screen so that its quicker and easier scrolling a few screens left or right rather than scrolling right a good few screens b4 getting 2 the screen u want :p
I've worked out how 2 re-arrange the screens but screen 1 is still the default.
Also with screen 4 as the default its bang smack in the middle of my new wallpapers which is good as not much happening on the ends of these ones lol 

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