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Master Geek


  Reply # 481212 14-Jun-2011 21:55 Send private message

grdwalker: yay just bought the S2 will arrive tomorrow hopefully (exper infotech)
thinking bout going with 2degrees,
how is this phone running on the network?


I haven't had any issues with it on 2degrees.


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  Reply # 481213 14-Jun-2011 21:57 Send private message

No problem for me on 2degrees.




Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 481217 14-Jun-2011 22:05 Send private message

saw a thread about APN settings, do you need to change anything or should they be happy on the sim or something?

-edit-
my bad, saw that its been populating automatically for some people

thanks

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  Reply # 481220 14-Jun-2011 22:12 Send private message

grdwalker: saw a thread about APN settings, do you need to change anything or should they be happy on the sim or something?


Have been using my S2 sourced from Clove UK for several weeks on 2D and life is good. Didn't need to manually enter APN settings at all surprisingly. They propagated automatically immediately the phone was powered up, with data, MMS, Videocalls all working fine. Of course the wonderful 2D network even supplies date and time on power up, unlike VF.

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  Reply # 481225 14-Jun-2011 22:18 Send private message

johnr:
nofam:
sidders80:

it cant be and it shouldnt be a phone issue......have you done the old reboot thing? remove the battery without switching off and remove the sim and then put everything back...see how you go.?


Yeah just tried all that - it's seeing Vodafone and Telecom, and will select the preferred one too, but under Phone => Status, it shows the Mobile network state as either Disconnected, or Connecting, which makes me think my authentication is rejecting because it's not ready etc. . . . Annoying, but I won't jump up and down until tomorrow :-)


It will not be a restriction on the network side


So what exactly are you saying?  That your customer services rep was incorrect, and that I should have immediate data access?

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Geek


  Reply # 481293 15-Jun-2011 08:04

nofam:
johnr:
nofam:
sidders80:

it cant be and it shouldnt be a phone issue......have you done the old reboot thing? remove the battery without switching off and remove the sim and then put everything back...see how you go.?


Yeah just tried all that - it's seeing Vodafone and Telecom, and will select the preferred one too, but under Phone => Status, it shows the Mobile network state as either Disconnected, or Connecting, which makes me think my authentication is rejecting because it's not ready etc. . . . Annoying, but I won't jump up and down until tomorrow :-)


It will not be a restriction on the network side


So what exactly are you saying?  That your customer services rep was incorrect, and that I should have immediate data access?

I think he is.  You should get access within seconds from 1st boot with sim (eg as long as it takes to connect to network and download settings).  You should also see All three networks as being available but obviously only the matching your sim will work.
I'm on Telecom and thats how it worked for me.

My SGS1 that I got from techbrands had that fault - wouldn't download settings - unfortunately it turned out to be a brick.  Long story short 5 months later got my money back and waited for an SG2

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  Reply # 481305 15-Jun-2011 08:45 Send private message

When I took my phone off charge this morning, I had no service whatsoever, so rebooted, and 3G came up straightaway, and the browser took me to Vodafone’s site. . . . . So it looks like there is a fair old delay in provisioning.

Hope this clarifies things for anyone else wondering.

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  Reply # 481315 15-Jun-2011 09:07 Send private message

I believe you kept your prepay VF number but changed to a plan, is that right?

In that case, it does take up to 24 hrs for data access to be active on your new plan. All other services will be active the instant you put your sim in and power up, except data. This does not apply to new contracts with a new number. Only when changing prepay to plan and keeping the same prepay number.

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  Reply # 481335 15-Jun-2011 10:02 Send private message

Hi all,

I recently bought one of these from ezishopping here in Christchurch. I've read through this entire thread and it's full of good information, thanks everyone who has posted :)
My phone apparently was sourced from Germany as everything was in German when I switched it on, so I don't have the KE7 upgrade available in Kies yet. My battery runs out fairly quickly :(
I'm a bit of an android/galaxy noob though so if there were some others here in Christchurch, I'd love to get together some time and see what can be done with the phone and get some advice :)

Cheers
Tony 

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  Reply # 481337 15-Jun-2011 10:05 Send private message

jpanwala: I believe you kept your prepay VF number but changed to a plan, is that right?

In that case, it does take up to 24 hrs for data access to be active on your new plan. All other services will be active the instant you put your sim in and power up, except data. This does not apply to new contracts with a new number. Only when changing prepay to plan and keeping the same prepay number.


Yes that correct.  I noticed that my new account wasn't accessible on the VF site yesterday either - it told me to check back later, so I suspect the provisioning is related to this too.

Edit:

Intratech on XDA has very kindly found and uploaded the genuine VFNZ firmware:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1113928

LEGEND! Smile

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  Reply # 481344 15-Jun-2011 10:14 Send private message

jpanwala: I believe you kept your prepay VF number but changed to a plan, is that right?

In that case, it does take up to 24 hrs for data access to be active on your new plan. All other services will be active the instant you put your sim in and power up, except data. This does not apply to new contracts with a new number. Only when changing prepay to plan and keeping the same prepay number.


Its over night




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 481350 15-Jun-2011 10:22 Send private message

tonypnz: Hi all,

I recently bought one of these from ezishopping here in Christchurch. I've read through this entire thread and it's full of good information, thanks everyone who has posted :)
My phone apparently was sourced from Germany as everything was in German when I switched it on, so I don't have the KE7 upgrade available in Kies yet. My battery runs out fairly quickly :(
I'm a bit of an android/galaxy noob though so if there were some others here in Christchurch, I'd love to get together some time and see what can be done with the phone and get some advice :)

Cheers
Tony 


Hi Tony,  I also got mine yesterday from Tech Brands and it was in German too.  Had to look at a YouTube video to find out how to change the language to English - I am new to Android.  Other than that, phone seems to running ok, although I'm not able to connect it to Kies via the USB data cable as the Android MTP driver fails to install correctly, so I can't check for a firmware update.  My battery seems to be fine at this stage.

Cheers, Mike.

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  Reply # 481351 15-Jun-2011 10:28 Send private message

GroinsNZ: 

Hi Tony,  I also got mine yesterday from Tech Brands and it was in German too.  Had to look at a YouTube video to find out how to change the language to English - I am new to Android.  Other than that, phone seems to running ok, although I'm not able to connect it to Kies via the USB data cable as the Android MTP driver fails to install correctly, so I can't check for a firmware update.  My battery seems to be fine at this stage.

Cheers, Mike.


Hi Mike :)

Fortunately I recognised the verb 'sprechen' as something to do with language, possibly from reading too many Commando comics in my childhood ;)

Cheers
Tony 
 

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 481361 15-Jun-2011 10:48 Send private message


Fortunately I recognised the verb 'sprechen' as something to do with language, possibly from reading too many Commando comics in my childhood ;)

 


good job, had a laugh at that, where are they sourcing the parallel phones from?
ive heard taiwan aswell.

how does the VFNZ firmware differ to other standards?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 481373 15-Jun-2011 11:02 Send private message

grdwalker:

how does the VFNZ firmware differ to other standards?


Usually it's just the CSC (Country Specific Code) that contains APN settings for the provider's data network, and other regional information that can affect what applications are available the the market, or from Samsung Apps.

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