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Topic # 87410 28-Jul-2011 11:59 Send private message

Hi guys and guyettes,

  A couple of questions regarding my mobile phone (Nokia 2730) using Telstra (essentially Vodafone NZ).

1: Setting the phone to automatically update the time under "Set the phone to update the time and date automatically according to the current time zone - Select Auto-update of time (network service)", doesn't seem to be working for either daylight saving shifts, or when I travel to/from Australia.

Is this a phone or service provider problem?

2: On recent visit to Australia, the phone would display the general location I happened to be in, e.g. Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, etc. Just this week I noticed that occassionally the same thing would happen here in NZ (I'm in Wellington). However, the place name seems to appear only once when I touch a key, for example, to see what the time is, and not for all locations/suburbs.

Again, is this something new from the service provider or can it be controlled on the phone itself?

R.

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  Reply # 498901 28-Jul-2011 12:36 Send private message

Vodafone don't send the time to phones as far as i know... and the suburb thing is a Cell Site Identifier (or something along those lines) and can be turned off if I remember (the one I have here is flat so I cant check for you

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  Reply # 498908 28-Jul-2011 12:54 Send private message

My work phone is a Nokia on VF, and no it does not get updated date/time info from the network, it has to be set manually, so I doubt it's your phone.




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  Reply # 498936 28-Jul-2011 13:54 Send private message

Not phone related






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  Reply # 498940 28-Jul-2011 14:06 Send private message

Thanks all, confirmed my thoughts on these matters.

NOW, another question - has anyone evaluated those 'signal boosters' being touted on various online trading sites? I'm talking about the little SIM-card sized 'printed circuit' that is stuck under a phone's battery.

For $2.00 I'm inlcilned to suspect it's all in the mind - and out of the wallet? .

R.

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  Reply # 498947 28-Jul-2011 14:13 Send private message

Rickles: Thanks all, confirmed my thoughts on these matters.

NOW, another question - has anyone evaluated those 'signal boosters' being touted on various online trading sites? I'm talking about the little SIM-card sized 'printed circuit' that is stuck under a phone's battery.

For $2.00 I'm inlcilned to suspect it's all in the mind - and out of the wallet? .

R.


SCAM




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  Reply # 498948 28-Jul-2011 14:14 Send private message

Rickles: Thanks all, confirmed my thoughts on these matters.

NOW, another question - has anyone evaluated those 'signal boosters' being touted on various online trading sites? I'm talking about the little SIM-card sized 'printed circuit' that is stuck under a phone's battery.

For $2.00 I'm inlcilned to suspect it's all in the mind - and out of the wallet? .

R.


They're just scams..
 



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  Reply # 498957 28-Jul-2011 14:28 Send private message

But I feel much better wearing my ancient Egyptian goddess brass bracelet !! .

Are there any viable options for getting a better signal to a USB T-stick mobile internet/broadband device (other than holding mother's steel wok behind it)?

R.

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