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Master Geek


Topic # 89650 6-Sep-2011 19:30 Send private message

Hey guys, I’ve just bought a Motorola Milestone. (I haven’t received the phone yet)

Here is a link to the original auction, (I purchased the phone of the person who won this auction) http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=384605821

The phone supports:
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and
3G 900 / 2100

The seller says this phone will ONLY work on 2 Degrees, and NOT on Vodafone or Telecom.



So here is where I’m confused.

I understand the phone cannot work with Telecom XT because the XT network uses 3G 850/2100 frequency.

But what possible reason could there be as to why this phone could not work on Vodafone?
Because don’t 2 Degrees and Vodafone both use a GSM 900/1800 and 3G 900/2100 frequency?

So if the phone can use 2 Degrees, why could this phone not work on Vodafone?

I doubt the phone is locked to 2 Degrees as to my knowledge 2 Degrees have never sold the Motorola Milestone.

So does anybody have a clue as to why this phone may not work on Vodafone?

Many thanks for reading this, I hope some of you may have a clue.
Cheers

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  Reply # 517714 6-Sep-2011 19:36 Send private message

Evidently that mobile has good taste.

The vodafone issue is a bit weird, can you manually programme it?




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Master Geek


  Reply # 517725 6-Sep-2011 20:04 Send private message

Haha,
I haven't recieved the phone yet.
But I'm assuming that the problem won't be as easy to fix as manually entering in Vodafones APN settings.

I only assume that because the seller is a store that provides "Professional IT Solutions for All Your IT, Mobile, & Digital needs"

So i'm assuming they already understand this.


So i am still quite confused.

When I recieve the phone (in a day or two) I will attempt to connect to Vodafones and 2 Degrees Networks and see what actually happens.

But i'm still completely confused as to what could stop it from working on Vodafone?
if anyone has a clue, yeah. haha

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  Reply # 517732 6-Sep-2011 20:21 Send private message

Maybe the store doesn't know...
Maybe the handset has been blocked on the VF network by a former owner....



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Master Geek


  Reply # 517768 6-Sep-2011 21:18 Send private message

Hmm, well the store claimed the phone to be sold as 'new'.
And they do have a high positive feedback rating so they seem trustable enough..

hmm but maybe you're correct.

i also found this thread about different 2 Degrees sim cards, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=67844

it talks about somebody who was using VF on a Motorola Milestone, But couldnt move too 2 Degree's because he had an incompatible sim card, and had to get a different 2 Degrees sim card?

Perhaps, this phone is only compatible with a certain type of sim card that only 2 Degrees provides?

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  Reply # 517795 6-Sep-2011 21:45 Send private message

Should work fine on vodafone normally, vodafone is 900/2100 3G.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 517831 6-Sep-2011 22:31 Send private message

Alright, well i'll attempt it, and try take it into Vodafone in Christchurch.
And i'll post my results here.
Cheers (:

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  Reply # 517858 7-Sep-2011 00:06 Send private message

The only reason why this handset will not work on Vodafone if it's been blacklisted




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