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Topic # 90192 16-Sep-2011 12:54 Send private message

Not sure if any readers have got their handson the Motoriola Photon 4G yet.

Interested in that one as I dislike oversaturated colours on SAMOLED (eg, SGS2), but want a truly fast Android phone with high res large screen.

Mobi City sell it, but warn that they have had issues with VFNZ SIM not uploading VF APN settings, and then finding that they can't delete and alter the American carrier APN settings on it m,anually.

Other sellers are Tech Brands and Northbrook Tech, who did not appear to know of such issues.

Seems a bit strange if a phone is unlocked. I'm wondering if there is anyone who has seen this handset work with VFNZ, and if so, were there any APN setup issues? (also what the workaround to get APN corret would have been)?

Anyone?

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  Reply # 521924 16-Sep-2011 13:07 Send private message

Hmm, not sure about the APNs problem, but it only does 850/2100mhz WCDMA, so you won't get very good speeds outside of big towns where VFNZ have 2100 towers..



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Master Geek


Reply # 521957 16-Sep-2011 14:08 Send private message

Now I should have spotted that! Appreciate the heads up


Cool

Other options that folks would suggest?

What comes to my mind in the top end non-AMOLED dept is
LG Optimus, HTC Sensation, or shortly to be released Tegra version of Galaxy 2 (Galaxly 2 R i9103)?

Suggestions welcome

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  Reply # 530421 7-Oct-2011 00:09 Send private message

I just recieved my photon today :) i had initial setup issues but once i put in the APN settings it worked like a charm :) only problem i have is that it tries to register to sprint when switching on the device but apart from that, its a go!

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  Reply # 537954 26-Oct-2011 20:43 Send private message

If you got your Photon to work correctly, I hope you can please help me. Like you, mine always tries to connect to Sprint even though I've replaced the SIM with an Amaysim sim card (Optus network). It recognizes the new sim card and seems to dial and receive calls correctly, but still thinks I am located in America!

More importantly, I have not been able to connect to the internet. I've manually changed the settings based on suggestions by both customer service and forums online. Still no luck. How did you get yours to work? Please help me - this is a great phone but my unlimited plan is no use to me if it doesn't work. Thanks!

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  Reply # 537955 26-Oct-2011 20:47 Send private message

On the Vodafone NZ coverage map we show where 3G coverage 2100mhz coverage is (red) and 3G extended 900mhz is (orange)

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/coverage/

John





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  Reply # 537958 26-Oct-2011 20:50 Send private message

I'm actually in Sydney so I'm unsure if the NZ coverage map is applicable, but the APN settings solution would definitely fix my problem. Hopefully someone has worked this out.

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  Reply # 537962 26-Oct-2011 20:58 Send private message

sauce: I'm actually in Sydney so I'm unsure if the NZ coverage map is applicable, but the APN settings solution would definitely fix my problem. Hopefully someone has worked this out.


My post was meant for the OP




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