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Topic # 94415 10-Dec-2011 08:55 Send private message

I believe the following have the five bands needed to use either XT [3G] or Voda [2G/3G] (I thought I tested the first two of them, but because I'm in Auckland City there is a XT overlap making my test results inconclusive)

Nokia N8
Samsung Galaxy Sii
Apple iPhone 4 / 4S 

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  Reply # 556223 10-Dec-2011 09:06 Send private message

You don't need peta 3G band for XT / Vodafone / 2Degrees tri band is enough

850/900/2100mhz 3G

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  Reply # 556225 10-Dec-2011 09:12 Send private message

Thank for the info, but I'm looking to identify which handsets would allow one to port between the network providers and roaming partners. I believe the combination of bands to move between providers would be:

UMTS(900/2100 MHz) + GSM(850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

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  Reply # 556226 10-Dec-2011 09:13 Send private message

Nokia N9 is pentaband. I have one here, it's sold only on Vodafone but happily using it on Telecom XT.







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  Reply # 556229 10-Dec-2011 09:14 Send private message

johnr: You don't need peta 3G band for XT / Vodafone / 2Degrees tri band is enough

850/900/2100mhz 3G

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Are there any tri-band devices that support these three bands? 



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  Reply # 556230 10-Dec-2011 09:16 Send private message

freitasm: Nokia N9 is pentaband. I have one here, it's sold only on Vodafone but happily using it on Telecom XT.



Are you using it outside of Wellington? I believe there is an over lap in AK, WN & CHCH that allows Vodafone phones to work on XT. I found this with my Trophy, which worked on XT in Auckland, but did not work in Tauranga.

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  Reply # 556237 10-Dec-2011 09:39 Send private message

freitasm: Nokia N9 is pentaband. I have one here, it's sold only on Vodafone but happily using it on Telecom XT.



I thought I saw the N9 in DSE and it wasn't in the Vodafone area.  I thought perhaps it was being sold unbranded by DSE.

The Nokia E7, and C7 are also penta band




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  Reply # 556240 10-Dec-2011 09:41 Send private message

lyonrouge:
johnr: You don't need peta 3G band for XT / Vodafone / 2Degrees tri band is enough

850/900/2100mhz 3G

John


Are there any tri-band devices that support these three bands? 


 

There might be, but from what I have seen most triband don't have 850 and 900 UMTS




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  Reply # 556242 10-Dec-2011 09:45 Send private message

lyonrouge:
freitasm: Nokia N9 is pentaband. I have one here, it's sold only on Vodafone but happily using it on Telecom XT.



Are you using it outside of Wellington? I believe there is an over lap in AK, WN & CHCH that allows Vodafone phones to work on XT. I found this with my Trophy, which worked on XT in Auckland, but did not work in Tauranga.


You are correct about the overlap which allows many Vodafone devices to work on XT in the main centres but not elsewhere.  However in the case of the N9 it is pentaband so does not reply on the overlap.




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  Reply # 556243 10-Dec-2011 09:47 Send private message

lyonrouge: Thank for the info, but I'm looking to identify which handsets would allow one to port between the network providers and roaming partners. I believe the combination of bands to move between providers would be:

UMTS(900/2100 MHz) + GSM(850/900/1800/1900 MHz)


I think you need to add 850 to the UMTS list to allow full 3G compatibility on all three networks.




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  Reply # 556245 10-Dec-2011 09:50 Send private message

all pentabands the same band combinations (850/900/1800/1900/2100)? In the old tri-band days the combination of bands could differ, i.e. North America and the rest (excluding Japan).



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  Reply # 556246 10-Dec-2011 09:52 Send private message

Technofreak:
lyonrouge: Thank for the info, but I'm looking to identify which handsets would allow one to port between the network providers and roaming partners. I believe the combination of bands to move between providers would be:

UMTS(900/2100 MHz) + GSM(850/900/1800/1900 MHz)


I think you need to add 850 to the UMTS list to allow full 3G compatibility on all three networks.


Thanks, is 850 XT or Voda 3G? 



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  Reply # 556253 10-Dec-2011 10:00 Send private message

So this list I have stands at:

Nokia N8, N9, E7, C7
Samsung Galaxy Sii, Galaxy Mini
Apple iPhone 4 / 4S

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  Reply # 556255 10-Dec-2011 10:01 Send private message

lyonrouge: Thanks, is 850 XT or Voda 3G? 


Vodafone is 900/2100
Telecom is 850/2100

 




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  Reply # 556257 10-Dec-2011 10:07 Send private message

So far as I know all UMTS pentabands are the same.  The 5 frequencies (850, 900, 1800, 1900,  2100) are as far as I know the only UMTS frequencies.

 

850 UMTS is the main XT frequency with 2100 UMTS the infill frequency.




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  Reply # 556258 10-Dec-2011 10:09 Send private message

lyonrouge: So this list I have stands at:

Nokia N8, N9, E7, C7
Samsung Galaxy Sii, Galaxy Mini
Apple iPhone 4 / 4S


I think any Nokia Symbian 3, Anna or Belle phones are pentaband UMTS




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