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Topic # 94429 10-Dec-2011 18:34 Send private message

By the title you probably gathered I have not got a clue. That is true.

I was thinking the Vodafone p500 version would be 900 HSDPA and the Telecom p500 version would be 850 HSDPA. Simply because Telecom operates an 850 HSDPA network and Vodafone operates a 900 HSDPA network.

I checked the P500 spec on Telecom and Vodafone, and they both list the exact same specs in the manual:

"GSM 850 / E-GSM 900 / DCS 1800 / PCS 1900 Quad Band and WCDMA Terminal Equipment"

http://www.telecom.co.nz/binarys/lg_p500.pdf

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/device-support/lg/p500/LG_P500_userguide.pdf

On the 2 Degrees it is listed as:

"GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 / 3G: 900/2100"

No sure at all how to interpret this. Has Vodafone got the wrong PDF? Has this particular phone variant no HSDPA capability at all and just relying on extended GSM?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 557053 12-Dec-2011 16:04 Send private message

Bumping my own thread here, but I'm thinking Vodafone has the wrong details in the manual.

(or (b) all versions are capable of 3G850 and 3G900 which seems unlikely for a phone this price)

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  Reply # 557066 12-Dec-2011 16:22 Send private message

The 2 degrees and Vodafone version of the P500 is simply called the P500 whereas the telecom version is the P500h

You are correct the P500 has 900mhz WCDMA support and the P500h has 850mhz WCDMA support

Many (but not all) phone makers put an extra letter to the model number to make it easy to see which version you've got - eg. sony had the X10i and X10a - i for international (900mhz) and a - for America's (850mhz) support

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  Reply # 557068 12-Dec-2011 16:27 Send private message

The manual is a Generic one for NZ. You can see this in the part number on the first page. It also explains the ambiguous statement about WCDMA

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  Reply # 557086 12-Dec-2011 16:50 Send private message

Thanks for that info.

Vodafone specifically point to that manual from their traveling overseas help center (and they provide no other information on supported bands for this phone) so it is less than helpful in that regard. Mystery solved perhaps.

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