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  Reply # 558194 15-Dec-2011 10:06 Send private message

Well I got my phone today.. sweet looking piece of hardware.. all black and with dark black display.. very impressive....

Just not impressed with WP7 yet....

First app i try to install from the marketplace... (Whats App).. tells me is not available in my country...WTF?

How do I cheat the country setup? 

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  Reply # 558195 15-Dec-2011 10:11 Send private message

kiwiandy: Well I got my phone today.. sweet looking piece of hardware.. all black and with dark black display.. very impressive....

Just not impressed with WP7 yet....

First app i try to install from the marketplace... (Whats App).. tells me is not available in my country...WTF?

How do I cheat the country setup? 


No cheat required. WhatsApp is available in the NZ marketplace. Most of the apps are available here as well except US only services like Netflix.

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  Reply # 558198 15-Dec-2011 10:15 Send private message

^ werid. I have installed and can see whatsapp in the NZ marketplace fine on the htc titan. is your windows live ID/hotmail account NZ based?




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  Reply # 558200 15-Dec-2011 10:20 Send private message

I actually browse the US store mainly as it has a lot more volume of reviews for apps. There's a link saying "Check my Marketplace" when you're ready to download and it forwards it to the NZ section with the same app.

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  Reply # 558201 15-Dec-2011 10:21 Send private message

billgates: ^ werid. I have installed and can see whatsapp in the NZ marketplace fine on the htc titan. is your windows live ID/hotmail account NZ based?


Yep. It knows I'm in NZ from the live account details.

 



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Master Geek


  Reply # 558207 15-Dec-2011 10:44 Send private message

Strange... I can see it on my PC yet when I try to download directly from the marketplace on my phone it says that its not available?



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Master Geek


  Reply # 558208 15-Dec-2011 10:54 Send private message

got it now!...

wow im impressed how it can suck all my contacts (788) out of my iphone via bluetooth!

... but windows Phone 7 connector has crashed on my mac after I connected the phone :S..

this seems to be a journey of ups... and downs.....maybe I should stop posting as I go..

.. but this I cant understand.... no SKYPE for WP7??? 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 558325 15-Dec-2011 14:01 Send private message

Dont worry about Skype it is coming, Microsoft have brought Skype remember.

Hey do you guys know if Nokia Lumia 800 works on telecom XT network.  Mobicity says no but I find that hard to believe as I have read telecom are going to be selling this device in February

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  Reply # 558333 15-Dec-2011 14:51 Send private message

Mudz12: Dont worry about Skype it is coming, Microsoft have brought Skype remember.

Hey do you guys know if Nokia Lumia 800 works on telecom XT network.  Mobicity says no but I find that hard to believe as I have read telecom are going to be selling this device in February


It works fine on all networks in NZ. It's the Nokia Lumia 710 that doesn't work with Telecom as it doesn't have the 850 band. 

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  Reply # 558334 15-Dec-2011 14:52 Send private message

Mudz12: Dont worry about Skype it is coming, Microsoft have brought Skype remember.

Hey do you guys know if Nokia Lumia 800 works on telecom XT network.  Mobicity says no but I find that hard to believe as I have read telecom are going to be selling this device in February


There are different variants of the Nokia Lumia 800. Right now, only the Vodafone/2Degrees variant is available in Europe. There is this company in Canada who seems to be selling the XT/AT&T version but I would not take the risk as they might have just copied and pasted the information from GSMarena.

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=66296&vpn=Lumia%20800%20Blk&manufacture=NOKIA&promoid=1311


You are better off to wait till mid January which is when Nokia will be announcing the Nokia Lumia 800 and possibly the rumored Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T and even Verizon (if lucky!). Makes sense which is why Telecom is getting the XT version of the handsets in Feburary (Lumia 800 and Lumia 710)   
    




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  Reply # 558336 15-Dec-2011 15:01 Send private message

According to the UK Nokia website (under Hardware) http://www.nokia.co.uk/gb-en/products/phone/lumia800/specifications/ the Lumia 800 works fine on Telecom here. I don't think they're making variants. Actually I have a Telecom SIM at home, will let you guys know by tomorrow for sure.



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  Reply # 558337 15-Dec-2011 15:02 Send private message

i bought mine from Mobicity and am using it on Telecom Network ok.

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  Reply # 558345 15-Dec-2011 15:18 Send private message

Kiwiandy can you use the internet etc on it?

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  Reply # 558347 15-Dec-2011 15:24 Send private message

kiwiandy: i bought mine from Mobicity and am using it on Telecom Network ok.


are you in Auckland by any chance? If so, you are connected via the XT 2100MHz 3G network which is only deployed in main centers and the 3G coverage very low.

even mobicity's Nokia lumia page states only 3G 2100MHz. Need UMTS/3G 850MHz band for a phone to work *properly* on the Telecom XT network.

I checked clove's page as well and they only list Vodafone/2degrees band on their specs page. Same with handtec.co.uk nokia lumia product page.    




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  Reply # 558348 15-Dec-2011 15:24 Send private message

kiwiandy: i bought mine from Mobicity and am using it on Telecom Network ok.


are you in Auckland by any chance? If so, you are connected via the XT 2100MHz 3G network which is only deployed in main centers and the 3G coverage very low.

even mobicity's Nokia lumia page states only 3G 2100MHz. Need UMTS/3G 850MHz band for a phone to work *properly* on the Telecom XT network.

I checked clove's page as well and they only list Vodafone/2degrees band on their specs page. Same with handtec.co.uk nokia lumia product page.    




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