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Master Geek
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  Reply # 962069 6-Jan-2014 19:13 Send private message quote this post

sxz:
Linuxluver:
NzBeagle:
sxz: Hi - I got an Australian Nexus 5 - and it doesn't seam as though 4g is working, although it is enabled.

I'm on Vodafone on account - and I am told I don't need a new SIM.  I get 3G or H showing up - but cant see what I should be seeing (I presume 4G).

What do you guys reckon?


If it's definitely the D821 model then yes you should see 4g in place of the H, when you're in a 4g area and you are on th e right plan (can't recall if it's still plan specific).

I didn't have to do anything to the phone itself to get it working.


The Vodafone guy in the store told me  (IIRC) that 4G is now included with plans / pre-pay, but that pre-existing plans / pre-pay may require it to be enabled.   


Yes 4G is enabled on my phone, but it didn't connect all week last week while I was in Auckland.

I went into Vodafone in Hamilton today and although they advertise 4G everywhere they say we don't have 4G in Hamilton and they don't appear to know what's going on...  (despite their own website showing it's mid-roll out: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/press-release/vodafone-begins-hamilton-4g-rollout/)

They did phone up a helpdesk 'guru' and asked if I bought the phone overseas, I said yes it was Australia, and they tried to say that was the problem - foreign phones use different 4G.  I explained the Australian phones use the same frequency as NZ (I understand this is right?) The Hamilton store just didn't know what to do.

Hamilton store did tell me that as I was on the current $29 plan I shouldn't need to do anything, even tho my SIM is 4 years old (or thereabouts).  They couldn't help me apart from that though , they told me to go into a vodafone store when I am next in Auckland, they will try the SIM in another 4G device to see if it works.


The ones being sold from 2Degrees are D821 model which is exactly the same one as Aussie ones.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 962284 7-Jan-2014 08:08 Send private message quote this post

sxz:

Yes 4G is enabled on my phone, but it didn't connect all week last week while I was in Auckland.


What is your APN set to? It should just be 'vodafone'.




sxz

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 962285 7-Jan-2014 08:11 Send private message quote this post

NikT:
sxz:

Yes 4G is enabled on my phone, but it didn't connect all week last week while I was in Auckland.


What is your APN set to? It should just be 'vodafone'.


Yes that's what I've got

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 962288 7-Jan-2014 08:18 Send private message quote this post

sxz:
NikT:
sxz:

Yes 4G is enabled on my phone, but it didn't connect all week last week while I was in Auckland.


What is your APN set to? It should just be 'vodafone'.


Yes that's what I've got


Hmm, if the APN is correct, 4G is enabled on your plan, and the device is set to GSM/WCDMA/LTE Auto, there shouldn't be anything else you need to do. JohnR had a Nexus 5 working fine a few weeks back. Would suggest testing another SIM in your device/your SIM in another device.




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 962356 7-Jan-2014 11:01 Send private message quote this post

Does anyone know of a waterproof case and bike mount for the Nexus5 ?

Most seem to be the ziplock variety which is a bif naff looking, I'm hoping to find something that is permantntly bolted ot the bars that can then be opened and the phone put in .. having charging capability would be a plus.

Thanks.




sxz

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 963090 8-Jan-2014 10:22 Send private message quote this post

NikT:
sxz:
NikT:
sxz:

Yes 4G is enabled on my phone, but it didn't connect all week last week while I was in Auckland.


What is your APN set to? It should just be 'vodafone'.


Yes that's what I've got


Hmm, if the APN is correct, 4G is enabled on your plan, and the device is set to GSM/WCDMA/LTE Auto, there shouldn't be anything else you need to do. JohnR had a Nexus 5 working fine a few weeks back. Would suggest testing another SIM in your device/your SIM in another device.


Turns out I was on the $29.99 plan, not the $29 plan (although all details were the same!).

Phoned Vodafone, on hold for about 7-8 minutes then a very helpful chap told me the current plans have it included, but the old plans like mine need to have it added for $10 (even though my plan looks the same).  He has added 4G for me for a free 2 month trial and suggested after that (as I am out of contract) that I move across to the $29 plan so I can keep the 4g permanently for free.

I shouldn't have been surprised that the people in store have no clue whatsoever and one simple phone call puts you in with the right person who can explain / fix it in less than 2 minutes!

Cheers for all your suggestions guys

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 963561 8-Jan-2014 21:24 Send private message quote this post

Applied Nillkin Glass screen protectors on our N5s today. One came out perfect and one very slight (about 1mm lift) defect. Looks like it's manufacturing problem not the application process itself. I previously had Spigen PET screen protectors on.

It's a nice product - and seems solid. I paid $33US for both shipped so price is reasonable. However, Spigen was even cheaper and if you buy their case, there is one included. I think Spigen screen protector is very nice - and absolutely flat so if you apply it well - no one knows it's even on the phone. And while I had the phone for about 5 weeks now - there has been no scratches made to the protector. So it held quite well for PET material. I think they rate it 3H. Nillkin Glass protectors are rated at 9H.

Would I get the Nillkin again? Possibly - but let's see how long this oleophobic coating thing lasts... some says it also holds the screen together better in case of drop but no one has tested it properly.

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  Reply # 963588 8-Jan-2014 22:27 Send private message quote this post

Bought a few cases today. Going for the cheap ones as recommended by this thread on the XDA forums. Probably already been mentioned in this thread, but the quicksand one is supposed to be quite good.

http://r.ebay.com/P9xYcH (Hard Shell - Candy)

http://r.ebay.com/GuZ6AV (Clear/Transparent)

http://r.ebay.com/a6xS35 (Quicksand)




Galaxy S3 i9300 running WanamLite XXEMC3 V6.5 JB 4.1.2 on the network Telecom XT


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 963697 9-Jan-2014 09:34 Send private message quote this post

defragger: Bought a few cases today. Going for the cheap ones as recommended by this thread on the XDA forums. Probably already been mentioned in this thread, but the quicksand one is supposed to be quite good.

http://r.ebay.com/P9xYcH (Hard Shell - Candy)

http://r.ebay.com/GuZ6AV (Clear/Transparent)

http://r.ebay.com/a6xS35 (Quicksand)


Am curious as to why you would want to add unnecessary bulk to your phone. Do these offer any kind of tangible drop protection? If not, why bother as the most vulnerable part of the phone is the screen and this is untouched by the case?

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  Reply # 963758 9-Jan-2014 11:07 Send private message quote this post

dafman:
defragger: Bought a few cases today. Going for the cheap ones as recommended by this thread on the XDA forums. Probably already been mentioned in this thread, but the quicksand one is supposed to be quite good.

http://r.ebay.com/P9xYcH (Hard Shell - Candy)

http://r.ebay.com/GuZ6AV (Clear/Transparent)

http://r.ebay.com/a6xS35 (Quicksand)


Am curious as to why you would want to add unnecessary bulk to your phone. Do these offer any kind of tangible drop protection? If not, why bother as the most vulnerable part of the phone is the screen and this is untouched by the case?

Mainly to protect the phone from scratches on the body. I like to keep care of my devices and usually am quite careful, having yet to suffer a significant/damaging drop (touch wood). This cases are as slim as they get so not really adding much bulk at all. I would love to run it naked but don't really want to risk scratching the surface. I have a white version as well so more the reason to protect the back from discolouration. 




Galaxy S3 i9300 running WanamLite XXEMC3 V6.5 JB 4.1.2 on the network Telecom XT


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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 963852 9-Jan-2014 13:27 Send private message quote this post

Has anyone with a 2degrees sourced Nexus 5 experienced poor GPS performance? Compared to my old Samsung Galaxy S3 and 2012 Nexus 7, the N5 takes much longer to get a fix and loses GPS signal easily when using it for driving nav.

I bought mine back in late Nov and the GPS has been performing poorly since day one. Unfortunately by the time I've done enough testing and research on the internet to realise that it's likely a hardware problem, the 14 days return and replace period had passed.

The issue is discussed on the Google product forum, http://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/nexus/EkllXr0ZlZM


Talked to 2degrees and was told that I have to return the N5 and they will send it back to LG for repair.

Has anyone been through the warranty repair process with 2degrees or LG?

Also, given the fault existed since day one, is it reasonable or possible to request a brand new unit instead of having it repaired?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 963905 9-Jan-2014 14:49 Send private message quote this post

Myself and a mate picked up N5's from 2degs, no issues with GPS on either phone

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 963908 9-Jan-2014 14:53 Send private message quote this post

jwnz14: Has anyone with a 2degrees sourced Nexus 5 experienced poor GPS performance? Compared to my old Samsung Galaxy S3 and 2012 Nexus 7, the N5 takes much longer to get a fix and loses GPS signal easily when using it for driving nav.

I bought mine back in late Nov and the GPS has been performing poorly since day one. Unfortunately by the time I've done enough testing and research on the internet to realise that it's likely a hardware problem, the 14 days return and replace period had passed.

The issue is discussed on the Google product forum, http://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/nexus/EkllXr0ZlZM


Talked to 2degrees and was told that I have to return the N5 and they will send it back to LG for repair.

Has anyone been through the warranty repair process with 2degrees or LG?

Also, given the fault existed since day one, is it reasonable or possible to request a brand new unit instead of having it repaired?


Unfortunately as it's gone over the 14 day period it needs to go back to LG's repairers to be assessed before a replacement can be offered.

Please PM me on how you get on.

Cheers
^POB

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 963909 9-Jan-2014 14:53 Send private message quote this post

jwnz14: Has anyone with a 2degrees sourced Nexus 5 experienced poor GPS performance? Compared to my old Samsung Galaxy S3 and 2012 Nexus 7, the N5 takes much longer to get a fix and loses GPS signal easily when using it for driving nav.

I bought mine back in late Nov and the GPS has been performing poorly since day one. Unfortunately by the time I've done enough testing and research on the internet to realise that it's likely a hardware problem, the 14 days return and replace period had passed.

The issue is discussed on the Google product forum, http://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/nexus/EkllXr0ZlZM


Talked to 2degrees and was told that I have to return the N5 and they will send it back to LG for repair.

Has anyone been through the warranty repair process with 2degrees or LG?

Also, given the fault existed since day one, is it reasonable or possible to request a brand new unit instead of having it repaired?


Unfortunately as it's gone over the 14 day period it needs to go back to LG's repairers to be assessed before a replacement can be offered.

Please PM me on how you get on.

Cheers
^POB

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 964283 10-Jan-2014 09:11 Send private message quote this post

dafman:
defragger: Bought a few cases today. Going for the cheap ones as recommended by this thread on the XDA forums. Probably already been mentioned in this thread, but the quicksand one is supposed to be quite good.

http://r.ebay.com/P9xYcH (Hard Shell - Candy)

http://r.ebay.com/GuZ6AV (Clear/Transparent)

http://r.ebay.com/a6xS35 (Quicksand)


Am curious as to why you would want to add unnecessary bulk to your phone. Do these offer any kind of tangible drop protection? If not, why bother as the most vulnerable part of the phone is the screen and this is untouched by the case?


I've a Spigen slim armor case and Nillkin nano glass on my Nexus 5, while wearing it the phone has been dropped down the stairs on to concrete .. not a mark on either case of phone!

It does add noticeable bulk to the phone, but it does what I want and protects the phone from me! :-)  Well worth it.




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