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Master Geek


  # 965833 13-Jan-2014 05:11
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i didnt realise there were two versions of the Xiaomi Hongmi,do you know the specs of the other version and where to purchase from?

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Uber Geek


  # 965848 13-Jan-2014 07:40
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skuzzb: i didnt realise there were two versions of the Xiaomi Hongmi,do you know the specs of the other version and where to purchase from?


can't vouch for accuracy or reliability of the site.

http://www.1949deal.com/xiaomi-red-rice-hongmi-mtk6589t-quad-core-1-5ghz-miui-v5-3g-smartphone-1g-ram-4g-rom-4-7-inch-hd-ips-screen-red.html

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 966045 13-Jan-2014 11:33
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Thanks for that, that phone won't work on telecom though will it?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 966076 13-Jan-2014 12:13
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The one linked to will not work on Telecom.

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Uber Geek


  # 966272 13-Jan-2014 15:53
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skuzzb: Thanks for that, that phone won't work on telecom though will it?


only voda and 2d.
There are no versions of that phone that will work on Telecom.



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Master Geek


  # 966314 13-Jan-2014 17:06
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i was looking at buying it from Mobicity but got confused because of their specs,i thought without 850 htz it wouldnt work on telecom.

 

 

 

Network Band

 

GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, 3G 1900, 3G 2100

 

 

Recommended Networks

 

2Degrees, Vodafone 2G, 3G 1900, Telecom 3G 2100

 

 

 

 





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Ultimate Geek

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  # 966321 13-Jan-2014 17:16
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skuzzb: i was looking at buying it from Mobicity but got confused because of their specs,i thought without 850 htz it wouldnt work on telecom.



Network Band
GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, 3G 1900, 3G 2100

Recommended Networks
2Degrees, Vodafone 2G, 3G 1900, Telecom 3G 2100








It won't work in a manner that is very useful for you. Telecom operates a 2100 3g network, in built up areas of congestion. Using this phone on telecom would cause you grief.

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 966329 13-Jan-2014 17:34
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Cool, thanks for all the info, if I purchase one of these I will just have to change provider

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Uber Geek


  # 966344 13-Jan-2014 17:53
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skuzzb: i was looking at buying it from Mobicity but got confused because of their specs,i thought without 850 htz it wouldnt work on telecom.
Network Band GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, 3G 1900, 3G 2100 Recommended Networks 2Degrees, Vodafone 2G, 3G 1900, Telecom 3G 2100




I wouldn't buy the version at mobicity.
I suspect it is the original version. The 3g spec is for TD-SCDMA 2100 which no network in NZ uses in any form.



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Master Geek


  # 966360 13-Jan-2014 18:02
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can you explain TD-SCDMA 2100??i didnt read that on Mobicity site,wonder why they state it will work on Telecom then

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  # 966363 13-Jan-2014 18:15
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skuzzb: i was looking at buying it from Mobicity but got confused because of their specs,i thought without 850 htz it wouldnt work on telecom.
Network Band GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, 3G 1900, 3G 2100 Recommended Networks 2Degrees, Vodafone 2G, 3G 1900, Telecom 3G 2100




Unfortunately some of the parallel imports around are less than honest when the say the fone will work on Telecom 3G. 




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Old3eyes


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 966364 13-Jan-2014 18:16
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skuzzb: can you explain TD-SCDMA 2100??i didnt read that on Mobicity site,wonder why they state it will work on Telecom then


TD-SCDMA is the version of 3G used in China. You want the WCDMA version.



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Master Geek


  # 966367 13-Jan-2014 18:21
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Ok so I need to make sure they are w-cdma,

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Uber Geek


  # 966373 13-Jan-2014 18:25
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skuzzb: Ok so I need to make sure they are w-cdma,


imo I think buying that phone from anywhere may be a roll of the dice.

If you are currently on Telecom and want a cheap chinese phone I'd go with a Zopo (as I mentioned earlier).
All their phones are wcdma 850/2100 wcdma and will be a much better build quality than the Hongmi.

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Uber Geek


  # 966440 13-Jan-2014 20:45
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skuzzb: Ok so I need to make sure they are w-cdma,

WCDMA at 850
otherwise for Telecom you're wasting your time

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