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  #214773 14-May-2009 09:13
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The NextG version which I bought from Mobicity for use on Telecom's XT network cost me $NZ824 all up including international courier and Westpac foreign exchange fees. That was last week when they were selling them for $AUS599. I went to Mobicity as none of the NZ parallel importers could supply and all currently sell only the 900/2100 version.

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  #214832 14-May-2009 13:44
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Forgot to mention, that you can expect to pay more for the UMTS 850/1900 version as they ar currently in short supply worldwide!!

 
 
 
 


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  #214851 14-May-2009 15:51
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Not a matter of short supply. People mostly use 900/2100 .hardly anyone uses 850mhz

Itsnormal actually for 850mhz to be more expensive

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  #215016 15-May-2009 12:28
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I think Ninjabear might be getting a bit off topic as the point of this thread was to confirm whether the Nokia 5800 can be used on Telecom's XT network and if so, which version to buy. Incidentally, UMTS 850 networks and 3G phones that support this band are becoming increasingly more common as the USA is a huge market and it sure helps us here in NZ that Telstra operate Australia's largest 3G network (NextG) on 850Mhz. The following link makes interesting reading. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMTS_frequency_bands

Anyway good luck carter323 with your NextG compatible 5800 purchase from Mobicity (or whereever). They are really cool phones! 


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  #215085 15-May-2009 16:27
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Sure imported phones will work but you'll have trouble using VF live or whatever XT's version of that will be. All of those settings are ingrained at time of distribution.
Go team.
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  #216136 19-May-2009 23:02
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Like gedf said.

And, Telecom NZ has licenced from the government 850 and 2100 frequencies. So both 850/2100 will be in use.

So, sooner or later your mobile phone will have 2100 network coverage and not 850 network coverage (and visa versa, or neither sometimes, or possibly both in some scenarios).

Because of this you should target a device which supports 850, but preferably both 850 and 2100.

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  #218800 28-May-2009 16:23
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Well that kinda sucks, I grabbed myself a Nokia 8500d-1 while in Thailand.
Even so, I have to say the Vodafone network looks better for me atm anyways, which sucks a little worse because I coulda saved myself $70 NZD on the cell if I signed a 2 year plan. But in my advantage, I can take this cell to Europe, and use the pre-pay sims I have collected from over there with it.

Guess I am changing to Vodafone afterall, my gf will be stoked!




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  #218871 28-May-2009 17:58
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gedf: I think Ninjabear might be getting a bit off topic as the point of this thread was to confirm whether the Nokia 5800 can be used on Telecom's XT network and if so, which version to buy. Incidentally, UMTS 850 networks and 3G phones that support this band are becoming increasingly more common as the USA is a huge market and it sure helps us here in NZ that Telstra operate Australia's largest 3G network (NextG) on 850Mhz. The following link makes interesting reading. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMTS_frequency_bands

Anyway good luck carter323 with your NextG compatible 5800 purchase from Mobicity (or whereever). They are really cool phones! 





Not really . He says that he's having problem finding one and the next post was the world wide shortage.


USA market isn't as huge as the worldwide market where most market are mainly on 900/2100


 


Other than USA I don't see any place you can get hold of a 850MHZ 5800


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  #218875 28-May-2009 18:02
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Seriously, I'd hardly call things live VF live as something to worry about missing... I consider it a bonus that you don't have to put up with poor VF/Telecom firmwares...




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  #219687 30-May-2009 09:52
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NZtechfreak: Seriously, I'd hardly call things live VF live as something to worry about missing... I consider it a bonus that you don't have to put up with poor VF/Telecom firmwares...



Me neither. I haven't used VF live for 5 years now. There's isn't anything to offer on VF Live.


I rather have a mobile that is unbranded with a generic firmware.


I wonder what telecom's firmware look like


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