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Topic # 55010 23-Dec-2009 09:48
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Help. I have been told my Nokia 6288 will work on the telecom XT network so I have got a sim card but am now VERY confused about how to change the setting so it accepts it and I can use it.  Can anyone please help me??? I hate being phoneless.

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  Reply # 284785 23-Dec-2009 10:10
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It's a 2100MHz. It won't work on Telecom (or it may work with very limited coverage). I mean it when I say LIMITED.

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  Reply # 284789 23-Dec-2009 10:31
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you should use telecoms phone check to see if a phone you are looking at is compatible.  input the IMEI and it indicates yes or no. Most UTMS 850 - 2100 devices are compatible. (both numbers must be listed not just one )

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  Reply # 284795 23-Dec-2009 11:05
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I have done a check and it says it will work.

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  Reply # 284799 23-Dec-2009 11:20
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I think it might be locked on the vodafone network. I'd like to give it a go. Any idea how to unlock it???

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  Reply # 284805 23-Dec-2009 11:37
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Where do you live?

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  Reply # 284806 23-Dec-2009 11:38
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It's not locked it is just fully frequency compatible with vodafone only, whoever told you it would work on xt was partially right but it should not be used on xt as the majority of the xt network is 850 MHz compared with the 2100MHz of your phone. Xt does have a few 2100 MHz sites for extra capacity in large urban areas but for it to work properly on XT you need a phone with 850MHz. (all frequencys ( MHz) I refered to are UMTS/WCDMA)

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  Reply # 284813 23-Dec-2009 11:51
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Simple answer is the phone won't work on XT. You will get limited coverage in the large cities that have limited 2100MHz 3G coverage.

If you want to use XT you need a handset that supports 850MHz UMTS. The 6288 does not support this.

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