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Reply # 287314 6-Jan-2010 07:13
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Brendan, I think you are asking people for help but you are not helping yourself. I won't quote your post - why repeat it? - but all the specs you listed are wrong. Most handsets have two or even three versions.

For example the HTC Snap, HTC Touch Pro2, Nokia E71 are all available directly from Telecom New Zealand. They have 850MHz WCDMA version - did you even bother looking at the Telecom website?

The Acer F900 is only avaialble in 850MHz WCDMA version - they are also available in New Zealand in limited numbers. I know, I have one which I am using right now.

The HTC Touch HD2 has a 850MHz version too, but have to be parallel imported.

NZTechFreak, no I am not talking about the HTC Touch.

Could you guys get some reality check please?







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  Reply # 287379 6-Jan-2010 11:37
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NZtechfreak: I think thats the HTC Touch, a different beast than the HD2. The problem with all of those handsets, with the exception of the Acer, is that they all run on decidedly last-gen hardware, Telecom doesn't really have any contemporary offerings on the table.

Vodafone has a plan with 600 any-network texts.


Thanks, I'll try again to find it. Last time all I got was expensive plans or vodafone only plans.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 287397 6-Jan-2010 12:15
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freitasm: Brendan, I think you are asking people for help but you are not helping yourself. I won't quote your post - why repeat it? - but all the specs you listed are wrong. Most handsets have two or even three versions.


Thank you for your helpful reply.

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Reply # 287400 6-Jan-2010 12:17
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Brendan:
freitasm: Brendan, I think you are asking people for help but you are not helping yourself. I won't quote your post - why repeat it? - but all the specs you listed are wrong. Most handsets have two or even three versions.


Thank you for your helpful reply.


Are you being ironic? If so, no need for it - check my reply again, all handsets listed work on Telecom XT, regardless of the (wrong) information you found somewhere else.




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  Reply # 287434 6-Jan-2010 13:57
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Freitasm, you've noted the HD2 as having an WCDMA 850 version. Currently there isn't one at the moment. You may have actually meant the HTC Touch HD, which does have a WCDMA 3G 850/2100 version, and is a current handset on the Telstra's NextG (3G 850) network.

Brendan, if you want to save some possible headaches, then may be best to purchase from Telecom directly. If you're keen on the HD2 to use on Telecom, then you'll need to wait for a 3G 850/2100 version, if one does get made.

If the PDA functionality is what you're after, then an all networks texting plan would seem to be a reasonably low priority? As mentioned by NZTechFreak, perhaps 2 degrees's text plan is more appropriate for your requirements?

If you got the HD2, then you'd need to look at going on one of the Vodafone postpaid plans to get the texting to all networks plans.

Myself, I have the Touch Pro2 on Telecom which serves my PDA needs fine as well use Non Stop texting plan.

There's plenty of options available, it might mean some compromise on your current options/requirements/needs.






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  Reply # 287534 6-Jan-2010 18:47
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Damager: Freitasm, you've noted the HD2 as having an WCDMA 850 version. Currently there isn't one at the moment. You may have actually meant the HTC Touch HD, which does have a WCDMA 3G 850/2100 version, and is a current handset on the Telstra's NextG (3G 850) network.

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Myself, I have the Touch Pro2 on Telecom which serves my PDA needs fine as well use Non Stop texting plan.

There's plenty of options available, it might mean some compromise on your current options/requirements/needs.




It's increasingly looking like that. Thank you for the info tho - I am sure others have the same questions.


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  Reply # 290858 18-Jan-2010 12:25
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If you txt a lot, go for Touch pro 2



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  Reply # 291033 19-Jan-2010 02:06
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smartphonenz: If you txt a lot, go for Touch pro 2


Why, specifically? Because it has a keyboard you mean?


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  Reply # 291051 19-Jan-2010 08:09
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freitasm:

Could you guys get some reality check please?



I'm a little tickled by this, since you're the one needing the reality check this time supreme bean.

There is no 850 band HD2, I thought you must have been confused about which handset you meant, which is why I suggested the HTC Touch, but as mentioned by Damager you must surely have meant the HTC Touch HD, the precursor to the HD2, which does indeed come in the Telecom flavour, or perhaps the Touch Pro 2...




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  Reply # 291052 19-Jan-2010 08:11
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NZTechFreak, the HD2 is coming this month to Telstra Next G. This was discussed in another thread.





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  Reply # 291054 19-Jan-2010 08:13
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smartphonenz: If you txt a lot, go for Touch pro 2


If you are suggesting this because of the keyboard, the HTC Snap has a keyboard but doesn't have the $1500 price tag.




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  Reply # 291055 19-Jan-2010 08:16
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NZtechfreak:
freitasm:

Could you guys get some reality check please?



I'm a little tickled by this, since you're the one needing the reality check this time supreme bean.

There is no 850 band HD2, I thought you must have been confused about which handset you meant, which is why I suggested the HTC Touch, but as mentioned by Damager you must surely have meant the HTC Touch HD, the precursor to the HD2, which does indeed come in the Telecom flavour, or perhaps the Touch Pro 2...


http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/01/htc-hd2-coming-soon-to-nextg/




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  Reply # 291057 19-Jan-2010 08:19
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Coming soon, not available/in existence now though, and soon according to most forecasts is looking like March.

I've been aware of the 850GSM version coming for some time, but thats not relevant to this person asking about whats available now. If you want to talk about phones that are coming but don't exist yet then there is plenty to talk about...




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Reply # 291143 19-Jan-2010 11:21
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NZtechfreak: Coming soon, not available/in existence now though, and soon according to most forecasts is looking like March.

I've been aware of the 850GSM version coming for some time, but thats not relevant to this person asking about whats available now. If you want to talk about phones that are coming but don't exist yet then there is plenty to talk about...


The HTC HD2 850MHz is available today in Australia.




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  Reply # 291144 19-Jan-2010 11:30
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That wasn't true when you posted your first comment though, was it?

In any case, this is good news for the original poster!




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