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Reply # 288366 9-Jan-2010 10:27
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philnz847: Telecom also neglected to mention they were using an odd frequency in world wide terms.


It's not an odd frequency. AT&T uses it. Telstra 3G is 100% in the same frequency. Vodafone 900MHz WCDMA is "odd" too, because not many operators in the world use them.

But with the geography we have in this country, lower frequencies are best.





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  Reply # 288369 9-Jan-2010 10:28
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philnz847: The issue of coverage is the biggy. On a trip from Palmy to Tauranga it worked less often than it did. I got better coverage on Vodafone. It sure as chips wont work in a shipping container in the Hauraki Gulf.

Telecom also neglected to mention they were using an odd frequency in world wide terms.


It worked less often that it should because the phone is incompatable with the network and doesn't support the frequency Telecom uses. This isn't Telecom's problem. If you had a phone that was compatible you would have had coverage.

Telecom aren't using an odd frequency - there are actually more devices on the market that support 850/2100 UMTS than those that support 900/2100 UMTS that Vodafone use.

There are however no phones currently on the market that support 850 and 900 UMTS. This means that a phone for the Vodafone network will only deliver the best performance on VF and a phone for the XT network will only deliver the best performance on the XT network.


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  Reply # 288371 9-Jan-2010 10:30
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sbiddle, he's not actually using the HD2 yet - so the coverage problem is not related to the handset (unless he's using another non-850MHz handset).






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  Reply # 288373 9-Jan-2010 10:31
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OK. To be clear. The phone I wa refering to re coverage was a Telecom R6.

I still have it.

I would LIKE to get a HTC HD2 and this is why I have asked if anyone knows of a 850mhz version.

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  Reply # 288377 9-Jan-2010 10:41
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philnz847: I havn't purchased it yet. See below.

OK, thats as I thought. I would like an HTC HD 2 but seems only available 900/2100. Do you know of a 850/2100 version?


Perhaps you missed my earlier post.

There is no 850/2100 variation of the HTC HD2 yet. And if/when there is, I'll let you know :D


There's no real basis for invoking the sale of goods act in this situation.

There are many 850/2100 handsets available, it's just a matter of doing some researching. As with anything you purchase it's a case of buyer beware as always.




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  Reply # 288384 9-Jan-2010 11:04
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philnz847: OK, so you work fot telecom then?


So what if he did I work for vodafone do you have a issue with that?



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  Reply # 288385 9-Jan-2010 11:05
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Thanks....yes I did miss it.

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  Reply # 288386 9-Jan-2010 11:06
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To be clear, we expect to have a good environment here. If someone works for an operator we ask them to identify themselves. Some of them will have "Trusted" or "Vodafone NZ" or "Telecom NZ" under their names.

There is no problem for someone who works for an operator to not disclose it - but if the person starts "pushing" an agenda then we will find out and ask for disclosure.

As a rule look for "Trusted" or the company names under the user name in their posts. If the person is "Trusted" here them you can be sure we know who s/he is and you won't get wrong information (most of the times).

Rest assured there is no preferences in the forums for one or another provider, ISP or service. Personal preferences are another matters though.








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  Reply # 288387 9-Jan-2010 11:11
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Thank you for that Mauricio.

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Reply # 288561 9-Jan-2010 22:43
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philnz847, please stay on topic, personal attacks are not welcome here - forum usage guidelines are here for your reference.

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  Reply # 289362 12-Jan-2010 18:14
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philnz847

Looks like an 850/2100 version is on it's way to Telstra NextG as reported by Gizmodo Australia

Read here

Telstra's 2 previous high end HTC handsets, the Touch HD and more recently the Touch Pro2, were exclusive to Telstra for some months before being freed up to other resellers/retailers.

In any case, the phones were sold unlocked regardless. However, expect to pay a high price and a handset modfied to hell with Telstra branding.





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Reply # 289369 12-Jan-2010 18:40
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Damager: Looks like an 850/2100 version is on it's way to Telstra NextG as reported by Gizmodo Australia

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That's why I listed the HD2 as a 850MHz device, even before the publication... Innocent




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  Reply # 289374 12-Jan-2010 18:47
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freitasm:
Damager: Looks like an 850/2100 version is on it's way to Telstra NextG as reported by Gizmodo Australia

Read here


That's why I listed the HD2 as a 850MHz device, even before the publication... Innocent


It's all in timing aye Freitasm! Tongue out




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The first 850/2100mhz compatible HTC HD2 phone has now been officially released in AUS on the Telstra Next G network. This would make it fully compatible with Telecom XT

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