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Topic # 57564 17-Feb-2010 15:39
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I am interested in buying a phone from trademe Its not from a Vodafone or Telecom store, tho its unlocked.


Could anyone tell me what it can go on eg


Telecom (old)
Telecom XT
Vodafone
(Vodafone 3g)?




I am not sure what the 3g for Vodafone is for  and if it does not support it would the normal Vodafone affect me in any way if I live in one of the three main city's; Christchurch


Specs


Description:

2G Network 
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Capable of Global Roaming


Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps 
EDGE Class 


Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


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  Reply # 299813 17-Feb-2010 15:41
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It can only go on Vodafone (2g) or 2Degrees (2g)

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  Reply # 299814 17-Feb-2010 15:42
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  Reply # 299832 17-Feb-2010 16:17
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Darn, thanks for the fast reply. If I am to buy a phone That could access both Telecom XT and Vodafone* What Bands/gsm numbers would I need to have.


*Any Vodafone network would do but for Telecom XT is needed.

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  Reply # 299834 17-Feb-2010 16:21
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There are NO phones that will work on both XT and VF if you want nationwide 3G coverage.

Virtually every XT handset will also give you Vodafone 3G coverage in the major cities only and GSM everywhere else in the country and aldo 2degrees nationwide.

If you buy any Vodafone handset it will not work on XT.



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  Reply # 300110 18-Feb-2010 13:15
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*Virtually every XT handset will also give you Vodafone 3G *

So your saying if i were to buy a Vodafone phone it would not be able to get on telecom but if i were to buy a telecom xt i would be able to have access to 3g vodafone also( if unlocked)

*This is a Vodafone 2G only phone. Telecom doesn't have a 2G network. *

Or does this mean its impossible either way.

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  Reply # 300117 18-Feb-2010 13:26
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Any XT phone will have work on the Vodafone and 2degrees 2G networks and most should work on the vodafone 3G network in the main centres and 2degrees 3G when they launch. They will not work on Vodafones rural 3G network "3G extended".

Virtually no vodafone or 2degrees phones will work correctly on the XT network (some will give you spotty coverage in the main centres). The exception to this is the iphone which works on XT.



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  Reply # 300141 18-Feb-2010 15:04
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Ty thanks for all the help

Marked as solved or close please

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