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# 70175 19-Oct-2010 22:42
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Will this Nokia 5230 from 2degrees work on Telecom XT?
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4cbd5bdb00a640922740c0a87f3b0700/Product/View/E4043

on the New Zealand Nokia website it says the phone is a dual band WCDMA 900/2100 and WCDMA 850/1900...
so doesn't that mean it has both frequencies supported meaning that it will work on Telecom XT which is WCDMA 850?

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  # 393836 20-Oct-2010 04:41
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martini5: Will this Nokia 5230 from 2degrees work on Telecom XT?
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4cbd5bdb00a640922740c0a87f3b0700/Product/View/E4043

on the New Zealand Nokia website it says the phone is a dual band WCDMA 900/2100 and WCDMA 850/1900...
so doesn't that mean it has both frequencies supported meaning that it will work on Telecom XT which is WCDMA 850?



I suppose you can go to Telecom store and test it out.
Otherwise read the manual to see if the network is supported or not.

In my opinion, it should work on Telecom network given that Nokia NZ gave the specs.

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  # 393838 20-Oct-2010 05:33
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I would doubt it can work on both networks properly.

Nokia usually create variants of the same phone. The models are usually identified as 5230-1, 5230-2, 5230-3

The Nokia website does actually say it has both but when I looked at gsmarena it listed the WCDMA frequencies as two different handsets, which is what I expected.

Depending on how you interpret the wording of the Nokia website, "Dual band 900/2100 WCDMA and 850/1900 WCDMA" it could mean to say they produce two 'dual band' phones with two different frequencies ranges.

Considering DSE advertise on the VF and 2D page and I assume will be on the VF adn 2D stand instore then my bet would be NO, not compatible on XT.


 
 
 
 


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  # 393840 20-Oct-2010 06:05
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2degrees would be selling the Vodafone compatible model.

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  # 393850 20-Oct-2010 07:51
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No the 2 Degrees version will not work on XT. Plain and simple :)


No Nokia handsets currently being sold by Vodafone or 2 Degrees work on XT.

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  # 393851 20-Oct-2010 07:56
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The Nokia website simply lists the models available. It doesn't mean it's a single model. If it was it would be "quad band" not "dual" band.

850/1900 MHz is the U.S. model, which works on AT&T (850 MHz) and T-Mobile (1900 MHz). It's not available here.







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  # 393857 20-Oct-2010 08:55
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BrentR: No the 2 Degrees version will not work on XT. Plain and simple :)


No Nokia handsets currently being sold by Vodafone or 2 Degrees work on XT.


As I understand Nokia N8 will be the first



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  # 393885 20-Oct-2010 09:56
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gah man telecom phones are rip off. Thanks for the help any way I appreciate it

 
 
 
 


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  # 393888 20-Oct-2010 10:01
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You don't have to buy Telecom handsets to use on XT. There are plenty of parallel import sources around where you can get those devices.

You only have to make sure you buy those with 850 MHz WCDMA support. It's not "GSM" (2G), it's "WCDMA" (3G).





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  # 394035 20-Oct-2010 15:57
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johnr:
BrentR: No the 2 Degrees version will not work on XT. Plain and simple :)


No Nokia handsets currently being sold by Vodafone or 2 Degrees work on XT.


As I understand Nokia N8 will be the first


This is correct. Pentaband 3G FTW!

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