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Topic # 107522 13-Aug-2012 21:30
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I purchased a Palm Pre (GSM quad band 850,900,1800,1900and HSDPA 850,1900,2100) on the belief that it was going to work on the Skinny XT network.
I find that I get very limited reception (2 bars) and wonder if I am only getting the in-fill 2100 band and not the 850 band.
Is it possible that the850 band is not enabled?
I know that the IMEI number check says that the phone will not work on the skinny network, but is that test/check infallible?
Getting this to workwould be great. Contacts moved easily to new Palm.

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  Reply # 671976 13-Aug-2012 21:31
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GSM850 or UMTS / WCDMA 850Mhz?

What happens if you put another carriers SIM in the handset?

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  Reply # 671985 13-Aug-2012 21:47
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2degrees sim seems to work OK, but the reason to change to Telecoms network is coverage. I work around rural areas where telecom has better chance of viable connecttion

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 671989 13-Aug-2012 21:50
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If a 2Degrees SIM works fine and the network settings on the handset are set to use 3G then looks like it's back to handset

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  Reply # 671990 13-Aug-2012 21:50
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The imei checker is not particularly reliable IME.

How certain are you that the phone supports hspa 850? Is that information from the box? Handset? Manual? A website? The seller etc

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  Reply # 672007 13-Aug-2012 22:13
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The Palm Pre was launched with AT&T and it should work just fine with Telecom. How is the signal strength for other handsets in the same location?






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  Reply # 672049 14-Aug-2012 06:36
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the phone was purchased off ebay uk and the properties bracketed in the initial forum commentwere as on the ebay website.
If there is doubt that those details are correct,...Am I able to check band compatibility from the phone itself?

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  Reply # 672050 14-Aug-2012 06:43
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Check under settings and networks,

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  Reply # 672054 14-Aug-2012 07:55
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If this is the UK version then I'm not confident it will run on XT anymore.





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  Reply # 672515 14-Aug-2012 21:43
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colepaul: I purchased a Palm Pre (GSM quad band 850,900,1800,1900and HSDPA 850,1900,2100) on the belief that it was going to work on the Skinny XT network.
I find that I get very limited reception (2 bars) and wonder if I am only getting the in-fill 2100 band and not the 850 band.
Is it possible that the850 band is not enabled?
I know that the IMEI number check says that the phone will not work on the skinny network, but is that test/check infallible?
Getting this to workwould be great. Contacts moved easily to new Palm.


Can you send me a PM with the IMEI please and I'll see what I can find out

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