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# 36362 23-Jun-2009 22:35
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Hey guys,


I got a E63 three weeks back and have been loving it!


I use it all the time to check my emails and go on the web sometime.


However I've noticed that I don't think I'm connecting via 3g. 


I used the setup wizard which came with the phone and that set up the network settings for Vodafone, and I also using Vodafone's website to send through the settings but it still said it was gprs rather then 3g. 


I'm pretty sure I'm not on 3g because I'm in town most of the day and it takes about 20 seconds to download about 60kb worth of data which seems like gprs speeds to me.


All help is appreciated.


It will be the same for the e71 since they're the exact same phone internally.

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  # 228390 25-Jun-2009 22:16
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The logo top left will either say 3G or else it will be an antenna looking symbol - the latter indicates 2G.



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  # 228401 25-Jun-2009 22:30
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Dammit, so yea must still be on 2g. Any suggestions on how I can enable 3g?

 
 
 
 


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  # 228447 26-Jun-2009 08:55
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Where are you using it? It should switch to 3G if it is available however a lot of places are not covered by Vodafones 3G.







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  # 228463 26-Jun-2009 10:25
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Nety: Where are you using it? It should switch to 3G if it is available however a lot of places are not covered by Vodafones 3G.


Pardon??

Have you checked its a Nokia E63 that supports 900/2100mhz WCDMA

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  # 228464 26-Jun-2009 10:27
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Matsta: Hey guys,




I got a E63 three weeks back and have been loving it!




I use it all the time to check my emails and go on the web sometime.




However I've noticed that I don't think I'm connecting via 3g.?




I used the setup wizard which came with the phone and that set up the network settings for Vodafone, and I also using Vodafone's website to send through the settings but it still said it was gprs rather then 3g.?




I'm pretty sure I'm not on 3g because I'm in town most of the day and it takes about 20 seconds to download about 60kb worth of data which seems like gprs speeds to me.




All help is appreciated.




It will be the same for the e71 since they're the exact same phone internally.


What Model E63 have you got

Nokia E63-?

John

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  # 228489 26-Jun-2009 11:06
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johnr:
Nety: Where are you using it? It should switch to 3G if it is available however a lot of places are not covered by Vodafones 3G.


Pardon??

John


Sorry what are you saying with the pardon? Vodafones coverage is made up of both 3G and 2G, mostly 2G from my experience. Are you saying that is not the case?







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  # 228496 26-Jun-2009 11:16
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Nety:
johnr:
Nety: Where are you using it? It should switch to 3G if it is available however a lot of places are not covered by Vodafones 3G.


Pardon??

John


Sorry what are you saying with the pardon? Vodafones coverage is made up of both 3G and 2G, mostly 2G from my experience. Are you saying that is not the case?


3G coverage on Vodafone NZ does not mirror image 2G

Many places around NZ have 3G only sites example

Waldronville Dunedin has a 3G 900mhz only site there are more but to busy to list right now

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  # 228497 26-Jun-2009 11:18
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Best idea is to check the coverage tool on the Vodafone site

www.vodafone.co.nz/coverage this breaks down 900/2100 3G

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  # 228519 26-Jun-2009 12:42
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Ok well I was in town today (Auckland) and I figured out that you have to turn the phone to UTMS mode (it was on dual band before)

However I get no signal, I can manually look for networks and I can only find Telecom not Vodafone.


Anyway I can fix it?

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  # 228521 26-Jun-2009 12:52
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Matsta: Ok well I was in town today (Auckland) and I figured out that you have to turn the phone to UTMS mode (it was on dual band before)



However I get no signal, I can manually look for networks and I can only find Telecom not Vodafone.





Anyway I can fix it?


Where was the handset purchased?

As asked above what Model E63 are you using?

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  # 228523 26-Jun-2009 12:55
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Answer the question(s) from above.

Given this information:
E63-1 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100
E63-2 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900
E63-3 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/2100

My guess is the sticker under your battery says E63-2 which means it will only get 3G on Telecom in NZ, not Vodafone NZ ever, anywhere.



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  # 228532 26-Jun-2009 13:08
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Dammmit, yea got a E63-2.

That sucks.

I got in the states on special for $150 so it was definatley worth it but its a shame I can't get 3g.

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  # 228539 26-Jun-2009 13:22
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It will get 3G on Telecom

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  # 228556 26-Jun-2009 15:10
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If you dont want to go with Telecom I am sure that you could sell it and get something that will work on Vodafone.







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  # 228558 26-Jun-2009 15:11
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johnr:

3G coverage on Vodafone NZ does not mirror image 2G

Many places around NZ have 3G only sites example

Waldronville Dunedin has a 3G 900mhz only site there are more but to busy to list right now

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