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# 104203 16-Jun-2012 18:39
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I have been told that I loose coverage because this is a vodafone branded phone and will not pick up the telecom towers. Is there anything that I can do?

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  # 641890 16-Jun-2012 18:48
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what model phone do you have?



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  # 641893 16-Jun-2012 18:53
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Samsung Galaxy i9000s

 
 
 
 


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  # 641896 16-Jun-2012 19:06
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I am pretty sure that's a quad band phone, meaning it will work on any network in NZ. Just may be a few settings that need changing.





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  # 641899 16-Jun-2012 19:30
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If it's the Vodafone version, it wont work on the XT network, except where Telecom have 2100mhz infill coverage.

Don't rely on this though

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  # 641905 16-Jun-2012 19:35
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The i9000 galaxy S isnt quad band (the S2 aka i9100, is however) so if you are wanting to use a Telecom XT SIM card in it, then you are out of luck.

It *may* work on XT in the main centers, using infill frequencies, but this is unreliable, and not at all recommended.

Not much you can do about it really, stick with Vodafone, or take it to 2degrees. It should work fine with 2d. Try sell/swap it on Trademe for a Telecom compatible one?

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  # 641918 16-Jun-2012 19:48
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My bad, was thinking of the i9100







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  # 642019 17-Jun-2012 10:29
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I would check the IMEI to see if it's compatible.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/ournetwork/phonecompatibility/

The phone MUST support WCDMA or UMTS 850Mhz.  Not GSM 850, or WCDMA or UMTS 900Mhz.  If it only support 2100Mhz WCDMA/UMTS and not 850Mhz then it's not suitable for XT no matter what people say "ohh it will work in the major cities".  Your experience will be sigificantly impacted by only running on 2100Mhz and I have yet to find anyone happy to say that works "well enough" for them.

 
 
 
 


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  # 642021 17-Jun-2012 10:31
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This handset will never work well on the Telecom XT network, Don't even bother trying to get it to work

John

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