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  Reply # 912103 10-Oct-2013 14:40
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The Telecom site says that there will be software updates available to enable LTE on all "4G-ready" devices.

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  Reply # 912114 10-Oct-2013 15:07
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Which will presumably just be an APN update.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 912115 10-Oct-2013 15:08
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stevenz: Which will presumably just be an APN update.


Not all all the actual devices need 4G / LTE enabled via a software update

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  Reply # 912129 10-Oct-2013 15:14
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hmmmm custom roms may be an issue then or can the update be flashed?




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  Reply # 912131 10-Oct-2013 15:15
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Wade: My understanding from discussions on here was as per Nathan that all telecom supplied 4G handsets had the LTE bands locked out, my Nokia 920 definitely did and I am sure my HTC One did too however i cannot check as I have since flashed a different rom of which i know has the 4G bands enabled
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Hrmmm, wasn't something I was aware of but when I look into that it is in fact a thing haha sorry for my foolishness

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"If you have purchased your mobile device before 4G LTE launched you will need to update the software on your mobile phone. Your device will prompt you when an update is available."

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  Reply # 912143 10-Oct-2013 15:24
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jeffnz: hmmmm custom roms may be an issue then or can the update be flashed?


Custom rom shouldn't be an issue as chances are the 4G bands will be enabled already



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  Reply # 912144 10-Oct-2013 15:28
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Yyrael:
Wade: My understanding from discussions on here was as per Nathan that all telecom supplied 4G handsets had the LTE bands locked out, my Nokia 920 definitely did and I am sure my HTC One did too however i cannot check as I have since flashed a different rom of which i know has the 4G bands enabled
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Hrmmm, wasn't something I was aware of but when I look into that it is in fact a thing haha sorry for my foolishness

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"If you have purchased your mobile device before 4G LTE launched you will need to update the software on your mobile phone. Your device will prompt you when an update is available."


Telecom decided to disabled 4G on devices sold through their retail channels. I hope updates for devices already out there come fast - it would be a real shame if Telecom stuffed up on this one for their own hand.





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  Reply # 912147 10-Oct-2013 15:29
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Yyrael:
Wade: My understanding from discussions on here was as per Nathan that all telecom supplied 4G handsets had the LTE bands locked out, my Nokia 920 definitely did and I am sure my HTC One did too however i cannot check as I have since flashed a different rom of which i know has the 4G bands enabled
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Hrmmm, wasn't something I was aware of but when I look into that it is in fact a thing haha sorry for my foolishness

However:
"If you have purchased your mobile device before 4G LTE launched you will need to update the software on your mobile phone. Your device will prompt you when an update is available."


Yes, but surely as it is a carrier specific issue telecom would be in the best position to advise when the required update is likely to be pushed out? 

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  Reply # 912156 10-Oct-2013 15:47
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Are the Xperia Z sold by Telecom 4G enabled by default?

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  Reply # 912157 10-Oct-2013 15:47
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Wade:
Yyrael:
Wade: My understanding from discussions on here was as per Nathan that all telecom supplied 4G handsets had the LTE bands locked out, my Nokia 920 definitely did and I am sure my HTC One did too however i cannot check as I have since flashed a different rom of which i know has the 4G bands enabled
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Hrmmm, wasn't something I was aware of but when I look into that it is in fact a thing haha sorry for my foolishness

However:
"If you have purchased your mobile device before 4G LTE launched you will need to update the software on your mobile phone. Your device will prompt you when an update is available."


Yes, but surely as it is a carrier specific issue telecom would be in the best position to advise when the required update is likely to be pushed out? 


I don't have any dates at this stage sorry.

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  Reply # 913756 11-Oct-2013 16:49
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So I pre registered and Telecom have sent me an email to order a 4G sim. The only trouble is when I click on the link it takes me to an order page (where they have kindly pre-entered my 027 number) and asked me to select my 4G capable handset. However the HTC One isn't shown. My HTC One X which I'm sure isn't 4G capable is one of the sets shown.....
I guess all they are trying to achieve is that they want to send out the correct size sim, so will probably select the One X to get a micro-sim if it's not fixed in the near future.




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  Reply # 913768 11-Oct-2013 17:30
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This is all great, but what about Band 28 (700MHz) capable devices. Any ETA at all?




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  Reply # 913771 11-Oct-2013 17:41
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openmedia: This is all great, but what about Band 28 (700MHz) capable devices. Any ETA at all?


The 700 mhz band is yet to be auctioned to my knowledge so planning devices would be jumping the gun a bit

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  Reply # 913774 11-Oct-2013 17:45
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openmedia: This is all great, but what about Band 28 (700MHz) capable devices. Any ETA at all?


as I understand it the 700 bands have as yet to be auctioned off so not this year




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  Reply # 913783 11-Oct-2013 17:57
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But wouldn't we see that phones sold in NZ would support the AP 700MHz band set. I'm fed up with phones that are carrier specific in the 3G space and want to avoid it with 4G devices.




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