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Topic # 30880 24-Feb-2009 16:47
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Hey, i dont mean to be a pain if there's already a topic on this but does anyone know if a vodafone phone willl work on the new telecom network coming out as some people say any vodafone phone will work on it and some dont so can u clear that up for me??

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  Reply # 197775 24-Feb-2009 17:01
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Telecom's network will be 3G only, and operate largely on 850Mhz, plus some 2100Mhz infill for main centres, so:
1. This rules out ALL GSM 2G only phones
2. All Vodafone 3G phones will give atleast some coverage in the main centres
3. Some Vodafone 3G phones will work across the whole of Telecoms new network; i.e. those that can do 850/2100 3G (which is a small handfill)




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  Reply # 197783 24-Feb-2009 17:11
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as an example other than the iphone (being a price thing) would a blackberry 8707v work on the new network?

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  Reply # 197787 24-Feb-2009 17:17
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gokiwi: as an example other than the iphone (being a price thing) would a blackberry 8707v work on the new network?

This operates on only the 2100 3G frequency, so you will have OK coverage in the main centres; but as soon as you hit the sticks, no more coverage.




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  Reply # 197812 24-Feb-2009 19:03
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Only a small number of cellsites will be 3G 2100MHz on Telecom, so not much use and as said outside of cities it will have no coverage.

It's not much use with Vodafone's new network either because that one is 900MHz outside the main centres.




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  Reply # 198095 25-Feb-2009 21:34
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actually very few sites are 2100 mhz so i wouldn't imagine that foot print will be anything special. 850mhz will be where the real action is at.





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  Reply # 199210 4-Mar-2009 14:18
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There will be/is no 2100 coverage at the moment, I believe this will be a second phase rollout as the cell site nodeB requires a software upgrade, some extra filters and cards, dual carrier antenna, etc.

All 2100 stuff was unplugged to accomodate 850 as the chassis software at current supports dual carrier, but not dual carrier dual frequency.

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  Reply # 199219 4-Mar-2009 14:51
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icepicknz: There will be/is no 2100 coverage at the moment, I believe this will be a second phase rollout as the cell site nodeB requires a software upgrade, some extra filters and cards, dual carrier antenna, etc.

All 2100 stuff was unplugged to accomodate 850 as the chassis software at current supports dual carrier, but not dual carrier dual frequency.

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Thats interesting, I have noticed changes to several sites which accomodate that, i.e Roydvale looks different i am sure. In theory I guess with W850 obtaining CDMA connections the requirement for 2100mhz initially is not there.





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  Reply # 199220 4-Mar-2009 14:55
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correct.phase 1 will be 850 only, as capacity is required in CBD's 2100 will be added, however as mentioned a software upgrade is rerquired plus extra cards, this wont happen until all the 850 sites are finnished I'm sure, they trying to get over 100 a week (and have been since xmas)! deadline is end of this month to have the network fully running everywhere




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  Reply # 199221 4-Mar-2009 15:01
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icepicknz: correct.phase 1 will be 850 only, as capacity is required in CBD's 2100 will be added, however as mentioned a software upgrade is rerquired plus extra cards, this wont happen until all the 850 sites are finnished I'm sure, they trying to get over 100 a week (and have been since xmas)! deadline is end of this month to have the network fully running everywhere


Yeah i have seen a big jump in activity, waiting for the new site at parklands to go live so i can test it. Makes total sense, why go through the hassle of implementing 2 frequencies when they are not needed at this stage.





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  Reply # 199233 4-Mar-2009 15:51
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icepicknz: deadline is end of this month to have the network fully running everywhere


I've noticed that Telecom's official line is that the launch will be "by June", not "in June". April would be very nice! (Although I understand that there are likely still other things to be sorted out such as finalising pricing).

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  Reply # 199245 4-Mar-2009 17:04
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By June is correct, there are internal and soon customer pilot trials under way so this will coinside with the completion of the network build. I would suspect that the network will go public by June and possibly be sold to selected corporate clients before then but I am probably wrong





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  Reply # 199779 7-Mar-2009 16:49
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There are still Telecom 2100 sites still live. Most may have gone - but not all.

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  Reply # 200023 9-Mar-2009 09:34
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sbiddle: There are still Telecom 2100 sites still live. Most may have gone - but not all.


Yeah your right, can't get any signal in CHCH thoug but i drove past Papanui exchange today and the panels look very much 2100mhz, couldnt actually see any 850mhz panels on the pole.








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  Reply # 200028 9-Mar-2009 09:44
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To clarify/re-iterate for readers, Telecoms 850MHz is 3G only.

850MHz GSM phones WILL NOT WORK on Telecoms new network.

Lots of nice phones on Trademe, but unless they specifically have the 3G (WCDMA) 850MHz, then they are no good.







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