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  Reply # 211717 2-May-2009 16:34
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My iPhone always falls back to 2g. The xt network will not fall back to 2g!!! Can't wait for that to happen on my iPhone! I need to change some internal setting tonight so that my iPhone will stay on 3g no matter how low the signal is and never fall back to 2g. I dot want anymore 2g. Telecom, you are my saviour and my god!

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  Reply # 211718 2-May-2009 16:37
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Cant find many retailers who sell 850mhz phones. Any Recommendation?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 211720 2-May-2009 16:41
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Recommendations? You have posted a few hundred posts about which model to get, where to get, ditching your iPhone, not ditching your iPhone - just seconds before your last post you wrote:


"The xt network will not fall back to 2g!!! Can't wait for that to happen on my iPhone! I need to change some internal setting tonight so that my iPhone will stay on 3g no matter how low the signal is and never fall back to 2g. I dot want anymore 2g. Telecom, you are my saviour and my god! "


My recommendation? Wait for 13th May to see what is in store.









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  Reply # 211721 2-May-2009 16:42
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harrylin: Cant find many retailers who sell 850mhz phones. Any Recommendation?


In New Zealand, There wont be as their is currently no network they can run on, When XT is launched you should alot more selling them

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  Reply # 211730 2-May-2009 17:07
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harrylin: 97% of the population? Hahaha..... It is funny.... Probably by the end of 2010 Vodafone will have that REAL coverage. I have waited for so long. I won't be patient any more. I'm so happy that telecom finally gone to Gsm. Having been with telecom for 2 years, the network has been up 99% of the time with strong 3g signal. Very happy with telecom, to be honest. Now I have a iPhone, I regret going back to Voda so much. With worse than dial up speed, I wanna smash my iPhone. Will buy a new phone the first day of its launch of xt. Can't wait!!!! And it took me 10 minutes to load the pages and 10 minutes to write this post on geekzone!!!


Telecom is not going GSM it is going WCDMA big difference, WCDMA is not GSM and GSM is Not WCDMA

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  Reply # 211735 2-May-2009 17:17
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Someone might need to tell the NZ Herald that the XT Network is not a GSM network also
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  Reply # 211747 2-May-2009 18:10
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I've almost given up. PC World had a poll a couple of months ago, "now that Telecom's going GSM"... Argh! I left a comment on the poll just so that I could point out that WCDMA is not GSM. My comment actually ended up being published in the printed magazine :o

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  Reply # 211757 2-May-2009 18:32
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I knew that in January boby55. Just a typo 3 days ago. Mauricio told me that in January. I was so happy to know that there won't be 2g anymore in NZ after June. One of a few country in the world with nationwide 3g coverage, we are quite lucky. Just wish they reduce data cost, then we will be in line with first world. Don't know why telstra data plan is so expensive. Hope that telecom won't follow telstra

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  Reply # 211760 2-May-2009 18:43
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harrylin: I was so happy to know that there won't be 2g anymore in NZ after June.


Vodafone will still operate its 2G network for some time. They never said it's being taken down.





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  Reply # 211762 2-May-2009 18:47
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I will hack my iPhone tonight so that it won't receive any 2g signal. You can see how sick of 2g I am. I hate fallback to 2g. Frustration is very high here

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  Reply # 211794 2-May-2009 22:44
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harrylin: I will hack my iPhone tonight so that it won't receive any 2g signal. You can see how sick of 2g I am. I hate fallback to 2g. Frustration is very high here


I know the very high frustration feeling very well, and not just with my phone cutting back to 2G . . .

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  Reply # 211805 2-May-2009 23:27
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scottjpalmer:
harrylin: I will hack my iPhone tonight so that it won't receive any 2g signal. You can see how sick of 2g I am. I hate fallback to 2g. Frustration is very high here


I know the very high frustration feeling very well, and not just with my phone cutting back to 2G . . .


Same frustration for me and with my iPhone constantly dropping back to 2G then up to 3G then back to 2G and so on and so on.

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  Reply # 211806 2-May-2009 23:31
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ok my iPhone will never fall back to 2g now

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  Reply # 211807 2-May-2009 23:32
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Give you some advice below.

The below method will allow you to have the iPhone connect only on the UMTS bands. the iPhone will not see the none UMTS bands available.
This solves the problem of dropping to EDGE. however be advised, that if your reception drops below -107dbm you will drop a call and get no service.
Usually cell phone are able to conduct a conversion at -112dbm but the iphone's radio is limited.
In case the reception drops below -113dbm you will likely to get no service as it will not drop to EDGE.
Service will return as reception gets better.

Here is how to do this:

1) Jailbreak your phone
2) install SSH
3) login as root
4) go do /var/preferences/
5) open the file csidata
Inside csidata you will find the following line: GsmRegistrationModel::fRatSelection=0x1
The following values apply: 0x0(EDGE ONLY), 0x1(EDGE+3G), 0x2(3G ONLY).
6) Change to the desired value (0x2 in our case) and save the file
7) Reboot the phone. you are done.

Please note that if you use the 3G/EDGE toggle within the iPhone menu, BossPrefs or SBSettings, you will lose the setting you just made above as those toggles can only toggle between edge only and 3g/edge mix and will overwrite the ctidata file.

Side effects:
- Fring all of sudden started to work over 3G :) without me installing the VoipOver3G apps from cydia.
- Youtube vidoes are showing high quality videos streams now over 3G (same quality as wifi)

All my other installed applications are working just fine.

Please note that this will not improve your reception, it will just make the iPhone work in UMTS only mode and will disable the phones ability to fall back to EDGE.

If you try this you are doing it at your own risk. this has worked for me however I take no responsibility.

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  Reply # 211808 2-May-2009 23:39
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My iPhone is 3g only now. 2g is disabled now. Good bye GPRS. Upload is over 350k. That means HSUPA!! I never know iPhone has hsupa though.... Xt network will be even better on iPhone. :-D now I know. As long as you force your cellphone to 3g only, It will get consistent 3g signal strength. 1 bar on my iPhone is still better than GPRS. There won't be GPRS to fall back to on xt network. That is wonderful! Post your results if anybody follow my little trick above

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