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#34937 1-Jun-2009 14:23
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I tried plugging my XT SIM into my old SE W900 which only supports 2100Mhz, and while it sees the TelecomXT network when I'm in range of the 2100 tower(s), if I try actually connecting to it I get a "forbidden network" message. The phone is completely unlocked. 


I was only trying it out of interest to see if it would actually connect, should it work? I know the phone won't be any actual use due to not supporting anything other than 2100Mhz, but it was just an experiment.




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  #220391 1-Jun-2009 14:27
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Telecom and VF do not have any roaming agreement between them so it will not connect.




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  #220396 1-Jun-2009 14:31
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As he said. he tried to connect to the XT 2100mhz network and it didn't work. This is a tad strange as it's their backup in the highly populated urban areas...

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  #220399 1-Jun-2009 14:34
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Not sure what VF have to do with it?

It just started working. I think it was somehow picking up the CDMA network and trying to connect to that. (Unless they've still got a GSM test tower running somewhere nearby?). I found another entry which must be the actual XT 2100Mhz system and it connected and received a couple of setup items. (Which is what I wanted to test, to see if another issue I have is due to the phone, or the network - testing via 2100mhz on a non-native phone possibly isn't ideal obviously).



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  #220404 1-Jun-2009 14:43
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Sorry, did not read the XT 2100mhz part. Don't the VF 3G 2100mhz and Telecom 3G 2100mhz network clash with each other then? i.e interference?




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  #220410 1-Jun-2009 14:48
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Do you know if the SIM was properly connected? If you have a SIM that isn't connected (or is in the process of being connected), you might get that error.





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  #220415 1-Jun-2009 14:55
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billgates:  Don't the VF 3G 2100mhz and Telecom 3G 2100mhz network clash with each other then? i.e interference?


No. There were never any interference issues between the 2100Mhz networks.

I'd be picking the SIM wasn't yet activated, there have been delays at times over the weekend activating them.

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  #220419 1-Jun-2009 15:02
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The SIM works fine in the Telecom phone, it was bought & activated Friday night. Not sure what it's picking up, but looks like the 2100mhz signal is just on the cusp, as I get a fairly good signal from the lounge, and no signal from the far side of the house, hence it's anticipated limited usefulness.

Once I've finished playing, the SIM will go back into the 850Mhz Nokia :)


Edit: Worked fine in the end, managed to get the old phone to sync what I wanted over 2100Mhz, looks like the setup-data issue is a Telecom XT problem, not an issue with my other phone, as the data is still coming through unrecognised. Shall investigate in another thread.

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