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# 39030 7-Aug-2009 20:25
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I was looking around at phones, and especially with DSE's sale at the moment, I am thinking sbout buying the LG KU990 Viewty. Unfortunately this handset only supports 2100MHz. Telecom monopolises my area in Christchurch, so I was wondering how coverage of 2100MHz is in Christchurch (northern suburbs especially). Coverage in Auckland (Takanini) would be helpful as well.

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  # 244053 7-Aug-2009 20:31
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Just do not go there find a W850 model

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  # 244055 7-Aug-2009 20:35
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johnr: Just do not go there find a W850 model

John


Not really my kind of phone.

 
 
 
 


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# 244056 7-Aug-2009 20:39
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thelimoman:
johnr: Just do not go there find a W850 model

John


Not really my kind of phone.


Its not a phone

W850 = WCDMA 850mhz



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  # 244057 7-Aug-2009 20:42
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johnr:
thelimoman:
johnr: Just do not go there find a W850 model

John


Not really my kind of phone.


Its not a phone

W850 = WCDMA 850mhz


Ahhh... I got confused with the Sony Ericsson W850. I have also been considering the LG GM310f, but for the extra hundred dollars I could get a fairly good touchscreen.

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  # 244082 7-Aug-2009 22:45
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The XT network is not 2100MHz. It's a 100% 850Mhz network that uses 2100 for additional capacity in the main centres.

Buying a 2100 only handset is a crazy move, you need something that supports 850Mhz.




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  # 244115 8-Aug-2009 08:17
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sbiddle: The XT network is not 2100MHz. It's a 100% 850Mhz network that uses 2100 for additional capacity in the main centres.

Buying a 2100 only handset is a crazy move, you need something that supports 850Mhz.



I'm only considering because, I live in Christchurch. I'm also considering using 2degrees as well, but the prices don't suit my lifestyle.

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  # 244116 8-Aug-2009 08:23
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Point is if using telecom XT get a handset that supports W850mhz



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  # 244120 8-Aug-2009 08:34
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johnr: Point is if using telecom XT get a handset that supports W850mhz


I know. I just really like that phone.

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  # 244134 8-Aug-2009 09:31
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thelimoman:
johnr: Point is if using telecom XT get a handset that supports W850mhz


I know. I just really like that phone.


If you are happy with large numbers of nill coverage areas, and the probability of deadspots and dropped calls by all means go for it.



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  # 244148 8-Aug-2009 10:23
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Wellington has a pile of live 2100 sites (according to netmonitor) but coverage is terrible in the hills, I'd strongly advise, het a UMTS 850MHz phone.

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  # 244157 8-Aug-2009 10:49
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Also, 2100 is not officially running on XT yet (or wasn't recently). They also recently disabled 2100 on their network catching out people who were not using a 850 capable handset.




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It has been enabled again, coffeebaron - there were upgrades performed etc.




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  # 244249 8-Aug-2009 17:12
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Hmmm... I think I'll just keep my CDMA and put the phone on the 2d. Thats what my friend has done and it works well.

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  # 244282 8-Aug-2009 19:43
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cdma fones wont work on 2 degrees



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  # 244364 9-Aug-2009 09:08
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hamish225: cdma fones wont work on 2 degrees


Sorry I phrased that badly. I'll keep my CDMA, and put the phone I'm getting on 2degrees.

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