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# 41099 9-Sep-2009 16:54
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Hi.. I am new here...

So heres whats happening.. I need a new phone and want to go onto Telecom XT but were I live we only get good reception with Nokia phones.
All the Telecom Nokia phones are abit to pricey for me (Im on a budget) so i was wondering if i could put a XT sim card into this 2degrees phone.. its a Nokia 2330 and the GSM Band is 850/900.
After my research it seems as this will work on XT.. just wondering if anyone can confirm this before i spend all my money on it Laughing

Thanks

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# 254414 9-Sep-2009 16:56
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XT is not a GSM 850 network its WCDMA 850

This is covered off on Geekzone about 500+ times

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  # 254416 9-Sep-2009 17:01
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johnr: XT is not a GSM 850 network its WCDMA 850

This is covered off on Geekzone about 500+ times

John


ok thanks... so i'll just have to save for the expensive Nokia then

 
 
 
 


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  # 254487 9-Sep-2009 19:05
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Hi Lostrocker,

Johnr is right 2330 is a GSM (2G) phone,
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_2330_classic-2570.php

XT Network is WCDMA / UMTS (3G) only network.

Link below is a search for Nokia phones that will work on the XT network.
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia-phones-f-1-2.php (should filter on 850 UMTS)

XT Also supports WCDMA / UMTS 2100 in the main cities and expanding out to smaller towns but is not as widespread as 850.

Regards SW

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  # 254493 9-Sep-2009 19:17
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As scorpiworld said, XT has 2100 sites but I would NOT recommend relying on it, as it is only for infill when the network becomes full.

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  # 254509 9-Sep-2009 19:57
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I wouldn't recommend anyone use a 2100MHz-exclusive device on XT outside of the main centres. Even then, I'd still push for an 850MHz device.




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  # 254552 9-Sep-2009 21:51
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lostrocker815:
So heres whats happening.. I need a new phone and want to go onto Telecom XT but were I live we only get good reception with Nokia phones.


Have you confirmed that with someones phone on the XT network, and not just guessing based on your experience with other networks? I find it hard to believe that only nokias give you good reception.

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  # 254556 9-Sep-2009 21:55
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Have to agree with the above post

 
 
 
 


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  # 254562 9-Sep-2009 21:59
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friedCrumpet is correct,



Different models of phones have different aerials etc, e.g not all nokia's will have good reception where you live.



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  # 254668 10-Sep-2009 09:24
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friedCrumpet:
lostrocker815:
So heres whats happening.. I need a new phone and want to go onto Telecom XT but were I live we only get good reception with Nokia phones.


Have you confirmed that with someones phone on the XT network, and not just guessing based on your experience with other networks? I find it hard to believe that only nokias give you good reception.


No i dont know anyone with XT, just going off what happened when i had a Samsung on Telecom CDMA. I'v just heard that nokia is the best for rural areas.

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  # 254675 10-Sep-2009 09:42
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lostrocker815:
friedCrumpet:
lostrocker815:
So heres whats happening.. I need a new phone and want to go onto Telecom XT but were I live we only get good reception with Nokia phones.


Have you confirmed that with someones phone on the XT network, and not just guessing based on your experience with other networks? I find it hard to believe that only nokias give you good reception.


No i dont know anyone with XT, just going off what happened when i had a Samsung on Telecom CDMA. I'v just heard that nokia is the best for rural areas.
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The footprints for XT and the old CDMA network are different, with XT being bigger generally.  Have you tried looking at the coverage maps at:

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/ournetwork/coverage

This may give you an idea what XT would be like coverage-wise.

As others have said, Nokias will not necessarily be the only ones that give you the best reception.  I have found in my experience that the Sony Ericsson C510 is VERY good, for example.

Where abouts do you live?  Another GZer may be nearby, or have had some XT use in your area.

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  # 254676 10-Sep-2009 09:43
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lostrocker815:
friedCrumpet:
lostrocker815:
So heres whats happening.. I need a new phone and want to go onto Telecom XT but were I live we only get good reception with Nokia phones.


Have you confirmed that with someones phone on the XT network, and not just guessing based on your experience with other networks? I find it hard to believe that only nokias give you good reception.


No i dont know anyone with XT, just going off what happened when i had a Samsung on Telecom CDMA. I'v just heard that nokia is the best for rural areas.

XT network and the CDMA network are COMPLETELY SEPERATE.

ANY coverage you had/didnt-have on CDMA bears NO reflection on XT coverage, other than there is likely a tower in the same place. Coverage could be the same, worse, or better.

You need to get an XT phone to your location to check.

Relying on a different physical network, or opinions about models of phones you will not be using is utterly pointless.









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  # 254695 10-Sep-2009 10:53
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The footprints for XT and the old CDMA network are different, with XT being bigger generally.  Have you tried looking at the coverage maps at:

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/ournetwork/coverage

This may give you an idea what XT would be like coverage-wise.

As others have said, Nokias will not necessarily be the only ones that give you the best reception.  I have found in my experience that the Sony Ericsson C510 is VERY good, for example.

Where abouts do you live?  Another GZer may be nearby, or have had some XT use in your area.



I'm in Kaitaia, Northland

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  # 254699 10-Sep-2009 11:02
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lostrocker815:
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The footprints for XT and the old CDMA network are different, with XT being bigger generally.  Have you tried looking at the coverage maps at:

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/ournetwork/coverage

This may give you an idea what XT would be like coverage-wise.

As others have said, Nokias will not necessarily be the only ones that give you the best reception.  I have found in my experience that the Sony Ericsson C510 is VERY good, for example.

Where abouts do you live?  Another GZer may be nearby, or have had some XT use in your area.



I'm in Kaitaia, Northland


Hmm, I havent been there recently (and wont be anytime soon) but hopefully someone has.  The map suggests it may be ok.  Telecom stores and call centres would possibly have access to better coverage info, try calling 123 and see if they can help you.



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  # 254701 10-Sep-2009 11:16
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The dumb thing is that we dont even have a telecom shop up here

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  # 254724 10-Sep-2009 12:38
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lostrocker815: The dumb thing is that we dont even have a telecom shop up here

If it was economically viable for Telecom, Orb, or Leading Edge to have a store there, you can bet your bottom dollar there would be one.

So it would actually be dumb to have one if it was losing money (as that would raise the cost of using the network).

:P

Dont you know ANYONE with an XT handset?







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