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Wannabe Geek

# 43760 21-Oct-2009 23:09

hi all,
i got n85 from oversea, and i want to use it with the new telecom xt network. but unfortunately, i sort of couldn't use it because of the reception problem.
no matter where i go, i couldn't get a reception (except in town) even on the area that say good coverage.
what is the problem with that?
any help would appreciate,

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Uber Geek


  # 265872 21-Oct-2009 23:13
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It's probably the wrong variant for XT

If you pull of the battery and look on the stickers on the phone you see a model number.
I'm guessing yours has N85-1. If this is the case then your N85 is a 900/2100mhz UMTS variant, not a 850/2100mhz UMTS variant which you do need to work with Vodafone.

Your phone will work fine on Vodafone and 2 Degrees.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 265878 21-Oct-2009 23:20

oh i see, that make sense for me now. before, i have try alot of solution to get it work even went down to telecom store..
but if u say the problem variant with xt, why would i get reception while in town?isn't it suppose to be no reception at all?
So over all, could i still use it with telecom?or any way that i can get reception with xt?


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  # 265880 21-Oct-2009 23:35
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it will still work on 2100 frequency, but Telecom only uses 2100 for infill in built up areas. probably why you get a little bit of patchy signal there. the primary network Telecom uses is 850.

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  # 265984 22-Oct-2009 10:14

okay thank alot guys, maybe i gave up with telecom and just change my network to either vodafone or 2degree.

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