Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 280346 8-Dec-2009 12:16
Send private message

freitasm:
jaidevp: We have 2100 in the following locations, there are more will advise after looking up :)

Auckland
Hamilton
Rotorua
Wellington
Nelson
Christchurch
Queenstown
Dunedin
Invercargill


In another words: don't bother with 2100 Mhz devices. you won't have coverage everywhere. A 850 MHz device will give you 100% coverage on XT.



ok. i have been looking at buying a smart phone but cant realy find one the has 850hmz frequency

BDFL - Memuneh
60608 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11542

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 280355 8-Dec-2009 12:32
Send private message

The iPhone is a perfect fit for XT. The HTC Touch Pro 2 is available from Telecom and parallel. The Nokia E71 is also available from Telecom. I see a few smartphones around.






1773 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  Reply # 280360 8-Dec-2009 12:39
Send private message

Damager: Check out the HTC Touch Pro 2. I run Garmin XT on mine and it runs great.

Check out a review here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uONMuEeTo7A
Thanks for the link however I'm not a big fan of the resistive touch screens. Touch screens in general, whilst a great feature, aren't as practical for me as a standard keypad i've decided.

And as such, i have ordered an N86. It's not so different to my N82, but that's okay as i like the way everything works on that device.

Now all i have to do is wait for it to arrive and get my head around transferring over to XT and i'll be away.

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 280458 8-Dec-2009 17:52
Send private message

freitasm: The iPhone is a perfect fit for XT. The HTC Touch Pro 2 is available from Telecom and parallel. The Nokia E71 is also available from Telecom. I see a few smartphones around.


thanks for the reply.  i have considered the HTC touch pro 2 from parallel an other places but when i read the specs it dosnt have the 850mhz frequency, they all seem to say HSDPA 900 / 2100 so im a bit lost

2072 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Subscriber

  Reply # 280464 8-Dec-2009 18:05
Send private message

madaz2:
freitasm: The iPhone is a perfect fit for XT. The HTC Touch Pro 2 is available from Telecom and parallel. The Nokia E71 is also available from Telecom. I see a few smartphones around.


thanks for the reply.  i have considered the HTC touch pro 2 from parallel an other places but when i read the specs it dosnt have the 850mhz frequency, they all seem to say HSDPA 900 / 2100 so im a bit lost


The Touch Pro2 sold by Telecom is the 850/2100 model. This is the same model sold by Telstra for their NextG 3G 850 network, as well AT&T in the USA

Search for T7381 which is 850/2100. The generic worldwide model is T7373 = 900/2100.

To be sure you're comfortable purchasing the correct model, buy it from Telecom.




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 280465 8-Dec-2009 18:12
Send private message

Damager:
madaz2:
freitasm: The iPhone is a perfect fit for XT. The HTC Touch Pro 2 is available from Telecom and parallel. The Nokia E71 is also available from Telecom. I see a few smartphones around.


thanks for the reply.  i have considered the HTC touch pro 2 from parallel an other places but when i read the specs it dosnt have the 850mhz frequency, they all seem to say HSDPA 900 / 2100 so im a bit lost


The Touch Pro2 sold by Telecom is the 850/2100 model. This is the same model sold by Telstra for their NextG 3G 850 network, as well AT&T in the USA

Search for T7381 which is 850/2100. The generic worldwide model is T7373 = 900/2100.

To be sure you're comfortable purchasing the correct model, buy it from Telecom.


cheers dude

BDFL - Memuneh
60608 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11542

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 280470 8-Dec-2009 18:32
Send private message

That's because there are two models - and you are right, most will be 900/2100 MHz, but if you want 850/2100 MHz then you have to look at Australian parallel suppliers (Telstra uses the same bands as Telecom NZ).

Unless there's a lot to save, better to get something locally though.




4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 280505 8-Dec-2009 20:49
Send private message

This is slightly off topic but related to XT coverage.
Has anyone found their signal suddenly just fails and seems to drop out at times? (only very briefly) I'm 700m from the cell tower at home, and with an e75 and Samsung C5220, both at times just randomly cut out (not at the same time though).
This doesnt fall in line with operating microwaves or anything either.

I've heard setting the phone to just 850mhz or something helps?

324 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 281967 13-Dec-2009 16:07
Send private message

Sony xperia x1a American version 850mhz 3g
htc touch HD 850mhz
htc tilt 2
htc pure

go to phonesdirect.co.nz
expansys.co.nz
they have got a lot.

Yes I am the same as you. Symbian is defunct. :-) but iPhone is great great!

Nokia n97 is too slow, not my favorite.

Yes iPhone is the best choice.

324 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 281982 13-Dec-2009 17:41
Send private message

Lol. Symbian was chosen anyhow. Good luck on that n86, symbian is still wildly popular here in NZ. By the way, it's good to see you switching to XT, like I did. I just stick to my unjailbroken iPhone.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.