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.




411 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Trustpower

#54729 20-Dec-2009 00:09
Send private message

This afternoon I was offered to buy a brand new HTC magic off a friend from work for quite cheap. As I use my XT quite a lot I would like to run it on the network. I am sure it runs fine on the network with changes of APN ect. Just wondering what the service would be like in oamaru? I'm in central and usually get full service just wondering if there would be a problem concerning bands ect? Thanks




Any comments made are my personal views and does not represent those of my employer


Create new topic
939 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #284116 20-Dec-2009 00:40
Send private message

Unfortunately it won't work nationwide, the two versions of the Magic are either 900/2100 or 1700/2100 (XT is 850 MHz) - you'll get limited coverage in the main centres, but even then, I wouldn't recommend it.




munchkin | Troll | Author | Artist | Citizen | Friend | Misanthrope

Join us in the Geekzone IRC channel!

 


All information contained in posts made by me shall be treated as PotatoZoo's own personal opinion unless otherwise specified.

 




411 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Trustpower

  #284117 20-Dec-2009 00:53
Send private message

Okay, the one i'm getting is straight from vodafone. I guess I will have to run it on vodafone. I will try see if gt works at all here but from what your saying I don't think it will




Any comments made are my personal views and does not represent those of my employer


 
 
 
 


7625 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #284150 20-Dec-2009 10:27
Send private message

Hi, just to restate, the Magic runs 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS and 900/2100 HSDPA/WCDMA (aka UMTS).

Vodafone NZ runs 900/1800 GSM/GPRS and 900/2100 UMTS, with 2100 only available in more populated areas.

XT runs 850 UMTS nationwide and in most bigger cities 2100 as infill and extra capacity, they have NO GSM/GPRS service anywhere.

So your Magic will only work on XT if there is a  XT 2100 UMTS base station in your area, and Oamaru would probably only be 850, others here who have details of what base stations are were may be able to advise

I suggest you run it on Voda.

Cyril

Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Soul Machines joins forces with the World Health Organization
Posted 13-Jul-2020 18:00


Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.