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Topic # 54729 20-Dec-2009 00:09
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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

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  Reply # 284116 20-Dec-2009 00:40
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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.

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  Reply # 284117 20-Dec-2009 00:53
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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

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  Reply # 284150 20-Dec-2009 10:27
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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.


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