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Topic # 55429 4-Jan-2010 13:27
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I'm looking at buying a phone of Ebay and a few of them have GSM 850/900/1800/1900 on them which I have read is what the XT network uses. I was wondering then if they will work or is there something else I should look out for. Thanks

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  Reply # 286861 4-Jan-2010 13:29
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It will not work.

The XT network *DOES NOT* use GSM, I'm unsure where you read it does. It's a 3G WCDMA only network. You need a handset that supports WCDMA 850MHz to operatre.

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  Reply # 286866 4-Jan-2010 13:41
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How many times is this written in the Telecom XT section on Geekzone

200+ guessing

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  Reply # 286871 4-Jan-2010 13:52
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As sbiddle says - Telecom XT uses 3G WCDMA 850 MHz. This is not the same as GSM 850 MHz.





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  Reply # 286897 4-Jan-2010 15:18
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$10 says we'll never hear from the OP again. To me, this has that feeling about it of signing up to ask a single question as they were too lazy to do a search, gets the answer they want, then disappears into oblivion.

Please prove me wrong.

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  Reply # 286902 4-Jan-2010 15:39
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corksta: $10 says we'll never hear from the OP again. To me, this has that feeling about it of signing up to ask a single question as they were too lazy to do a search, gets the answer they want, then disappears into oblivion.

Please prove me wrong.


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  Reply # 286940 4-Jan-2010 17:39
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-1. Corksta, you aren't helpful, so get lost. Thanks those who actually posted something helpful. I have a mate who has a Samsung SGH-F480T and he can choose to run his phone on GSM 900/1800 and it still sends txts. Why is this?

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  Reply # 286945 4-Jan-2010 17:53
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bolmaing: -1. Corksta, you aren't helpful, so get lost. Thanks those who actually posted something helpful. I have a mate who has a Samsung SGH-F480T and he can choose to run his phone on GSM 900/1800 and it still sends txts. Why is this?


I'm not quite sure what you mean by this.

The SGH480 is a handset sold here by Telecom. It supports 850 WCDMA so will work on the network. The handset also supports GSM so can work on Vodafone or 2degrees also on their 900/1800 bands.
 

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  Reply # 286946 4-Jan-2010 17:54
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Because Vodafone operates a mixed network 2G (900/1800 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz) while Telecom operates a pure 3G network.




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  Reply # 287902 7-Jan-2010 21:04
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bolmaing: -1. Corksta, you aren't helpful, so get lost. Thanks those who actually posted something helpful.



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  Reply # 288009 8-Jan-2010 07:58
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Is there a problem with that? Honestly. Whats your problem?

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  Reply # 288010 8-Jan-2010 08:01
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Now folks. Corksta, this is more than needed.

Since the original question was answered I will lock this thread.




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