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Topic # 59686 9-Apr-2010 13:56
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I was wondering if this phone could be used on the telecom xt network. will it get service outside of the main cities?
http://www.expansys.co.nz/d.aspx?i=179097

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  Reply # 316531 9-Apr-2010 13:57
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No this is why

HSDPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz

XT is 850/2100mhz HSDPA

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  Reply # 316533 9-Apr-2010 14:01
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This one will

http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/pay-monthly/htc-touch-pro2

And it's about the only way you'll guarantee a phone that will work on XT. The AT&T and Next G models are the only two that support 850MHz WCDMA and have very customised firmware.

Virtually every other Touch2 out there is the 900/2100 model that will only work on Vodafone.

There is another thread from this morning with the exact same question http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=59675



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 316535 9-Apr-2010 14:03
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I recommend you do a search on Geekzone, you will find numerous posts asking the same question...

as per johnr, in short, no, as the generic touch pro 2 is 900/2100 hsdpa. xt is 850/2100 hsdpa.

to save all the hassles, best to buy it direct from telecom on the link provided by sbiddle :-) 




- 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?

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  Reply # 316536 9-Apr-2010 14:04
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  Reply # 316538 9-Apr-2010 14:06
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Do you know of any place i am able to get the version which will run on this network? it is far too dare in the telecom store.

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  Reply # 316540 9-Apr-2010 14:15
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I just got my HTC Touch Pro 2 yesterday from telecom. (my company brought 3 for us techs). Very nice device indeed! Would i pay the $1500 personally, probably not as its a fair chunk of change! Good luck with finding it somewhere cheaper.

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  Reply # 316542 9-Apr-2010 14:20
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Your best bet is to find a second hand TP2 on TradeMe, some decent prices range around $700 to $800 last time I looked.

If you decide to buy overseas, you'll need to consider the following:

Incorrect/mis represented model eg, lots of TP2's on ebay are advertised as 850/2100 however arent.

Purchasing an 850/2100 model with carrier/network locked features that will be incompatible with XT. You could flash the ROM, however if not done right, the bubble wrap your new phone came in will instantly become more valuable than your bricked TP2.

Overseas warranty requiring return to base, eg if you purchase your phone from Khazakstan, you will need to return it there..

So, lots of things to consider :-) In the end, is it worth the hassle??







- 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?



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  Reply # 316543 9-Apr-2010 14:27
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How about these phones from australia? They say they are on the HSDPA 2100. Im not sure if this is the same as the 850/2100 or the XT?
http://www.techrific.com.au/htc-touch-pro-2-ii-smartphone-free-shipping-no-cc-surcharge-p-568.html

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  Reply # 316546 9-Apr-2010 14:33
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KieranLawn: How about these phones from australia? They say they are on the HSDPA 2100. Im not sure if this is the same as the 850/2100 or the XT?
http://www.techrific.com.au/htc-touch-pro-2-ii-smartphone-free-shipping-no-cc-surcharge-p-568.html


Nopes. This is a generic TP2 model.

You'll need to search for "Telstra NextG" TP2. Plenty on ebay.com.au. Again, there are many misrepresented so called NextG models which aren't so look carefully at the listing information.




- 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?



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  Reply # 316548 9-Apr-2010 14:38
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alright thanks for the info, very helpful and time saving
cheers

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  Reply # 316551 9-Apr-2010 14:43
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KieranLawn: How about these phones from australia? They say they are on the HSDPA 2100. Im not sure if this is the same as the 850/2100 or the XT?
http://www.techrific.com.au/htc-touch-pro-2-ii-smartphone-free-shipping-no-cc-surcharge-p-568.html


Looked on the same site, the NextG version is here

http://www.techrific.com.au/htc-touch-pro-2-ii-nextg-smartphone-free-shipping-no-cc-surcharge-p-595.html?osCsid=7548bf2a951a4b1b0da02c98c93a6607

Note the price difference between the generic model you linked. Also consider the conversion to $NZ, plus the payment of import tax/duty upon arrival to NZ customs. Again, if you require a warranty repair, it will need to go back to the original retailer. HTC NZ don't honour warranties for HTC products purchased overseas, I know, because I asked them. 




- 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?

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  Reply # 316553 9-Apr-2010 14:45
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KieranLawn: alright thanks for the info, very helpful and time saving
cheers


No worries mate. The Telecom TP2 is on the expensive side, however you will have extra peace of mind purchasing direct 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?



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  Reply # 316557 9-Apr-2010 14:54
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just on trademe as suggestes and i have found a few but the service is still not 850/2100, instead they say 900/2100. would this work? or does it have to be 850 and nothing else?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Vodafone/Other/auction-281717283.htm

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  Reply # 316576 9-Apr-2010 15:11
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as stated those are no good for the telecom network

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  Reply # 316592 9-Apr-2010 15:39
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I did suggest TradeMe, however I should have been a bit more clearer.

On TradeMe, look for second hand Telecom XT Touch pro 2 handsets. They do spring up now and then on TradeMe.  

 




- 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?

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