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  Reply # 363767 5-Aug-2010 17:15
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Hey guyz, i know i might be a bit late in posting here..

But everyone has been buying these from www.mobicity.com.au?

Did anyone notice www.mobicity.co.nz ?

And can anyone confirm that the phone listed here: http://www.mobicity.co.nz/htc-desire.html
will work on XT? it seems to have the right frequencies but states it's not recommended for xt customers.

But the link to the XT version doesn't work: http://www.mobicity.co.nz/htc-desire-XT.html

Thanks.



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  Reply # 363809 5-Aug-2010 18:37
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blingjug: Hey guyz, i know i might be a bit late in posting here..

But everyone has been buying these from www.mobicity.com.au?

Did anyone notice www.mobicity.co.nz ?

And can anyone confirm that the phone listed here: http://www.mobicity.co.nz/htc-desire.html
will work on XT? it seems to have the right frequencies but states it's not recommended for xt customers.

But the link to the XT version doesn't work: http://www.mobicity.co.nz/htc-desire-XT.html

Thanks.


Wow they're in NZ now.. good to know.

Anyway, it won't work.. The freqs for that phone are:

GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, 3G 900, 3G 2100

Needs to be 3G 850, 3G 2100. This is because XT uses WCDMA, not GSM.

You'll find it might work in main cities where 2100mhz is used by XT, but it won't work anywhere else.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 363830 5-Aug-2010 18:57
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UnitedWeFall: 

Anyway, it won't work.. The freqs for that phone are:

GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, 3G 900, 3G 2100

Needs to be 3G 850, 3G 2100. This is because XT uses WCDMA, not GSM.


You'll find it might work in main cities where 2100mhz is used by XT, but it won't work anywhere else.


Just wish these manufacturers would take a leaf out of Apple's iPhone 4 book and make quad and 3g fones..




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  Reply # 363845 5-Aug-2010 19:30
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UnitedWeFall:Wow they're in NZ now.. good to know..

Its still an Australian company, its basically a secondary domain name. Still ships from aussie, still converted into aussie dollars, and warranty is still aussie based.

old3eyes: Just wish these manufacturers would take a leaf out of Apple's iPhone 4 book and make quad and 3g fones..

Except that the iPhone 4 is newer than the HTC Desire, which came out in march. The iPhone 4 came out in June
Also quad band 3G chipsets haven't really been available up until recently, and due to the massive demand for the iPhone 4, i imagine it would be quite hard for other companies such as HTC to get a good supply of them, i imagine that Apple would have caused shortages.

Once they start becoming readily available then they will do the same.

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  Reply # 364398 6-Aug-2010 19:17
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Are you sure about that warranty?
It says all over their site its an NZ warranty.

"Warranty
All handsets come with our 12 month warranty MobiCare 12, which is included in the standard purchase price. This warranty is serviced by our New Zealand warranty partner, Buy Low Mobile Phone Repairs. You may visit www.buylowmobiles.co.nz or call 09 2710075 for more information. It is possible to upgrade your warranty to MobiCare Silver, Gold or Platinum, the details of which are outlined below."

Hey i also found this 1, so this will work fine with xt?

http://www.mobicity.co.nz/htc-desire-nextg.html

Tho i also heard that theres a new htc phone coming soon thats supposed to be much better.

That's about all i've heard so far tho, but its making me wonder if i should hang onto my money for a bit longer.

Anyone know anything?

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  Reply # 365255 9-Aug-2010 10:00
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UnitedWeFall:
tinytimmay: Hey Chaps

has anyone checked their phone for an update? Settings
-->About phone --> System Software updates?
It says that there is an update avaliable that will take the phone from 1.15.405.4 to 1.21.405.2. Has anyone applied this? and if you did, did you have to rename it to update.zip and move it to the root of the sdcard?



I haven't got it because i'm running a custom ROM, but if you use the built in updater it's all done automatically.



Has any done the froyo upgrade yet from modaco?

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  Reply # 365265 9-Aug-2010 10:24
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I flashed the "[ROM] Rooted Official HTC Android 2.2 (FroYo) ROM [Market issue fixed]" and it is running well. I used ROM Manager (from android market) and it was pretty easy. I also updated the radio ROM using the ROM manager.

The 2.2 update is good, it is significantly faster in my view.

I'm still far from impressed with the cell reception of the desire though. Having come from an iPhone 3gs where I got signal in most places at my house, the desire signal at best skips in and out, and in many places doesn't get any reception at all.



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  Reply # 365301 9-Aug-2010 11:42
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blair003: I flashed the "[ROM] Rooted Official HTC Android 2.2 (FroYo) ROM [Market issue fixed]" and it is running well. I used ROM Manager (from android market) and it was pretty easy. I also updated the radio ROM using the ROM manager.

The 2.2 update is good, it is significantly faster in my view.

I'm still far from impressed with the cell reception of the desire though. Having come from an iPhone 3gs where I got signal in most places at my house, the desire signal at best skips in and out, and in many places doesn't get any reception at all.


I came from a 3GS too and my Desire is 100x better in the way of reception... My iPhone used to drop Wifi all the time and texts hardly ever got through on the first try. No issues with the Desire though.

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  Reply # 365314 9-Aug-2010 12:03
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Do you have the Telstra NextG one running on XT? (and was your iphone on XT as well?)

If so, what radio version (settings -> about phone -> software information -> baseband verison) are you running?

It's a shame because I do really like the device, especially with the 2.2 update.
(wifi on both devices was the same for me btw, no problem with my 3gs and no problem with this desire.. its just cell reception)

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  Reply # 365342 9-Aug-2010 12:34
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blair003: I flashed the "[ROM] Rooted Official HTC Android 2.2 (FroYo) ROM [Market issue fixed]" and it is running well. I used ROM Manager (from android market) and it was pretty easy. I also updated the radio ROM using the ROM manager.

The 2.2 update is good, it is significantly faster in my view.

I'm still far from impressed with the cell reception of the desire though. Having come from an iPhone 3gs where I got signal in most places at my house, the desire signal at best skips in and out, and in many places doesn't get any reception at all.


is that this one ?

I have reasonable reception at my place with the desire - the sound can be a bit off somethimes. I'm on XT - we definitely have issues with Voda devices in our house

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  Reply # 365379 9-Aug-2010 13:14
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Nah that one wasn't out afaik. I got this one. Might have to try the one you posted.

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  Reply # 365381 9-Aug-2010 13:15
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Stripped my link out?

This one:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=741775

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