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#61385 15-May-2010 17:32
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I have found an old cell phone (Ericsson A1228) that was connected to the old Telecom 025 network but has now expired, does anyone know of any way I can get this phone connected to the new 027 Telecom network?

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  #330434 15-May-2010 17:35
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Impossible..............




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  #330438 15-May-2010 17:47
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The old 025 handsets are not compatible with the XT network. You should put them in the recycle bin at Telecom or Vodafone stores.





 

 

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  #330441 15-May-2010 17:53
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won't even work with the old cdma network

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  #330696 16-May-2010 17:58

rybold: I have found an old cell phone (Ericsson A1228) that was connected to the old Telecom 025 network but has now expired, does anyone know of any way I can get this phone connected to the new 027 Telecom network?


The old TDMA network is so old that Telecom have built two completely different networks since... Just a shame it has taken this long to get around to the right path, if you had a Vodafone phone from the same era, it would still work.

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  #330705 16-May-2010 18:18
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motat might be interested

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  #330706 16-May-2010 18:20
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Thanks for all our help guys, I thought that it would be a long shot, its just a shame the old network didn't use SIM cards eh.

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  #330722 16-May-2010 19:38
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Yes...but there have also been far, far better phones since then too :)

025 was an old network with old technology (current at the time, howver).

 
 
 
 


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  #330728 16-May-2010 20:10
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And looking at things from a totally different perspective I highly doubt a ~10 year old phone is going to deliver any more than a few minutes charge. The battery will very likely be no good.

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  #330737 16-May-2010 21:35
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sbiddle: And looking at things from a totally different perspective I highly doubt a ~10 year old phone is going to deliver any more than a few minutes charge. The battery will very likely be no good.


Exactly, we have an old Ericsson from 025 network I tried turning on a long time ago, the battery is poked and lasted no more than 2minutes. lol 




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  #330740 16-May-2010 21:38
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correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the frequency d-amps used to run on now used by XT?

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  #330750 16-May-2010 22:28
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DjShadow: correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the frequency d-amps used to run on now used by XT?


Amps I thought was 800mhz

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  #330751 16-May-2010 22:34
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johnr:
DjShadow: correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the frequency d-amps used to run on now used by XT?


Amps I thought was 800mhz


IIRC when people say 800MHz they are actually referring to what is known today as 850MHz. Remember most CDMA phones are published as dual band 800/1900, where 800 is in fact 850.

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  #330763 16-May-2010 23:56
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tardtasticx:
sbiddle: And looking at things from a totally different perspective I highly doubt a ~10 year old phone is going to deliver any more than a few minutes charge. The battery will very likely be no good.


Exactly, we have an old Ericsson from 025 network I tried turning on a long time ago, the battery is poked and lasted no more than 2minutes. lol 


Good point - even if you could find a brand new battery (highly unlikely for a 10 year old phone), it's probably a lot cheaper just to buy a brand new one, eh?

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  #330772 17-May-2010 01:30
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I found my old startac a while back and it was able to turn on and run for a good hour showing no service after being on charge overnight.





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  #330780 17-May-2010 05:38
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Heh, I remember my ex had two of those. Nothing more than paperweights now :)

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