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Topic # 64321 13-Jul-2010 10:40
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Hey, I have an HTC Touch Pro2 T7373...

Just put in an xt sim card...
I have signal, but very little... and it keeps disconnecting, searching and then giving me very little signal again.
In in Rotorua, and was using a Nokia E75 but i think my tape just gave in, because my backlight still works, but im getting no images on the phone...

But anyways, whats with the lack of signal, when the nokia was working I had full bars!

something todo with the band??
HELP!?

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  Reply # 350544 13-Jul-2010 10:43

Is it an 850mhz UMTS/WCDMA (3G) device? Or is it a Vodafone/Overseas 900Mhz one?

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  Reply # 350551 13-Jul-2010 10:47
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The T7373 is a 900/2100 device. You need the 850/2100 model for reliable use on Telecom.



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  Reply # 350552 13-Jul-2010 10:48
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As far as i know, from a website i just google with the specs... for this model the T7373





Network
HSPA/WCDMA:



  • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz


  • Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds


Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:


  • Europe/Asia: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)







That the info you need??



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  Reply # 350555 13-Jul-2010 10:50
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Behodar: The T7373 is a 900/2100 device. You need the 850/2100 model for reliable use on Telecom.



Oh okay, so vodafone and 2degree's would work.. but not XT atm, because the signal for that band (in my area) is crap?

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  Reply # 350558 13-Jul-2010 10:56

Yes thank you.

Unfortunately, Telecom uses 850Mhz UMTS for it's XT network, and 2100Mhz UMTS in congested areas for in-fill. So the bad news is that the only 2100Mhz tower anywhere near you is in Rotokawa and covers about two thirds of the lake, some spills into the township but it looks pretty flakey!

For the best experience, you really would need a 850Mhz version of your Touch Pro 2.

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  Reply # 350559 13-Jul-2010 10:57
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Correct. Telecom runs an 850 MHz network, which your old Nokia was able to connect to. There's also a limited amount of 2100 MHz coverage, but as you've discovered it's impractical to rely on it.

That phone can connect to Vodafone and 2degrees.



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  Reply # 350560 13-Jul-2010 11:02
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That kinda sucks, Im not a vodafone user since work pays for my XT sim card...
Thanks for all the help thou!!

... might trade me it for $450, its almost brand new...

Thanks ALL!

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