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Topic # 64455 15-Jul-2010 21:53
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Hi there
I'm a newbie to this forum and have read some great advice here regarding the Desire NextG.  I'm looking to get this phone from Mobicity in Australia (the non-Telstra version to use on Telecom XT) but I'm a bit concerned at the mention of GPS faults, rooting, settings etc. as I'm not really savvy with this stuff!  Will it be difficult?  I was kinda hoping I could just start using it once I get it without having to do anything very technical.  Also, of the people who have bought these from Mobicity, do the plugs etc. fit into our NZ sockets?
Many thanks for any advice

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  Reply # 352204 16-Jul-2010 09:25
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Hi Bramwell

I got the Telstra version from MobiCity 6 weeks ago and it has been fine. When it first came out there was a GPS fault but HTC released a new ROM to fix it and that ROM came installed on the phone I got so you won't have any problem there.

The Australian plug is the same configuration as NZ so it also works fine here.

The only real issue is all the Telstra apps/weblinks on it which you cannot delete as the ROM is locked down. Although annoying most of them are only links so don't use much RAM (if any). I don't really find it an issue since I deleted all the shortcuts to them from the desktop and so don't see them day to day unless deleted adding other apps.

If you want to get rid of them you can root the phone and several on this board have done that and can no doubt comment.

You should be able to put your XT SIM straight into the phone and it should pick it up the network. Freitasm kindly put the APN settings you need to get PXT etc working as a sticky on this topic.

The phone is great so you won't regret the purchase.

Cheers


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  Reply # 352246 16-Jul-2010 10:51
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What do you mean by the non-telstra NextG version? There's either the normal Desire or the NextG one. (That runs on telstra)

You need the NextG version to use it on XT..

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  Reply # 352330 16-Jul-2010 14:31
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Mines working fine. As above you MUST have the telstra version to work on XT. Even the "XT Compatible one" from mobicity.co.nz will probably still have the telstra ROM on it.

btw theres no point in ordering from mobicity.co.nz, its still the same business, same price and same shipping cost from australia, but you cant use the $20AUD off coupon code (SN10) when ordering, so it actually works out as more.



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  Reply # 352392 16-Jul-2010 17:17
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Hey thanks so much for your replies Giggs, Kyhwana2 and eXDee :-)
eXDee you mentioned there's no point ordering from Mobicity - where did you get yours from? Is it available in NZ? Thanks again

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  Reply # 352522 17-Jul-2010 00:49
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bramwell: Hey thanks so much for your replies Giggs, Kyhwana2 and eXDee :-)
eXDee you mentioned there's no point ordering from Mobicity - where did you get yours from? Is it available in NZ? Thanks again

Sorry i didnt explain myself properly.

I got mine from mobicity.com.au, what i was saying is theres no point in ordering from their mobicity.co.nz domain name, as its the same company and it actually works out more expensive as you cant use the coupon.
i.e. if you're going to use mobicity (like i did, and it worked out fine), use the .com.au domain.



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  Reply # 352810 17-Jul-2010 20:42
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Thanks again ExDee :-)

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