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  Reply # 370876 22-Aug-2010 02:02
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GSM Arena also lists it as 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 here: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_c6-3229.php

So it should support XT... I hope so, since I'm looking into getting a new phone and the C6 looks good.

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  Reply # 370926 22-Aug-2010 10:32
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sounds like the OP's C6 is the generic 3G 900/2100 version, which means it will only work on Telecom's 2100 frequency in the main centres. Outside of that, it won't get a signal.

The XT variant needs to be 3G 850/2100 and has a slightly different model variation . Cant remember exactly off hand. Normally referred to as the "NAM" version which is specifically for North America.

The Mobicity version is guaranteed to be the generic version. 




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  Reply # 370943 22-Aug-2010 10:54
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Damager: sounds like the OP's C6 is the generic 3G 900/2100 version, which means it will only work on Telecom's 2100 frequency in the main centres. Outside of that, it won't get a signal.

The XT variant needs to have 3G 850, Normally referred to as the "NAM" version which is specifically for North America.

The Mobicity version is guaranteed to be the generic version. 


Here's an ebay listing for a NAM variant:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nokia-C6-C6-00-Black-NAM-QWERTY-Unlocked-Phone-ATT-3G-/120611451822?pt=Cell_Phones#ht_2537wt_1137

By the looks of it, there aren't many NAM ones floating around. 




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  Reply # 395392 25-Oct-2010 05:25
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Hi All

I thought I would share my experience with you, I have a Nokia C6-00 that was bought for me from Vodafone in Hamilton. So after a month I wanted to use it on the XT network, after hours of googling I have found out that the Nokia C6-00 does not work on the 850mhz only on 2100.

The reason: Nokia C6-00 that is sold at vodafone is version RM-612 and that supports 900MHZ not 850. Version RM-624 supports 850MHZ.

This info was a confirmation from Nokia NZ


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  Reply # 395430 25-Oct-2010 10:14
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That is correct all Nokia handsets currently sold in Vodafone stores only work on Vodafone.

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  Reply # 396070 26-Oct-2010 23:47
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Thanks BrentR

May I suggest that the Nokia NZ website be adjusted, maybe a little note beside

WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 (Only RM-612)

http://www.nokia.co.nz/support/product-support/nokia-c6-00/specifications

I'm Sure customers will appreciate that

Thanks

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  Reply # 396095 27-Oct-2010 07:52
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nzmate: Thanks BrentR

May I suggest that the Nokia NZ website be adjusted, maybe a little note beside

WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 (Only RM-612)

http://www.nokia.co.nz/support/product-support/nokia-c6-00/specifications

I'm Sure customers will appreciate that

Thanks


I agree Nokia can be good at confusion when it comes to device specifications on their website, and I guess the way they list some specs could also be seen as misleading. It'd be best to contact Nokia to make that suggestion, although good luck chasing up the right person!

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  Reply # 396112 27-Oct-2010 08:56
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nzmate: Thanks BrentR

May I suggest that the Nokia NZ website be adjusted, maybe a little note beside

WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 (Only RM-612)

http://www.nokia.co.nz/support/product-support/nokia-c6-00/specifications

I'm Sure customers will appreciate that

Thanks


Thanks nzmate,

I'll pass the suggestion along to our web guys. :)

Sorry for the confusion :)

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  Reply # 396135 27-Oct-2010 09:42
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Mobicity are listing two versions of the C6 (well they are now)!

This is listed as the "XT" version and costs about $40 more
http://www.mobicity.co.nz/nokia-c6-nextg.html

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  Reply # 396341 27-Oct-2010 15:56
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Thanks BrentT, We still love NOKIA :)

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  Reply # 396770 28-Oct-2010 12:01
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Hi, my son purchased a Nokia C6 White and it doesn't seem to work either with XT, he tried other peoples XT Sims and still didn't work, so bought a 2 Degrees sim and it worked, but  now his mates on Telecom (Non XT) can't text him from their Telecom Txt Plan (will cost .20c for txt), does anyone have any ideas how we can make it work on XT.  He is really disappointed, I rang and advised the website he purchased it from that they should probably advise on site that they don't work with XT.

Have included specifications.

Thanks in advance.

Features:
- Get easy access to your email accounts including Hotmail, Gmail™, Yahoo!® Mail and Windows Live™
- The highly responsive touch screen, familiar user interface and full QWERTY keyboard make everyday communication quick and easy.
- Add widgets to your home screen that bring live updates from Facebook and other social networks – keeping you in touch, wherever you happen to be.

Specifications:
GPRS: Class 32
EDGE: Class 32
3G: HSDPA 3.6 Mbps; HSUPA
WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port: No
USB: Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA: Primary: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash / Geo-tagging, face and smile detection / Video: Yes, VGA@30fps / Secondary: Yes, QVGA
OS: Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
CPU: ARM 11 434 MHz processor
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games: Yes + downloadable
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
Java: Yes, MIDP 2.1


Network:
Quaband: GSM 850/900/1800/1900










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  Reply # 396813 28-Oct-2010 13:25
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Mobicity had a Nokia C6 listed under their XT compatible phones a couple of months ago when we bought one..
The phone I got for my wife seems to be working ok - I dont know where I could go to double check that the 850 part is ok - its working fine in central auckland (which may be mainly 2100?) It roamed like a charm all through Europe last month (2100 again?).

When we got it I dropped my 2 degrees sim in and it worked immediately. We took it to a Telecom store and they said they didnt know about that model - tried a sim in it (which said not registered - and they said - nope - wont work). "Not registered" means the phone doesnt like the SIM?

Anyway - Mrs took the phone into Telecom Queen Street shop and they had it going in about a minute.

It is VERY confusing that there are so many permutations of a phone model - Fair enough - call it a C6 - but perhaps the C6-00 C6-01 etc with the suffix being definitive about what the phone supports. I do understand why they need to have different models for different markets but try and make it fairly obvious which model does what.

Dallas - Have you tried going to the 2 degrees site and using their support feature to download the network settings to the phone - sounds like its not hooking up right.




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  Reply # 396817 28-Oct-2010 13:34
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Hi Dallas, Do you kow what Model the C6 is (C6-00 RM612)?

If it is RM612 then it will work on XT only in the city centres on WCDMA 2100 which has limited coverage.


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  Reply # 396900 28-Oct-2010 16:10
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Hi, thanks for your replies, I know it's a C6-00 but not sure about RM612, will need to have a look when he gets home from work.  (Where would I find that).

But other than buying a new XT sim to see if it will work (undamaged, or working properly), will he need to stay with 2 Degrees or Vodafone?  Can't believe though that it'll take 2 Degrees and not XT.  But I guess that is the way it is.  I just wish the website had put on there that it wasn't XT compatible and it would have saved the poor kid spending his money on a phone that doesn't work with XT.
 



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  Reply # 396962 28-Oct-2010 18:46
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Dallas: Hi, thanks for your replies, I know it's a C6-00 but not sure about RM612, will need to have a look when he gets home from work.  (Where would I find that).

But other than buying a new XT sim to see if it will work (undamaged, or working properly), will he need to stay with 2 Degrees or Vodafone?  Can't believe though that it'll take 2 Degrees and not XT.  But I guess that is the way it is.  I just wish the website had put on there that it wasn't XT compatible and it would have saved the poor kid spending his money on a phone that doesn't work with XT.
 


You type *#0000# into the keypad and an information screen comes up - displaying software version etc .
You will see an entry that says:

Model
   c6-00
Type
   RM-612

Or something like that. 

However I have queried the Nokia site for RM-612 and got this page:
http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/C6-00/
If you expand everything it shows the model RM-612 but also says its:
GSM 1800
GSM 1900
GSM 850
GSM 900
WCDMA Band I (2100)
WCDMA Band II (1900)
WCDMA Band V (850)
WCDMA Band VIII (900)

So that means its ok on both Telecom WCDMA frequencies doesnt it??? Unless thats a list of ALL possible frequencies it 'might' contain - in which case the Nokia site is no help at all...

What does yours say Dallas? 




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