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Topic # 6650 11-Feb-2006 21:42
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i bought a LG NX225 last month and from day one have had reception issues with it constantly having week reception and also sometimes (most times) not being able to get any reception at all at my house in Christchurch (not out in the middle of no where).

This is my first Telecom phone (still on Vodafone also) and so i'm not sure if this is a problem with my phone or a Telecom thing. My Vodafone phone has no reception issues at my house whatsoever.

I notice most Telecom phones have an external aerial, being a nubby thing or a pull out one but this phone has internal area, could this be why?

not sure whether to take phone back or not...

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  Reply # 28236 11-Feb-2006 23:01
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The bain of an internal antenna on a CDMA handset ;)



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  Reply # 28238 11-Feb-2006 23:14
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dumb hit wrong button and lost my reply...

eh... so nothing can really be done about it so will have to put it up with it. lucky my Vodafone flip with internal aerial has no reception issues ;) (it's an NEC N840).

on this LG (not sure if this happens on all Telecom phones) but i can access free ringtones via wap and listen to them but cannot save them to the phone. which is really annoying because i want 'moonstar' from sony ericsson phones not a 'song' ringtone off Telecom that costs money. i tried pxting it from Vodafone to Telecom but sounded awful which was weird because the LG has pretty good ringtone quality and very loud :(

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  Reply # 28270 12-Feb-2006 21:02
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phoneyphone: on this LG (not sure if this happens on all Telecom phones) but i can access free ringtones via wap and listen to them but cannot save them to the phone.

Its increasingly normal for operators to lock down phones so that you have to pay through their portal to download content...




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Reply # 28271 12-Feb-2006 21:50
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Best check is get another 027 handset in the same house and see how it performs would be best to be same make and model. Ask a friend with a 027 handset to come over and try to replicate the coverage issue.

Coverage issues. Do you live in a dip?? what is your house made out of?? Maybe the Vodafone cellsite is just that bit closer which helps.

Network providers do not mirror image each others coverage foot print.

Oh well hope this information helps and you can get to the bottom of your issue.

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Reply # 28320 13-Feb-2006 15:39

With the LGNX225 you also have to watch where u rest your hand when on a call. If you tend to rest your fingers at the base of the hinge for the flip then it does tend to interfere with the reception. Also it could be something wrong with the phone like a faulty antenna connection.



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  Reply # 28340 13-Feb-2006 19:14
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i think it is me... as soon as i pick it up it loses reception. when i hold it for texting, my index finger rests directly under the hinge so i think that is why. when sending a text from home, i have to put the phone down and then it gets reception back and i quickly push the send button...

on the subject of telecom/vodafone locking phones down so you have to pay for content, the good thing with Vodafone is being able to buy parallel imported phones that arent locked or have horrendous vodafone-ised menus. bleh. pity cant buy parallel import telecom phones :(

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Reply # 28360 13-Feb-2006 22:19

I think that if Telecom was in the same Global position as Vodafone then there would be more of a chance for parallel importing, but alas no go there :-(.

The simple fact is if there wasn't these two mobile carriers in NZ then there would be nothing to b***h about. And lets face it between the two companies they have all bases covered. I guess we just have to wait and see about that blessed cell phone eutopia!!!

Bck to topic, just wondered if you did move your fingers if the reception got any better???

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  Reply # 28371 14-Feb-2006 08:23
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Mayhem: I think that if Telecom was in the same Global position as Vodafone then there would be more of a chance for parallel importing, but alas no go there :-(.

Its not the size of TNZ thats the problem, its the fact that the CDMA phones and networks are customised so heavily for the country they are in (fine tuning for the geography/number of users??)




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