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Topic # 68513 23-Sep-2010 15:36
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Hey just wanting to know where I'd be able to use my HTC Wildfire on the XT network in New Zealand??
Any links or maps etc would be great :D

It uses HSPDA 900 / 2100 for 3G.

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  Reply # 383659 23-Sep-2010 15:56
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Dont bother, its so small that its virtually not there.




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  Reply # 383662 23-Sep-2010 15:59
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2100 is used only in main centers and only for infill coverage, you really want a 3G/HSPDA 850 handset for XT

Old post about 2100 from Jan by Biddlecorp here
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=55439#286932

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 383674 23-Sep-2010 16:13
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As said, if you don't have a 850MHz handset don't bother switching. Relying on 2100MHz for Telecom XT service is the wrong thing to do.







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  Reply # 383816 23-Sep-2010 22:24
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yea thats what I thought aswell.
Its just I may be moving to New Plymouth soon (and everyone down there uses XT). btw im 16 so I generally use around 2000 texts a month so it would probably be a must to move to XT if I was down there.

And I dont really want to be buying a new phone after Ive just spent $500 on an HTC Wildfire only about a month ago :P

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  Reply # 383818 23-Sep-2010 22:28
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Give 123 a call or visit a Telecom Store or Dealer; they can look up a specific address for you and advise if there is coverage; otherwise buy a SIM and give it a go.

However as everyone else has said, get an 850MHz handset.

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  Reply # 383874 24-Sep-2010 05:38
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Where did you purchase the phone from?

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  Reply # 383879 24-Sep-2010 06:27
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There is no XT 2100MHz in New Plymouth.


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  Reply # 383894 24-Sep-2010 08:14
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sbiddle: There is no XT 2100MHz in New Plymouth.



Yes there is.

Central New Plymouth only though. Pretty much most of Devon Street From Gover to Dawspn Street.

That's only a rough estimate though from driving round with a 900/2100 handset.

As others have said it's not really worth the effort, sell your wildfire and get a handset that's suitable.

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  Reply # 384123 24-Sep-2010 17:53
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sbiddle: There is no XT 2100MHz in New Plymouth.

Uh, yes there is - altho as BrentR says, it doesn't cover the entire city.



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  Reply # 384363 25-Sep-2010 17:09
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quickymart: Where did you purchase the phone from?


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  Reply # 384367 25-Sep-2010 17:24
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You imported it to NZ or bought it overseas and came here? Did you check the specs before buying it? People can get caught out by this.

As a rule (from my experience): if you buy a WCDMA phone from America, it'll work on XT.
If you buy a WCDMA phone from Europe it'll work on Vodafone.

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  Reply # 384377 25-Sep-2010 17:55
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quickymart: You imported it to NZ or bought it overseas and came here? Did you check the specs before buying it? People can get caught out by this.

As a rule (from my experience): if you buy a WCDMA phone from America, it'll work on XT.
If you buy a WCDMA phone from Europe it'll work on Vodafone.


If you buy a WCDMA phone from AT&T in the U.S. it will work on XT. However if you buy it from T-Mobile in the U.S. it won't work on XT.





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  Reply # 384391 25-Sep-2010 18:37
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freitasm:
quickymart: You imported it to NZ or bought it overseas and came here? Did you check the specs before buying it? People can get caught out by this.

As a rule (from my experience): if you buy a WCDMA phone from America, it'll work on XT.
If you buy a WCDMA phone from Europe it'll work on Vodafone.


If you buy a WCDMA phone from AT&T in the U.S. it will work on XT. However if you buy it from T-Mobile in the U.S. it won't work on XT.




If you buy an x AT&T LG fone it will do 3G on XT, Voda and 2D..  I don't think a T-Mobile fone will work on anything but T-Mobile

 




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  Reply # 384406 25-Sep-2010 19:17
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Hit the link, download the Telecom 2100 MHZ folder and it opens in Google earth to show all NZ locations.


http://cid-21228dfc4e937fda.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Cellsite%20Locations?sa=478658376

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  Reply # 384452 26-Sep-2010 04:34
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Here is something I have been working on:

http://sites.google.com/site/wooshinfo/dump.kml

Which means you can load it straight up in Google Maps:

However there is a limit of 1000 element in Google Maps, so I am going to split them into the relevant sites, since both Vodafone and Telecom have over 1000 sites per frequency.





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