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Topic # 84795 8-Jun-2011 11:33
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Hi thee have the motorola milestone and am finding in some areas it will just not get recepttion (can get reception  just fine in same places on other phones) it is coming up on the screen as emergency calls only

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  Reply # 478929 8-Jun-2011 12:49
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Is the handset in question a Telecom sourced handset (purchased from Telecom store) or a parrell import type handset?

Can you elaberate more on the locations where this occurs?



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  Reply # 478931 8-Jun-2011 12:55
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In Christchurch where have I never had any problems with reception (all over) before on other phones. In a good reception area on the telecom coverage map

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 478933 8-Jun-2011 12:58
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But the question was "is this phone from a Telecom store or a parallel imported?"







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  Reply # 478935 8-Jun-2011 12:59
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I'm not sure sorry the previous person was using it in wellington with no problems

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  Reply # 478937 8-Jun-2011 13:02
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Was the previous owner using with Telecom?

If the Milestone is not a Telecom handset then it might be a 2100 MHz version. Telecom is a 850 MHz network with very few 2100 MHz cell sites (only used for capacity filling).

If this is a 2100 MHz handset it MAY work in some places in Auckland, Wellington, but may not work anywhere else.

A 2100 MHz handset is only good on 2degrees or Vodafone (and even so mainly in the larger cities).

You have to find out the origin of this handset before anyone can really help.






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  Reply # 478939 8-Jun-2011 13:08
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So is there nothing i can check on the phone etc that will tell me which band is it on? on the box it says gsm 850/900/1800/1900 hsdpa , if that at all helps?

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  Reply # 478949 8-Jun-2011 13:26
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ok just done that and
Your device supports the following frequencies:


  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

  • WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz




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  Reply # 478963 8-Jun-2011 14:24
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So would it be better to try it with 2 degrees?

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  Reply # 478974 8-Jun-2011 14:57

cheaper too!

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  Reply # 478979 8-Jun-2011 15:06
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sweetner6: ok just done that and
Your device supports the following frequencies:





    • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz







    • WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz






If it really does have WCDMA 850 then it should be fine on XT

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  Reply # 479014 8-Jun-2011 16:35
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WCDMA 850 is the Telecom version. It should work. Have you installed any other ROM or is it using the standard (stock) ROM?







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  Reply # 479023 8-Jun-2011 16:55
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No I havent done anything like that so just the standard one as far as I'm aware?



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  Reply # 479032 8-Jun-2011 17:11
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oh another thing i just found for preferred network type it is currently set on gsm auto (PRL)

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  Reply # 479036 8-Jun-2011 17:26
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sweetner6: oh another thing i just found for preferred network type it is currently set on gsm auto (PRL)


Can you set it to something like 3G only?

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