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Topic # 86337 5-Jul-2011 09:50
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I've been asking after a Telecom Galaxy S2.  Using the website Contact Us email I was told that there are new phones coming in early July (I know it's only the 5th, but still...) but when I queried it in store I was told that Telecom won't be stocking it.

Very hard to get a straight answer.

I've since seen a comment on another forum ( http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=84510&page_no=1#476770 ) that says "Thankfully this device is quad band 3G - so if you buy one outright from vodafone or anywhere else you can use it on XT with no problems."  I know next to nothing about these things, but see that Vodafone are selling the S2 as a handset only option.  If Telecom are not going to sell the S2, should I buy the Vodafone one?  Will it work on XT with a Telecom sim?  Will it need to be unlocked?

Of course if anyone from Telecom is on here and can tell me just to wait a little longer...

Thanks for any advice Wink 

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  Reply # 489544 5-Jul-2011 10:07
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In terms of needing to unlock, this is NOT required. Vodafone does not lock their handsets.

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  Reply # 489550 5-Jul-2011 10:14
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Do whatever you want to do man.

  

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 489561 5-Jul-2011 10:26
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Just buy any Galaxy S II, they are all quadband 3g as mentioned in forum link from the first post :)


They also automatically pick up all the network settings/APNs for 2Degrees, Vodafone and Telecom! So just chuck in the SIM and go :) no need to muck around with setup

Save yourself $3 and get this one:
http://einfo.co.nz/shop/samsung-gti9100-galaxy-ii-16gb-black-special-price-in-stock-p-23005.html?osC...




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  Reply # 489563 5-Jul-2011 10:26
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The Store says new handsets are coming... but didn't say it would be the Galaxy...
They're probably referring to the HTC Sensation, as they're launching that soon.



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Reply # 489570 5-Jul-2011 10:35
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vinnieg: Just buy any Galaxy S II, they are all quadband 3g as mentioned in forum link from the first post :)


They also automatically pick up all the network settings/APNs for 2Degrees, Vodafone and Telecom! So just chuck in the SIM and go :) no need to muck around with setup

Save yourself $3 and get this one:
http://einfo.co.nz/shop/samsung-gti9100-galaxy-ii-16gb-black-special-price-in-stock-p-23005.html?osC...


Always keen to save money  Wink  cheers.

Thanks everyone for the advice, off to find me a new phone! 

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  Reply # 489863 5-Jul-2011 23:33
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I was told today by a salesguy in a Telecom store that they would eventually stock the Galaxy SII, but this would not happen until they've depleted their stocks of the 9000. This is expected to take around 3 months. (Guess there could be some pretty decent pricing on these)

Until then the HTC Sensation will be their flagship model, and this is supposed to become available tomorrow.

Happy shopping...

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  Reply # 489915 6-Jul-2011 08:51
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Telecom should firesale the SGS1 like Dick smith did the other week. That would soon get rid of them to the not too tech savvy who read this board..




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Reply # 489927 6-Jul-2011 09:20
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Here are band specs from samsung NZ site


  • 800 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900MHz GSM & EDGE Band

  • 850 / 900 / 1,900 / 2,100MHz 3G Band

  • Internet Browser (Android Browser)







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  Reply # 489991 6-Jul-2011 11:47

I was just reading that this phone supports 4G, or what I understand is LTE... But it only says that it supports:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

As I understand HSDPA is 3G, there is nothing about 4G here. Does this mean that they are saying that HSDPA is 4G? So are they also saying that New Zealand has 4G already?


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  Reply # 490019 6-Jul-2011 12:47
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SteveON: I was just reading that this phone supports 4G, or what I understand is LTE... But it only says that it supports:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

As I understand HSDPA is 3G, there is nothing about 4G here. Does this mean that they are saying that HSDPA is 4G? So are they also saying that New Zealand has 4G already?




In the US the marketing bunnies at the likes sof AT&T, Verizon are calling HSDPA and the like 4G where in fact it is 3G....




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  Reply # 490020 6-Jul-2011 12:51
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S2 is apparently going to be launched with Telecom in September.

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  Reply # 490022 6-Jul-2011 12:54
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SteveON: I was just reading that this phone supports 4G, or what I understand is LTE... But it only says that it supports:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

As I understand HSDPA is 3G, there is nothing about 4G here. Does this mean that they are saying that HSDPA is 4G? So are they also saying that New Zealand has 4G already?



As per the previous post - Americans call it 4G - but it's 3G.

The Samsung Galaxy S II actually supports 21Mbit HSDPA Down & 5.8Mbit HSUPA Up - I have one myself - it's an awesome device, great choice!

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  Reply # 490204 6-Jul-2011 18:54
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vinnieg: Just buy any Galaxy S II, they are all quadband 3g as mentioned in forum link from the first post :)


They also automatically pick up all the network settings/APNs for 2Degrees, Vodafone and Telecom! So just chuck in the SIM and go :) no need to muck around with setup

Save yourself $3 and get this one:
http://einfo.co.nz/shop/samsung-gti9100-galaxy-ii-16gb-black-special-price-in-stock-p-23005.html?osC...

Stay well away from them - worst shop ever. Pay a little bit extra and get it from somewhere that values their customers.

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