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#90352 20-Sep-2011 13:32
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Hey Guys,

Recently bought an Motorola Defy for my mother from Ebay, it is fully unlocked and orig from T-Mobile USA network.

I talked to telecom shop about hooking it up and they said something about frequencys, but then put a simcard in and it seems to be fine.

Is there a way I can test to make sure this phone works 100% on XT? I can send/recieve calls just fine in my house, but the guy was saying out of town it may not work?

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  #523514 20-Sep-2011 13:40
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put the IMEI number into the site here http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/ournetwork/phonecompatibility





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  #523520 20-Sep-2011 13:52
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Check the specs for the handset what is the operating frequency for it?

 
 
 
 


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  #523526 20-Sep-2011 14:00
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It needs to have WCDMA on 850 and 2100
(Vodafone use 900 and 2100)

Do not worry about GSM frequencies of 850 (which it will have) as XT does not do GSM

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  #523581 20-Sep-2011 15:18
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From what I can find, it's a 900/1700/2100 device and therefore won't work correctly on Telecom.



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  #523584 20-Sep-2011 15:20
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What do we mean by correctly, yes its a 900/2100 device, but its right in front of me working just fine i can send recieve calls, go on the internet no probs... :\

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  #523585 20-Sep-2011 15:23
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  #523586 20-Sep-2011 15:23
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Will work in Cities but outside it won't have coverage.  Telecom has 2100 in metro areas and 850 blanket.


m1k30rz: What do we mean by correctly, yes its a 900/2100 device, but its right in front of me working just fine i can send recieve calls, go on the internet no probs... :\

 
 
 
 


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  #523587 20-Sep-2011 15:25
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m1k30rz: What do we mean by correctly, yes its a 900/2100 device, but its right in front of me working just fine i can send recieve calls, go on the internet no probs... :\


So it must be working off a 2100mhz 3G site,

Telecom NZ use 2100mhz for infill capacity only not coverage



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  #523588 20-Sep-2011 15:25
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thats what im trying to work out, I personally dont use telecom so have no idea, this is a gift for my mother who likes telecom

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  #523589 20-Sep-2011 15:26
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XT has some of its network on 2100 (in main centers) and most across the country on 850.

A good analogy is to think of it as a device that only works when you're on a motorway, where ever it may be in the country. So you'll be fine (say) in Auckland and Wellington, (unless you go off the motorway) but try driving between those points and theres a lot of roads that aren't motorways and so it won't work.

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  #523701 20-Sep-2011 19:29
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I think I'd buy a 2D SIM for her and then use the fone..




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