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Topic # 159838 14-Dec-2014 17:28
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I realise this is currently available on Spark, but is there any chance of it ever being officially available via Vodafone?

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  Reply # 1197315 14-Dec-2014 17:31
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And before anyone asks, I have looked on the VF community but couldn't find a definitive yes or no answer.

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  Reply # 1197324 14-Dec-2014 17:49
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Is there anything preventing you using a handset from one store with a SIM from another?

More of an issue is the lack of native Windows Phone apps from each of the telcos to manage your mobile account.




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  Reply # 1197335 14-Dec-2014 18:04
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I have heard that the 4G may not work properly if the phone is purchased from a non-Vodafone retailer. I figure if I'm going to spend the money upgrading, I may as well go full 4G.

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  Reply # 1197348 14-Dec-2014 18:32
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According to

http://apn-newzealand.gishan.net/phone_829_lumia_830.php

The same device is supported on Telecom XT, 2Degrees, Vodafone, TelstraClear, Orcon, Skinny Mobile

My Nokia 930 is from VFNZ and says "Carrier: VodafoneNZ".

My 735 from clove.co.uk is a generic "Carrier: CV GBIE" which just means Country Variant Great Britain and Ireland.

What do peoples 830 from Spark say in "about phone information"?

If the priority is it must from VFNZ then you may have to go for the 930.


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  Reply # 1197368 14-Dec-2014 18:56
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quickymart: I have heard that the 4G may not work properly if the phone is purchased from a non-Vodafone retailer. I figure if I'm going to spend the money upgrading, I may as well go full 4G.

I think you are specifically talking about the 700meg LTE, as discussed in another thread.



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  Reply # 1197399 14-Dec-2014 20:29
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Something like that, yes.
I'm just wary of buying it from Spark and then finding (a la imported handsets on XT) I only have 4G coverage in the main centres, and outside of those I don't get any 4G coverage, where there normally would be. Or am I on the wrong track here? :(

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  Reply # 1197407 14-Dec-2014 20:48
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quickymart: Something like that, yes.
I'm just wary of buying it from Spark and then finding (a la imported handsets on XT) I only have 4G coverage in the main centres, and outside of those I don't get any 4G coverage, where there normally would be. Or am I on the wrong track here? :(


as mentioned on another thread here somewhere, this handset only supports Sparks 700Mhz, not Vodafone's implementation

Not sure how widely 700 APT has been deployed rurally myself, theres only 3 or 4 handsets that even support it, including the 830

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  Reply # 1197418 14-Dec-2014 21:04
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This is not a true band 28 capable phone.





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  Reply # 1197459 14-Dec-2014 22:07
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Okay, so probably best to wait for Vodafone to start selling it themselves, if they plan to...?

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  Reply # 1197854 15-Dec-2014 15:14
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They will not be ranging the 830.



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  Reply # 1198091 15-Dec-2014 21:23
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  Reply # 1198761 17-Dec-2014 01:01
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I've been comparing the 830 and the 930 and will probably (eventually) get the 930.

 

Can someone with a 930 on Vodafone please answer the following for me?

 

  • Does the 930 have a Youtube player, or do I need to download an app?
  • Is tethering supported?
  • Does the 930 have issues with background noise? I have a Nokia E5 at the moment, and every time there's even the slightest breeze it seems to pick it up very easily, making it difficult for the other party to hear me.
  • Are there changeable covers/faceplates available for the 930 (a la the iPhone)?

Thanks in advance smile

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  Reply # 1198774 17-Dec-2014 06:31
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I have  VF Nokia 930, I got it on the first day it was out!

1. Youtube video will play in the browser, and the app store has a You Tube player from Microsoft 

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-nz/store/app/youtube/dcbb1ac6-a89a-df11-a490-00237de2db9e

2. Settings/Internet Sharing

3. Comparing a Symbian phone with a WindowsPhone is like comparing chalk and cheese. I've not had problem.

4. I use the official cover for the 930.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/accessory/cp-637/

The only downside of the device is it cannot read external contactless cards like Snapper using NFC, the 735 and 830 do have this capability.




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  Reply # 1205098 28-Dec-2014 19:32
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Sorry for the delayed reply - thanks roobarb. With query 3 I'm not asking to compare OS differences, more the build quality, I guess. Both devices are Nokia, but the E5 is shocking at filtering background noise (eg, on a windy day). Is the 930 better?

Also - my wife has one of these cases for her iPhone 5:

http://www.runaroundtech.com/2013/04/20/review-skech-sugar-case-for-iphone-5/

Does something similar exist for the 930? I don't want one of those wallet-covers - opening the door every time I want to use the phone would just be irritating.



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  Reply # 1225729 31-Jan-2015 00:03
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A little bump here. I think I may have found a case along the lines of what I'm looking for. Has anyone had any experience with (or used) one of these with a 930?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ID1LJJY/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?tag=geo02a9-20&ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00ID1LJJY&link_code=as3

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