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#19950 7-Mar-2008 17:03
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One of my mates with a Nokia 6121 has suddenly got 3G coverage today and appears to be on the 900MHz network. Is there anybody out there with a Nokia 6121 that has noticed this yet or had a chance to play with it?

Remember not every GSM site will have 3G coverage so this is something that people who have not had 2100MHz 3G coverage should instantly notice!


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  #115278 7-Mar-2008 18:44
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I used and sold nokia 6120 well over a year ago and there were 3.5G coverage.

This model is old...Vodafone shouldn't actually be selling it....

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  #115281 7-Mar-2008 18:49
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ninjabear: I used and sold nokia 6120 well over a year ago and there were 3.5G coverage.

This model is old...Vodafone shouldn't actually be selling it....
please start again and read the first post. Nokia 6121 is new and first handset to support umts 900 in new zealand.

 
 
 
 


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ninjabear: I used and sold nokia 6120 well over a year ago and there were 3.5G coverage.

This model is old...Vodafone shouldn't actually be selling it....


And who are you to be telling Vodafone what they should and shouldn't be selling???

Honestly, some people.


Have been using as 6121 on and off for the last two months but live in pretty good 3G covergare so couldn't really comment on whether or not there is 900mhz coverage where I live :)

I must say it is defiantly the fastest Series 60 device I've used.

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  #115294 7-Mar-2008 19:41
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I had my hands on a 6121 in rural Franklin last weekend and had 3G where there is usually only 2G ;-) Hanging out for some more devices though, a small E Series one like the E51 and a miniPCIE module please :-)

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  #115297 7-Mar-2008 20:04
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/me wants a Nokia N96

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  #115303 7-Mar-2008 20:18
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sbiddle: /me wants a Nokia N96

mmm, me too; but where's the fast 1.8Mbps uplink?? Frown

WCDMA HSDPA 900/2100 MHz with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed DL/UL= 3.6Mbps/384kbps, CS max speed 64kbps)




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  #115333 7-Mar-2008 22:15
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johnr:
ninjabear: I used and sold nokia 6120 well over a year ago and there were 3.5G coverage.

This model is old...Vodafone shouldn't actually be selling it....
please start again and read the first post. Nokia 6121 is new and first handset to support umts 900 in new zealand.



 The NZ and australia version is called 6121 while the othermarkets from other countries are called 6120.
I don't see how its new?The specs are the same.

I don't refer it as new



 
 
 
 


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  #115334 7-Mar-2008 22:16
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Jeffthechef:
ninjabear: I used and sold nokia 6120 well over a year ago and there were 3.5G coverage.

This model is old...Vodafone shouldn't actually be selling it....




And who are you to be telling Vodafone what they should and shouldn't be selling???



Honestly, some people.





Have been using as 6121 on and off for the last two months but live in pretty good 3G covergare so couldn't really comment on whether or not there is 900mhz coverage where I live :)



I must say it is defiantly the fastest Series 60 device I've used.


I suppose i shouldn't have said that but it annoys me how NZ sells models which are over a year old and costs twice as much as newer model..

6120 is fast and stable and I think there's a new firmware update that was release a week or two ago if i remember correctly

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#115335 7-Mar-2008 22:24
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ninjabear:
johnr:
ninjabear: I used and sold nokia 6120 well over a year ago and there were 3.5G coverage.

This model is old...Vodafone shouldn't actually be selling it....
please start again and read the first post. Nokia 6121 is new and first handset to support umts 900 in new zealand.



The NZ and australia version is called 6121 while the othermarkets from other countries are called 6120.
I don't see how its new?The specs are the same.

I don't refer it as new




Specs are not the same!

I suggest you check out the Nokia.com site and review the specs between the 2 handsets!

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http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=1958&idPhone1=2011

I dunno if you guys find GSMArena a respectable site but I rate it highly.
The only difference I can note is the frequency the 3G operates on (6121 on the 900mhz and the 6120 on the 850mhz)

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mikal: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=1958&idPhone1=2011

I dunno if you guys find GSMArena a respectable site but I rate it highly.
The only difference I can note is the frequency the 3G operates on (6121 on the 900mhz and the 6120 on the 850mhz)


You are correct the 6120 and 6121 have different specs!

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johnr:
mikal: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=1958&idPhone1=2011

I dunno if you guys find GSMArena a respectable site but I rate it highly.
The only difference I can note is the frequency the 3G operates on (6121 on the 900mhz and the 6120 on the 850mhz)


You are correct the 6120 and 6121 have different specs!

3G has been around for a while on 850, where as on 900 it is only recently coming on stream, thus still very little handset / data card support. I think the 6121 must be the first handset (and maybe the only thus far) to support 900 3G in NZ. Haven't seen any data cards yet, but as the launch was rumoured for April sometime, then I guess there will be some more hardware available soon.




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  #115384 8-Mar-2008 14:25
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I am also yet to find anything other than the 6121 for 900 UMTS. The recently announced N78 and N96 do, has anyone found any others?

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The 6220 classic! and it's got the 5MP camera and Xenon flash! and yes it has a lens cover. no Wifi but.

The only thing I'm unsure of is if it's 850 UMTS or 900 UMTS, GSM arena lists it as 850 but I'm sure it's 900.


I got to handle 4 different 6121 phones the other day and there seemed to be build quality inconsitencies bewteen them and 3 of 4 had hard and nasty keypads. (The VodaNZ white was the best)
I spotted 3 different camera modules and one type has a bad green tinge (same module as my CDMA 6275 which also has the green)

6120 is a pile of ancient junk by the way, nothing similar to 6121

I'm still using my old 6234 as it's been the most solid phone so far.

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paradoxsm: The 6220 classic! and it's got the 5MP camera and Xenon flash! and yes it has a lens cover. no Wifi but.

The only thing I'm unsure of is if it's 850 UMTS or 900 UMTS, GSM arena lists it as 850 but I'm sure it's 900.


I got to handle 4 different 6121 phones the other day and there seemed to be build quality inconsitencies bewteen them and 3 of 4 had hard and nasty keypads. (The VodaNZ white was the best)
I spotted 3 different camera modules and one type has a bad green tinge (same module as my CDMA 6275 which also has the green)

6120 is a pile of ancient junk by the way, nothing similar to 6121

I'm still using my old 6234 as it's been the most solid phone so far.


Only difference is the network.6121 is ancient too!!!

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