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Topic # 25314 18-Aug-2008 13:53
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Not sure how long it's been there but I just noticed the 3G icon on my phone, just 2 bars worth but it's working well so far. Previously I had zero 3G coverage here in Rolleston, I'm hoping it's not a freak occurrence... Is Vodafone doing some work on this in the area?

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  Reply # 157885 19-Aug-2008 07:34
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Which model phone?

The reason I ask is to find out which UMTS bands it has.



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  Reply # 157898 19-Aug-2008 08:32
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Mine is an old Sony Ericsson v600i, I've also had confirmations from people with imate SP-JAS and Nokia 6288.

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  Reply # 157993 19-Aug-2008 13:57
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Hmmm so it is the original 2100MHz 3G they are pushing out your way then (rather than the new 900MHz 3G which would require a different handset), good news!!

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  Reply # 158222 20-Aug-2008 08:51
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As an aside, with a 900-capable 3G device, is there any way of telling if you are getting 900 or 2100 3G ?
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  Reply # 158229 20-Aug-2008 09:07
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peejayw: As an aside, with a 900-capable 3G device, is there any way of telling if you are getting 900 or 2100 3G ?
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If you use a program like Celltrack you shoould be able to work this out (assuming this does run on a 6121). This won't tell you the specific frequency just the cellid ranges which are different on the 900 sites compared to the 2100 sites.

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  Reply # 158425 20-Aug-2008 17:40
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Celltrack should work but you have to go through the process of "signing" it first I believe.

No other way to tell unless you have a non-900MHz 3G phone you can hold beside it :-)

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  Reply # 158927 22-Aug-2008 11:56
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I wasn't aware that Vodafone had granted public access to their new 900 network yet? They usually do a friendly user trail and get a small group of people to test it for a month. Then the marketing guys usually do the big push.

If you have 3G signal then certainly will be using the 2100MHz network.

The Rolleston GSM site is fairly new I think, its across the railway line behind some trees, its about 4-5 years old.

I'd assume its part of their upgrade program, and that because the town has grown over the last 5 years they can justify the expense of providing suitable 3G coverage.  See...... Rolleston is the town of the future............

 

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  Reply # 158946 22-Aug-2008 13:03
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langi27: I wasn't aware that Vodafone had granted public access to their new 900 network yet?


It has been public here south of south Auckland since ?April?

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  Reply # 159034 22-Aug-2008 18:58
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scottjpalmer: Celltrack should work but you have to go through the process of "signing" it first I believe.



No other way to tell unless you have a non-900MHz 3G phone you can hold beside it :-)

http://www.afischer-online.de/sos/celltrack/index.html

https://www.symbiansigned.com/app/page/public/openSignedOnline.do




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