Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

# 41907 24-Sep-2009 22:22
Send private message

My friend is going to visit us in the next month and he is going to buy a new mobile oversea. Not sure if the mobile will be compatible with Vodafone's 3G standard.  for example, nokia 5800 or e75.
could someone let me know the 3G standard in New Zealand please?
Many thanks.

Create new topic
2366 posts

Uber Geek


  # 258190 24-Sep-2009 22:27
Send private message

There are three frequencies used to deliver 3G WCDMA through out New Zealand.

Telecom - 850MHz with 2100 MHz capacity in Major centers
2degrees - 2100MHz (not live)
Vodafone - 2100MHz within the major cities, 900MHz in rural areas.


2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  # 258253 25-Sep-2009 08:50
Send private message

Thanks very much!


BDFL - Memuneh
64420 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 258258 25-Sep-2009 09:07
Send private message

Basically means if he buys a 3G handset from AT&T (850/2100) for example it will work on Telecom 100% because AT&T and Telecom use the same frequencies.

It will work on Vodafone, but only a little bit on 3G because Vodafone uses 900/2100 while AT&T uses 850/2100. It will work on 2G though.

There isn't a 900/2100 handset in the U.S. so you won't find one there that works on 100% of the Vodafone 3G.

T-Mobile uses a completely different frequency.

Also when buying a handset from a telco in the U.S. they will be locked. Unless your friend is buying it from a parallel shop.

240 posts

Master Geek


  # 258447 25-Sep-2009 22:38
Send private message

AT&T uses 850/1900 for 3G

BDFL - Memuneh
64420 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 258448 25-Sep-2009 22:44
Send private message

Yes but their phones are 850/1900/2100 so they work fine on 100% of Telecom's XT Network, while you won't find a phone that does 850 and 900 phones (or even quadband WCDMA for that matter).

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42

New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24

Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46

Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43

Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40

Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38

Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25

Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55 launches prepay challenger brand Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 3-Sep-2019 11:42

Pagan Online available now
Posted 27-Aug-2019 20:22

Starship hopes new app will help combat antibiotic resistance challenges
Posted 27-Aug-2019 19:43

Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22

Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29

Catalyst Cloud becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:21

New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.