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




1843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted

Topic # 56521 15-Jan-2010 08:54
Send private message

Hey people, need some help with a phone i just purchased from TradeMe.

It's a brand new Motorola v3xx, however it's an imported one that is branded AT&T.

I'm having issues with receiption; the signil always seems to drop out to emergency only or no service.

I've setup internet on the device but was wondering if there was anything else i needed to do? All settings for network etc are set to automatic.

The trademe listing of the phone is below:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=264191715


Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 290199 15-Jan-2010 09:12
Send private message

What bands does the handset support?

If its from the US might support GSM850 /GSM1800 and you will only get coverage from Vodafone NZ GSM 1800 capacity sites

John



1843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted

  Reply # 290201 15-Jan-2010 09:14
Send private message

It supports:

1900
900/1800
WCDMA 2100
WCDMA 850/1900

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 290202 15-Jan-2010 09:16
Send private message

Did you get the specs from Motorola or the trader?







1843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted

  Reply # 290207 15-Jan-2010 09:28
Send private message

i got the specs form the motorola network settings menu.

You can manually select each band but it's currently set to automatic.



1843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted

  Reply # 290209 15-Jan-2010 09:29
Send private message

btw, the only reaosn why i purchased a new phone is becuase my other Motorola k3 got stolen earlier in the week.... really $*#&$^ me off.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 290228 15-Jan-2010 10:06
Send private message

Lock it to GSM only what happens?



1843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted

  Reply # 290232 15-Jan-2010 10:11
Send private message

Same issues....

This is my fault, i shouldn't have purchased from trademe. There is no way i'll get my money back.... even though it was advertised as a 3g phone and the guy said it will work perfectly in nz.

Oh well, i'll just bite the bullet i think and buy another one.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 290243 15-Jan-2010 10:26
Send private message

Use it as a paper weight

1539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 39

Trusted

  Reply # 290279 15-Jan-2010 12:11
Send private message

Being WCDMA 850, use it on Telecom XT,

Create new topic



Twitter »

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 »

Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13


Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09



Geekzone Live »

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



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.