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Topic # 6923 4-Mar-2006 18:44
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Hello Mates.How are youz.

i recently bought 903sh with hong kong firmware changed to euro. Put a new 3g sim card, did some setting under internet settings. Vodafone live is working but 3G is not working. Phone is in 3G network area, What might be the problem as already called 777- Vodafone- and they are useless.

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Reply # 29819 4-Mar-2006 18:56
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Why call the staff on 777 useless you purchased the handset overseas flashed some new firmware onto the handset and then you call vodafone staff useless.

Maybe you should have thought about this before you purchased a handset overseas.

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Reply # 29820 4-Mar-2006 18:56
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Welcome to Geekzone... Vodafone is not useless, they simply can't support all the variety of imported phones.

When you purchase a phone from a Vodafone dealer you will get a handset that have been tested and approved, with all the configuration correctly entered. You don't get this when buying a parallel imported.

A quick Google search here on Geekzone for Sharp 903sh shows that more people have problems with this handset. Look through these other discussion to see how these problems were solved - not sure if a firware update is available, or if it needs other things done.







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Reply # 29863 5-Mar-2006 02:17
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Hey man {johnr} why so angry at me, I`m only saying the Vodafone support useless cause they are really useless. People we dont have to buy from Vodafone as they will rip you off as soon as you buy any phone from them.

My brother was travelling overseas and on the way back, he bought me phone { 903sh } from Hong Kong which costs us $520 including Flashing it to EURO Firmware, as everybody knows, this Phone { 903sh } which is xcatly the same apart from Firmware, retails in Vodafone shop with Vodafone live setting for more than $1350. And one can buy these phone from parallel imported { http://www.parallelimported.co.nz/ } or on Trademe { trademe.co.nz } on half the price. Can somebody tell me why he/she go to Vodafone shop to get ripped off.


I called more than ten times vodafone support that my Vodafone live/3G is not working. But they are useless as i said before. One lady told me to search on vodafone.com ( i was laughing by that time ). At last Been to Vodafone shop, first question from them is that is this phone from overseas. I said yes and its been flashed to Euro firmware. She said it wont work or very hard to make it work. I said HOW HARD. She said dont know.

You know from where i got the setting. I got it from GEEKZONE.CO.NZ { http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=40&TopicId=5880 } .If vodafone is selling 903sh, they should have setting readily available for customers { afterall we are paying $$$$$ to make voice call or video call or texting, doesnt matter from where we purchased the phone from ( VODAFONE SHOP or OVERSEAS }

And at last many thanks to kiwiboi who posted the setting for 903sh. Thanks to GEEKZONE.CO.NZ.

THANKS

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Reply # 29868 5-Mar-2006 09:53
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Glad you found the settings and have it working. while it's great you now have a functional phone, I disagree with the statement about the Vodafone support.

As I said in my first reply, Vodafone can't possibly support all phones that arrive in the country, because companies do make different versions depending on the market. Sometimes these versions even have different menus.

You can imagine someone arriving here with a Nokia phone locked to T-Mobile for example trying to make it work on Vodafone (or vice-versa), they would have to have a database of thousands of phone variations, but to make sure it worked they would also have to have each different model for testing - which I think is not a simple task.

Mobile operators around the world (not only Vodafone) support only their own approved handsets. You wouldn't have much better luck trying to get any other operator giving you settings for a non-approved mobile phone.

Remember, even though the 903sh is sold here, the firmware is different, so some settings that work with the local model may not work with the imported ones. Lucky this is not the case with the903sh, but it's with most Sony Ericsson for example.

As for johnr's comments, don't worry, he's a good guy, just that he writes directly to the point.





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Reply # 29873 5-Mar-2006 11:14
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The people selling the phones cheap dont have to pay for support staff wages, call centers, advertising, and all the other expenses associated with the sale and support of the handset.

By all means, buy cheap handsets if you want, but dont moan at a company who -didnt- sell it to you when they wont help you with it...




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  Reply # 29874 5-Mar-2006 12:08
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Hi Tony, i agree with you. Thanks for opening my eys. Thanks

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  Reply # 29876 5-Mar-2006 12:22
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Cheers - no worries, and welcome to Geekzone.




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