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  #544683 12-Nov-2011 20:08
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Doesn't seem to be happening everywhere - admittedly I've only been using my phone around the Auckland region lately.

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  #544689 12-Nov-2011 20:38
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quickymart: Doesn't seem to be happening everywhere - admittedly I've only been using my phone around the Auckland region lately.

Like I said earlier it is not happening everywhere: its been working for me from Halcombe to Wellington and Dunedin to Oamaru.

 
 
 
 


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  #544690 12-Nov-2011 20:40
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Gobit: G'day Folks

The cell site name does currently show up on my mother's Nokia 1100.

I can't recall it ever displaying on my iPhone 4 when it's on 2G.

Cheers, Gobit 

iPhone 4 doesn't show this normally but if you go into the Field Test modem you can see neighbor cells and their Cell IDs then send this to a service (like Google) to compute your approximate location.

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  #544701 12-Nov-2011 22:03
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DjShadow: an OT question, how come this doesn't work on 3G?


Because there is actually no real point to the service, so no reason to deploy it on WCDMA. It ultimately does incrase battery consumption so is nothing but a novelty factor. There are plenty of applications that can give you more more detailed network stats anyway.


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  #544708 12-Nov-2011 23:02
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DjShadow: an OT question, how come this doesn't work on 3G?


Its just not enabled for 3G, Just another licenced feature you need to pay for but provides really no benefit

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  #544752 13-Nov-2011 10:37
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So is it gone from 2G? :(

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  #544783 13-Nov-2011 12:59
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quickymart: So is it gone from 2G? :(

This is the last time I am going to say this: it is working (just maybe not around Auckland). Nobody said it was gone from 2G.

 
 
 
 


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  #544790 13-Nov-2011 13:28
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quickymart: So is it gone from 2G? :(


Clearly not as other users around NZ are seeing it, There will be a reason why its off

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  #545046 14-Nov-2011 11:09
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I can confirm this feature is working all over Auckland for me on Voda, Over 2G on a Samsung Galaxy Ace, And nokia 1280  And always has been working.

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  #545051 14-Nov-2011 11:13
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sbiddle:
quickymart: I thought I must have done something to my phone for a second, glad to know it's not just me who noticed it :)


Out of curiosity why do you still use GSM? Do you have a GSM only phone?




isn't it obvious? WCDMA 2100 doesn't get good in building coverage, I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and always have it looked to 2G even though I have Push E-mail. Uses less battery to. 

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  #545288 14-Nov-2011 17:47
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HAG: I can confirm this feature is working all over Auckland for me on Voda, Over 2G on a Samsung Galaxy Ace, And nokia 1280  And always has been working.

Clearly not "all over Auckland" - it's not working for me.

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  #545437 15-Nov-2011 06:28
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Working for me in Glenfield

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  #617111 29-Apr-2012 21:02
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Thread bump:
Was in Wairau Park tonight at the movies and my wife's phone (a Nokia 5310) was very clearly displaying the cellsite name (in this case, it said "Glenfield"). My phone (a Nokia 6121) said nothing.
I tested this by turning cell info off on my phone, powercycling it and reactivating it. This restored it for a while, but then it stopped working again.
My question is, is this likely to be the phone (which is newer than hers) or the SIM card (which is older than hers)? If the latter, can I get it upgraded? I got it in 2002 when SIM2 was new but haven't changed it since then - and from time to time I do get "SIM card registration failed".

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  #617135 29-Apr-2012 21:25
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Is your phone subscribed to channel 050?

The cell broadcast feature has many different channels - but most networks use 050 for their Cell ID's


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  #617136 29-Apr-2012 21:32
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I think it's a direct feature on my Nokia; I've never had to enter 050 before and it worked perfectly - but cheers, I'll take a look anyway.

I should have added - for JohnR: does this sound like the SIM card?

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