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# 143449 15-Apr-2014 12:04
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Questions about cell network time/date and 'automatic' time set

I set a couple of phones to 'automatic' 'get time from network' yesterday. One Vodafone samsung android, one Telecom $30 nokia. I restarted both phones, an hour later no change to the incorrect time on both devices.

No doubt there are differences in networks and implementations on specific phones but I'd appreciate an overview of how this all works in practice and any network specific information. I realise this is not NTP.

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  # 1025504 15-Apr-2014 12:07
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NITZ is not enabled on the Vodafone NZ network

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  # 1025517 15-Apr-2014 12:33
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That's interesting. Was there a previous protocol to that going back a way enabled? I could have sworn some kind of sync worked on Vodafone but I have to admit it is years since I actually looked and probably only just post brick era.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1025537 15-Apr-2014 13:05
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Vodafone have never enabled NITZ.

Android (from V4.0 from memory) uses NTP to establish the time anyway.

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# 1025542 15-Apr-2014 13:09
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gzt: that

I love how somebody's listed an Austrian operator under "Australia"!

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  # 1025587 15-Apr-2014 13:52
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2degrees mobile have this enabled. Not sure about Telecom, though their old CDMA network had this type of feature.





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  # 1025590 15-Apr-2014 13:54
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I'm pretty sure that Telecom still supports it.

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  # 1025602 15-Apr-2014 14:23
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sbiddle: Vodafone have never enabled NITZ.

Android (from V4.0 from memory) uses NTP to establish the time anyway.


Not quite correct it was enabled for a short time few years back

 
 
 
 


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  # 1025626 15-Apr-2014 15:26
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sbiddle: Vodafone have never enabled NITZ.

Android (from V4.0 from memory) uses NTP to establish the time anyway.


Not quite correct it was enabled for a short time few years back

You going to tell us why it was it switched off? Or
1. Can't comment until official comms
2. I'm not at liberty to say
3. Technical, refer to 1 or 2 above

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  # 1025696 15-Apr-2014 16:48
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My android mobile (on skinny/telecom) seems to pick up the network time just fine - even pops up after a restart sometimes saying that its resynched.
So I think telecom/skinny is fine.




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