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  Reply # 1390642 20-Sep-2015 16:29
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Wake up calls at hotels are awesome when they work (which seems to be pretty reliable). I use them all the time. I also set two manual alarms.

I have disabled auto time updating on my phone so I know exactly what the phone is doing and set the time zone manually. I have been caught with it updating when I thought it hadn't etc.

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  Reply # 1390656 20-Sep-2015 16:48
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Assuming the time does come off the network (some seem to not be bothered proving it), it probably just syncs with GMT time then applies your selected timezone.
So maybe it has picked  the accurate time off the local network, BUT if the timezone on the phone is still set to New Zealand TIME then it has done the right thing?

Not sure if they can be set to pick up the local TZ as well?
Anyone? 




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  Reply # 1390663 20-Sep-2015 17:00
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robjg63: Assuming the time does come off the network (some seem to not be bothered proving it), it probably just syncs with GMT time then applies your selected timezone.
So maybe it has picked  the accurate time off the local network, BUT if the timezone on the phone is still set to New Zealand TIME then it has done the right thing?

Not sure if they can be set to pick up the local TZ as well?
Anyone? 


NITZ knows the local timezone. One of the main uses of NITZ is networks in countries where there are multiple timezones.



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  Reply # 1390727 20-Sep-2015 19:12
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robjg63: Assuming the time does come off the network (some seem to not be bothered proving it), it probably just syncs with GMT time then applies your selected timezone.
So maybe it has picked  the accurate time off the local network, BUT if the timezone on the phone is still set to New Zealand TIME then it has done the right thing?

Not sure if they can be set to pick up the local TZ as well?
Anyone? 


NITZ knows the local timezone. One of the main uses of NITZ is networks in countries where there are multiple timezones.



That makes sense - I have to admit I was assuming it may have been like my Android tab (gets time over WiFi) when connected to the internet(no mobile data) it can't work which is the appropriate timezone




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  Reply # 1391304 21-Sep-2015 14:23
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In Burma where they have a strange time zone - GMT + 6hrs 30 mins! 

Only place I have been where the difference is not whole hours.





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  Reply # 1391310 21-Sep-2015 14:29
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Australia Central Standard Time is GMT +9:30, that surprised me.

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  Reply # 1391333 21-Sep-2015 14:55
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scottjpalmer: Australia Central Standard Time is GMT +9:30, that surprised me.


India is GMT+5:30




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Google "Chatham Islands time"

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  Reply # 1392332 22-Sep-2015 23:00
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Newfoundland is at GMT - 3:30.

It's the only province of Canada not on an even hours difference from GMT.  As a rather sparsely populated place it is thought not to merit its own time-shift of broadcasting, so I used to hear "XYZ on CBC radio, tomorrow at 1 PM; 1:30 in Newfoundland."

Which led to the peculiarly Canadian joke about the bloke marching up and down the street with a sign reading, "THE WORLD WILL END AT NOON TOMORROW!  12:30 IN NEWFOUNDLAND!"

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