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  Reply # 782348 15-Mar-2013 15:30
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No, it's on "RAT: dual mode umts pref, band: band_auto". i'm switching dialing *#197328640# because is the only way i know how to do it.

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  Reply # 782355 15-Mar-2013 15:43
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check under settings and networks



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  Reply # 782361 15-Mar-2013 15:50
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The options i have on network settings are:

  • Use data package
  • Data roaming
  • Names of access points
  • Use just 2G networks (i have disabled this option)
  • Networks operators (if i search for a network, none appears)
So, choosing a 3G network is not something i can on the regular menu of the phone.

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  Reply # 782362 15-Mar-2013 15:52
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Why would you disable use 2G?

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  Reply # 782363 15-Mar-2013 15:53
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johnr: Why would you disable use 2G?

It's "Use just 2G" so disabling that would enable 3G.



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  Reply # 782367 15-Mar-2013 16:01
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Exactly Behodar!!

It's driving me nuts, since i don't want to spend money in a new phone (i just bought this one in december!), gonna send a message to samsung mexico asking exactly which bands my phone supports.

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  Reply # 782368 15-Mar-2013 16:03
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For some reason it looks like you're not even getting GSM900, which is the primary 2G coverage for 2degrees and vodafone.

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  Reply # 782372 15-Mar-2013 16:10
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Ivelisse: Exactly Behodar!!

It's driving me nuts, since i don't want to spend money in a new phone (i just bought this one in december!), gonna send a message to samsung mexico asking exactly which bands my phone supports.


The issue is the handset not 2Degrees! The handset does not support GSM / 2G on 900Mhz

End of story!



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  Reply # 782373 15-Mar-2013 16:10
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But how is possible that i had reception on Auckland and Tauranga, but not here on Te Puke, well, at least not in my house, the only area where i can get some reception at moments is on the center of town, on the area around the shops, but if i get out of that area my phone dies, and, as soon as i leave town and take the road to Tauranga my phone starts working again, really annoying!

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  Reply # 782375 15-Mar-2013 16:13
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Cause the handset supports GSM 1800Mhz and would of got reception

GSM1800Mhz is used for capacity not coverage

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  Reply # 782377 15-Mar-2013 16:14
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Ivelisse: But how is possible that i had reception on Auckland and Tauranga, but not here on Te Puke, well, at least not in my house, the only area where i can get some reception at moments is on the center of town, on the area around the shops, but if i get out of that area my phone dies, and, as soon as i leave town and take the road to Tauranga my phone starts working again, really annoying!

In a nutshell your phone is connecting to infill (secondary) coverage but isn't compatible with the primary frequency. Secondary coverage is only available where the primary coverage is likely to be overloaded; that's an oversimplification but hopefully it gets the point across :)



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  Reply # 782419 15-Mar-2013 18:30
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Oooohh i got it, so, i guess i should start looking for a new phone :( probably something really cheap and pray that i will have luck when i move out of Te Puke (just gonna live here for like 3 more months).

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  Reply # 782422 15-Mar-2013 18:32
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If you get a handset that supports GSM / 2G 900Mhz you are going to have no issues even better get a handset that supports GSM / UMTS 900Mhz



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  Reply # 782440 15-Mar-2013 19:08
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Yeah! Gonna have a look at 2degrees store for something, and use the current phone as a camera/ipod and any other good use i can give it besides calls and texts.

Thanks you to all of you new zealanders geeks :D

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  Reply # 782443 15-Mar-2013 19:22
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Have a look at the warehouse the red shed always discounts cellphones and also Warehouse stationery and Dick Smiths, Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman etc.

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