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Topic # 84505 1-Jun-2011 09:26
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Hi Guys,

I Live in Queenstown and i can't seem to keep my Ideos X5 on 2degrees reception as i use their data zone plan. It keeps changing to vodafone and roaming. 

Are there some settings i can change to keep it on 2degrees?

Cheers in advance. 

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  Reply # 476571 1-Jun-2011 09:33
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Many a time but keeps changing back :( Its when it looses the signal then pops onto vodafone and not back to 2degrees :(

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 476582 1-Jun-2011 09:44
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This is how national roaming is meant to work

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  Reply # 476583 1-Jun-2011 09:45
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Probably something to do with how strong the Vodafone signal is compared to the 2degrees one. The iPhone prior to antenna-gate did something similar from user reports.




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  Reply # 476585 1-Jun-2011 10:01
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 Is there not a setting to turn off Data roaming and would this not force the phone onto 2 degrees where signal is available?

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  Reply # 476587 1-Jun-2011 10:04
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Where are you in QT when this happens, specifically? Registering 2degrees on Manual should keep the connection going.

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  Reply # 476589 1-Jun-2011 10:09
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johnr: This is how national roaming is meant to work


But i dont want to roam nationally :( I only want to use 2degrees data in Queentown. 



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  Reply # 476590 1-Jun-2011 10:09
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scheduler:  Is there not a setting to turn off Data roaming and would this not force the phone onto 2 degrees where signal is available?


Got it turned off :) 



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  Reply # 476593 1-Jun-2011 10:13
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2DegreesCare: Where are you in QT when this happens, specifically? Registering 2degrees on Manual should keep the connection going.

^POB



I'm Just below the Gondola. 48 Hamilton Road to be precise. 

I wouldn't mind it switching if i was using a national data pack but i'm on the 1GB datazone plan. 

To register mauall i go :

settings --> Wireless & Networks --> Mobile Networks -->Network Operators -->search networks --> then i select 2degrees

Is this the correct procedure?

Cheers

Jamie :) 

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  Reply # 476594 1-Jun-2011 10:19
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smileynz:
johnr: This is how national roaming is meant to work


But i dont want to roam nationally :( I only want to use 2degrees data in Queentown.?


I am sure 2Degrees will be able to help you out

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  Reply # 476599 1-Jun-2011 10:27
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settings --> Wireless & Networks --> Mobile Networks -->Network Operators -->search networks --> then i select 2degrees

Doing that just selects 2degrees, but leaves the phone in automatic network selection mode, so it may still go back to VF if the coverage conditions meet the handset's criteria to reselect.

You'll need to uncheck 'Select automatically' from the -->Network Operators screen and then select 2degrees (the first one in the list if two '2degrees' are shown [depends on the handset and I don't have an X5 to confirm]) after the search is done.



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  Reply # 476601 1-Jun-2011 10:32
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iamspark: settings --> Wireless & Networks --> Mobile Networks -->Network Operators -->search networks --> then i select 2degrees

Doing that just selects 2degrees, but leaves the phone in automatic network selection mode, so it may still go back to VF if the coverage conditions meet the handset's criteria to reselect.

You'll need to uncheck 'Select automatically' from the -->Network Operators screen and then select 2degrees (the first one in the list if two '2degrees' are shown [depends on the handset and I don't have an X5 to confirm]) after the search is done.


Yea i can't see an uncheck button :( once the networks chow. i can only select them and then it registers .

Thanks for the help :) 

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  Reply # 476606 1-Jun-2011 10:41
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Sorry, just to clarify - do you see 'Search networks' and 'Select automatically' at the -->Network operators screen?

You don't need to do the 'Search networks', simply unselecting 'Select automatically' will trigger a search and then offer up a list of operators you can then select from.



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  Reply # 476611 1-Jun-2011 10:46
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iamspark: Sorry, just to clarify - do you see 'Search networks' and 'Select automatically' at the -->Network operators screen?

You don't need to do the 'Search networks', simply unselecting 'Select automatically' will trigger a search and then offer up a list of operators you can then select from.


When i click the network operators screen it automatically searches. Do i have to wait for that to finish and then push select automatically to unset it?

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  Reply # 476620 1-Jun-2011 10:57
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Possibly, sorry the menus are obviously slightly different than my moto milestone.

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