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  Reply # 574213 27-Jan-2012 19:08
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Dratsab:
johnr: Did you swap SIM cards about with your partner and see what happens?

I'm wondering if you brought the phone new or second-hand?

@johnr - would this sort of problem occur if the phone is blacklisted on the Vodafone network? 


Its a brand new phone...Xmas present Smile 

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  Reply # 574242 27-Jan-2012 22:38
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NZcat1: Its a brand new phone...Xmas present Smile 
Where was it purchased from?



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  Reply # 574340 28-Jan-2012 10:50
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It was purchased as a gift from 100% Appliances.  Shouldn't make any difference Wink

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  Reply # 574394 28-Jan-2012 13:29
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NZcat1: It was purchased as a gift from 100% Appliances.  Shouldn't make any difference Wink


It can, as one dodgy place sells second-hand or refurbished phones as new. 



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  Reply # 574425 28-Jan-2012 15:25
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Skolink:
NZcat1: It was purchased as a gift from 100% Appliances.  Shouldn't make any difference Wink


It can, as one dodgy place sells second-hand or refurbished phones as new. 


Not that one I hope Surprised 

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  Reply # 574471 28-Jan-2012 20:32
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NZcat1:
Skolink:
NZcat1: It was purchased as a gift from 100% Appliances.  Shouldn't make any difference Wink


It can, as one dodgy place sells second-hand or refurbished phones as new. 


Not that one I hope Surprised 


100% Appliances? Not likely.



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  Reply # 577096 4-Feb-2012 07:24
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Ok,  So here is an update and still no joy.

Went to Masteron.  No coverage.  Swapped sim cards as the 2 degrees had suggested to me.  Still nothing.  It must be the settings on the phone.  On the way home got a bit of coverage between Featherston and the beginning of the Rimutaka hill and then nothing till I got to Lower Hutt.  Which is crazy because I came back along the motorway (no coverage) and yet I work at Trentham....where I have coverage every day.  I guess the only thing I can do is take it into a 2 degrees shop?  Anyone have any other suggestions?
  Thanks for the suggestions so far Smile

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  Reply # 578063 7-Feb-2012 08:56
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When you do a network search when you loose service - what networks does it find?

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  Reply # 578170 7-Feb-2012 13:21
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NZcat1: Ok,  So here is an update and still no joy.

Went to Masteron.  No coverage.  Swapped sim cards as the 2 degrees had suggested to me.  Still nothing.  It must be the settings on the phone.  On the way home got a bit of coverage between Featherston and the beginning of the Rimutaka hill and then nothing till I got to Lower Hutt.  Which is crazy because I came back along the motorway (no coverage) and yet I work at Trentham....where I have coverage every day.  I guess the only thing I can do is take it into a 2 degrees shop?  Anyone have any other suggestions?
  Thanks for the suggestions so far Smile


Can you confirm the following - 

Is Network Mode set to 'GSM/WCDMA (Auto mode) IN 'Wireless & networks > Mobile networks.

In 'Network operators' is 'Select automatically' on?
 
Did you manually search and select the available networks when in you lost connection in Masterton with any success?

^POB
 



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  Reply # 578383 7-Feb-2012 19:43
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vita: When you do a network search when you loose service - what networks does it find?


I hadnt tried that...still getting used to how this phone works.  Will give it a go when I go over on Saturday :)
 



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  Reply # 578388 7-Feb-2012 19:46
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2DegreesCare:
NZcat1: Ok,  So here is an update and still no joy.

Went to Masteron.  No coverage.  Swapped sim cards as the 2 degrees had suggested to me.  Still nothing.  It must be the settings on the phone.  On the way home got a bit of coverage between Featherston and the beginning of the Rimutaka hill and then nothing till I got to Lower Hutt.  Which is crazy because I came back along the motorway (no coverage) and yet I work at Trentham....where I have coverage every day.  I guess the only thing I can do is take it into a 2 degrees shop?  Anyone have any other suggestions?
  Thanks for the suggestions so far Smile


Can you confirm the following - 

Is Network Mode set to 'GSM/WCDMA (Auto mode) IN 'Wireless & networks > Mobile networks.

In 'Network operators' is 'Select automatically' on?
 
Did you manually search and select the available networks when in you lost connection in Masterton with any success?

^POB
 



All the settings are set correctly as you have suggested.  Will be going over again on Saturday, so will do a manual search for networks and see how I get on.  



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  Reply # 583394 19-Feb-2012 13:00
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Went back to Masterton and the phone worked. I hadn't even done anything to it. Maybe a glitch in the system somewhere when i went over the previous times...i don't know....pass!

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