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# 136500 29-Nov-2013 10:57
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Hey guys, i'm wondering if i buy the Telecom y300 (http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/personal/phone-details/telecom-y300-black/our-picks) can i put my Vodafone sim card in and use it? Will there be any restrictions for using the vodafone sim?

 

 

 

NEED TO KNOW URGENTLY, as i am thinking about buying it today.

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  # 942798 29-Nov-2013 11:00
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will afaik it will only work on the 2100mhz band on vodafone so if you go into a 900mhz area it may not work correctly.







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# 942802 29-Nov-2013 11:02
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Ok, Thankyou!

 
 
 
 


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  # 942809 29-Nov-2013 11:08
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I have a feeling they may be locked. I have a much older Telecom T-Stick, and it is locked (wouldn't work on Telstra in AU).

Can you not get a Vodafone one?

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  # 942826 29-Nov-2013 11:20
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trig42: I have a feeling they may be locked. I have a much older Telecom T-Stick, and it is locked (wouldn't work on Telstra in AU).

Can you not get a Vodafone one?


No phone not locked.

The T-Stick would need it's APN changed to work on Telstra AU..




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  # 942832 29-Nov-2013 11:22
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Sounds like you will be limited on 3G coverage as the handset does not support 3G on 900Mhz



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  # 942849 29-Nov-2013 11:36
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So if i buy the telecom y300, will i be able to use my vodafone sim? will it be a major problem?

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  # 942859 29-Nov-2013 11:47
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It depends what you are using it for. In most major towns and cities you will have 3G coverage. In more rural areas you will fall back to GSM which will be fine for calling & texting but suck for data (about a similar speed to dial up and you won't be able to get simultaneous voice and data)

You can check the 2G (GSM) and 3G coverage here http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/. 3G extended coverage is not supported by the phone so don't tick that tab (or maybe do tick it and see what you will be missing out on and whether that is important you you.

 
 
 
 




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  # 942866 29-Nov-2013 11:53
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ok thankyou, so i checked and around my area the 2g and 3g is good connection. So will it be a right choice to buy the Y300 and use my Vodafone Sim?

 

 

 

AND, all i need the phone for is calling and texting, mainly texting

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  # 942870 29-Nov-2013 11:57
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Maybe a Nokia 1100i might suit the usage then



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  # 942873 29-Nov-2013 12:00
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Well, i already have a Nokia 100, and ive had it for a year, but i want to upgrade to a better phone, and i have found this one for a good price, so will this be a good phone for texting and calling considering its a Telecom but i'm using soing to be using my Vodafone sim?

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  # 942874 29-Nov-2013 12:01
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ImQrisp: Well, i already have a Nokia 100, and ive had it for a year, but i want to upgrade to a better phone, and i have found this one for a good price, so will this be a good phone for texting and calling considering its a Telecom but i'm using soing to be using my Vodafone sim?


It'll be fine for you then, you can also get apps like 'WhatsApp' for even more texting



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  # 942876 29-Nov-2013 12:04
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Thanks JonB! Great answer and very informative, i'm positive after much research that this will be a good phone for me, thanks a lot guys! if anyone else has any other important or relevant info please say! Much appreciated :)

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  # 942877 29-Nov-2013 12:05
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Well it will do SMS and calling just fine just remember whatsapp is not SMS as such it's IM

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  # 942879 29-Nov-2013 12:09

Would really not recommend using a smartphone without 900MHz 3G if at all avoidable. So much work has been done on expanding 3G coverage using 900MHz, you'll get the best experience if you have a device that conforms to network spec. Texting is fine over 2G, but voice calls are better on 3G, and (of course) you're looking at the difference between dial-up & broadband data speeds with 2G vs. 3G.




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  # 942897 29-Nov-2013 13:18
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Better option mobile phone to take advantage of the 900MHz = Vodafone Smart mini at $109
(or $79 if you don't mind having a network-locked handset)

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