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Topic # 229162 10-Feb-2018 11:53
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I'm looking to change my Nexus 5x
Currently I like the look and price of the Xiaomi mi A1.
But it doesn't have band 28 from what I can see.
Is this a deal breaker I live in Auckland and am currently with 2degress

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  Reply # 1954749 10-Feb-2018 12:23
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Others disagree but band 28 is not a Biggie from me, especially if live in Auckland. When you out of town 3G is plenty fast and reliable, if you live in a place where band 28 is only option for 4g then it would be more of a factor.

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  Reply # 1954874 10-Feb-2018 17:23
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If you live outside of the metro areas and you want LTE then it will be a biggie otherwise it's normal 3G.




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  Reply # 1954883 10-Feb-2018 17:57
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2Degrees is expanding band28 700Mhz in Auckland all the time but if you are happy with band3 1800Mhz then it's up to you

 

Just don't complain here on Geekzone when you travel places and miss out on 4G coverage

 

2D is also expanding band8 900Mhz LTE

 

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  Reply # 1954893 10-Feb-2018 18:38
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Nexus 5X only supports half of band 28 - Spark's half - so you won't notice any difference from your current phone if you get a replacement with no band 28 support at all.




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  Reply # 1955099 11-Feb-2018 09:45
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Thanks looks like it will be no different than what I have
So should be no drama

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  Reply # 1955104 11-Feb-2018 10:03
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Karlosnz: Thanks looks like it will be no different than what I have
So should be no drama


Does it support band8 LTE?

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  Reply # 1955618 12-Feb-2018 11:27
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Linux:
Karlosnz: Thanks looks like it will be no different than what I have
So should be no drama


Does it support band8 LTE?

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Yes it does band 8(900)


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That is great news for you as 2Degrees will be turning on 900Mhz 4G / LTE NZ wide after they turn off the 2G network middle of March

 

It's already live in some parts of NZ

 

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Linux:

 

That is great news for you as 2Degrees will be turning on 900Mhz 4G / LTE NZ wide after they turn off the 2G network middle of March

 

It's already live in some parts of NZ

 

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2D is turning off 2G?




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Linux:

 

That is great news for you as 2Degrees will be turning on 900Mhz 4G / LTE NZ wide after they turn off the 2G network middle of March

 

It's already live in some parts of NZ

 

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Awesome thank you


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  Reply # 1955628 12-Feb-2018 11:38
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noroad:

 

Linux:

 

That is great news for you as 2Degrees will be turning on 900Mhz 4G / LTE NZ wide after they turn off the 2G network middle of March

 

It's already live in some parts of NZ

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

2D is turning off 2G?

 

 

Yep was announced back in march 17.

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=223150

 

 

 

They also repeated it recently..





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noroad:

 

Linux:

 

That is great news for you as 2Degrees will be turning on 900Mhz 4G / LTE NZ wide after they turn off the 2G network middle of March

 

It's already live in some parts of NZ

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

2D is turning off 2G?

 

 

@noroad no I just made it up this morning :P

 

2D have been speaking about this for quite a while in the media

 

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@noroad no I just made it up this morning :P

 

2D have been speaking about this for quite a while in the media

 

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come now, can't be JohnR without a monday morning troll ;)





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  Reply # 1955683 12-Feb-2018 13:00
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No, lack of band 28 is not a major. There are plenty of 4G phones in circulation that don't have band 28 and the owners don't notice.

 

Band 3 is the critical as it is presently the primary LTE band for all 3 Telco's.


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