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Topic # 53076 8-Dec-2009 21:59
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i only had a skim in the forums and didnt see an answer,
just wondering if anyone knew if this phone would work on telecom.


http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/HTC-Hero-Android-G3-A6262-GSM-Black-Unlocked-Cell-Phone/4279201/product.html 


also, is it as simple as 800mhz phones work on telecom and 850mhz on vodafone?
havent really looked into xt much so any info would be greatly appreciated.


thanks heaps.


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  Reply # 280526 8-Dec-2009 22:19
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Full specs listed here at gsmarena:

http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_hero-2861.php

It says:

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100

This handset is suitable only for Vodafone.

Telecom is a 3G only 850/2100 WCDMA network. Forget the 2100 part of this handset on Telecom, because it still wont be suitable.

Vodafone NZ has a 2G GSM network and a 3G 900/2100 network.

I'm not sure if there are any 850/2100 variations of the Hero.




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  Reply # 280602 9-Dec-2009 07:56
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There's a 850/2100 version from Telstra (doesn't say from what country), or 850/1900 from Telus in Canada. I've got the 850/1900 version (1900 obviously useless) and it works fine with TelecomXT. Obviously if you're able to find one, the 850/2100 version would be more useful.

Either version of the phone will work fine on Vodafone in 2G mode, but as Telecom doesn't have a 2G GSM network, it'll be HSPA/WCDMA 850Mhz only.

http://www.htc.com/ca/products/hero-telus#tech-specs

If you can wait a couple of months then you'll be able to get the Motorola Milestone (Droid) in an 850Mhz form.



Also - The prices on overstock.com are ridiculous. I paid $450 less than that for mine _including_ shipping. You can buy a Vodafone version of the phone for $850ish from local grey-import stores. Even Expansys is significantly cheaper. http://www.expansys.co.nz/d.aspx?i=186737






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 280789 9-Dec-2009 13:45
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halfbaked: i only had a skim in the forums and didnt see an answer,
just wondering if anyone knew if this phone would work on telecom.

thanks heaps.




Its will work fine for phone and 2G data on Telecom. For 3G, it will only work where Telecom 900MHz coverage (main centres only - and not every part of them). 


My HTC Magic doesn't do the 850MHz 3G either, but it works fine in the area I like and work with Telecom (North Shore). 


Really, if you're going to use Telecom XT, you want a phone that can do the 850MHz 3G. 





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