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  Reply # 318340 14-Apr-2010 13:00
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While it won't 100% cut off data usage, what I have been doing is turning off background data and auto sync in Settings->Accounts & sync.

About the only thing using data is my twitter client, but thats about 2MB per day, which is fine.

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  Reply # 322269 23-Apr-2010 23:39
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Has anyone used the N1 on XT yet, all the posts I have read are for Vodafone use. The new version of the N1 is supposedly compatible with XT so I'm keen to see if it is a possibility. I still have over a year to run on my XT contract so don't want to have to chnage to Vodafone if I can help it and their coverage in Southland is not as great as XT.
If anyone has any knowledge of the Nexus One on XT please let me know what you know.
Cheers.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 322335 24-Apr-2010 11:32
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theanalyst: Has anyone used the N1 on XT yet, all the posts I have read are for Vodafone use. The new version of the N1 is supposedly compatible with XT so I'm keen to see if it is a possibility. I still have over a year to run on my XT contract so don't want to have to chnage to Vodafone if I can help it and their coverage in Southland is not as great as XT.
If anyone has any knowledge of the Nexus One on XT please let me know what you know.
Cheers.
I have the XT version of the N1 and have been using it for three weeks or so now and am loving it. I haven't been out of main centers much in this time but the 3G performance has been mint, no problems at all. All the problems that the voda N1 owners are describing are seen in the XT devices though as well. So it's not like they fixed it just for us heh. 

On another note it looks like Broadcom have submitted new drivers for the N1's networking chip to finally enable the wireless N spec they used to have advertised. Linky

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  Reply # 322345 24-Apr-2010 12:13
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cheers mate, just what I wanted to hear, but as I am in Sthld and I'm guessing you are in Akld you will prob. be on 2100Mhz and I'll be on the lowly 850Mhz.

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  Reply # 322375 24-Apr-2010 14:20
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theanalyst: cheers mate, just what I wanted to hear, but as I am in Sthld and I'm guessing you are in Akld you will prob. be on 2100Mhz and I'll be on the lowly 850Mhz.
Well i'm actually in Wellington, and i'm pretty sure there must be plenty of places here that have to use the infill 850MHz and i haven't had any troubles.

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  Reply # 322424 24-Apr-2010 18:12
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theanalyst: cheers mate, just what I wanted to hear, but as I am in Sthld and I'm guessing you are in Akld you will prob. be on 2100Mhz and I'll be on the lowly 850Mhz.
Well i'm actually in Wellington, and i'm pretty sure there must be plenty of places here that have to use the infill 850MHz and i haven't had any troubles.


I'm pretty sure it's just Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch that use 2100Mhz
Yeah i kind of just meant that as there are so many hills and potential dead zones here in Wellington that they must use the 850MHz here as well. I've not noticed when i'm on 3G or 2G as i don't really care but i must have had to use the 850MHz areas and i've just never noticed which is a good sign. 

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  Reply # 322429 24-Apr-2010 18:19
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Disrespective:
theanalyst: cheers mate, just what I wanted to hear, but as I am in Sthld and I'm guessing you are in Akld you will prob. be on 2100Mhz and I'll be on the lowly 850Mhz.
Well i'm actually in Wellington, and i'm pretty sure there must be plenty of places here that have to use the infill 850MHz and i haven't had any troubles.


Actually is the other way around. 850MHz is Telecom's main network, and 2100MHz is the infill, with less cell sites (a lot less).





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  Reply # 322431 24-Apr-2010 18:37
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I stand corrected, thanks freitasm. I never bothered to confirm which freq. did what. 

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  Reply # 322436 24-Apr-2010 19:04
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I've had my Nexus One for about 3 weeks now (Vodafone) and I've seen none of the 3G problems people from the US have reported. 

It works and works really well. By far the best phone I've ever used - Android or otherwise. 

I've now got CyanogenMod v5.0.6 running on it. With any luck I should see the Wireless N support come through on CM's next release.

Might then be time to go out and buy a Wireless N AP/router. 

Haven't had any need to do it before. ;-) 


 




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  Reply # 325974 3-May-2010 11:54
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Anyone bought the Nexus One recently? I hear they had fixed some hardware/software issues with the capacitive buttons (home, back search etc.) 

 
Also i tried to place an order recently with a NZ credit card and a US shipping address but it wouldnt let me press the 'place order' button... any one know why! 

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  Reply # 327043 5-May-2010 19:02
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I've got my Telecom XT friendly N1, lots of suggestions for downgrading the 3G radio to the previous version as for some people it gives better 3G reception, I've tried it on mine and it does seem to help at home, instead of being 1/2 bars it's usually 2/3 bars, reception here is pretty patchy though (about 1.5Km from Wellington CBD as the crow flies) so it may just be having a "good day".

Only issue I'm having is getting it to download MMS messages. I had my Hero doing it so I know it should work, same settings on the N1 and I get "download unsuccessful". Anyone had any joy with it?

Don't recall seeing anything on the XDA Forums about 802.11n for the N1, would certainly be nice though, put my router to work.

Great phone, I'm running Paul from MoDaCo's version of CyanogenMod v5.0.6 with intersectRaven's (from XDA) modded kernel, and it is _really_ quick. Plus I've got around 250MB RAM free after booting.




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  Reply # 327069 5-May-2010 19:55
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marak210: Anyone bought the Nexus One recently? I hear they had fixed some hardware/software issues with the capacitive buttons (home, back search etc.) 

 
Also i tried to place an order recently with a NZ credit card and a US shipping address but it wouldnt let me press the 'place order' button... any one know why! 


You using Chrome? I have had some trouble with Chrome and payment services. Firefox always works.

If it is checking your IP at that point, get onto a Windows machine and install "Hotspot Shield". It puts you onto a VPN with a US address...and I had no trouble ordering that way. After ordering, I disconnected and uninstalled the software.

 




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  Reply # 327070 5-May-2010 20:01
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stevenz:

Don't recall seeing anything on the XDA Forums about 802.11n for the N1, would certainly be nice though, put my router to work.


To catch this stuff it helps to follow Cyanogen on twitter. Increasingly, this is where many devs make their "announcements"....and rely on retweets to spread the word. Their webs sites catch up later...if they have one.  

stevenz:
Great phone, I'm running Paul from MoDaCo's version of CyanogenMod v5.0.6 with intersectRaven's (from XDA) modded kernel, and it is _really_ quick. Plus I've got around 250MB RAM free after booting.


I've been "Mr. 5-ROMs-by-Lunch-time" for several months...so very much enjoying the relative stability of installing CM v5.0.6 and just sitting there.....day after day. Apps all set up. Browsers full of bookmarks. Doing stuff faster and better as the system adapts to me. :-)  




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  Reply # 328673 10-May-2010 19:21
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I finally found a N1 being sold on trademe ($950) for XT, by the time I had contacted my brother-in-law in the states to work out how much the it would cost for him to buy and send to me (roughly $900 with current forex) and transfer funds from different a/c's the auction was removed!!   Not happy as I should have bid today. My own fault really. Does anyone have a line on when/if 2.2 is to be released for a OTA update for the N1?

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  Reply # 328721 10-May-2010 22:42
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theanalyst: Does anyone have a line on when/if 2.2 is to be released for a OTA update for the N1?


Only the "word on the street", that is that it's expected out some time in the next month or so.  Some say it will be around the time of the Google IO (developer's conference) on May 19-20, others say it may be some time in June once Flash 10.1 support is officially announced (2.2 or "FroYo" is expected by most to have full Flash 10.1 included).  In any case it often takes a week or so for the roll-out to happen, as it did for the 2.1 release.

In any case, there look to be some nice new features in Froyo - looking forward to it.

As always, take all rumours and dates with a generous grain of salt.

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