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Topic # 56943 29-Jan-2010 11:27
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Hi,

If I was to buy the Nexus One while over in the USA, could someone tell me what charger to buy when back in nz? Is it just a standard miniUSB charger? What Volt/Amp should it be?

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  Reply # 294312 29-Jan-2010 12:30
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The Nexus charger is a 100-240v so will operate in NZ with a pin adaptor, available from DSE for abt $10.

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  Reply # 294319 29-Jan-2010 13:10
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I believe that most phones these days have universal adapters that can plug into both 115V an 230V sockets without any hassles, you would just need an adapter for the plug type which you can pick up from most electronics or travel stores for <$10.

This post says much the same thing so you should be all good.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 294366 29-Jan-2010 15:27
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awesome, thanks...

Anyone in the New Plymouth area have a nexus one? and wouldnt mind me buying them a coffee or beer and looking at the phone?

Also... does the voice turn by turn navigation work in NZ?
What else WONT work?

Someone said I would need to root the phone to get it to work in NZ, is this the case?... havent done any research on that yet, but I am guessing it is similar to jail breaking?

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  Reply # 294392 29-Jan-2010 16:42

It is purchased unlocked from Google so it'll work on Vodafone when you get it back here.

Unsure about the navigation... since it's only sold in the US (and what, EU?) I doubt they've made it for NZ.

Regular GPS like the iPhone Maps application equivalent should work fine.

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  Reply # 294395 29-Jan-2010 16:47
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Voice guidance is US only, although if you Root the phone I believe there is a hack that will allow it here (there was, but then Google closed the exploit, and I think there is a new exploit that still works).




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  Reply # 294397 29-Jan-2010 16:55
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ping182nz: awesome, thanks...

Anyone in the New Plymouth area have a nexus one? and wouldnt mind me buying them a coffee or beer and looking at the phone?

Also... does the voice turn by turn navigation work in NZ?
What else WONT work?

Someone said I would need to root the phone to get it to work in NZ, is this the case?... havent done any research on that yet, but I am guessing it is similar to jail breaking?



1. The Nexus One will work fine in NZ. It's unlocked and on the correct frequencies for Vodafone or 2Degrees....and can even do XT on UMTS 2100, where available. 
2. The turn-by-turn navigation is only available in the US - so far. 


Note: Nokia have opened it up for the world on their phones. I suspect Google will do the same for Nexus One if / when they can handle the load. I suspect the Nexus One soft-launch has been a huge test of all the "cloud" resources required to support the services offered. They will scale...and implement. 


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  Reply # 294431 29-Jan-2010 17:54
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Does anyone know what the delivery time is from the time the order is placed to the order being recieved in the states?

I will be in the same address for a max of 4 days... would it get to my USA address in that time? I have no idea on what the shipping service is like in the states....

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  Reply # 294593 30-Jan-2010 10:44
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Or just do what I do and bend the American-style power pins about 45 degrees so that they fit into a NZ socket.

You won't need to root/jailbreak/unlock the phone, it'll be all-go as it stands.




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  Reply # 294771 31-Jan-2010 00:20
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ping182nz: Does anyone know what the delivery time is from the time the order is placed to the order being recieved in the states?

I will be in the same address for a max of 4 days... would it get to my USA address in that time? I have no idea on what the shipping service is like in the states....


I got mine in the US. I ordered the day it was announced and it arrived the next day - they use Fedex Next Day Air. So 4 days should be fine.

Turn by Turn doesn't work and I don't think there is a reliable hack out there yet. That being said as noted in other posts I am happy with CoPilotLive for $88 which provides turn by turn for ANZ




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  Reply # 295295 2-Feb-2010 00:26
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stevenz: Or just do what I do and bend the American-style power pins about 45 degrees so that they fit into a NZ socket.



Yeah, good luck with that one, when you have buggered up your power sockets with the hole in the pin and then plug something else in and it arcs and overheats, you still gonna think its a good idea then?

Also, you wont be allowed to charge it at a workplace with a rangi charger like that, most of them even a travel adapter is not allowed either. Not seen anywhere make people get their personal chargers test and tagged yet but with how easy places believe the spin that the providers of that service put out its only a matter of time before they start requireing it for offices in addition to building sites.





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  Reply # 295360 2-Feb-2010 12:38
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Never had a problem with it yet. How is making the connector conform to the same shape as the regular pins going to "bugger up the sockets"? Just grab the blade by the base with some square-head pliers and twist. It'll either break in which case you find a legitimate option, or you end up with a perfectly good plug. Pretty much everything seems to be 110-240V @ 50/60hz these days.

Hole in the pin? What hole? Are we talking 2 flat-blade connectors or 2 round-blade connectors here?




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  Reply # 295382 2-Feb-2010 14:04
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All US plugs have a hole in the pin. This will deform any sliding contacts in the socket, which are present in most wall outlets and some non crap powerstrips. Some Asian plugs that are similar to a US plug don't have the holes - but I have not seen one of those on a legitimate adapter, just the junk that some muppets sell on trademe

If you have not got the angle and position exactly correct, you will deform the crap sockets in $5 powerstrips to the point where they will not hold anything plugged into them other then your mangled plug, You also will possibly deform the contacts in a wall socket if it takes any force to connect. Which it shouldnt do since the US pins are thinner than AS/NZS3112 pins are.

Which also causes them to get a lousy connection in most sockets - possibly arcing etc.

And then there is the finger gap issue - US plugs are tiny, which means that their pins are accessible by a normal sized finger when partially inserted. Since the twist in the pin means they never go all the way in, you have something very unsafe sitting around.

A friend I know with a few apartments that he rented to Asian students always checked the sockets after they left before giving the bond back. Most times there were several that needed replacement. Usually from bodgejobs like you are suggesting.




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