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Topic # 58677 17-Mar-2010 06:57
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As pointed out on American blog and news site Gear Live and Engadget the Google Nexus One has been released in a version compatible with AT&T and Rodgers 3G network which is good news for Telecom NZ XT customers eyeing up that phone!

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http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/03/03-16-10nexat.jpg

Engadget Article.
That's it folks -- the heat is on. Today Google's Nexus One has hit the virtual shelves equipped for 3G action on AT&T and Rogers networks... free of any contracts or nasty carrier locks. The device can be purchased from Google's phone store right now for $529, and if your pocketbook is hurting later today -- don't say we didn't warn you. This is the moment you've been waiting for, right? Full PR after the break.

Nexus One now compatible with the AT&T 3G network and shipping to Canada

In early January, we announced the Nexus One, the first device sold through Google's web store. The Nexus One is unlocked, which means you can use it with a SIM card from most GSM operators worldwide. Currently the device is compatible with most 3G networks, including T-Mobile in the US. However, there are some carriers that have different 3G frequencies, such as AT&T in the US and Rogers Wireless in Canada, so users with these SIM cards can only access 2G or EDGE networks on their Nexus One.

Starting today, an additional version of the Nexus One is available from the Google web store that is compatible with AT&T's 3G network. This new model can be purchased as an unlocked device without a service plan. In addition to AT&T's 3G network, this device will also run on Rogers Wireless in Canada. And like the first version of the Nexus One, it can be used with most GSM operators globally.

Additionally, Nexus One devices can now be shipped to Canada from Google's web store, and will work with a SIM from Rogers Wireless. To find out which version you should purchase, based on your mobile service provider, please visit our Help Center.





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  Reply # 308122 17-Mar-2010 07:30
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You'd hope that it would not be "soft" locked to AT&T though. All AT&T devices I have here were heavily customised and needed some tweaking to work outside AT&T's service. I have them SIM unlocked directly from AT&T for reviews, but everything else is pre-configured and hard to change.







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  Reply # 308125 17-Mar-2010 07:48
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According to the post above "This new model can be purchased as an unlocked device without a service plan. In addition to AT&T's 3G network, this device will also run on Rogers Wireless in Canada." So it is sold via googles store unlocked and it is just frequency capable of 3G AT&T.





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  Reply # 308135 17-Mar-2010 08:35
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thefatmould: According to the post above "This new model can be purchased as an unlocked device without a service plan. In addition to AT&T's 3G network, this device will also run on Rogers Wireless in Canada." So it is sold via googles store unlocked and it is just frequency capable of 3G AT&T.


But not sold to us here in NZ..




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  Reply # 308136 17-Mar-2010 08:37
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I am just reading the Google Nexus One sold only 135,000 devices in 74 days. This is nothing really.

If only Google had not limited launch to US/UK and a couple of places...





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Reply # 308193 17-Mar-2010 11:07
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So.... who wants to organise a bulk order? Laughing




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  Reply # 308299 17-Mar-2010 14:22
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It's good news for me. I'm a recently switched XT customer (infinite txt), on an iPhone, which recently sustained a fall.

After I saw the news this morning, I asked my boss to order one:
http://twitter.com/dysinger/status/10596701868

Super cool. Hoping it works as well as iPhone on 850mhz UMTS, although I was getting used to the idea of not even caring and ordering a non-compatible one!

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  Reply # 308415 17-Mar-2010 18:09
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It is a very good day indeed.

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  Reply # 308840 18-Mar-2010 16:52
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I am ordering one now.

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  Reply # 308884 18-Mar-2010 19:32
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It's shame they didn't go global.....but maybe it will be worth the wait. 




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  Reply # 309311 19-Mar-2010 23:41
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Ah man Telecom need to bring this out here already!

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  Reply # 309546 21-Mar-2010 16:40
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Im pretty keen for this ah, im thinking of ordering one in america and using shipito.com or usa2me to get it here.

Anyone think this is a bad idea, or had any experience with those companies.

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  Reply # 309563 21-Mar-2010 17:38
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Does the AT&T version do all frequencies in addition to ones that work on XT? The website says:



Cellular & Wireless

3 UMTS bands (either 900/AWS/2100 MHz or 850/1900/2100 MHz)



so I'm guessing you have to buy a nexus one that will only work on vodafone (or limited XT on 2100mhz) or the AT&T one which will only work on XT?



I'm changing jobs, on XT at the moment, and the new job uses vodafone

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  Reply # 309623 21-Mar-2010 20:45
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raab: yea thats how i understand it, stupid not supporting everything.

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  Reply # 309711 22-Mar-2010 09:18
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Dargor: I just brought in a N1 and used comGateway and they were really good, have a great online system and real quick to set up. I used them because of them being in Portland OR and dont charge US sales tax where shipitto is in Calaforia and was going to be $50 US tax. The only downfall is the only use DHL for shipping which is good becasue it was fast, shipped Tuesday and arrived Friday but you will be charged GST and Duty which for me totalled $150.
I believe shipito give you an option to use USPS which is slower but cheaper and from other coments I have read you often get through customs with no fees.

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  Reply # 309817 22-Mar-2010 14:57
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yea thanks man, yea i think i saw you post in the other thead. Im going with comGateway aswell, ordered from google last night.

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