Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41
92 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 324667 29-Apr-2010 12:42
Send private message

deyur: Mine arrived this morning :D. On charge right now. Took a week after leaving Clove, never even had to pay GST!

I'm very happy with Clove after they offered to send a second phone in good faith, when the first tracking number was lost. If anyone is still on the fence, definitely a trustworthy company.


... you're lucky FedEx just rang me for credit card details to pay gst ... hopefully getting desire soon...waahoo..

1019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 324693 29-Apr-2010 13:29
Send private message

Might be worth waiting (if you can stand it) until after next weeks General Election in the UK as if there's a hung parliament then the pound is forecast to drop like a stone.

It already took a hit yesterday from the Greek debt issues so the price could get very tasty.

Looking at today's exchange rate then a Desire will cost $760 delivered (not forgetting the possible hit for duty when it reaches NZ although some have paid others haven't)

 
 
 
 


Stu

Hammered
4797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 973

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 324707 29-Apr-2010 13:45
Send private message

langers1972: Might be worth waiting (if you can stand it) until after next weeks General Election in the UK as if there's a hung parliament then the pound is forecast to drop like a stone.

It already took a hit yesterday from the Greek debt issues so the price could get very tasty.

Looking at today's exchange rate then a Desire will cost $760 delivered (not forgetting the possible hit for duty when it reaches NZ although some have paid others haven't)


Yup. Two days. I couldn't wait two more measly days. That'll teach me. Actually it probably won't! lol




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


65 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 325160 30-Apr-2010 10:36
Send private message

For those who would rather wait a bit longer and save GBP6 postage from Clove:

Clove dispatched my phone on 21 April via Airsure (Royal Mail).  It arrived in Auckland today (30 April).  I don't know whether the postage was affected by the ash fallout.

Unfortunately for me, I'm over in Melbourne for work now, so I have to wait another week for my friend to bring the phone over!  :(  however, it looks like they haven't charged me GST.  Nice

29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 325630 1-May-2010 19:35
Send private message

My desire is on its way :) Should be here next week :)



4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 325638 1-May-2010 20:05
Send private message

Regards the GPS issues on Telstra handsets - HTC pushed a hotfix today (can't remember details/where I saw it, some RSS feed...). Might be worth looking into...




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


3553 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 124

Trusted

  Reply # 325640 1-May-2010 20:17
Send private message

NZtechfreak: Regards the GPS issues on Telstra handsets - HTC pushed a hotfix today (can't remember details/where I saw it, some RSS feed...). Might be worth looking into...


Cool excellent, thanks NZtechfreak.

I am thinking of buying the Telstra version of the Desire.  Spoke to a salesman today who just had no idea about technology.  I asked him if I used it on Vodafone's network whether I would get 3G speeds or not.  He couldn't answer, but mumbled something.

Are any Android phones branded by telecos?  As in, the OS being modified to look Telstra, or Vodafone, etc?

Wish to use this on the XT network back in NZ. 

239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 325705 2-May-2010 02:20
Send private message

yeh ive been waiting since tuesday for my mobicity telstra desire to arrive..freakn hell man..

but yeh, the htc update completely sorted the gps issue, although, debate is if post applying the rom or patch you can still root, as the rom may be 'newer' thjan the stock rom paul uses in his root.

think i'll just root mine the day i get it.

http://nimbu.amorvi.com/2010/05/how-to-root-your-htc-desire/

3553 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 124

Trusted

  Reply # 325726 2-May-2010 09:21
Send private message

Lambchop: yeh ive been waiting since tuesday for my mobicity telstra desire to arrive..freakn hell man..

but yeh, the htc update completely sorted the gps issue, although, debate is if post applying the rom or patch you can still root, as the rom may be 'newer' thjan the stock rom paul uses in his root.

think i'll just root mine the day i get it.

http://nimbu.amorvi.com/2010/05/how-to-root-your-htc-desire/


Hey mate, would be very interested to find out how it runs on XT. please keep us posted when you receive yours!:)

Stu

Hammered
4797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 973

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 325779 2-May-2010 13:36
Send private message

Mine is now showing as being in Auckland and awaiting clearance.

Monday is looking good!




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 325800 2-May-2010 15:40
Send private message

heavenly_wild:

Hey mate, would be very interested to find out how it runs on XT. please keep us posted when you receive yours!:)


it should work fine, all you need are the XT apn settings, and then to adjust the location settings on the phone:

XT apn info:


APN:

wap.telecom.co.nz

 MMS

MMSC http://lsmmsc.xtra.co.nz

MMS Proxy 210.55.11.73:8080

MMS Max Message Size 614400



Some people who had used a gold card to flash a generic htc rom kinda fixed the gps issue, but it wouldn't work the moent you turned wifi or data on. so effectivly useless. but those who have fully rooted the phone ..did manage to fix the gps issue a day before telstra released there fix ..was some SPUL settings telstra messed up.

but then you had people complaining that data speeds where alot slower on these rom's ..and that turned out to do with some of the location settings:

 go to phone dialer and type *#*#4636#*#*

Click on "Phone Information"
Note the "Location:" field and note the changes, as well as Signal strength.

Press "Menu" hard button
Select "Radio Band"

EURO = Lock onto 2100MHz band (Hutchinson/3)
USA = Lock onto 850MHz band (Telstra NextG)
 AUS and AUS2  ..


think either USA or AUS2 worked and all was well ... i'll try ASU2 which is what telstra use i think, should priotise correctly 850MHz



4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 325810 2-May-2010 16:33
Send private message

BigHammer: Mine is now showing as being in Auckland and awaiting clearance.

Monday is looking good!


Nice! Enjoy it! Love that shiny new device feeling :)




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


122 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 325813 2-May-2010 16:39
Send private message

Very thin device just don't drop it in your coffee while playing :-)

29 posts

Geek


  Reply # 325818 2-May-2010 16:56
Send private message

Mine will be here tuesday-wednesday! Cannot wait!

Stu

Hammered
4797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 973

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 325819 2-May-2010 16:59
Send private message

NZtechfreak: Nice! Enjoy it! Love that shiny new device feeling :)


You and me both! Sleeping may be an issue tonight. Christams eve!




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


1 | ... | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.