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Topic # 65079 29-Jul-2010 10:13
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Hi, I am interested in purchasing an N1 now that they are available in NZ. I have looked at the Vodafone, Telecom and 2Degrees sites to try and figure out the best price/plan matrix and have some questions:

  Firstly, would the N1 work on Telecom and 2 Degrees networks? Some of the data plans on Telecom look better value than Vodafone's 'Smart' plans.

Can you just bowl up to Vodafone or Telecom and say I would like a SIM card for this phone with plan 'XYZ'? In other words, me just buying the phone outright and remaining independent of any network?

Are there any prepaid plans that have 'value for money' data caps? In my opinion based on what I can see on the carriers websites, it looks like any pre-pay scheme is a rip-off from the data perspective and makes going 'on-account' for any 'decent' amount of data usage almost compulsory (by 'decent' I mean 250 MB/month)?

I had a trawl through this forum and couldn't see any obvious thread with similar questions, so apologies in advance if these questions have been repeated and already answered. Please point me to the right direction.

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  Reply # 358182 29-Jul-2010 10:55
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Vodafone's N1 will not work on Telecom; you need an imported one.

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  Reply # 358269 29-Jul-2010 12:00
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There are different versions of Google Nexus One to support the different main 3G frequency used by the different carriers...

Basically...

For XT you want the version that supports 3G 850
http://www.mobicity.co.nz/google-nexus-one-nextg.html

For Vodafone or 2degrees you want the version that supports 3G 900
http://www.mobicity.co.nz/google-nexus-one-vodafone-unlocked.html

Note: Compare the specification tab on both links

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 358731 29-Jul-2010 19:42
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Thanks, that helps my decision making process.Smile

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  Reply # 360866 31-Jul-2010 23:05
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tstone: Hi, I am interested in purchasing an N1 now that they are available in NZ. I have looked at the Vodafone, Telecom and 2Degrees sites to try and figure out the best price/plan matrix and have some questions:

  Firstly, would the N1 work on Telecom and 2 Degrees networks? Some of the data plans on Telecom look better value than Vodafone's 'Smart' plans.

Can you just bowl up to Vodafone or Telecom and say I would like a SIM card for this phone with plan 'XYZ'? In other words, me just buying the phone outright and remaining independent of any network?

Are there any prepaid plans that have 'value for money' data caps? In my opinion based on what I can see on the carriers websites, it looks like any pre-pay scheme is a rip-off from the data perspective and makes going 'on-account' for any 'decent' amount of data usage almost compulsory (by 'decent' I mean 250 MB/month)?

I had a trawl through this forum and couldn't see any obvious thread with similar questions, so apologies in advance if these questions have been repeated and already answered. Please point me to the right direction.


The Nexus One from Vodafone will work fine on Vodafone and 2degrees. They are both GSM networks with a UMTS / 3G overlay on 900/2100MHz (VF) and 2100MHz (2D).

Telecom XT have no GSM at all.....and operate entirely on UMTS 850/2100MHz. Mainly on the 850. 

The Nexus One can't see the 850MHz at all....so you'd be down to just one frequency - 2100MHz - for use on XT. Not good enough. 

There is a Nexus One flavour that can do Telecom XT on 850 / 2100MHz (AT&T flavours), but you'd have to find a source for it and parallel import it. Or maybe parallel Imports here in NZ stock it. They might. With Google not selling them direct anymore, I'm not sure where you'd get one now. 
 




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  Reply # 367090 13-Aug-2010 11:12
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Have you got it sorted yet?  I got mine from vodafone.  A friend and i bought one each and got the following:
Phone for $469 on a $60/month smart talker plan.  They were $480 off  on deal and got an extra $50 for us getting the two.  Plus we negotiated the $75 credit for referring a friend. With the Vodafone deal after 6 months you can reduce your plan if you want so all in all, the $60 plan worked out the cheapest option to get the phone - if that makes sense. They keep extending the 3G internet and 100 pics so we have that till at least sept.  And they have been running that deal for over a year now so hopefully it will continue.  All the best - love my phone! Just got my case from case-mate and its brilliant!

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  Reply # 367097 13-Aug-2010 11:30
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sonyab: All the best - love my phone! Just got my case from case-mate and its brilliant!


They are easy to like.

Mine is almost 3 months old now and there is no itch to buy a new phone.

 




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  Reply # 367446 14-Aug-2010 05:45
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sonyab: Have you got it sorted yet?  I got mine from vodafone.  A friend and i bought one each and got the following:
Phone for $469 on a $60/month smart talker plan.  They were $480 off  on deal and got an extra $50 for us getting the two.  Plus we negotiated the $75 credit for referring a friend. With the Vodafone deal after 6 months you can reduce your plan if you want so all in all, the $60 plan worked out the cheapest option to get the phone - if that makes sense. They keep extending the 3G internet and 100 pics so we have that till at least sept.  And they have been running that deal for over a year now so hopefully it will continue.  All the best - love my phone! Just got my case from case-mate and its brilliant!


Got mine and loving it too. On $40 plan with Vodafone.

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  Reply # 367452 14-Aug-2010 07:28
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they seem to be out of stock on the VF website.

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