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  Reply # 367116 13-Aug-2010 11:54
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RevoWution - Gosh you have good eyesight!.. and yes.. I'm embarrassed to say.. that mine is the same :-]

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  Reply # 367152 13-Aug-2010 13:22
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Mudwiggle: RevoWution - Gosh you have good eyesight!.. and yes.. I'm embarrassed to say.. that mine is the same :-]


Hehe yeah, I'm really picky when it comes it little things like that :P

So it looks like it's a Froyo-wide mistake, and not just the custom ROM I have.

Thanks for checking, Mudwiggle!! :D

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 367170 13-Aug-2010 13:58
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RevoWution: 
Thanks for the clarification :) I knew there was something different between the 8183 and the 8181 haha ;)


Yeah....In NZ, A8181 is Vodafone / 2degrees and A8183 is Telecom XT.

It's the difference between "3G" UMTS 850 (A8183) and UMTS 900 (A8181).

Both support UMTS 2100.

All telcos in NZ do UMTS 2100....but if that was the only frequency you had going for you (as Telecom XT has no GSM) then you'd spend a lot of time out of coverage.  




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  Reply # 367175 13-Aug-2010 14:04
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I am thinking of going with XT when I go back to New Zealand. In Auckland, XT wouldn't be a problem in terms of coverage. What is it like in the rural areas?

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  Reply # 367262 13-Aug-2010 17:07
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heavenlywild: I am thinking of going with XT when I go back to New Zealand. In Auckland, XT wouldn't be a problem in terms of coverage. What is it like in the rural areas?

In the waikato, east of hamilton is good. West of Hamilton while driving through towards pirongia area there has the occasional no service, but not too bad.

If you're interested, you can find cell tower locations for all networks here:
http://cid-21228dfc4e937fda.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Cellsite%20Locations

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  Reply # 367267 13-Aug-2010 17:16
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Thanks eXDee. I just want to make sure that XT can outperform Vodafone on the HTC Desire in terms of coverage. TBH I don't really venture out of Auckland too much:)

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  Reply # 367286 13-Aug-2010 17:43
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Giggs:
Deadpool:

Griggs, the stock 2.2 update you had for your A8131, does that include the HTC Sense addons?

Also the GPS works fine? Or was that what the addtional fix was for.

Did you get your A8131 from Mobicity or some where else?


Hi Deadpool

It was a Telstra 8183 but with the new ROM it thinks it is an 8181 now for what its worth.  Yes the new ROM has Sense and the usual HTC widgets (I like the new Newspaper widget BTW).

GPS has been a bit mixed.  Yesterday it locked straight away but tonight when running home from work it took a minute or more to lock even though according to GPS Test it said it coud see 10 sats.  I have only had this ROM on the phone for 3 days so will see if that was an aberration over the next few days.

If you go to the XDA Developers website there are a number of custom roms on there with a serveral just be being straight offical roms with no extras.  The great thing once rooted and if using ROM Manager is that it is easy to try several different roms until you find one you like.

Yes I got the phone from Mobicity.   

I would be interested to know what other Telstra phone users who have rooted now use for a custom rom and if they have any problems.


Cheers


When you say, it thinks its an 8181, that doesn't effect the frequency range on it does it. I.e it will pick up 900MHZ instead of 850Mhz, i.e depending if the reason it works on different frequencies could be a file on the device with a specific codec.

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  Reply # 367289 13-Aug-2010 17:47
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The frequencies available are hardware dependent, not software. ie you cannot change from 900MHz to 850MHz by changing the installed software.

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  Reply # 367291 13-Aug-2010 17:50
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I think it's more to do with the phone's hardware configuration, and not so much the software. Otherwise the modders at XDA and/or MoDaCo would have already found a way to unlock the ability to use both 900 and 850 frequencies simultaneously by now.

I may be wrong though, so perhaps someone more knowledgeable can correct me :)

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  Reply # 367292 13-Aug-2010 17:51
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BigHammer: The frequencies available are hardware dependent, not software. ie you cannot change from 900MHz to 850MHz by changing the installed software.


Ah, somebody has answered my prayers haha ;)

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  Reply # 368464 17-Aug-2010 00:36
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Yes the frequency is dependant on the chip, I think you'll find more and more phones being released will be able to handle all frequencies. The only phone currently able to is the iPhone I believe, wait until the technology becomes cheaper and more widespread and things will accelerate out into HTCs, Nokias and Samsungs.


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  Reply # 368592 17-Aug-2010 11:38
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...latest dolphin HD installs onto SD card if anyone interested....
frees up more phone memory...waahoo...

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  Reply # 368689 17-Aug-2010 14:46
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Rooted and upgraded to 2.2 now wasn't that hard just took awhile to confirm I had everything cheers Giggs, now i just have to find out what applications to use on it

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  Reply # 368764 17-Aug-2010 16:34
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App2SD+ already had it on my SD card :D

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  Reply # 368785 17-Aug-2010 17:29
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eXDee: App2SD+ already had it on my SD card :D


Apps2SD+ is far superior to Froyo's pitiful Apps2SD :)

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