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Topic # 81798 18-Apr-2011 21:27
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ok, so first day owning i9000T - plugged in my VF SIM2, works fine as a phone etc.  Installed latest Kies off the Samsung site, connected via USB - it says the phone has the latest software. (now, Kies won't even connect...) anyway, done lots of searches but everything points to needing an unlocked phone, which I assume this isn't as it's TNZ branded and was purchased from a retailer, not off TM etc

Is there a simple answer to this?  Happy to go in via the backdoor, but I'd need simple, stupid-proof instructions as I really can't afford to nail a $1000 phone on the first day...

Also, I'm not a phone geek so I don't understand much about how these things work yet.  I know PC's & Linux back to front, and I'm a technical guy, so no problems jumping in and doing stuff but I just want something a bit plain english for "noobs"

any help or pointers appreciated!

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  Reply # 460314 18-Apr-2011 21:43
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Interesting you bought an i9000T if you plan on using it on Vodafone, the T is the telecom version isnt it?



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  Reply # 460315 18-Apr-2011 21:46
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yeah it is, but they didn't have a VF version, and the hardware is the same - it's merely some apps and a splash screen and some settings.

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  Reply # 460320 18-Apr-2011 22:02
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frostmotorsport: yeah it is, but they didn't have a VF version, and the hardware is the same - it's merely some apps and a splash screen and some settings.


The hardware isn't quite the same. The T version does 3G on 850MHz and 2100 MHz. But Vodafone do 3G on 900MHz and 2100MHz.

So unless you're in a 2100MHz area for VF, you'll only be able to do GPRS.....which can be fairly quick for lite content, but it isn't 3G. 

2Degrees only use 2100MHz for their 3G, but that's only in their geographically small (but population large) coverage areas in Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown.....and somewhere else? (Can't remember). In the rest of NZ they use VF 3G and you pay more for data. 

 




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  Reply # 460321 18-Apr-2011 22:09
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good point - although I don't intend using a lot of data on it anyway - and if I do it'll be in main centres.

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