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#83854 22-May-2011 15:54
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Bought an Inspire HD from trademe extending my budget for inspire over desire because of extra internal memory but that turned out to be a useless investment because when I received the phone,

1. Rooted (when I asked him later why it wasn't mentioned in the ad, he said I should've known because unless rooted AT&T inspire won't work in NZ)

2. Running 2.3.3
3. Phone identity says - HTC Desire HD
4. Internal Memory - .94GB free.
5. Cannot connect to 3G Vodafone.

My biggest concern is problem number 5, after reading numerous posts on internet including geekzone and trial and error with APN settings I still cannot get the 3G to work :(

Any help please?  

This is my first android and touch screen and I'm in love with it. I was always loyal to symbian and still use my N86 but I think its about time I got an upgrade.. 

Sorry about long text.. 

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#472406 22-May-2011 15:57
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I can browse internet by 2G, but not 3G.  My Nokia N86 picks up 3G at my home so I'm pretty sure I'm in a 3G coverage area. 


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  #472414 22-May-2011 16:09
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AT&T does not use the 2100MHz UMTS band for its network (which is Vodafone's primary 3G band). I'd say you've made a mistake buying that.

Your only hope will be if the hardware is 2100MHz capable and the option to enable it is buried somewhere in the service menu.

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  #472426 22-May-2011 16:16
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fahrenheit: AT&T does not use the 2100MHz UMTS band for its network (which is Vodafone's primary 3G band). I'd say you've made a mistake buying that.


And memory tells me the Inspire doesn't have the hardware for 2100MHz.  For the OP's sake I hope I'm wrong about that.

  #472429 22-May-2011 16:20
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The phone is rooted and from the "identity" it says its a Desire HD, and in the network menu, there are 3 options 

1. WCDMA only
2. GSM only
3. GSM/WCDMA auto

And I'm on 3, but if I go on 1.WCDMA only, I get 0 bars, no signal at all. 

So does the Inspire not work on Vodafone 3G at all?

I'm using 5year old sim card, maybe that too? 

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  #472430 22-May-2011 16:23
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So does the Inspire not work on Vodafone 3G at all?

For 3G, Vodafone uses 2100MHz in most centers with 900MHz available in rural and infill areas.
AT&T uses 850MHz (which is the same as Telecom's XT network) and 1900MHz.

So as you can see, the phone is totally unsuitable for the vodafone 3G network.

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Ultimate Geek

  #472433 22-May-2011 16:25
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This is the thread I remember seeing...

  #472448 22-May-2011 16:41
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Hey yes that is true. 

Case closed! 

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