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Topic # 85552 21-Jun-2011 09:28
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I've read a lot of the threads on Telecom turning off their EVDO network and dates for the CDMA switch off being mid 2012, and the Evo 4G having a CDMA (Sprint USA) radio stack. Also that telecom has an ESN whitelist?

Given that the American Sprint Evo 4g has the following specs:

CDMA: 800, 1900
CDMA Data:1xEV-DO rev.A
WiMAX (4G): Yes

A) Will calls or data still work on the old Telecom network until 2012?
B) Is there any chance of it working in the future on Vodafone/2degrees when 4G is introduced?

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  Reply # 483530 21-Jun-2011 10:27
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Unsure whether telecom allows imported devices to be used on its network. If they do, then theres a chance it could work.
But as for it working on other networks, i can't see any provider introducing wimax in the near future, especially for blanket coverage.

Overall i'd say this phone is pretty much a no go for use in NZ.

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  Reply # 483572 21-Jun-2011 11:57
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Nope, due to the ESN whitelist you can't connect the phone to a Telecom account in the first place, not even for voice. All you can do is roam with an active Sprint account.

Regarding 4G, I believe that the Evo still uses CDMA for voice and text, so even if it was connected to WiMax in NZ it still would not function properly as a phone.


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  Reply # 483632 21-Jun-2011 13:32
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Telecom don't have EVDO any longer, it was shut down year.

We'll also never see a mobile 802.16e WiMAX network in NZ. Any "4G" networks will be LTE based.

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  Reply # 483756 21-Jun-2011 16:59
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Thought this was the case - but good to hear the wealth of knowledge from geekzone ;) 

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