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Topic # 90121 15-Sep-2011 08:37
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So my Dad is currently with Vodafone (and may stay with), but is looking for a new phone. I can get a Sensation or Galaxy S 2 at a very discounted price from Telecom.

As far as I can tell, the models of these phones that Telecom is using should work fine (including on 3G) with Vodafone should he choose to stay with them.

Can somebody please confirm this?

Thanks. 

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  Reply # 521310 15-Sep-2011 09:23
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joefish: So my Dad is currently with Vodafone (and may stay with), but is looking for a new phone. I can get a Sensation or Galaxy S 2 at a very discounted price from Telecom.

As far as I can tell, the models of these phones that Telecom is using should work fine (including on 3G) with Vodafone should he choose to stay with them.

Can somebody please confirm this?

Thanks. 


The Telecom phones won't support the "3G" (UMTS/WCDMA) 900MHz frequency used by Vodafone for 3G *DATA*. But they will work with the 2G (GPRS) data.

In the main cities, things should be OK as VFNZ used mainly 2100MHz in order to provide good coverage for the iPhone 3 and 3GS which didn't do 900MHz either....and they sold rather a lot of those.  

So - from a 3G data perspective ONLY - it won't be as good as it could be, but a Telecom phone on the Vodafone network will work for most things in most places.

Or at least....it should. From a phone / txt perspective, it doesn't matter. All good. 

The problem is going the OTHER way as Telecom don't do GSM at all...and ONLY operate on WCDMA 850MHz and 2100MHz....and deliver all services on those two frequencies only.




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  Reply # 521328 15-Sep-2011 09:51
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The Samsung S 2 will work happily on both Vodafone and Telecom (and 2degrees for that matter) in NZ on 3G. Its quad or penta band 3G so it has HSPA on 850, 900, and 2100MHz frequencies as used here by the carriers. Not sure about the Sensation sorry.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 521348 15-Sep-2011 10:15
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Here in Auckland I've used my SGSII on both networks, works just fine.




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  Reply # 521361 15-Sep-2011 10:49
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Thanks for your replies,

Linuxluver, that's what I always thought, but the Galaxy S 2 is listed (on Wikipedia and Samsung's site) as supporting both 850 and 900mhz (as well as 2100), so in theory it should work, unless Telecom is selling a modified version?

A closer look at the HTC Sensation indicates  (HTC NZ site) that it's sold here in a 850/1700mhz or 900/2100mhz version, so perhaps this is better to avoid in this case...

Interesting fact about the iPhone, I never knew that.

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  Reply # 521911 16-Sep-2011 12:46
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SGS 2 is quad band, so it does not matter if your in a major city or not, will have 3G everywhere its possible.

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