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Topic # 99605 22-Mar-2012 19:21
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It appears that DSE has the Galaxy S II for $799 with a free 24" LCD TV via redemptions. The ad in the paper says Telecom only and when I called a local DSE they said it would only work with Telecom.

Now I wasn't aware that the S II came in a version that would not work with Vodafone (the specs say it's a Quad band phone with

HSPA+ 21Mbps/ HSUPA 5.76Mbps
EDGE/ GPRS Class 12
Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Quad band UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

and I doubt if the phone is SIM locked to Telecom.

Other folks have insights on this?

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  Reply # 598808 22-Mar-2012 19:24
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Its a 22" TV , and no its not locked, im using it on vodafone since i got one last week from noel leeming, same deal.

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  Reply # 598809 22-Mar-2012 19:24
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It will work on both Vodafone and Telecom. It's not locked whatsoever.

You should check out the same deal at The Warehouse. $749 with the free TV.

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  Reply # 598865 22-Mar-2012 22:37
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Cool. I saw the deal is on at THW but it's mail order only there. I might pop into NL to see if they have it.




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  Reply # 598882 22-Mar-2012 23:34
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the Warehouse Advertising for the Phone says:

"Offer available via redemption on the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S II product on any Telecom Plan only"

I presume this means you have to buy a Telecom XT plan as well if you buy if from The Warehouse.. The Warehouse adding more terms of the samsung promotion....

but: http://www.samsung.com/nz/promotions/pdf/SAM89358_Terms_and_conditions.pdf

doesn't say this...






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  Reply # 598909 23-Mar-2012 08:38
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Can you guys tell me what model is the Samsung TV? Are they the same for DSE and NL? Thanks.

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  Reply # 598974 23-Mar-2012 10:42
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Here's the page:

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/EM0058/samsung-galaxy-sii-telecom

Going by the picture it's a UA22D5000. (Which is also currently the only 22" model listed on Samsung's NZ portal)

http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UA22D5000NMXRD

I've got one of their other models (UA22C400 IIRC) in the bedroom and it's a fantastic little TV, gets freeview, can plug a USB stick into it and play movies and music off it. Think that model retails for about $350 now. I'm not sure how it relates to the D5000 though, given that mine is a 4 series and the "free" TV is a 5-series, I'd expect it'd be even better.

Deal seems like a no-brainer. Buy the phone, get the TV, sell the phone, get a very cheap TV.

Telecom's version of the SGS2 is the i9100t, the only difference anyone can find between the i9100 and the i9100t is the firmware loaded onto it, and it's 100% compatible with "generic" i9100 firmware and ALL NZ cell networks.
  




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  Reply # 600429 26-Mar-2012 18:45
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  Reply # 600435 26-Mar-2012 18:59
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If it had been a 32" TV I would have gone and bought one for the finance committee..




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  Reply # 600442 26-Mar-2012 19:32
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Brother took DSE up on this deal, popped in his 2degrees sim and was away laughing. GG.




this is a slap in the face!



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  Reply # 601054 27-Mar-2012 23:17
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Just bought it from The Warehouse for $749+shipping. The TV looks sweet and the phone is a good one so that's a great deal.




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  Reply # 601055 27-Mar-2012 23:28
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Does anyone know if they're the GT-I9100 or the GT-I9100G model (assuming they're all the same)?  As far as I can tell there's minimal practical difference if you're running stock ROMs, but the GT-I9100 is supposed to be more hackable.

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  Reply # 601063 28-Mar-2012 06:11
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BABaracus: Does anyone know if they're the GT-I9100 or the GT-I9100G model (assuming they're all the same)?  As far as I can tell there's minimal practical difference if you're running stock ROMs, but the GT-I9100 is supposed to be more hackable.


Its the GT-I9100T.



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  Reply # 601095 28-Mar-2012 09:18
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shadybrothers: Brother took DSE up on this deal, popped in his 2degrees sim and was away laughing. GG.


And what is your 3G speed like?  I have done some googling on the differences between the GT-I9100T and GT-I9100 and it appears to be mainly to do with what 3G frequencies they are optimised for with the GT-I9100T more attune to 850. But it will work with VF/2D frequencies fine (perhas not as well as the GT-I9100?)




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  Reply # 601230 28-Mar-2012 13:14
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The Galaxy S1 i9000 was triband 3G (so huge differences between Vodafone/Telecom versions) but since the i9100 is quadband 3G there is no hardware difference between Telecom + vodafone versions, it's only a software/firmware difference, which can be changed by flashing different firmwares and modems. I would recommend buying the telecom version for 2degrees/vodafone so that you get a free tv.




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  Reply # 601235 28-Mar-2012 13:22
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kiwijunglist: The Galaxy S1 i9000 was triband 3G (so huge differences between Vodafone/Telecom versions) but since the i9100 is quadband 3G there is no hardware difference between Telecom + vodafone versions, it's only a software/firmware difference, which can be changed by flashing different firmwares and modems. I would recommend buying the telecom version for 2degrees/vodafone so that you get a free tv.


I am not so sure the hardware is identical (or possibly deep down firmware?), I got one and flashed a new ROM complete with modem (KI4) that I have running on my phone. It was fine at work (most likely on 2100) , but when I took both phones home the 9100T dropped back to GPRS for data (most likely 900), whereas my 9100 was fine as usual. I did a bit of research and found others reporting some modems didnt work on the T model. I flashed Vodafone Australia DUKF4 onto it as it was made for the T phone and away it went.

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