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  1. #1
    seuss
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    Have recently acquired T610 on Orange with R1L013 firmware. Would upgrading
    this improve the reception? Would I have to reprogram phonebook, WAP
    settings etc afterward?

    TIA





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  2. #2
    Jon
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    Re: Will T610 firmware upgrade improve reception?

    seuss posted the following for all to hear...
    > Have recently acquired T610 on Orange with R1L013 firmware. Would upgrading
    > this improve the reception? Would I have to reprogram phonebook, WAP
    > settings etc afterward?


    Settings are usually left intact, in any case are easily obtainable from
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  3. #3
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Will T610 firmware upgrade improve reception?


    "seuss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Have recently acquired T610 on Orange with R1L013 firmware. Would

    upgrading
    > this improve the reception? Would I have to reprogram phonebook, WAP
    > settings etc afterward?


    A firmware upgrade will normally make no difference to reception - but there
    are cases where a particular firmware has been released to deal with exactly
    this issue - and I'm not aware of any firmware patches for the T610 that
    deal with reception issues.

    If you upgrade the firmware, your settings etc. should stay intact as GDFS
    is not affected by a standard upgrade. If you choose to remove the O
    branding however, you will lose the settings as GDFS should be reset.

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  4. #4
    Bryan Anderson
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    Re: Will T610 firmware upgrade improve reception?

    On Sunday, "seuss" wrote:

    > Have recently acquired T610 on Orange with R1L013 firmware.
    > Would upgrading this improve the reception? Would I have
    > to reprogram phonebook, WAP settings etc afterward?


    I had R1 on my Orange phone and hd it upgraded to R4 and had
    no loss of data at all - phone book, sms messages, settings
    all remained.

    Didn't help with reception though.....still crap.

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  5. #5
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Will T610 firmware upgrade improve reception?


    "Bryan Anderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sunday, "seuss" wrote:
    >
    > > Have recently acquired T610 on Orange with R1L013 firmware.
    > > Would upgrading this improve the reception? Would I have
    > > to reprogram phonebook, WAP settings etc afterward?

    >
    > I had R1 on my Orange phone and hd it upgraded to R4 and had
    > no loss of data at all - phone book, sms messages, settings
    > all remained.
    >
    > Didn't help with reception though.....still crap.


    If your reception is really appalling, get it checked by an authorised
    service centre. Reception on the T610 isn't as good as on some other
    phones, but Ericsson handsets tend to be a lot more "honest" in their
    estimation of signal strength.

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  6. #6
    Bryan Anderson
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    Re: Will T610 firmware upgrade improve reception?

    On Sunday, "Richard Colton" wrote:

    > If your reception is really appalling, get it checked by an
    > authorised service centre. Reception on the T610 isn't as
    > good as on some other phones, but Ericsson handsets tend to
    > be a lot more "honest" in their estimation of signal strength.


    To be honest, I don't think that it's entirely the fault of the
    T610. I used to be on Vodafone but changed as I belived Orange
    had better service and the plan suited me just as well. Seems I
    live in a marginal reception area for Orange.

    First week with the phone was awful at home - I work from home
    and I need the phone to work in my home office. As it happens,
    it's the worst room in the house for picking up the Orange signal.

    I got onto the tech support people and they did confirm that my
    local transmitter was down and being worked on. Five days later,
    the signal got better and I got two bars on the T610 in my office.

    Great....all sorted. No need to worry about the 14 day exchange
    (which I was getting close to what with allowing time for the post
    and all), and I was happy.

    Now I've had the phone for a month, the signal seems to have gone
    again from my house....back down to one bar if I hold the phone
    up high, no signal at all if it's laid on the desk. Not a lot of
    good for me when I need to take calls for work, and now I'm stuck
    with it for another eleven months.

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  7. #7
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Will T610 firmware upgrade improve reception?


    "Bryan Anderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sunday, "Richard Colton" wrote:
    >
    > > If your reception is really appalling, get it checked by an
    > > authorised service centre. Reception on the T610 isn't as
    > > good as on some other phones, but Ericsson handsets tend to
    > > be a lot more "honest" in their estimation of signal strength.

    >
    > To be honest, I don't think that it's entirely the fault of the
    > T610. I used to be on Vodafone but changed as I belived Orange
    > had better service and the plan suited me just as well. Seems I
    > live in a marginal reception area for Orange.
    >
    > First week with the phone was awful at home - I work from home
    > and I need the phone to work in my home office. As it happens,
    > it's the worst room in the house for picking up the Orange signal.
    >
    > I got onto the tech support people and they did confirm that my
    > local transmitter was down and being worked on. Five days later,
    > the signal got better and I got two bars on the T610 in my office.
    >
    > Great....all sorted. No need to worry about the 14 day exchange
    > (which I was getting close to what with allowing time for the post
    > and all), and I was happy.
    >
    > Now I've had the phone for a month, the signal seems to have gone
    > again from my house....back down to one bar if I hold the phone
    > up high, no signal at all if it's laid on the desk. Not a lot of
    > good for me when I need to take calls for work, and now I'm stuck
    > with it for another eleven months.


    Bit of a bugger that. Only thing I can suggest which really doesn't help
    you for getting out of the contract is to have the phone unlocked and stick
    a Voda SIM in it.

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