Motorola :: What Frequency Bands Will Telus Moto Milestone Support?
Feb 16, 2010
What frequency bands will the Telus Moto Milestone support? All the info seems to indicate 850/1900 for 3G and no info on 2G except for rumors saying the same as the EU milestone or only 850/1900.I was hoping for at least tri-band 3G and quad-band 2G. I am sick and tired of these phones with weak-sauce frequency bands.
I'm about to trade my Milestone for a brand new Xperia X10a because I'm going to be travelling later this year and I need that 2100MHz band.Can anyone confirm that this phone has the 2100MHz 3G band? Every website I've been to says that it only has 850/1900MHz but others on this board say otherwise.
Even though the Backflip comes to AT&T in a week, it looks to me that the Droid/Milestone may be the better phone. Bigger but better. But can I get one that uses all the AT&T 850MHz bands? It doesn't seem to be like Nokia, where I could simply buy the phone I wanted from (e.g.) J&R or NewEgg; where does one buy unlocked NAM (North American) Motorola Milestones from?
I noticed I could create an AnyCut shortcut to SIM Toolkit on my Telus Milestone, unlocked and running with Fido. But when it launched, it immediately force closed. I think it's cause Fido doesn't use SIM apps.Anyway I backed it up with Titanium Backup and then I figured it was safe to uninstall the Toolkit with Titanium too, cause I could always put it back later. When I tried though, it turned out Titanium hadn't actually backed up the toolkit successfully. I have tried various approaches to reinstalling the various versions of Stk.apk that I can find on the web but they all fail - including adb push. The app is in my /system/app directory but still doesn't show in AnyCut or Manage Applications anymore.
So two questions - 1) can someone post their Stk.apk from Telus Milestone 2.1? 2) Any idea how to get it back in there?I'm asking because I'd like to take the phone on a trip to the US soon where I'll use my AT&T GoPhone SIM, and I think that provider does use SIM apps. Thanks!
I see so many threads where people are taking a Telus Motorola Milestone and trying to tweak it to run on Rogers network (at slower speeds than it would on Telus).Why are they just not going to Telus? Is there some other advantage to making the Motorola Milestone work with Rogers network?It just seems many people dislike Rogers - is there something about Telus and the Milestone I should know about? Maybe locked into a contract at Rogers... but it's not like the Moto hardware is cheap without contract through Telus (something like $599 CAN).
I just recently got a hold of a very new Telus Milestone 2.01. I need to back it up before updating to 2.1 just in case things don't go well.I have googled pretty much alot of sites but only "ROOTING" is all i find. Not interested in that, but just to back up the whole firmware for my own use. Im not interested also in using someone else's .sbf
Don't know if this is more appropriate for the Telus HSPA forum or Motorola. I'm going with Motorola because it's about unlocking the Milestone to use elsewhere.Please post in here if you obtained an unlock code for a Telus Milestone and it worked. Even better would be a screenshot or photo/video of the screen, showing your Milestone is running on a non-Telus operator (double bonus if it shows 3G/HSPA reception). Let us know if there were any specific options you had to choose when buying the unlock code to make sure it's for the correct Milestone.
Please *also* post in here if the unlock code *didn't* work and let us know who sold you the lemon.
I know there is another thread about the Telus update that came out a few days ago, but that thread is more about issues installing the update.Like most of you, i looked for new features and have not really found any, but figure there must be some improvements in 32MB of fixes.One thing I have noticed is much better battery life. After 3 days, I have noticed that I have significantly more battery when I get home at night with my normal usage.I am wondering if anyone else has experienced the same. Normally by the time I would get home, my phone would report under 15% or less. However I do have a Seidio extended battery (yeah the big honking one). The last few days I have had 40-50% battery left.
Since the milestone/droid has never recognized the extended battery's extra capacity, it reports battery % based on the standard battery size. So even though my battery would report 5%, I could run for 10-15 hours at 5%.So, is the battery life better with the update, or is the milestone now recognizing the extra capacity of the battery and just reporting it correctly.
Not sure about Droid 3 exactly, but my XT860 which is essentially the same phone has official FM radio support. It is not in plain sight though - FM radio is accessible via the Music application - the connected music player. When you start it, and pick "radio" you get presented with option to use online radio (shoutcast) or FM radio
I own a French Retail A953 Milestone 2 and I'm looking forward to android 2.3 update. So, after followed the thread [URL]and it's on ! The update is here.Unfortunately when trying to update my mobile using MSU the answer is "no new update availlable yet for your mobile"...I'm using A953 with Android 2.2.2 and the system version is Version.62.4.24.A953.Retail.en.FR.
Old V9x was Telstra locked and ran on 3G 850 MHz (called NextG here) which suits me fine. Flip on phone got damaged, so bought another that is unlocked. Has GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 and 3G HSDPA, but not 3G 850.
Q1: Is the band availability able to be changed via software or hardware?
Q2: If it is hardware is there any issue with swapping the chip set PCB from old phone to new? (Have seen the dismantling stuff on the net)
is there anything i can do to improve flash video playback? after the 2.2 update i was excited to be able to use flash on my phone, but video playback on it seems so bad that it's unwatchable.it's like a slideshow at best, and at worse i'm only getting one frame every thirty seconds or so. oddly enough the sound never skips or stutters at all.i've tried it over wifi and 3g. Internet videos in the native app and other non-flash streaming media seem to work perfectly.i'm using the stock browser with flash player 10.2.157.51 (the latest one available in the android market), and i've tried several different videos linked from m.flash.com
I updated my Milestone which is UAE version to Froyo yesterday after a long delay, was really excited all evening until i discovered two problems with my wifi.The Device does not connect to the corporate network as my office uses 802.1x EAP and there is no place to enter proxy where as my friends using samsung galaxy s (Froyo 2.2) connect to the network and browse using the wifi advanced settings to enter the proxy in their device.
I have a problem in my milestone. Im trying to update my milestone to froyo from eclair 2.1 update 1 via MSU (Motorola Software Update). But after some minute It restart with a blank screen then reboot to OS and MSU says update failed. My last resort is to flash it via RSDLITE but when im trying to get into bootloader it shows blank screen then reboot to OS. I cant enter to my bootloader.
Have a brand new install of Windows 7 64bit and a 6 month old Milestone 2 which has always succesfully connected to PC/Mac in USB mass storage mode, but when trying to connect to new Windows & PC the PC tries to install MTP drivers that fail.Solution is to select the failed device in device manager and manually install the driver selecting the device as a USB mass storage device and not the default MTP device.
last month, I inherited an LG-C900B (BELL) as my buddy had upgraded to an HTC TITAN Windows Phone. As I was frustrated with my force closing, stuck on Android 2.2, HTC Desire I decided to give WP a chance.
We unlocked the SIM from my TELUS HTC Desire and everything worked great. MMS, text, data, wifi, etc. Last week, I suddenly lost the ability to receive MMS messages from outside of the TELUS network. After a few days of troubleshooting and working with TELUS support, I'm at a loss.
I've done the following:
1. Reset my phone. 2. Downloaded the LG Network App to setup all my APN, Proxy IP, and MMSC settings automatically. (I did this last month when I was setting up my phone as well). 3. Upgraded my phone to the latest version available 7.10.8773.98.
I've also gained access to the MFG app to check my config.xml and to see what my network profile showed.
Current network profile: TLS_CA_302_220_ENG.xml AlwaysON options: ON Proxy enable options: OFF Auto update options: ON
All of the following values are hard coded into the config.xml file after running the LG Network Setup App for TELUS 302-220.
After spending 2 hours on the forums and 2 hrs on motorola website, downloading the motorola software update and finding that the updater says that your phone is up to date with 2.1 (where as the motorola site says 2.2 is now available) and browsing thru unending discussions, I was unable to update my Motorola milestone to Android 2.2. I last week sent my phone to the service center to ask them to update it to 2.2, they returned the phone saying it is up to date.I am sick of removing applications and always worrying about the remaining ROM availability. [code]
If the official version is not available in Dubai can someone tell me of a shop where I can get it updated, as I dont really understand the concept of rooting and stuff like that.
It always show that I have exercised 0 out of 4 days and wellness summary seems off as well. It shows I have 0% Intermediate and Vigorous activity, which has to be off based on my previous workouts. I also have worked out mutiple times this week, so I am nopt sure why it always shows 0 out of 4.
My question is about the circles widget. It is beyond frustration to me that it takes what seems like hours to update the weather. Even after touching the weather circle and it displaying the weather app, it still will typically not update. Maybe it's just me, but I see zero use in having a widget that tells me the weather from 2 hours ago. It is also incredibly annoying to be driving to work, the sun has been out shining bright for an hour and a half, it's 50-60F degrees outside, and I unlock the phone to see an image of the night sky and the moon, and a temp of 30F.
I would have more forgiveness if this was some random widget I downloaded from the Play store, but this came installed with the phone, created by Motorola, designed for my device. For the time being, I have actually removed it from the main screen because it has just become frustrating and I am tired of constantly tapping on the weather and hoping it will update. There doesn't even seem to be a refresh option once the weather opens. What I would really like, and what I have not found, is a way to change the frequency in which the weather is updated. Setting the location statically versus automatic doesn't seem to have an effect either. I am in an area with great signal, 4-5 bars, and always with LTE, otherwise I have WiFi, so it's not a network connection issue. It's not like I want it to update all the time while the phone is off either (and risk draining the battery), but when I unlock the phone, that seems like a good time for the widget to check and see if it's been more than X minutes since it last updated (X being the number I can configure).
I am hearing impaired and rely on the Maxx vibrate mode to catch messages.However the vibration is weak and only vibrates in two very short bursts.I cannot feel it.Is there a way to change the level and frequency of vibration? I didn't see anything is the Settings app.
I have 2 cell phones; one on Telus contract, and a V3xx unlocked on Rogers Pay as You Go. I would like to be able to share a Telus plan, but Telus says the V3xx will not run on their 3G network. I installed a Telus SIM card, and it cannot find a network. Does anyone know if it is possible to get the Motorola to work with a Telus SIM card?