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How accurate is your automatic time and date update?

Discussion in 'T-Mobile Forum' started by Telekom, Sep 9, 2006.

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How accurate is automatic time and date update in your area?

Poll closed Sep 19, 2006.
  1. Its very accurate and the time is exactly right.

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Its within 5 or 10 seconds of the exact time

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. Its accurate within 30 seconds of the exact time

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. It's accurate within 60 seconds of the exact time

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Its accuracy is way off

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Telekom

    Telekom Bronze Senior Member
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    How accurate is the automatic NITZ (Network Initiated Time Zone) in your area when compared to WWV (303-499-7111) or NNTP sites or www.time.gov? (If your phone supports automatic time and date update. All phones do not support this function.)
     
  2. n2jtx

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    Until recently T-Mobile was about 40 seconds off. It had been this way since I first got service in September 2005. I thought something was wrong with my phone but when I was roaming on Rogers back in November 2005 it was right on time.

    Today, coincidentally, I noticed that T-Mobile finally fixed the time problem and they are now right on time. Cingular OTOH is about 24 seconds off.
     
  3. Matt

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    mine was nearly exact
     
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    Mine is close enough for me.
     
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  5. Telekom

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    Maybe it's my being a little AR but I just don't get people who think "approximate" time is just fine. The other night while waiting to go into a movie someone remarked on the time and I told him that he was wrong. He said "I have my watch match the time on my Sprint phone." If that was really true the time from Sprint was off by about three minutes :)

    I guess ever since I got a digital watch I've been pretty much obsessed with having correct time and more than a few seconds off drives me nuts. I have WWV on speed dial :) We have a time change coming in a few weeks and I just know that no two clocks in the gym that I attend will be the same :eek:
     
  6. charlyee

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    My Verizon phone is always 1 min. ahead of my Cingular phone. Interstingly they must both be equally off, since their accuracy varies.
     
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  7. walkguru

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    time is relative, when your time comes, it wont matter what your digital watch says.
    :browani:
     
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    My Verizon phone is always dead on (Along with my Time Warner DVR). It's always matched up to my time server.
     
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    i went to that website mentioned at the top of the thread and there is a 1 second difference

    I have a Boost Mobile phone
     
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    It's hard to rely on a website to give you the accurate time. It will take a couple seconds just to display the information and have it passed to you. Only truely accurate source for time is the WWV number, GPS or using NTP. NTP is the most precise IP time solution. Granted for most of us a few ms here or there doesn't matter...
     
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    Oy! a philosoper we've got!:rolleyes:
     
  12. Telekom

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    Technically even WWV by phone or over the air (radio) won't be exact either since there will be a miniscule latency through the telephone network or through a radio transmission.

    You can even experience delay by calling someone on their cellphone who's right next to you and having a conversation you'll see that there's a slight delay between what you hear in person vs. what comes over the telephone line.
     
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    i should point out that since i retired, time is not that important anymore. so cingy's time is good enough for me, i dont wear a watch, if that matter's, ;)
     
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