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  Reply # 564633 5-Jan-2012 09:50 Send private message

Asking too much information for a free SIM. Address? Yes. Contact number? Yes. But IMEI, maker and model of devices? Who cares?




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  Reply # 564638 5-Jan-2012 09:58 Send private message

freitasm: Asking too much information for a free SIM. Address? Yes. Contact number? Yes. But IMEI, maker and model of devices? Who cares?


I think its their way of checking that your handset is compatible to their network, which essentially is running on XT.

It's still too much information though. I wouldn't want to give away my IMEI number like that. 



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  Reply # 564639 5-Jan-2012 09:59 Send private message

Dick Smith also sells the phones (Along with Warehouse Stationery), which is great as I have a voucher from Christmas so I can get a handset.

The Warehouse Stationery website does not have the phones up, but Dick Smith one does.

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  Reply # 564641 5-Jan-2012 10:01 Send private message

Just remember, yeah $4 a week sounds cheap and like it's a good idea, but in my opinion it could also very well be a marketing trick.

How would we pay the $4? Through credit? Ok

Alright let's top up with some money, we pay $4 and another $4 for data, accidentally go over minutes and data, it starts using the credit, Oh it's next week, let's pay $8 again for all my minutes and data.

**You have $3 renaming in your account**

I guess I'll have to top up again with another $20


Meh, Just my opinion.

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  Reply # 564642 5-Jan-2012 10:04 Send private message

heavenlywild: 
10mb is just embarrassing in 2012. What can you really do on a smartphone with 10MB? Not much, unless you plan to turn everything off. 


It depends on how you use your smartphone, I guess. I get the 2Degrees 50MB data packs, and they last me about a month. The majority of times I use the Internet connectivity on my phone, I'm connected to our Wifi network, and the data is there as a backup for when we're out and about. When on 3G, I primarily use it for iMessage, Foursquare check ins, Tweeting (albiet at a relatively restrained rate), using my Bank's online banking app, and the occasional browsing of websites to assist with purchasing decisions or to find other required information.

That being said, I am very aware of my data usage when on 3G, and perhaps my data usage patterns would change significantly if I had a lot more data available to me. 

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  Reply # 564643 5-Jan-2012 10:04 Send private message

Cyris: Just remember, yeah $4 a week sounds cheap and like it's a good idea, but in my opinion it could also very well be a marketing trick.

How would we pay the $4? Through credit? Ok

Alright let's top up with some money, we pay $4 and another $4 for data, accidentally go over minutes and data, it starts using the credit, Oh it's next week, let's pay $8 again for all my minutes and data.

**You have $3 renaming in your account**

I guess I'll have to top up again with another $20


Meh, Just my opinion.


That's a bit harsh of you really. This applies to any network. It's your own responsibility to check your allowance. 

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  Reply # 564644 5-Jan-2012 10:08 Send private message


That's a bit harsh of you really. This applies to any network. It's your own responsibility to check your allowance. 


Understandable, yes it is our responsibility. However everyone knows not every single person will get it right every time, and companies usually play along with this.

I'm just saying it's more likely to happen per week, than per month from other operators.

I mean no disrespect to any companies, It's just my opinion.

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  Reply # 564646 5-Jan-2012 10:10 Send private message

true
the loose tip calling minutes looks pretty good
already requested a free sim too




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  Reply # 564649 5-Jan-2012 10:11 Send private message

billgates: APN is wapaccess.co.nz


Yes its on their website under the FAQ but they give no MMS or WAP Settings! only data...

I'll contact them to get the rest of the details... (Its already been added to my website)

Something I laughed at was:

"That means that all handsets from Telecom XT will work, and some others. Yes, that includes iPhones, Apple fans"

But if you are running a iPhone with latest firmware you can't enter the APN by hand (use my website instead)

Thanks
 

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  Reply # 564653 5-Jan-2012 10:13 Send private message

International Roaming calls looks good (I've only looked at Australia), 39c/min to make calls but looks like you can't use data?

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  Reply # 564657 5-Jan-2012 10:25 Send private message

$4/week for 120 mb is impressive




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  Reply # 564661 5-Jan-2012 10:29 Send private message

this is really cheap...

good amount of data too!





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  Reply # 564662 5-Jan-2012 10:30 Send private message

CruciasNZ: $4/week for 120 mb is impressive


Don't forget, it's an add-on to an existing plan. It would be great if it was simply $4 without anything else :) 

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  Reply # 564668 5-Jan-2012 10:35 Send private message

LennonNZ: But if you are running a iPhone with latest firmware you can't enter the APN by hand (use my website instead)

I believe (but have not confirmed) that it's dependent on the SIM. With a Skinny SIM, the APN settings may become visible.

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  Reply # 564669 5-Jan-2012 10:36 Send private message

freitasm: Asking too much information for a free SIM. Address? Yes. Contact number? Yes. But IMEI, maker and model of devices? Who cares?


I'm guessing this stops you from ordering more than one free sim, people have access to many e-mails accounts but not cell phones.  That's my guess

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