Your friend is 110% inocrrect and I even made it clear why the thread was locked,
I believe you John, and I will let him know what happened. I think he feels like this out of frustration. If you want I can ask him in the morning and give you his contact details in a private message.
I'm on Vodafone. However, I bought the phone from Dick Smith. I used Check Fus & the CSC is I9300NZCALE5 which I believe is a 2 degrees CSC? Looks like dick smith is selling unlocked 2 degrees mobiles. However, since I'm not on 2 degrees I don't have Touch2Pay. Obviously, in this case I would still have to wait until 2 degrees updates the firmware & sends it to Samsung? I'm guessing I won't be getting anything from Vodafone since the CSC is a 2 degrees one?
Wow... I just read what I wrote & realised what a messy situation this is. :)
I see your point there mate, yes you seem to have 2degrees CSC. :) I am not sure about the update but theoretically yes, you will need to wait for the update that matches your current firmware.