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  Reply # 557295 13-Dec-2011 09:15 Send private message

A note on handsets with different chipsets...

I was told that it comes down to the chipset makers, to the patent holders and how much money they can cream out of the handset making industry - for the most part they WANT a limited number of frequencies per chipset because that way they can sell more chips.

Hence the multiple SKUs based around the perceived demand for frequencies - 900/2100 goes together, 850/1900 goes together predominantly because of the larger markets and their needs.

It's only fairly recently (since the iPhone 4 I suggest) that demand for a phone capable of multi frequencies has reached the point where the chip makers are happy to make pentaband or more.

The idea that Vodafone or 2Degrees or anyone specifically buys handsets that exclude Telecom XT is a red herring - there simply aren't that many handsets out there that have that kind of capability.

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  Reply # 557298 13-Dec-2011 09:20 Send private message

freitasm: It means we will have to create a forum just for them...


You could probably start it now with a sticky post that answers the same-old, same-old questions that will be asked again and again by the skinny people who 'just got my new fone and it won't work with my old SIM' 

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  Reply # 557299 13-Dec-2011 09:32 Send private message

akia: ...their own technology and service platforms, and very definitely their own way of doing things.


Interesting. So did they use the Customer feature in NCC to create a Skinny environment within Telecom's hardware, or did they buy a whole new one?

//Salty is being cheeky but also genuinely curious.




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  Reply # 557318 13-Dec-2011 10:11 Send private message

Please note we have now created a subforum for Skinny only. Do not use the Telecom subforum to discuss Skinny products/services.





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  Reply # 557448 13-Dec-2011 14:00 Send private message

I noted at lunchtime that ZM is already running a promo with Skinny Mobile, heard they are looking at launching early Jan

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  Reply # 557449 13-Dec-2011 14:05 Send private message

DjShadow: I noted at lunchtime that ZM is already running a promo with Skinny Mobile, heard they are looking at launching early Jan

Yes, I remember somebody on here was telling me last night that they had something on ZM yesterday.

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  Reply # 557456 13-Dec-2011 14:16 Send private message

Me cody. Haha. Just fyi. And heard some nurses mention skinny mobile just before. Getting round. Which is good.





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  Reply # 557668 14-Dec-2011 00:37 Send private message

I think Skinny is a bit iffy in conjunction with their target audience..  

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  Reply # 559263 18-Dec-2011 16:44 Send private message

So the network as per this official skinny letter I have in my hand states that the service will start in December. It's a prepaid only service. Minimum top up amount is $5. Has the lowest calling rates in NZ and the combo plans looks like will run weekly. It will run on the XT network. The customers would need to go to www.skinny.co.nz for any help. Looks like the number suffix for Skinny is 020.





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  Reply # 559265 18-Dec-2011 16:48 Send private message

I thought Orcon Mobile owned the 020 suffix?





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  Reply # 559267 18-Dec-2011 16:52 Send private message

tardtasticx: I thought Orcon Mobile owned the 020 suffix?


The helpdesk number for this guy to ring to if any issues states the number as 0204 xxx xxx 




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  Reply # 559269 18-Dec-2011 16:54 Send private message

billgates:
tardtasticx: I thought Orcon Mobile owned the 020 suffix?


The helpdesk number for this guy to ring to if any issues states the number as 0204 xxx xxx 


Hmm very interesting. I do remember now someone said that their suffix could be 0204/020 and we talked about Orcon using 020 also. This should be good then, great timing for Christmas then if they do launch in December. A lot of new teens with phones/cash for phones. Cant wait :D

Do they offer micro-sims? ;D 





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  Reply # 559274 18-Dec-2011 17:08 Send private message

No information provided about where to buy SIM's from at this stage. They do talk about data plans in the letter as well. I rang the number and all heard was a busy line tone.




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  Reply # 559280 18-Dec-2011 17:32 Send private message

I got a call last week from an 020 number ;)

Yes, it was a Skinny employee...





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  Reply # 559282 18-Dec-2011 17:35 Send private message

tardtasticx: I thought Orcon Mobile owned the 020 suffix?


Orcon, Vodafone, Telecom and TeamTalk have all been allocated numbers in the 020 range.

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