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Topic # 106524 25-Jul-2012 18:36 Send private message

Hi,
I have one of these that I use as an alarm clock.
When Telecom switch off CDMA at the end of this month, does anyone know if the phone will still function as a clock?

Cheers.

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  Reply # 661952 25-Jul-2012 18:39

It should.
It just wont function as a phone.




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  Reply # 661954 25-Jul-2012 18:40 Send private message

No reason why not.



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  Reply # 661959 25-Jul-2012 18:46 Send private message

Ok, good.

I don't use it as a phone anyway; it's my partner's old phone before she got one of them Samsung touch screen thingies.

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  Reply # 661985 25-Jul-2012 19:27 Send private message

Unless of course you can't manually change the time, might be a problem come daylight savings.

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  Reply # 662493 26-Jul-2012 16:34 Send private message

I know my cdma phone gets the time from the network  when i turn it on, so if i dont have any signal when i turn it on i don't know what the time is. But you should still be able to set it manually.



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  Reply # 663057 27-Jul-2012 18:48 Send private message

riahon: Unless of course you can't manually change the time, might be a problem come daylight savings.


Yeah, that's the issue: when the CDMA network goes and there's no time signal transmitted, will I be able to set the time like you can do on a watch? Guess I'll have to wait and see next week...

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  Reply # 663064 27-Jul-2012 19:00 Send private message

I don't know if this is correct, but I read that in the states, most CDMA phones wont work at all unless they're actively connected to a CDMA network. I don't know if thats just over there or world wide, but only one way to find out hahaha.





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Reply # 663065 27-Jul-2012 19:07 Send private message

riahon: Unless of course you can't manually change the time, might be a problem come daylight savings.

Worst case you have to set your alarm clock time less (?) one hour for half of the year

Edit: Perhaps you could buy some of the gear off Telecom and run a cell site in your wardrobe to keep your alarm clock running



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  Reply # 663073 27-Jul-2012 19:32 Send private message

Edit: Perhaps you could buy some of the gear off Telecom and run a cell site in your wardrobe to keep your alarm clock running


Yeah, but the power bill for that would be a b**ch! Tongue Out

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  Reply # 663103 27-Jul-2012 20:37 Send private message

The time will remain correct until the phone is powered down however you can set the time manually. most of the CDMA devices can also set the time manually.

Or...

you could invest watch :-)

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  Reply # 663639 29-Jul-2012 15:46 Send private message

Or you could buy an alarm clock.




 


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  Reply # 663685 29-Jul-2012 18:14 Send private message

or you could just buy a phone that has a supporting network, that just sounds so much easier, don't you think?













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  Reply # 663703 29-Jul-2012 19:22 Send private message

DarthKermit: Hi,
I have one of these that I use as an alarm clock.
When Telecom switch off CDMA at the end of this month, does anyone know if the phone will still function as a clock?

Cheers.


The Warehouse are selling a Samsung phone for 2Degrees for $29.......SIM included.

That's a cheap clock.

If $29 is too much, DSE have the same phone for $28.

It works as a phone, too, of course.  




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  Reply # 663736 29-Jul-2012 20:38 Send private message

nickb800:
riahon: Unless of course you can't manually change the time, might be a problem come daylight savings.

Worst case you have to set your alarm clock time less (?) one hour for half of the year

Edit: Perhaps you could buy some of the gear off Telecom and run a cell site in your wardrobe to keep your alarm clock running



LOL! You sir have made my day hahaha!!




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  Reply # 663814 30-Jul-2012 08:50 Send private message

I think you should just buy an alarm clock. After the Telecom CDMA network goes down it will be a lot more useful...





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