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Topic # 106333 22-Jul-2012 17:57 Send private message

I am considering jumping on the the Samsung Galaxy S3 $89 plan, to take advantage of the extra 1GB data plus the Snapper Wellington offer. But, I'd like to know:

1. Is the phone locked to 2degrees? I often spend lengthy periods overseas and it is easier to pop in a local sim...

2. If I flash/unlock the phone, will I still be able to use Touch2Pay?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 660000 22-Jul-2012 18:07

The phone isn't locked to 2 degrees.

You can root the phone, but generally only ROMs with the built-in Touchwiz Framework will allow NFC to work (for example, Cyanogenmod doesn't support the backend stuff required for securing NFC)

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  Reply # 660021 22-Jul-2012 19:26 Send private message

The phone is not locked.

Flashing will most likely disable Touch2Pay as the required framework won't be present.





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  Reply # 661737 25-Jul-2012 13:21 Send private message

I can verify that phone is not locked, a number of phones has been sold at Dick Smith has the same firmware 2degrees phones have. Been used with Vodafone with no problems.

So far, only 2degrees support Touch2Pay, so as long as you have a 2degrees ROM, you should be able to use that feature. However, this might change in the future, as other providers might team up with Snapper and provide the same service.

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  Reply # 661740 25-Jul-2012 13:34 Send private message

This won't happen for a while - there's an exclusive agreement in place, to cover the development investment put in.




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  Reply # 661743 25-Jul-2012 13:37 Send private message

freitasm: This won't happen for a while - there's an exclusive agreement in place, to cover the development investment put in.


Nice, now that's proper business deals.

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