It seems that the firmware needs to be modified to work with the software that we have here.
So I ask:
Now that TC have this new partnership(?) with Sprint for handsets, why not also install the same software on the network so they can be released in a more timely fashion?
I understand that there may be a significant cost, but if the hardware is the same (and it seems that it is - they don't need to rebuild the handsets, do they?) they surely they can develop/buy the network software, have it installed and then just change over. Of course, all those people with the current firmware would be mildly annoyed. But most dealers have a data connection in the store. Maybe it would be possible for the customers to simply drop into a dealer and have the upgrade done via this.
Surely Reckless and Skyplonk are only a small representation of the true number of people that TC are losing to or in danger of losing to Voda simply because of the handset range. I know a number of my friends don't care about the security and/or clarity of their call - they just want a status symbol which they can whip out whenever anyone calls or SMSs them.