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  #2769406 31-Aug-2021 16:20
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MIGHT is the keyword there

 

They're not specifically locked. But the devices they sell will be tested, and verified, and OTA approved first

 

Huawei Pxx range for instance, basically the same handset across all providers with a single-ish update stream. But reset it with a different providers SIM in and it will configure itself during boot and request updates for that provider.

 

So as long a the device is a known for sale in NZ SKU, with valid OTA updates. It'd probably get it. Get one from china, that has random OS and no real manufaturer OTA updates - less likely


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  #2769410 31-Aug-2021 16:31
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Yeah. I am just sad that a Pixel 6 Pro etc will miss out on enhanced coverage.

I recently moved from Samsung S10 to an iPhone 12Max and hate it, and i don't want to go back to Samsung.
I need to decide/understand if i will actually lose out on anything by moving to the Pixel 6 Pro.

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  #2769426 31-Aug-2021 16:57
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jjnz1: Yeah. I am just sad that a Pixel 6 Pro etc will miss out on enhanced coverage.

I recently moved from Samsung S10 to an iPhone 12Max and hate it, and i don't want to go back to Samsung.
I need to decide/understand if i will actually lose out on anything by moving to the Pixel 6 Pro.

 

 

 

Things that will likely not work:

 

5G

 

VoLTE

 

VoWiFi

 

 

 

You're in the same boat as me and unfortunately unless Google themselves or any of our big three decide to start offering it in NZ we just won't see it supported because the market share isn't there/no interest.





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  #2769441 31-Aug-2021 17:21
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Oblivian:

 

MIGHT is the keyword there

 

They're not specifically locked. But the devices they sell will be tested, and verified, and OTA approved first

 

Huawei Pxx range for instance, basically the same handset across all providers with a single-ish update stream. But reset it with a different providers SIM in and it will configure itself during boot and request updates for that provider.

 

 

Having to reset the phone is as bad as getting a new phone IMO. If I cant swap sims in and out at will and have them work with all features its pretty useless IMO.





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  #2769511 31-Aug-2021 19:52
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If I have to buy a new phone to do VoWiFi, I hope VF will accept my SureSignal as a trade-in.





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  #2769533 31-Aug-2021 22:18
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@MaxineN , @jjnz1

The other option is to go for a Nokia, which has Volte and Vowifi Configs of Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees enabled on models released after Nokia 3.4

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  #2769534 31-Aug-2021 22:23
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jalvares: @MaxineN , @jjnz1

The other option is to go for a Nokia, which has Volte and Vowifi Configs of Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees enabled on models released after Nokia 3.4


And VoLTE is not supported on those handsets officially so I’m not going to dish out money just to try(I’m with Kogan under VFNZ)

Also I don’t actually like how extremely budget Nokia is.

Rather not exactly downgrade that far even with a iPhone 12… not keen to go back with Samsung either so I’ll wait…




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  #2769549 31-Aug-2021 23:15
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jalvares: @MaxineN , @jjnz1

The other option is to go for a Nokia, which has Volte and Vowifi Configs of Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees enabled on models released after Nokia 3.4
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This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere on vf website?

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jjnz1:
jalvares: @MaxineN , @jjnz1

The other option is to go for a Nokia, which has Volte and Vowifi Configs of Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees enabled on models released after Nokia 3.4
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This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere on vf website?

That's right. One of my mate is on VF and has a Nokia G20. Has got Volte working and has the options available for Vowifi in the settings.
VF has handsets listed on thier website through a sales perspective.

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  #2769580 1-Sep-2021 07:49
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jjnz1:

 

jalvares: MaxineN , jjnz1

The other option is to go for a Nokia, which has Volte and Vowifi Configs of Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees enabled on models released after Nokia 3.4

 

 

This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere on vf website?

 

 

Probably because neither Vodafone or 2degrees sell Nokia handsets.





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  #2769582 1-Sep-2021 07:56
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VF will not have the TAC loaded for Nokia handsets so will be surprised if they work with WiFi calling

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  #2769595 1-Sep-2021 08:23
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Finally an alternative to my current provider who has wifi calling but doesnt seem to support it in call centre.


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  #2769596 1-Sep-2021 08:24
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Mahon:

Finally an alternative to my current provider who has wifi calling but doesnt seem to support it in call centre.



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  #2769602 1-Sep-2021 08:37
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@spacedog has been waiting for this





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  #2769951 1-Sep-2021 14:03
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Will keep an eye out for the next S21 updates! 


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