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  Reply # 242778 5-Aug-2009 00:57
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nate: Get better friends.


Could not agree more




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  Reply # 242816 5-Aug-2009 08:20
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cisconz:
nate: Get better friends.


Could not agree more

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  Reply # 242837 5-Aug-2009 09:00
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n00b: But there is a solution to your problem:

Get a dual SIM phone. That way you can call your telecom mates from one SIM and your Vodafone mates from the other. The only down side being that all the dual SIM phones out there are no name brands imported from china...but for the 200 bucks it'll cost you - who cares if it only lasts a year?

Please show me where I can buy a dual SIM phone capable of working with Telecoms 850MHz WCDMA network...




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  Reply # 242848 5-Aug-2009 09:16
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Your problem is not the mobile networks themselves it's with termination charges.  These termination charges are what make calls and texts between networks more expensive.  Only way around it is to lend your support to the commerce commission as they battle to get them reduced.



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  Reply # 242983 5-Aug-2009 12:57
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tonyhughes:
n00b: But there is a solution to your problem:

Get a dual SIM phone. That way you can call your telecom mates from one SIM and your Vodafone mates from the other. The only down side being that all the dual SIM phones out there are no name brands imported from china...but for the 200 bucks it'll cost you - who cares if it only lasts a year?


Please show me where I can buy a dual SIM phone capable of working with Telecoms 850MHz WCDMA network...


Not at this stage but the  Acer DX900 is available in Ozz so it shouldn't be long.  Pricey though.


http://www.thestorehouse.com.au/product/TS100-0001

Also goes by the name of  Glofiish DX900


 

 

 




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magu: Across networks, 2degrees seems to be the cheapest. On-net as well, with their 30-day topups. BestMate plans don't generate a lot of revenue, so I'm not surprised 2degrees chose not to implement one.


It is only early days for 2degrees, they have done a great job of marketing.  I think they are going to cause a shake up and very soon we are going to be seeing some really good deals coming out of the other phone providers.




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nate:Get better friends.


LOL

"Hey Scott, um, thanks for the last 15 years of friendship, but your mobile plan just doesn't do it for me."

I've had friends lose jobs recently and every last cent means quite a lot to them.  I get less txt's from them because of conflicting mobile phone providers - but I'm not holding that against them. That would make ME a bad friend.




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  Reply # 243126 5-Aug-2009 17:12
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macuser: I'm also the kind of person who has friends who won't text back if I'm on a different network to them, because they can't use their $10TXT or TXT2000.


Seems like you have cheap friends mate... How about getting some new friends! LOL


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  Reply # 243133 5-Aug-2009 17:32
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I'm also the kind of person who has friends who won't text back if I'm on a different network to them, because they can't use their $10TXT or TXT2000.





you are aware that $10TXT (and thwe new XT equivalents)  are to any network, right?

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the more the merrier, bring on more competition!

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  Reply # 243424 6-Aug-2009 12:23
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NonprayingMantis:


I'm also the kind of person who has friends who won't text back if I'm on a different network to them, because they can't use their $10TXT or TXT2000.





you are aware that $10TXT (and thwe new XT equivalents)  are to any network, right?


Don't let facts get in the way of an assumption

It's good that there are more providers. I'll wait and see on whether charges will drop significantly. I see it as a matter of customer base and economy of scale. Country this size, I don't think we will ever see the same rates that can be achieved in some overseas markets.


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