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# 12568 25-Mar-2007 10:28
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Ive been away from NZ for a while and just got back and picked up a sanyo 6600.

I would like to put a picture of my girly on my phone (i know im vain, but shes in another country and it helps).
I thought i could send the photo via email to lightsurf and then download it to my mobile.  Is this possible.
If so that would my address be for lightsurf.

If that cant be done how do you snd images to a mobile from a pc without a datacable / bluetooth (I might have to buy a bluetooth unit?)

Currently I can send emails from my 6600 to my GF in Japan.  And she has the ability to reply to them even (althoug they are limited to 80 characters or so).

Is there anyway to make her reply go to lightsurf & then i download it? What would this cost?

ALSO a question to the big boys.
Why does NZ use SMS instead of mobile email.  Where are email addresses could be (  I dono I miss being able to send fully feautured emails to phones etc.  It also makes it better for businesses. 

I just feel that in the last 4 years there has been very little evolution in the NZ market, Vodafone included.  Features remain the same as when vodafone live was first launched.  Would be nice to see some encouragement of the use of Data on handsets (currently wap is prohibitively expensive).  I thought telecom would be all for increasing margins.

Infact I looked solidly for information on wap charges on their website and gave up.  It just goes to show how uncompetitive the industry is. 

Send the our telecommunications technical staff to a developed nation and get them thinking.

Oh this message turned into a moan - sorry guys! 
Just answer the first part...

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  # 64928 25-Mar-2007 10:52
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With lightsurf phones, you should be able to log into the mobile photo gallery and upload the photo there by memory - or send it to your phone (from the portal) as a photo message.
Remember that photo messages only cost 20c unless you are sending them 'off net'.

Most of the world use SMS. While some of us use emails (quite a few here on geekzone use push mail), most seem contempt with SMS (aka. the text 2000 generation). I find sms too clunky and limiting myself.

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  # 64930 25-Mar-2007 10:57
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Telecom's WAP pricing is hardly hidden on their site

The details for WAP/Xtra Mobile Services are listed on every pricing page - for example,8748,205372-201935,00.html?nv=sd,8748,205373-201935,00.html?nv=sd,8748,202873-201935,00.html?nv=sd

All Telecom WAP browing outside the Mobile menus are charged at $50/MB. We all know this is horrid but Telecom make so much money from this that they aren't interested in doing anything about it. Since you've been out of NZ you would have missed all the stories on shows such as Fair Go discussing it.


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  # 64932 25-Mar-2007 11:05
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Thanks heaps for that...

Push mail looks really good actually - have to get a symbian phone...
Maybe people are content with SMS because thats all they have ever experienced...

Thanks for the information about the pricing - wow $50 a meg sounds a tad too expensive.
I thought wap pricing and plas would have been under a section - mobile services -> wap -> plans (makes sence)

I love it how telecom is putting the adds on TV about how they bring people together across worlds.  Pardoxically I find it such and endeavor and cost to communicate with my girlfriend in Japan. 

*   If i used telecom tolls it would be something rediculous per hour hence im with the dreaded slingshot at 4.50/hr and use skype half the time although broadband connection drops out so much at peak times its rediculous.   
*  Cant receive emails from her on my mobile unless i want to sign up for extra email and then pay 35c a message (not that bad)
*  Or i can pay $50 a meg for mail from her.
(thank you telecom and vodafone for bringing us together - i have the fuzzies)... haha

Cheers for your help guys

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  # 64934 25-Mar-2007 11:18
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If you are making a lot of toll calls to Japan, consider either 0161 (telecom VOIP/discount toll calls), 3rd party tolls providers or calling cards.
Alternatively there is the odd offer of cheap tolling on the calling club page (one is 2 hours free calling to a various countries including Japan on Sundays?).

The 0161 page reports that it would cost $4.2 ($0.07 per minute offpeak) per hour to call Japan. Calling cards can drop the price as well, particularly if you live in the main centers.

If you were wanting a serious push email solution, I would look at the PDA's as they can connect to regular internet rather than WAP, thus the casual rate drops to $8 per MB and if you had a dataplan it is even cheaper (and no 35c per message charge either).

Personally with SMS, I find it annoying with its 160 character limit and carriers clinging onto the 20c per message charge, one would hope that by now the prices would have decreased.

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