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Topic # 13490 13-May-2007 09:11
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I have been told by the NZ Telecom shops that this is not possible, but on the Sanyo website it is possible. Has Telecom NZ locked at the ability to do this? Here is the weblink to the Sanyo Website that says it is all possible. http://us.sanyo.com/wireless/handsets/index.cfm?productID=1404
Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 70558 13-May-2007 09:43
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The Telecom stores are correct, it can not be used as modem.

As far as I understand, if a phone has Push To Talk it can not be used as a tethered modem.

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  Reply # 70569 13-May-2007 12:37
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ToesNZ: Here is the weblink to the Sanyo Website that says it is all possible. http://us.sanyo.com/wireless/handsets/index.cfm?productID=1404

Please note that phones coming into New Zealand undergo heavy customisation for our services and network... overseas specifications mean very little...







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  Reply # 70570 13-May-2007 12:47
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As I understand it the Sanyo handsets are obtained through an agreement TNZ have with SprintNextel in the USA. The benefit of this is TNZ gets access to handsets at competitve prices. Although one of the downsides is not having as much control over the specifications. SprintNextel have opted to disable the modem functionality in the Sanyo handsets for some reason.



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  Reply # 70596 13-May-2007 21:12
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thanks for all the replies today. I fixed the problem in a roundabout way. Swapped to Vodafone and purchased a Nokia 6234 which can be used as a WCDMA modem.

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