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#3484 17-Feb-2005 09:05
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Was anybody on here at the launch yesterday or used both the Telecom and Vodafone mobiles? What's the opinion on them?

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#12893 17-Feb-2005 09:10
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What PTT launch? Telecom NZ? There you go, things happen and one doesn't even know...




 

 

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  #12898 17-Feb-2005 10:40
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This article is incredibly low on details, and is pretty much nothing more than press release from Vodafone.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=5&ObjectID=10111361

Does it mean PTT is only compatible with newly released phones?

 
 
 
 


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  #12899 17-Feb-2005 10:48
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Yes, it is only for certain models... Funny that the advertising on that page is for a Telecom NZ mobile phone...




 

 

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  #12910 17-Feb-2005 13:53
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There is also a story on stuff which also details costs

http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3190902a28,00.html

Kevin Kenrick must be gutted, Telecom have been hyping up PTT to talk for months and promoting it as coming soon and Vodafone beats them to it! :-)

The next big thing will be awaiting the arrival of some more phones..

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  #12912 17-Feb-2005 14:24
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Interesting.. Telecom seems to make a business out of selling phones with features that aren't active yet.. At least, that's the impression I got. One of their ads on TV at the moment says something to the effect of "You'l be able to do such-and-such in 2005." To me, that implies you can't do it now...

Also, this page at Nokia http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,62520,00.html seems to suggest PTT is available on other handsets that Vodafone is selling at the moment..

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  #12914 17-Feb-2005 15:02
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The Nokia 5140 supports PTT but I was lead to believe it's not fully compatible with the PTT Vodafone have deployed (as in you can use it's PTT with another 5140 but not a Motorola), does anybody know this for sure? Vodafone NZ are one of the first Vodafone networks to go live with PTT so it will which pricing people prefer, the Vodafone usage based or Telecom time based.

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  #12921 17-Feb-2005 19:11

5140 is ptt capable. I believe that the VFNZ PTT is motorola software and there may be compatability issues? but i have heard that Team NZ used 5140s in their ptt trial

 
 
 
 


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#12922 17-Feb-2005 20:41
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Hi,

Voda's press release

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/aboutus/media_releases/20050216.jsp

lists the Motorola v303p as the first phone off the block for PTT start on Monday.

The Nokia 5140 was trialled in the tests and no mention if this is be enabled for PTT on go live date at the above info.

It will be a new concept instead of sending a txt you can press a button like a walkie takie and have a quick chat.

The price of the service has yet to be announced but as its done through GPRS we will have to wait and see.


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  #12923 17-Feb-2005 21:19
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The pricing was featured in the article on Stuff. $25 per month for 500 "uses" of the service, I am assuming that means 500 pushes of the PTT button.

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#12925 17-Feb-2005 22:14
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Yep. The article on Stuff.co.nz mentions that Vodafone will charge on a 'per-push' basis, while Telecom will charge on a per-minute basis.

$25 for 500 uses works out at $0.05 per use which seems like good value compared to the cost of sending a text message. It's interesting that they're not interested in promoting the service to consumers in the immediate future, because I think there would be a significant market for it.

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  #12926 17-Feb-2005 22:27
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Hi guys.

Telecom PTT pricing -may- be $10 for 1000 'pushes' from what i hear (dont quote me on that)







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  #12928 17-Feb-2005 22:33
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It will be interesting to see if the PTT prices require the purchase of blocks of 'uses,' or be sold one at a time like SMS/MMS..


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  #12951 18-Feb-2005 11:05
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Kevin Kenrick has said that Telecom PTT will be time based billing (ie per minute) not per session based.

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  #12970 18-Feb-2005 23:12
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Yip - P2T on Telecom launches on Monday and is $10 incl GST for 300 minutes.

First 62 days of the service are free.

The billing system doesnt handle charging for over 300 mins yet so it is flat rate temporarily, and Telecom has said they will offer 1 months notice before introducing overage charges







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#12976 19-Feb-2005 08:51
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Do you have to use the service with a nominated group of users, or can the parties to your conversations be changed at will?

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