Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

22069 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4683


# 38343 28-Jul-2009 13:33
Send private message

A recent upgrade at a friends work has left them with some of these, since they sold for $79 recently, they said I could have one for $40.

Since I will need a cheap GSM handset for 2° I was thinking they may be an option once I have used the cant be discussed code on it, but how do they perform on GSM, does MMS, txt, voicemail noification, and all the other basic features work? Does it have to always be switched to GSM mode on power up?

They are quite well featured phones and I dont think I will do better at $40 but its the possibility that things wont work on it that worry me and I will be using a phone that will dial and answer and thats about it.


Create new topic
Baby Get Shaky!
1609 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 412


  # 239935 28-Jul-2009 21:06
Send private message

I'm not 100% sure on this but from what I've been lead to believe you can't use it as a GSM phone using another companies SIM card. I believe they only work when issued with a Telecom CDMA number as with normal CDMA phones, while the SIM only provides roaming capabilities when linked back to Telecom. It is primarily a CDMA phone first, GSM roaming phone second.

Don't quote me on that but it is my understanding of the matter.

BDFL - Memuneh
63357 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 13867

Lifetime subscriber


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user

  # 239951 28-Jul-2009 21:31
Send private message

They work with other SIMs fine when you use the magic code

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  # 239952 28-Jul-2009 21:32
Send private message

You can unlock them. The last time I posted the unlock code for it on the internet, Telecom New Zealand Limited threatened legal action against me, then changed the code in their stock and ROMs-for-flashing-repair-phones. Within a couple of weeks someone got the new code again, and posted it - its out there somewhere.

Calls and SMS will work, but no MMS in GSM mode (the phone only supports it in CDMA mode).

8008 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 838


  # 240031 29-Jul-2009 08:32
Send private message

freitasm: That's correct. It's locked and will only work with an old Telecom's roaming SIM - not even with a XT SIM.

I have one of those SIMs at home and was going to put it in an old W531 at home just incase I go to ozz but the activation website has now gone so I will search the web and find the unlock info and may use it on 2D..



Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15

WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53

HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07

Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52

Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00

New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30

Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11

Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23

Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11

Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25

Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39

Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25

Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13

The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.