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Topic # 4997 16-Sep-2005 18:54
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Im thinking of getting a tungsten w(pda phone) in the US, probably off ebay.
Would it support a sim card bought in NZ?
Even if it was used in the states prior?


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  Reply # 20194 16-Sep-2005 18:56
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Make sure the device works on 900mhz/1800mhz GSM and remember when its purchased oversea s you will not get much support in NZ



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  Reply # 20195 16-Sep-2005 18:58
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It is tri-band, 900,1800,1900, so does that mean no probs?

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Reply # 20197 16-Sep-2005 18:59
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no issue there, Make sure device is not SIM locked either



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  Reply # 20198 16-Sep-2005 19:01
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Ive heard of sim locking, is that where a provider(like vodafone or something) locks the phone so that it can only be used with their service?

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  Reply # 20199 16-Sep-2005 19:02
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Correct locked to one operators SIM card but vodafone NZ and OZ do not lock handsets they have not for a few years (2001)



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  Reply # 20201 16-Sep-2005 19:03
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Thanks, pretty sure about what im doing now.

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  Reply # 20202 16-Sep-2005 19:05
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Once the device is in NZ they are quite easy to setup and get going speaking to the right person



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  Reply # 20203 16-Sep-2005 19:07
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Ok, Im planning on getting a sim card connection pack thingy, which I presume will work.

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  Reply # 20204 16-Sep-2005 19:11
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Well yes it will work but the device will require NZ settings placed into it (for data services), only voice calls will work straight away. Please also read about GPRS rates in the link below

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/pricing_plans/mobile_data.jsp?item=mobile_data

prepay is $10.00 per meg (while in NZ) 10 cents per 10kb data



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  Reply # 20205 16-Sep-2005 19:14
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That dosent matter, im not planning to use the moblie data too much.

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