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  # 565957 8-Jan-2012 00:03
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it depends on the phone, some phones show both your home network's name and the network you are currently on while roaming, some just show the home network and an 'R' icon

my acer e210 shows 2degrees when im roaming in kaiapoi.





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  # 565959 8-Jan-2012 00:05
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tardtasticx:
JoshWright:
tardtasticx:
ahmad: tardtasticx dumb question but 3G is turned on on the iPhone isn't it? Just checking.



Also is voice working or not? You will need to be a bit more detailed when you say "3G not working" just so we can be sure you mean 3G data and not all services in general on the 3G only XT network that Skinny operates on.


No no by that I mean the little 3G icon in the top is not there, but I have full reception. Voice works fine, its just data.
*was,
Just rebooted a few times and removed SIM and it seems to have sorted data issue out.

Whats causing it to show Telecom NZ up the top still though?

(And yes 3G was on xD as well as mobile data) 


As a 2degrees user, when I roam on Vodafone my iPhone shows "Voda NZ". Most VMNO's display the carrier they are using's name on iPhones.


Yeh mine currently does that a lot around my home. Its really shady coverage around my place. I can understand it for 2Deg since we'd actually be roaming on Voda's network, but for MVNO's it should read the name from the SIM, isn't that what most other phones do?
 

I know that an iPhone showed "VodaNZ" when it used a Slingshot SIM which was a Vodafone MVNO

 
 
 
 


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  # 565963 8-Jan-2012 00:32
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ahmad:
tardtasticx:
JoshWright:
tardtasticx:
ahmad: tardtasticx dumb question but 3G is turned on on the iPhone isn't it? Just checking.



Also is voice working or not? You will need to be a bit more detailed when you say "3G not working" just so we can be sure you mean 3G data and not all services in general on the 3G only XT network that Skinny operates on.


No no by that I mean the little 3G icon in the top is not there, but I have full reception. Voice works fine, its just data.
*was,
Just rebooted a few times and removed SIM and it seems to have sorted data issue out.

Whats causing it to show Telecom NZ up the top still though?

(And yes 3G was on xD as well as mobile data) 


As a 2degrees user, when I roam on Vodafone my iPhone shows "Voda NZ". Most VMNO's display the carrier they are using's name on iPhones.


Yeh mine currently does that a lot around my home. Its really shady coverage around my place. I can understand it for 2Deg since we'd actually be roaming on Voda's network, but for MVNO's it should read the name from the SIM, isn't that what most other phones do?
 

I know that an iPhone showed "VodaNZ" when it used a Slingshot SIM which was a Vodafone MVNO

Do you think Apple ever intends on changing this? America is like, the home of MVNO's, soooooo many of them, yet Apple still insists on showing it this way. 




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  # 565966 8-Jan-2012 00:34
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I dunno is it set by Apple or the operator's SIM?

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  # 565967 8-Jan-2012 00:35
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ahmad: I dunno is it set by Apple or the operator's SIM?


It'll have to be Apple. The same Skinny SIM shows Telecom NZ on my iPhone 4S, but shows Skinny as the operator on my Motorola Flipout on Android 2.1.  




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  # 565982 8-Jan-2012 02:14
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When the next iOS firmware update rolls out, I imagine that iPhones with the new software installed will display 'Skinny' as the carrier instead of Telecom. At the moment, as the SIM ID starts with 6405, it will be identified by an iPhone as a Telecom SIM. Apple just needs to create a carrier file with the range of SIM IDs that Skinny will be using so that iOS will display the correct info.

The same thing happened in Australia with Optus and their MVNO Virgin, with iOS 4.2.1 and earlier, Virgin SIMs display 'YES OPTUS' as the carrier, from 4.3.x onwards, they display 'Virgin'.




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# 566256 8-Jan-2012 21:10
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Recieved my sim yesterday.

Ported my number over from my on account 2degrees.
And now the sim doesn't receive texts at all and doesn't send all of the time. 
 
Other than this the whole experience is fine. Voice and data work fine.

any one had similar problems with not receiving texts after porting a number?


The number was originally 027 which i then ported to 2D and now to skinny.

Does porting a number multiple times have negative affects at times? 

 
 
 
 


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  # 566280 8-Jan-2012 22:05
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traversd: Recieved my sim yesterday.

Ported my number over from my on account 2degrees.
And now the sim doesn't receive texts at all and doesn't send all of the time. 
 
Other than this the whole experience is fine. Voice and data work fine.

any one had similar problems with not receiving texts after porting a number?


The number was originally 027 which i then ported to 2D and now to skinny.

Does porting a number multiple times have negative affects at times? 

I can't see any reason why.

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  # 566283 8-Jan-2012 22:08
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codyc1515:
traversd: Recieved my sim yesterday.

Ported my number over from my on account 2degrees.
And now the sim?doesn't?receive?texts at all and?doesn't?send all of the time.?
?
Other than this the whole experience is fine. Voice and data work fine.

any one had similar problems with not receiving texts after porting a number?


The number was originally 027 which i then ported to 2D and now to skinny.

Does porting a number multiple times have negative affects at times??

I can't see any reason why.

I haven't had any issues before. I've been from bw, to voda, to Orcon, to voda, to xt, to 2deg and then to skinny shortly. Haha. Always been a somewhat smooth process with no issues but billing.




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  # 566293 8-Jan-2012 22:34
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Haha impressive.
Well looks like I'll just give 'em a call tomorrow morning to sort it out.
At the moments there calling service is terrific.

Thanks for the replies. 

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  # 566294 8-Jan-2012 22:34
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Haha impressive.
Well looks like I'll just give 'em a call tomorrow morning to sort it out.
At the moments there calling service is terrific.

Thanks for the replies. 

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  # 566372 9-Jan-2012 08:57
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I have resolved the root cause of the SMS porting issue, however, any numbers that were ported to Skinny before about 8:00 this morning will need manual updating. PM me your number if you're still having issues and I will fix it up.

For your info, porting to Skinny was not ready for testing before we went into brownout and technical staff (including me) went on leave. This means that although the work was done, it was launched without us having a chance to test it. So it's not surprising there was a slight problem.




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  # 566401 9-Jan-2012 10:12
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SaltyNZ: I have resolved the root cause of the SMS porting issue, however, any numbers that were ported to Skinny before about 8:00 this morning will need manual updating. PM me your number if you're still having issues and I will fix it up.

For your info, porting to Skinny was not ready for testing before we went into brownout and technical staff (including me) went on leave. This means that although the work was done, it was launched without us having a chance to test it. So it's not surprising there was a slight problem.



 
This morning a recieved a text message from 2degrees saying "test message from 2degrees" 
But other than that i'm still not receiving texts.
Will PM you now.
Cheers. 

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  # 566405 9-Jan-2012 10:33
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traversd:

 
This morning a recieved a text message from 2degrees saying "test message from 2degrees" 
But other than that i'm still not receiving texts.
Will PM you now.
Cheers. 


That was me. No one else has tried to send you a message this morning, judging by the logs.




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  # 566413 9-Jan-2012 10:52
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Hey, yeah I received your text this morning, but i'm not receiving anybody elses texts.
I don't know why you can't see them, but everyone elses texts to me aren't coming through.
And I cant text my self either haha.
Cheers. 

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