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Topic # 12699 31-Mar-2007 17:29
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30 mins left to go!
I just read on the herald website some people still don't realise they need a new phone after 6pm

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Reply # 65744 31-Mar-2007 17:35
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More details and link to Telecom New Zealand official website with more information.

Agreed... I've seen lots of handyman vans and other services around this week with 025 numbers. I'd have expected them to have updated those already.

I can see a lot of people out of work for weeks to come.

Shame, but I can't blame Telecom on this, since this has been announced. However I think that Telecom New Zealand did not put much effort in advertising this. I haven't seen anything on TV, while I would expect big ads during the last few weeks.






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  Reply # 65746 31-Mar-2007 17:51
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10 minutes for any new outbound/inbound calls...

Will stay connected till 9pm.


I'm fairly sure that postpaid users have been contacted or have at least received a letter signaling what is happening....




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  Reply # 65748 31-Mar-2007 18:02
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yep, the big brick that cost many thousands of dollars in 1987 will no longer work

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  Reply # 65749 31-Mar-2007 18:06
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Goodbye analog.




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Reply # 65750 31-Mar-2007 18:07
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last call, 0800 800 021 (lol) right on the tick at 5:59:59  perfect!

Still on call, we can trust that vodafones hold times will keep this going for some time yet..

I'd assume it will still work for a while......

close-off is actually 12:00 midnight btw.. Time for a last time channel scan.

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Reply # 65751 31-Mar-2007 18:09
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The rules are:

- From 6pm no incoming or outgoing calls will be accepted (including 111);
- All calls in progress before 6pm will continue until 9pm.

So it actually closes at 9pm but no new calls are going on now, only existting calls.





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  Reply # 65752 31-Mar-2007 18:13
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Bccording to the blub on telecom's site.........

Calls in progress at 6pm will be allowed to continue until 12 midnight, at which point they will be terminated. No calls can be originated from a 025 number after 6pm

They said nothing about "terminated" to 025, hmmm..
i'd assume they have switched off outbound switch now and will switch the radio off during the night.

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  Reply # 65753 31-Mar-2007 18:16
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I can still make outbound calls. lol.

0800 323232 says "the 025 network has closed"

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  Reply # 65754 31-Mar-2007 18:19
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Interesting because I was quoting the Telecom website , and they obviously changed it since I posted the news last week.






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  Reply # 65755 31-Mar-2007 18:29
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Still working here on outgoing calls...




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  Reply # 65760 31-Mar-2007 18:57
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Just stopped making calls now... only almost an hour late ;) but it is telecom after all so being ontime isnt expected :)




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Reply # 65761 31-Mar-2007 19:02
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Very interesting... I've just watched the One News, and there was no word on the network closure. Showing sixteen Scottish girls in a phone booth competition was more important than letting people know their mobile phones won't work anymore...

Go mainstream media!





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  Reply # 65763 31-Mar-2007 19:12
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freitasm: Very interesting... I've just watched the One News, and there was no word on the network closure. Showing sixteen Scottish girls in a phone booth competition was more important than letting people know their mobile phones won't work anymore...

Go mainstream media!

It was reported today on 3 News and Radio Live news, and it was also reported on Stuff.co.nz earlier this week. As for Telecom's efforts, they have taken out prominent advertisements in the Sunday Star Times (and probably other Sunday papers as well) over the last couple of weeks.

Anyone who doesn't yet realise that the 025 network is history must have spent the entire month wearing earplugs and a blindfold.

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Reply # 65764 31-Mar-2007 19:12
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Just placed the SO through now, Such a seamless transfer, it now remains on as an 027.

The network RF is still active but the call routing switch is hard OFF.

The numbers can no longer be terminated, The numbers basically cease to "exist" on the network, the old "number is not allocated to a cellular phone" message is replaced with the newer message as the 027 uses. "the number is not allocated to a phone"

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