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  #91984 23-Oct-2007 00:01
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TOTALLY ]removed] MOBILESSS
THAT ARE HIGH IN PRICE
AND LOWWW IN FEATURES GRR.

why can't they be like vodafone
and have phunky cheap ones

like that samsung
that somesin pink or green and other colors

im looking to upgrade but im not wasting 600 dollars

i was hopeing for something thats about 200 dollars ):


does anyone know when they are bringing out
NEWER ONESS

the ones that just came out
i can't stand at all.

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#91985 23-Oct-2007 00:02
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??

Did you post anything ?

I cant see anything




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  #91986 23-Oct-2007 00:02
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ah..you posted again :)




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  #91988 23-Oct-2007 00:09
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If you have a problem with their mobiles, why don't you get a vodafone?

It is a bit hard to compare the two, as you also have to look at how big the market is for each network on a world wide scale.

i.e GSM vs CDMA you are looking at roughly a 4 to 1 ratio. Which means that there will be a lot more being developed for GSM.

That saying CDMA handsets are NOT crap. Telecom do have good handsets. What you will generally also notice, is that they drop in price fairly quickly too. Whereas GSM handsets tend not change change price much.


So if you have a problem, vote with your feet and leave Telecom.

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#91998 23-Oct-2007 07:33
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First I've removed the expletive from your post. You have been here long enough to know we do not accept expletives in posts.

Second SHOUTING will not make your point. Be reasonable and explan the reasons. I only read you complaining about the handsets but you give no reason at all - "phunky cheap ones like Vodafone" is not a reason and "phunky" is not even an English word.

Are you currently using Telecom New Zealand?




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  #92012 23-Oct-2007 09:40
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I feel compelled to translate into English.

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Why can't Telecom handsets be like Vodafone, Vodafone have some good, cheap ones.

There's a Samsung that comes in pink or green, I want to upgrade but i am not wasting $600.
I want something that is around $200.

Does anyone know when they are bringing out new ones? I don't like the ones they have at the moment.

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I would suggest either changing to Vodafone if unhappy or spending the $200 on some English lessons.




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  #92071 23-Oct-2007 15:02
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Well, the Samsung "Fantasy" although not exactly a feature phone, is pretty cool in my opinion and you can get it for $300 or Free on a 24 Month Freetime 300 (Which in its self is a great plan!)

But yes the best thing to do is to move to Vodafone if you want a larger range of handsets, you just have to be prepaired pay extra to Call and SMS friends on Telecom (And they have to like you enough for them to pay more money to talk to you :-P )

You can always come back to Telecom when they roll out GSM (A Vodafone type network thats compatable with most of Vodafone handsets; after unlock)



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#92077 23-Oct-2007 15:36
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Don't go so fast... Okta Mobile is coming out officialy this 1st November and we will find out what new handsets they are coming with - already they have the Okta Agent Windows Mobile device, so you never know what else might be around the corner...




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  #92106 23-Oct-2007 19:03
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OKTA doesn't exactly strike me as a well known brand of phone...

Do the produce OEM?

Is OKTA a rebrand? (I think it must be?)

Who is the manufacturer

All questions I would like answers too :-)

Oh k, Answers!

"The first model is the Okta Agent, a Windows Mobile Smartphone originally manufactured by Pantech"
From www.smartphonethoughts.com

So this means they are a rebrand, and not a manufacturer.

But also this could mean we get alot of other SK mobile phones.

And SK mobile phones beat GSM phones hands down :-) (Well I don't like pantech but meh! )

Well some of them anyway



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#92107 23-Oct-2007 19:07
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Did you even bother reading the two links I posted?

Did you notice the Smartphonethoughts you quoted is actually a link to Geekzone, which is the original?

I am really thinking someone needs a special kind of ban: "Go read links before commenting".

OKTA is a new brand. They are officialy launching 1st November. Until them you will only see the Okta Agent.

OKTA is a dsitributor, they brand phones from other manufacturers and they will have a range of devices, from different OEM.

Why am I repeating this since you couldn't even bother reading the links I posted and decided to quote another site that used Geekzone as a source?




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  #93028 30-Oct-2007 10:11
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LOL - So Polite :)

A bit more to add to the handset conversation

Voda has got the old global buying power thing going on - what this essentially results in is a much bigger bang for their buck in terms of the range they can stock and the prices they can stock them at. It does also mean that sometimes it takes anywhere up to 6 months for the handsets to trickle down to NZ - and we don't necessarily get all of the "phunky" phones they range (compare website .co.nz vs .co.uk).

Telecom's relationship with Sprint has brought some great handsets - but is still not enough for the hungry handset market that NZ is. Agreed GSM based networks will bring more choice, but also agree this is jumping way to far ahead.....I wanna handset now.

OKTA provides telecom with a lot more opportunity in terms of developing handsets with specific customer requirements - something they have never really been able to do......where as Voda have had this ability for a long time - purely down to their clout in the purchasing ring

Granted OKTA is not a known brand - but then...that tends to become less and less important to me...
The analogy I use is mobile phones now are a bit like computers a few years back....Then you had to have an IBM.......now you don't really care - all you wanna know is how big, how fast, how much, what processor etc etc...What it does for me is more important then who made it!!


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#93029 30-Oct-2007 10:13
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I think this a bit of trollish discussion. The OP didn't even bother coming back to read replies or post his own observations or answer questions directed at him.




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