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# 19422 16-Feb-2008 14:31
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Hi, i think this is a dumb question, but i gots to know
the new okta mondo
it says "CDMA/GSM okta phone
does that mean u can use 2 different sims? 2 differ networks?
excuse the noob question :)



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  # 110966 16-Feb-2008 14:35
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No, you can use the Okta Mondo at home here in NZ on Telecom CDMA, and while Roaming with a Telecom SIM Card overseas. You cannot use a local SIM card (while roaming), or a Vodafone NZ one.

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  # 110977 16-Feb-2008 16:03
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CDMA does not use SIM cards.
The GSM part of the phone does.
There is one SIM card slot.
As above, it enables roaming under Telecom New Zealands global roaming options.
It is not for Vodafone New Zealand connectivity.


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  # 110980 16-Feb-2008 16:19
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I had a play with the Mondo last week. Really nice design and form factor. UI was a POS though. Must be a Pantech inside.

I am looking at getting a new phone - I currently have a W531 successfully running a Vodafone Prepay SIM card, and a Telecom CDMA connection as well, if anyone wants it, make me an offer via PM.

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  # 110994 16-Feb-2008 17:46
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tonyhughes: I had a play with the Mondo last week. Really nice design and form factor. UI was a POS though. Must be a Pantech inside.

Phone brand is Amoi,

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  # 111025 16-Feb-2008 20:40
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Personally I still prefer the old W531. (with a small plastic knob thing glued on the MENU/OK button)
I peeked at a mondo today and I noticed there is another Simcard area on the right under the battery which has a disguising lump of plastic in there but a closer look shows no actual SIM connector mounted on the board, probably a uSIM.
At last the US CDMA bands are supported though I wonder if CDMA+GSM can run consecutively like the awesome Indian phone I played with the other day.

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  # 112841 25-Feb-2008 09:12
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Just a couple of points relating to this post...
- Yes, a CDMA card DOES exist (R-UIM) - just not in this market/Telecom NZ
- And no, the OKTA MONDO does not have simultaineous standby - which is common some devices/networks - so GSM SIM's from 2 carriers can used in one device...

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