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# 21629 2-May-2008 16:19
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Just got this information and posted in my blog.

Basically you buy an Okta Agent Windows Mobile smartphone, sign up for 24 months with a Telecom to FLEXI Business or Team Builder mobile voice plans and get the new Okta Agent Free Email plan - one year of free mobile data for e-mail usage.

Fair use applies, but you'd be pretty safe using mobile email and downloading some attachments and some light browsing.

Not to be used as a modem...

Great move, Telecom!




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  # 127964 2-May-2008 16:48
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Wow, nice indeed. Finally something resembling progress on the mobile data front in New Zealand, even it is just for enterprise use.




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  # 127977 2-May-2008 17:32
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NZtechfreak: Wow, nice indeed. Finally something resembling progress on the mobile data front in New Zealand, even it is just for enterprise use.


Far from it, they are just having trouble selling them. When I last checked my local telecom store had not sold a single one.

 
 
 
 


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# 127980 2-May-2008 17:37
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By 'them' you mean okta agents right? Or mobile broadband?




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  # 127994 2-May-2008 18:35
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A good arrangement if you could use it with other handsets, but I'm not sure I'd be keen on getting stuck with a handset running such an old operating system (Windows Mobile 5).






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# 128007 2-May-2008 19:06
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NZtechfreak: Wow, nice indeed. Finally something resembling progress on the mobile data front in New Zealand, even it is just for enterprise use.


It is not just for enterprise. Anyone can sign up on this plan. POP/IMAP is common these days.




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  # 128013 2-May-2008 19:40
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It would be better if it was available for the other WinMob devices... the Agent is a hideous piece of junk!

But yeah, great idea, heres hoping this is the norm, not the exception going forward.

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  # 128015 2-May-2008 19:58
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freitasm:
NZtechfreak: Wow, nice indeed. Finally something resembling progress on the mobile data front in New Zealand, even it is just for enterprise use.


It is not just for enterprise. Anyone can sign up on this plan. POP/IMAP is common these days.


Well no, except for the needing to sign up to business-based contracts, which are usually expensive for the average person.




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  # 128019 2-May-2008 20:09
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Did you check flexi business and compare it to flexi anytime?




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cokemaster: Did you check flexi business and compare it to flexi anytime?


Nope, not at all *sheepish grin* I won't be looking either though, no way I'd give up my N95 for that phone.

However, if they aren't appreciably more expensive than "personal" plans then this is even better news than I thought initially. Well done Telecom. Any response Vodafone?




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# 128025 2-May-2008 20:26
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This is obviously not a plan for someone that goes around with a N95. This is a plan to show people how they can get their e-mail on a mobile, and make the best use of it as tool. This is not for the geeks but for people who doesn't even know they can get e-mails on their mobile phones, or are afraid of having a big surprise bill when usingmobile e-mail.

In other words: this is not for you.





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# 128026 2-May-2008 20:26
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Nice one Telecom NZ

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  # 128030 2-May-2008 20:42
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freitasm: This is obviously not a plan for someone that goes around with a N95. This is a plan to show people how they can get their e-mail on a mobile, and make the best use of it as tool. This is not for the geeks but for people who doesn't even know they can get e-mails on their mobile phones, or are afraid of having a big surprise bill when usingmobile e-mail.

In other words: this is not for you.



No, I realise this of course.

I think its a great move by Telecom nevertheless, which for many people will be very welcome.

On the topic of raising awareness that you can do more than text and talk on a mobile, this is good.




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  # 128062 2-May-2008 22:43
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Clever move Telecom. I shall wait until thou upgrade thee network to GSM and on a slightly off topic, better international messaging service.

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