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Topic # 23021 15-Jun-2008 16:44
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I am just wondering - before calling the Telecom help desk - if anyone have already used data roaming with the Telecom SIM cards?

If you insert the Telecom SIM card on a new GSM device, do you have any APN settings to load or can I just create a new connection with an empty APN name? I can't find anything anywhere in the Telecom site.




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Reply # 138220 15-Jun-2008 17:53
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Hi freitasm

The APN is internet.telecom.co.nz, user name and p/w should be blank.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/business/binaries/pdf_smartphone_pda.pdf

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Reply # 138227 15-Jun-2008 18:05
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Cool, thanks! Now to configure my Pocket PCs with this and see if it works in the U.S... Shame the Samsung Ace Global may or may not work - if I use CDMA it may work for voice but I might want data with that, and it doesn't work on 850 MHz. Lucky I have a couple of Pocket PC phone edition with 850 MHz support to try while there.




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  Reply # 138228 15-Jun-2008 18:19
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Yes, I assume it should work no problem as Telecom does offer loan data cards to roam to the USA, so should be fine with a Pocket PC (GSM 850 1900 and UMTS 850 / 1900 bands). Let us know how you get on.

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  Reply # 138229 15-Jun-2008 18:22
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Last time I used my old Vodafone account they charged me about $600 for date in a week. I had to use my laptop on the first night - it was almost midnight in Las Vegas and I wouldn't go out looking for an Internet cafe. Next morning I found out the McDonald's downstairs had $1.5 per hour Wi-Fi.

At least $12 per MB is less than half of Vodafone's $30 per MB - and I will only be using for Messenger to keep tabs with the other people on this trip. The hotel we are staying have wi-fi and I am sure we won't have problems there.




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Reply # 138232 15-Jun-2008 18:41
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Have a good trip!

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  Reply # 138236 15-Jun-2008 19:24
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freitasm:
At least $12 per MB is less than half of Vodafone's $30 per MB - and I will only be using for Messenger to keep tabs with the other people on this trip. The hotel we are staying have wi-fi and I am sure we won't have problems there.


Just a minor correction - roaming on AT&T GSM is only $10 per MB. Not that it really makes a big difference at the end of the day it's still way too much! :-)



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Reply # 139734 22-Jun-2008 15:24
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Just in case that PDF disappears, here are the settings for Telecom New Zealand data roaming on GPRS/3G/UMTS:

APN: internet.telecom.co.nz
username: empty
password: empty




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  Reply # 139745 22-Jun-2008 16:25
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freitasm: Just in case that PDF disappears, here are the settings for Telecom New Zealand data roaming on GPRS/3G/UMTS:

APN: internet.telecom.co.nz
username: empty
password: empty


Scarily enough, I tried to get these from the Telecom folk in January when they announced data roaming. They couldnt understand what an APN was... and these were the folks with the partnership with CSL...




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  Reply # 140233 24-Jun-2008 17:42
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Mauricio,

FYI, we will be using the same APN's on the new WCDMA/GSM network as well. This means that whilst you will need a new SIM card for the new network you do not need to change the APN settings.

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Reply # 140367 25-Jun-2008 07:31
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Any known problems? All worked fine until 9am today - now I can place voice calls, send and receive SMS but data connections are being refused throught AT&T...





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  Reply # 140401 25-Jun-2008 10:48
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None that I have been informed of?

Why not try T Mobile, and then switch back a little later on to AT&T?

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