Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




61 posts

Master Geek


#23387 27-Jun-2008 11:15
Send private message

Just curious, as Telecom have stated that they will not be SIM locking their GSM handsets, will they unlock WorldMode phones if requested?

Create new topic
2366 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark

  #140869 27-Jun-2008 11:27
Send private message

No, these are primarily CDMA handsets and secondarily GSM handsets that will NOT work on Telecom's new GSM/WCDMA mobile network.

nzbnw










61 posts

Master Geek


  #140872 27-Jun-2008 11:30
Send private message

Thanks. I was thinking about using with another SIM card overseas, but nevermind.  The half price roaming at the moment seems pretty good.

 
 
 
 


Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #140874 27-Jun-2008 11:30
Send private message

I seriously doubt they will.

Their position is likely to be "No locked handsets being sold for the new network", whereas the Worldmode phones are designed to be used on the old network here, and GSM networks overseas.

Being that the W531 does not even support MMS on GSM, I just can't see Telecom going there.

Entire post is pure speculation of course.







488 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #140886 27-Jun-2008 12:25
Send private message

The Samsung W531 worldmode phone can be "unlocked" to run on take a nz vodafone simcard, so the answer to your question should be yes, you could use an overseas sim card.

Search the forum for unlock or vodafone and samsung w351

[edit] in fact just search google for samsung w351 the instructions are within the first page of results




pɐǝɥ sıɥ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.