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Topic # 26359 19-Sep-2008 18:27
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Hi,

I have an OKTA mondo. Can I buy any GSM phone, say from the Parallel Importers, and use the SIM from my mondo to operate it on my Telecom account?

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  Reply # 165700 19-Sep-2008 19:09
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For roaming or for in New Zealand?

New Zealand = no

Roaming = yes



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  Reply # 165702 19-Sep-2008 19:13
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Thanks for that. Thats because in NZ its still CDMA, the GSM only kicks in when overseas - right?



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  Reply # 165706 19-Sep-2008 19:32
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Neilfoy: Thanks for that. Thats because in NZ its still CDMA, the GSM only kicks in when overseas - right?




Yes. The SIM cards Telecom NZ give you are not actually NZ cards - they are SIM cards that belong to CSL who are based in Hong Kong and are Telecom's roaming partner.



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  Reply # 165907 21-Sep-2008 07:00
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Thanks Again. One more question. Will this situation regarding availability of phones on the telecom network change when the new WCDMS network is introduced? Will that open up the range of phones?

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  Reply # 168022 30-Sep-2008 15:48
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As far as I am aware Telecom have no intention of barring devices that Telecom did not sell. Everything I can see indicates that if the device is compatible from a radio spectrum perspective then it will be able to be used on the Telecom network with a new Telecom SIM. Existing WorldMode SIM's will not work on the new Telecom network.

Neal




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