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# 32129 13-Apr-2009 23:32
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Hi folks, advice on this one please.

I have patiently been waiting for this new network since my phone had a stroke almost a year ago. Rumour had it November 08 was when the new network was coming, so I held on.  I am still holding.

I am on the Go One Bill (pretty much a pre-pay added to your home phone bill) so my average mobile cost per month is around $12.  Can't find anyone doing cheaper than that. 

So I need a new phone and according to the t&c of the new network I won't qualify for a new free one. Should I sign up for a new phone now, then qualify for a new one? Or should I just wait and pay full price for a phone if I want to stay on my nice and cheap plan?

Thanks in advance...

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  # 206762 14-Apr-2009 07:34
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vimfuego: Hi folks, advice on this one please.

I have patiently been waiting for this new network since my phone had a stroke almost a year ago. Rumour had it November 08 was when the new network was coming, so I held on.  I am still holding.

I am on the Go One Bill (pretty much a pre-pay added to your home phone bill) so my average mobile cost per month is around $12.  Can't find anyone doing cheaper than that. 

So I need a new phone and according to the t&c of the new network I won't qualify for a new free one. Should I sign up for a new phone now, then qualify for a new one? Or should I just wait and pay full price for a phone if I want to stay on my nice and cheap plan?

Thanks in advance...


The new network goes live in June, which is just six or so weeks ago. If you can manage to hold out until then, do that. If you can't, just hop onto trademe and buy yourself the cheapest functioning handset you can, or better yet see if friends or family can lend you one just to keep you going until then.

If you are on Go Onebill with an average bill of $12 per month then signing up for a new phone now on a more expensive plan just to qualify for a free upgrade is a false economy and you'll regret doing pretty quick!

Steve

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  # 206823 14-Apr-2009 12:47
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Steve98 is spot on and I would agree with what he has said

 
 
 
 


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  # 206847 14-Apr-2009 14:39
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questions in regards to new network?

1- are we just able to buy the sim card?
2- could we possibly run our number on both networks?
(have it left programmed and running on cdma network and running on new?)
3- is it true telecom are to launch earlier than june 1st to suprise vodafone?
4- on telecom website they say their are 100's of mobile devices, blah blah blah for this new network but have been advertising the same "examples" for like a month now!? wheres the rest?
5- has anyone got any exciting news about any new plans to come out with new network, like, a $5 txt plan? :)

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  # 206895 14-Apr-2009 17:02
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alvstar2001: questions in regards to new network?

1- are we just able to buy the sim card?
2- could we possibly run our number on both networks?
(have it left programmed and running on cdma network and running on new?)
3- is it true telecom are to launch earlier than june 1st to suprise vodafone?
4- on telecom website they say their are 100's of mobile devices, blah blah blah for this new network but have been advertising the same "examples" for like a month now!? wheres the rest?
5- has anyone got any exciting news about any new plans to come out with new network, like, a $5 txt plan? :)

cheers

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1. Yes.

2. No.

3. Anything is possible, just remember that the media like to spin things.

4. There are hundreds of devices that are compatible with the new network, however, this doesn't mean Telecom will get all of them.

5. Rumour has it there are new plans coming, but as for specifics, I'm sure there are only a few people who know.


While your questions are related to the new Telecom network, they're not related to the OP's question(s) in this thread - perhaps if you have any more questions you could make a new thread about them?




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  # 206896 14-Apr-2009 17:03
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alvstar2001: questions in regards to new network?

1- are we just able to buy the sim card?
2- could we possibly run our number on both networks?
(have it left programmed and running on cdma network and running on new?)
3- is it true telecom are to launch earlier than june 1st to suprise vodafone?
4- on telecom website they say their are 100's of mobile devices, blah blah blah for this new network but have been advertising the same "examples" for like a month now!? wheres the rest?
5- has anyone got any exciting news about any new plans to come out with new network, like, a $5 txt plan? :)

cheers

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This is pretty much all stuff that nobody would know but somebody within Telecom who is fairly close to the project. Those people would be risking their jobs if they answered these questions so don't expect to find anything out. I'm afraid we're all just going to have and sit tight and wait!

Steve

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