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  Reply # 209830 27-Apr-2009 17:10
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NealR: Yes, the new XTNetwork from Telecom will have SIM cards.



Yes, some of the existing VodafoneNZ handsets are compatible with the new network. No, we don;t currently have a list of the compatible devices.



Special thanks to Mauricio for his summary:

Summary: Vodafone uses 2100MHz in main centres, 900MHz outside. Telecom uses 850MHz everywhere with a few 2100MHz sites.







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Hi Neal

Whats the story with existing Telecom (on contract) customers, in regards to upgrages to new handsets? Also, if I am currently on the contract with Telecom, does that mean I will not be required to sign another contract to transfer onto new network?

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  Reply # 209842 27-Apr-2009 17:47
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NeoTech: . . . or switch from an E71-1 to an E71-2(?) with the 850MHz UMTS and jump to XT


The better bet would be the E71-3. The -2 would work on the 850 network but with talk of them also adding 2100MHz infill later it would pay to get the model that has 850/2100 = E71-3

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 209848 27-Apr-2009 17:56
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scottjpalmer: The better bet would be the E71-3. The -2 would work on the 850 network but with talk of them also adding 2100MHz infill later it would pay to get the model that has 850/2100 = E71-3


Cheers Scott. I'd rather stay put. But from a business perspective it's embarrasing trying to talk with customers with all but 1 bar signal strength. The E71-1 is better than the C702 I was using before though! No guarantees XT will be any different, and I doubt VF will be adding 900MHz UMTS here in 'Kura. Will just wait and see...

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  Reply # 209855 27-Apr-2009 18:17
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I just seen the new ad in the last min on TV3, its the same ad but slightly modified to say its the Telecom XT mobile network

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  Reply # 209864 27-Apr-2009 18:37
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@wipeout

I'm not in a position to say whether you will need to sign a new contract to join the new XT Network or not. However I do know that @telecomnz and Gen-i will have a range of offers to make it easy for both new and existing customers to switch to Telecom?s new mobile network.

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  Reply # 209865 27-Apr-2009 18:38
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Ok cool. Thanks.

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  Reply # 210005 27-Apr-2009 22:31
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Its going to be interesting to watch as this all unfolds - At the end of the day it'll all be about reliability, coverage and raw performance. I'm waiting for the big red machine to go into spin cycle and start blowing smoke to confuse the market as the XT launch date grows closer - never a dull moment

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  Reply # 210009 27-Apr-2009 22:37
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patdude: Its going to be interesting to watch as this all unfolds - At the end of the day it'll all be about reliability, coverage and raw performance. I'm waiting for the big red machine to go into spin cycle and start blowing smoke to confuse the market as the XT launch date grows closer - never a dull moment


Now that is something you can put your money on.... the big red smoke machine, putting up smoke & mirrors since .... hmm when they bought the network of Bell south!





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  Reply # 210011 27-Apr-2009 22:40
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bbman: Now that is something you can put your money on.... the big red smoke machine, putting up smoke & mirrors since .... hmm when they bought the network of Bell south!


Market share talks, bull$hit walks. Or some quote like that.

Let's leave this opinionated crap out and deal with facts or it's all going to get messy real fast.

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  Reply # 210015 27-Apr-2009 22:48
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NealR: @wipeout



I'm not in a position to say whether you will need to sign a new contract to join the new XT Network or not. However I do know that @telecomnz and Gen-i will have a range of offers to make it easy for both new and existing customers to switch to Telecom?s new mobile network.



Neal


Hi Neal

Will we be getting any notification e.g a letter stating how much credit we get etc?

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  Reply # 210016 27-Apr-2009 22:49
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scottjpalmer:
bbman: Now that is something you can put your money on.... the big red smoke machine, putting up smoke & mirrors since .... hmm when they bought the network of Bell south!


Market share talks, bull$hit walks. Or some quote like that.

Let's leave this opinionated crap out and deal with facts or it's all going to get messy real fast.


Neither company wins if they go negative. Kiwis IMO don't like it.  Telecom produced a slick looking ad and eventually its the consumer that will decide long term if it lives up to the quotes in it, once a actual good amount of people are on it and once the honeymoon is over.

Plenty of people like my dear old mum who aren't even aware that the two networks are different now and aren't even aware of the fuss in the geek world. She thought the ad was for a new Top Gear show lol

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  Reply # 210020 27-Apr-2009 22:54
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brentbart: Neither company wins if they go negative. Kiwis IMO don't like it.  Telecom produced a slick looking ad and eventually its the consumer that will decide long term if it lives up to the quotes in it, once a actual good amount of people are on it and once the honeymoon is over.

Plenty of people like my dear old mum who aren't even aware that the two networks are different now and aren't even aware of the fuss in the geek world. She thought the ad was for a new Top Gear show lol


Exactly, this sort of disclaimer needs to be accepted before every user posts - we are a bunch of big fish (some of us think we are much bigger than others) in a very small pond.

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  Reply # 210023 27-Apr-2009 22:58
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boby55: Hi Neal

Will we be getting any notification e.g a letter stating how much credit we get etc?


Let's let Neal do what he is good at and not bother him with a swag of trivial questions. It is 2 weeks to wait, it isn't going to kill you to see what happens when it happens, but asking Neal every intricate detail will very near kill him or at least his willingness to share with us what he can.

If Telecom wanted this stuff to be known now, it would be known now.

(This isn't targeted at you boby55, it is a general statement you just happened to have the nearest relevant post to quote)

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  Reply # 210057 28-Apr-2009 07:13
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scottjpalmer:
bbman: Now that is something you can put your money on.... the big red smoke machine, putting up smoke & mirrors since .... hmm when they bought the network of Bell south!


Market share talks, bull$hit walks. Or some quote like that.

Let's leave this opinionated crap out and deal with facts or it's all going to get messy real fast.


LOL indeed, the big T & the Big red, both blow smoke now and then!

good thing about all this is by June 1 NZ will have 2 nationwide 3G networks, i would say there are few if any countries that have 2 nationwide networks let alone one.... well we know Aussie has one.






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  Reply # 210076 28-Apr-2009 08:50
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scottjpalmer: we are a bunch of big fish (some of us think we are much bigger than others) in a very small pond.

But I *am* bigger than the others. 







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