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Topic # 32975 27-Apr-2009 21:19
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What happens to the existing CDMA phones sitting around in stores? I'm assuming these will still be sold after the network launches, possibly for very low prices? Would this would mean retailers (non telecom owned, e.g. DSE, the warehouse) stand to lose money on whatever they haven't already sold?

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  Reply # 209988 27-Apr-2009 21:58
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That's assuming that they have a great deal of stock left, which when I was looking for a handset recently was clearly running low...




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  Reply # 210001 27-Apr-2009 22:28
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Seeing as they have Telstra and another MVNO who's name escapes me still using the CDMA network they'll have the opportunity to move the handsets to them I would imagine.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 210022 27-Apr-2009 22:58
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Wouldnt telecom want people moving to their new network rather than to the old one? selling cheap CDMA phones wouldnt be a smart move if they are.

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  Reply # 210067 28-Apr-2009 08:34
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williamirvine67: Wouldnt telecom want people moving to their new network rather than to the old one? selling cheap CDMA phones wouldnt be a smart move if they are.


You sell them the fones twice.  Cheap ones on the old CDMA network and new ones in 3 or 4 years time on the new network..  They win either way..





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  Reply # 210096 28-Apr-2009 10:20
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Jeffthechef: and another MVNO who's name escapes me .


That would be Digital Island I believe

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