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  # 210466 29-Apr-2009 11:32

hamish225:
NealR: I can confirm that when you transfer from CDMA to WCDMA you will not loose your prepaid balance.


and can you transfer contacts out of my fone into a new one? my fone is a samsung W531

=]


I can confirm that transferring your contacts is easy and there are many options for this.

You can transfer your contacts SIM to SIM. e.g. Vodafone SIM to XT SIM
You can tranfer from Device to SIM. e.g. CDMA device to XT SIM.
You can tranfser from CDMA device to XT Network device. e.g. CDMA device to XT Device

To do this visit your local Telecom Retail/Dealer store.

Other options include:
- Activesync for Windows Mobile devices/Windows XP.
- Windows Mobile Device Centre for Windows Mobile devices/Windows Vista.
- BlackBerry Desktop Software for your BlackBerry devices.
- Dashwire for OTA sync of contacts (plus more) - this is a range of Symbian OS and Windows Mobile devices.

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  # 210527 29-Apr-2009 13:59
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hamish225:
NealR: I can confirm that when you transfer from CDMA to WCDMA you will not loose your prepaid balance.


and can you transfer contacts out of my fone into a new one? my fone is a samsung W531

=]


I can confirm that transferring your contacts is easy and there are many options for this.

You can transfer your contacts SIM to SIM. e.g. Vodafone SIM to XT SIM
You can tranfer from Device to SIM. e.g. CDMA device to XT SIM.
You can tranfser from CDMA device to XT Network device. e.g. CDMA device to XT Device

To do this visit your local Telecom Retail/Dealer store.

Other options include:
- Activesync for Windows Mobile devices/Windows XP.
- Windows Mobile Device Centre for Windows Mobile devices/Windows Vista.
- BlackBerry Desktop Software for your BlackBerry devices.
- Dashwire for OTA sync of contacts (plus more) - this is a range of Symbian OS and Windows Mobile devices.



thanks =]





 
 
 
 


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  # 210827 30-Apr-2009 10:15
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eXDee: It would be great if they could give Prepaid better service now they are starting out fresh. eg. decent mobile broadband plans such as vodafone introduced (by decent i mean by NZ standards), and letting data devices on prepaid in the first place (rant rant rant)


For that you'll just have to hold fire until launch, Telecom are letting nothing out of the bag until then. But I have a feeling prepaid users will get mobile broadband and I can only imagine that if they didn't at lest rival the Vodafone plans it will flop, so fingers crossed we get some good prepaid plans on the XT network.

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  # 210834 30-Apr-2009 10:29
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eXDee: It would be great if they could give Prepaid better service now they are starting out fresh. eg. decent mobile broadband plans such as vodafone introduced (by decent i mean by NZ standards), and letting data devices on prepaid in the first place (rant rant rant)


There will be very competitive prepaid dataplans and full details will be publically available from 13th May, however these new dataplans will apply to XT - WCDMA850 only and will not cover existing devices ( current 1x, cdma, EVdo ) keep in mind that being the the speeds are going to be quite fast it would not take long to chew through a gig

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  # 210847 30-Apr-2009 10:51
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n00dy: There will be very competitive prepaid dataplans and full details will be publically available from 13th May, however these new dataplans will apply to XT - WCDMA850 only and will not cover existing devices ( current 1x, cdma, EVdo )

This is sounding more and more interesting...

Given that my contract has just expired on the Sierra 595 Data Card I have been using for the past couple of years, what do you recommend as a replacement for use with the XT Network and connected via a USB interface rather than a card slot?

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  # 210848 30-Apr-2009 10:52
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n00dy:
eXDee: It would be great if they could give Prepaid better service now they are starting out fresh. eg. decent mobile broadband plans such as vodafone introduced (by decent i mean by NZ standards), and letting data devices on prepaid in the first place (rant rant rant)


There will be very competitive prepaid dataplans and full details will be publically available from 13th May, however these new dataplans will apply to XT - WCDMA850 only and will not cover existing devices ( current 1x, cdma, EVdo ) keep in mind that being the the speeds are going to be quite fast it would not take long to chew through a gig


Master Geek n00dy to the rescue, you seem to know your stuff, can you answer the question I have.

Is the Go One Bill (prepaid on acct) available on the XT network?

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  # 210850 30-Apr-2009 10:54
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n00dy: keep in mind that being the the speeds are going to be quite fast it would not take long to chew through a gig

If I want to recieve my email, view ten items on Trademe, and use MSN to chat with a friend, then faster data speeds will just make the whole experience better/faster - it won't increase my data use vs. a slower connection :-P







 
 
 
 


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  # 210854 30-Apr-2009 10:57
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Oops my answer is here.

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  # 210857 30-Apr-2009 11:00
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zocster: a little OT i guess, but does anyone know if Telecom NZ will have similar upgrade deals for Telstra Clear customers? Don't really want to start another thread just for asking this that in off chance someone knows.

I *REALLY* doubt that.







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  # 210863 30-Apr-2009 11:44
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As, I'm a Go One bill user, which is effectively prepaid on acct, I would like to know if this service is available to me if I upgrade to a mobile on the new XT network?

Can anyone out there answer that question for me or is it to early .....

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  # 210870 30-Apr-2009 12:15
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grant_k:

Given that my contract has just expired on the Sierra 595 Data Card I have been using for the past couple of years, what do you recommend as a replacement for use with the XT Network and connected via a USB interface rather than a card slot?


Hi Grant Smile


Completely up to you, but I would wait and see whets coming out. Also perhaps until there is the 21 card out that Telstra are now selling in Australia. Advantage of a card is from experience I find them to be more robust as they are mostly inside the machine. A USB modems weak point comes from the USB connection itself if it get's bumped which is highly likely to occur unless you're extremely careful.

Obviously with a USB modem it's easier to use if you are using multiple machines.





Also if you are thinking of upgrading you’re laptop then that will also require consideration. I don’t think we will see any PCMICA cards (only express if even that), but I could be wrong.

nzbnw








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  # 210875 30-Apr-2009 12:37
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nzbnw: Also if you are thinking of upgrading you’re laptop then that will also require consideration. I don’t think we will see any PCMICA cards (only express if even that), but I could be wrong.


I know that Sierra has an HSDPA ExpressCard but I don't know whether it runs at 850.

Edit: Look what I found :)

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  # 210886 30-Apr-2009 13:18
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@oggie Unfortunately I cannot tell you which plans will be available at launch on XT Nework as this is up to the marketing teams to decide.




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  # 210890 30-Apr-2009 13:40
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grant_k:
n00dy: There will be very competitive prepaid dataplans and full details will be publically available from 13th May, however these new dataplans will apply to XT - WCDMA850 only and will not cover existing devices ( current 1x, cdma, EVdo )

This is sounding more and more interesting...

Given that my contract has just expired on the Sierra 595 Data Card I have been using for the past couple of years, what do you recommend as a replacement for use with the XT Network and connected via a USB interface rather than a card slot?


At this stage you will not be able to buy a XT prepaid datacard however it you had one of the new WCDMA t-sticks you can put a XT prepaid sim card in it and have prepaid mobile, my understanding is that you can buy a datacard outright no plan (device only) and then use your simcard out of your prepaid phone.

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  # 210892 30-Apr-2009 13:48
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Oggie: As, I'm a Go One bill user, which is effectively prepaid on acct, I would like to know if this service is available to me if I upgrade to a mobile on the new XT network?

Can anyone out there answer that question for me or is it to early .....


Go onebill in the past has had its market niche, and if i was reading between the lines I would say that it is here to stay. Look at it from Telecoms view, prepaid cards sellers take a cut, go onebill no third party. also the go onebill is linked to your landline and effectively gets Telecom those customers who have landline services with another provider. Essential go onebill has been and continues to be very popular, it doesnt cost them anything (Telecom) so why would you change it unless you are making it better.

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