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  Reply # 215165 15-May-2009 22:57
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Stathi: Well it would be good to see if any competition comes out of this, it will be interesting to see what the data/call plans look like, as I'm still getting used to the overpriced plans offered here in NZ compared to Aust.


Don't forget 2 degrees is coming out and supposed to have cheap calls, even to the competitors phones and texts I think but yeah nothing is being released.

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  Reply # 215226 16-May-2009 12:47
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Will SKY Mobile TV work on XT ?

- I'm not sure if this should be directed at Sky or Telecom ...
- Sky does state the following: "you need a 3G handset and have 3G coverage"




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  Reply # 215253 16-May-2009 15:37
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qraider: Will SKY Mobile TV work on XT ?



- I'm not sure if this should be directed at Sky or Telecom ...

- Sky does state the following: "you need a 3G handset and have 3G coverage"

Does it work on existing EVDO phones? As contrary to the belief of many non-technical journalists, the EVDO network (and contentiously the 1X RTT system too) is actually 3G.




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  Reply # 215374 17-May-2009 15:50
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tonyhughes:
qraider: Will SKY Mobile TV work on XT ?



- I'm not sure if this should be directed at Sky or Telecom ...

- Sky does state the following: "you need a 3G handset and have 3G coverage"



Does it work on existing EVDO phones? As contrary to the belief of many non-technical journalists, the EVDO network (and contentiously the 1X RTT system too) is actually 3G.



Actually, I have no idea. I was browsing through their site (Sky) and came across SKY Mobile TV.


The FAQ states "you need a 3G handset and have 3G coverage" but not having used it myself I'm not sure of the requirements as far as handsets go.


I've dropped Sky an email about it (should have thought of that first :/)


aha...more info...



Q. Will this service work on my 2 or 2.5G handset
A. No, you need a 3G handset and have 3G coverage




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  Reply # 215436 17-May-2009 22:05
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Hey there

One more question.
So does that mean as soon as the new network is launched the mobiles are off the network full stop?
Or are we given time to buy our new mobiles?

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  Reply # 215440 17-May-2009 22:20
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If you mean you have a CDMA handset and are worried that CDMA will be shut down, then you have nothing to worry about - Telecom promised CDMA will keep running until 2012.




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Reply # 215441 17-May-2009 22:22
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no they will be covering it untill around 2012

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Reply # 215521 18-May-2009 08:59
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patrickstarr: Hey there

One more question.
So does that mean as soon as the new network is launched the mobiles are off the network full stop?
Or are we given time to buy our new mobiles?

Now that would be an enjoyable day in the media....

"XT switches new network on at 6.30pm last night, old network off at 6.29pm to avoid double-up power and maintenance costs. Customers urged to buy new handset asap or face 'no signal' until they do".
** THIS IS A SARCASTIC STATEMENT AND IS NOT TRUE



See the FAQ on the first post of the first page of this thread. (Question 5)

5.What happens with its current CDMA network?

Telecom New Zealand will continue to provide the current CDMA service for some years, at least until 2012.




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Reply # 215523 18-May-2009 09:05
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tonyhughes:
patrickstarr: Hey there

One more question.
So does that mean as soon as the new network is launched the mobiles are off the network full stop?
Or are we given time to buy our new mobiles?

Now that would be an enjoyable day in the media....

"XT switches new network on at 6.30pm last night, old network off at 6.29pm to avoid double-up power and maintenance costs. Customers urged to buy new handset asap or face 'no signal' until they do".


Almost fell off my chair at work reading this

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  Reply # 215525 18-May-2009 09:12
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Before things get out of hand, the following statement is NOT TRUE;

"XT switches new network on at 6.30pm last night, old network off at 6.29pm to avoid double-up power and maintenance costs. Customers urged to buy new handset asap or face 'no signal' until they do".

Again, this it NOT TRUE.

The following statement is TRUE;

The two networks (XT & CDMA/EVDO) will work side by side until some time in 2012 when CDMA/EVDO will be turned off. The XT Network has already been running for sometime now.

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  Reply # 215531 18-May-2009 09:29
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NealR: Before things get out of hand, the following statement is NOT TRUE;

"XT switches new network on at 6.30pm last night, old network off at 6.29pm to avoid double-up power and maintenance costs. Customers urged to buy new handset asap or face 'no signal' until they do".

Again, this it NOT TRUE.



Exactly. Not true. If you can't or don't understand irony and sarcasm, this is a hint: Tony Hughes used those when writing that reply.

Read the first post in this thread for the Q&A.







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Reply # 215532 18-May-2009 09:30
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patrickstarr: So does that mean as soon as the new network is launched the mobiles are off the network full stop? Or are we given time to buy our new mobiles?


Did you read the FAQ in the first post at all? This is question #5.





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  Reply # 215539 18-May-2009 10:03
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NealR: Before things get out of hand, the following statement is NOT TRUE;

lol I have edited my post to make it *extremely* clear that it was a bit of sarcasm at play :o)

Hope you have managed to wipe off all the coffee you appear to have sprayed on your screen :-)

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johnr:
tonyhughes:
patrickstarr: Hey there

One more question.
So does that mean as soon as the new network is launched the mobiles are off the network full stop?
Or are we given time to buy our new mobiles?

Now that would be an enjoyable day in the media....

"XT switches new network on at 6.30pm last night, old network off at 6.29pm to avoid double-up power and maintenance costs. Customers urged to buy new handset asap or face 'no signal' until they do".




Almost fell off my chair at work reading this



John


... Oh my.

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  Reply # 215572 18-May-2009 12:17
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The person who invents an official sarcasm font for online use is going to get my vote :)




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