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Topic # 42607 7-Oct-2009 16:22
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i live in rural otago and the xt reception is pretty sketchy, so i picked up an old sierra wireless card to try it out.
i called telecom and was advised thay do not do new connections on the old network.
is this true?
is anyone else going to pick up the old network and run with it ?

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  Reply # 262147 7-Oct-2009 16:45
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Your Title should read Telecom mobile Broadband not 027

027 numbers can be on Vodafone , 2D


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  Reply # 262152 7-Oct-2009 16:54
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Why not use a device on XT that can take an external antenna. Antennas can take "pretty sketchy" signal and turn it into 2 or 3 bars of eminently usable cell coverage. (In some cases).

"Pick up the old network and run with it ?" - Telecom is not simply going to walk away from an entire mobile network, radiofrequency spectrum, resource consents, leases, towers and equipment. Much is integral to the new network, and why would Telecom sell a running network in place and ready to go?

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  Reply # 262320 8-Oct-2009 09:23
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Hi Tristanp,

First of all I apoligise for the information you recieved, we do still connect old CDMA data cards providing you already have the hardware, could you please PM me the following information.

Your phone number (so I can contact you)
The ESN number off the data card (So I can check the device status)
and the mobile number that was assigned to the card when it was previously connected (I can find this from the ESN if you don't have it)
The account number you wish to have the monthly fees charegd too

I will sort this connection for you


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  Reply # 262422 8-Oct-2009 15:31
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thank you .
will pm when i get back home tonight

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