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Topic # 4466 22-Jul-2005 18:28
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Finally Vodafone have given in and we will be able to swap !





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Reply # 16960 23-Jul-2005 00:14
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What do you mean " finally vodafone have given in " It takes both companies to make a commerical agreement and then get the techo bits in. Your making it sound like vodafone was holding everything up. unless you were three during the process and all the meetings you can't point the finger at one side,




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  Reply # 16969 23-Jul-2005 10:28
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Well I am just repeating what I heard at the Telecom shop, so of course they are gona say it was Vodafone...... But Vodafone do have the Pix market. Its going to interesting to see If Push to talk will ever take off as it has flopped in so many other countries.




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  Reply # 16970 23-Jul-2005 10:44
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djpaubes: Well I am just repeating what I heard at the Telecom shop, so of course they are gona say it was Vodafone...... But Vodafone do have the Pix market. Its going to interesting to see If Push to talk will ever take off as it has flopped in so many other countries.

'Vodafone do have the Pix market'?? What percentage of this market do they have?

'If Push 2 Talk will ever take off' - there are well over 30,000 P2T handsets on the CDMA network now (I dont know how many are provisioned with P2T though). I personally have about 50 of my contact list also on Push 2 Talk. Its great. It works. Its saving us money. I think its already taken off.




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  Reply # 16971 23-Jul-2005 11:21
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Alot of people I know have PTT but are waiting for more people to get enabled before they do. I only have 5 people on my list but it's so much cheaper than calling and quicker than sending a text. Is it true that the vodfone 3g network wont be as quick as the telecom network?
Wouldnt it be great if in the future we could PTT across networks.... my bill would drop dramatically




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  Reply # 16974 23-Jul-2005 11:58
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if you have 50 PTT handset owners, and no one subscribed to the service because they are waiting for everyone else, then you will have zero subscribers.

If everyone subscribes, then you will have 50 subscribers.

No point waiting on Bob, if Bob is waiting on you!!

There has been plenty of discussion about 3G data speeds in the forums - go do a search.

For the record:

Telecom 3G: 2.4Mbit max / 300-500Kbit claimed average / 400 - 600Kbit reality
Voda 3G: 384Kbit max / unsure of averages for this network (hasnt launched yet!!)

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Reply # 16975 23-Jul-2005 12:17
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Of course Telecom are going to say that, I had a retail person (not telecom owned store) tell me once that a 025 handset will work in as many counties as a GSM (021) handset will cause TCNZ changed something on there network and she was happy to put this in writing, but hey each telco will blame each other I say its best not to speculate and point the finger just go with the flow and as for speed yes telecom network is going to be quicker at first but Vodafone NZ are going to be testing HSDPA and HSUPA (read in media releases) which has alot higher peak speed, but when it comes down to it anything around 150 - 200k does me fine.

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Reply # 16976 23-Jul-2005 12:41
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Sorry just one more thing to add the main thing is its good for the consumer like you and I

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