Ubiquie: @freitasm, did you install the updates, I did not see your response?
grant_k: I could use Skype on CDMA, whereas with XT, my wife kept reporting dropouts in my voice. Most of the time I could hear her OK, but it seems there is a high degree of packet loss in the outwards direction.
Behodar: Which APN were you using? I used Ventrilo (more of a conference-call style app) a couple of months ago and needed to use direct.telecom.co.nz, but it seemed to work well enough.
freitasm: ...it seems Telecom XT lost connectivity to domains/servers hosted outside New Zealand. Actually not even http://yt.telecom.co.nz/mobile/view/account-info-view is loading for me now. Geekzone is loading but anythning hosted overses is stuffed with a DNS error.