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Topic # 50092 21-Nov-2009 23:39
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From the information on GZ, I have set up Tworld via pdaportal.telecom.co.nz. This is via the normal internet APN that connects directly to the internet. Your Telecom works great and shows me all my plan information, minutes used/remaining etc. Very good to have all that information available in a single glance.

I thought this was the Tworld that has access to all the ringtones, caller tunes. Was keen to access those things also. I noticed there was nothing?

I downloaded a trial version of WinWap browser and used the proxy server settings and now I can see the additional options for accessing the ringtones etc.

WinWap was very sluggish at rendering the pages. Can anyone recommend a better WAP browser to use? What browser does Telecom use on their specific handsets?

Any help or useful tips appreciated.




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  Reply # 275149 22-Nov-2009 12:53
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Very simply, you are not able to access ringtones etc using a Windows based device.




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  Reply # 275159 22-Nov-2009 13:32
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Hey NealR! :-)

I wonder if you actually read my post properly :D

I downloaded and installed a trial version of WinWap WAP browser and inserted the correct proxy server settings and using http://myhomepage successfully to now view the other options.

The home page renders horribly, however the rest of TWorld loads okay, eg Your Telecom and the other main links aren't too bad. Winwap doesnt have any display settings to address this, otherwise reasonably usable.

I successfully downloaded a slightly exhorbitantly priced ringtone ( I'll forgive you guys for the pricing since I'm a loyal customer :P ) and now annoying everyone in the household with my new txt tone hehe!

And for all of the browsing on the site, I now have racked up a few hundred clicks on the various WAP game things and been duly charged for it :(

Hey NealR, Can you please add the Touch Pro 2 to the list of devices for Mobile TV? Having an expensive phone and not being able to use Mobile TV is a bit rough. Get a bit jealous when you see carriers like T-Mobile USA etc with services like slingbox where they can watch various sports channels on the go. Would be a really good during slow days at work :D

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- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 275173 22-Nov-2009 13:55
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Steve,

Appologies for not realising you had managed to get to the main WAP menu's and successfully downloaded a ringtone. At this time we don't plan on adding the Windows (or Apple) devices to those available for MobileTV.

Neal




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  Reply # 275203 22-Nov-2009 15:22
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Hi Neal,

Thanks for your prompt response :-) I can appreciate that perhaps there are technical issues with regards to not supporting WM or Apple devices for the time being. I do remember somewhere, you advised that after initially having Mobile TV available for all, it was made available to only a few handsets, to ensure that the viewing experience was not diminished on a handset without the necessary video requirements.

I can totally understand this and from a customer service point of view, quite justified. I'm hoping that you do make it available to all and with a note to say "Please be aware that your viewing experience may not be optimised due to your hardware specifications. We recommend these handsets to maximise your Mobile TV experience".

So what we have is this:

Customer with non recommended handset uses Mobile TV, if it works fine, great, customer pays to enjoy the service. Customer wins and Telecom wins.

Customer with non recommended handset uses Mobile TV, if it doesnt work, fine, no problems, the advisory note lets the customer know why. Customer then makes enquiries with Telecom with perhaps upgrading to a Telecom handset, not just for Mobile TV but all the other benefits from having a Telecom sold handset.

It's presented as a voluntary service, so it's the customer fault when they're trying to use a service, where they've been advised it may not work correctly for them.

We have XT with all this HSPA goodness ready to be lapped up and I've got one of the best handsets around at the moment, and not really able to fully utilise the available services is a bit disappointing.

Food for thought :-) :-)

Cheers

Steve






- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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