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Topic # 5236 11-Oct-2005 11:04
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Right now, some one in australia, with a Telecom NZ nokia 6255, is trying to send me a photo of them lying on a beach at surfers.

But it doesn't work.

The phone can make and receive calls, and send and recieve sms.. but MMS to phones or email just doesn't work. Neither does WAP.

Anyone got any pointers? Is it supposed to be working?

I'm heading to australia myself in a couple weeks and was planning on inflicting some MMS on friends and workmates while i'm gone. I'd also like to know i can do a bit of data if i need to in an emergency (and charge it back to a client or something)

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Reply # 21317 11-Oct-2005 11:19
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I think roaming is for voice and data only. Not sure about SMS, MMS... Perhaps someone else will clarify this here?

(I know Disenchanted is not available now, he's on holiday, but sure someone else will know?)






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  Reply # 21321 11-Oct-2005 11:36
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Voice, data, SMS only - NO WAP or MMS.

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Reply # 21331 11-Oct-2005 12:30
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MMS (PXT) is just data so if there is data roaming should this not work does on Voda



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  Reply # 21335 11-Oct-2005 13:32
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gosh darn it...

so, i'll need to take a prepay voda to Aus with me.
hope i can still set up roaming on voda prepays. Last time they just asked for a credit card.

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  Reply # 21337 11-Oct-2005 14:57
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taniwha Preay Vodafone will just work you will not have to do anything. OZ UK and Spain fiji Make sure you have credit and thats it.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/services/07.a.15.1_get_set_up_prepay.jsp?item=prepay

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  Reply # 21340 11-Oct-2005 15:56
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SMS roaming also has trouble as well on Telecom. It works fine in Oz but I know for a fact it is only 1 way to the US (receive only). I met a NZer while I was in San Francisco gutted that his phone could only receive and not send messages, his son who works for Voda had insisted he take a GSM phone with him but Telecom had assured him that SMS worked both ways over there.



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  Reply # 21346 11-Oct-2005 17:24
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freitasm:
(I know Disenchanted is not available now, he's on holiday, but sure someone else will know?)


No roaming for him either :-)

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Reply # 21347 11-Oct-2005 17:30
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I know while in transit he will probably have voice roaming (USA), but his final destination - I don't even think he would want a mobile phone while there...




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  Reply # 21352 11-Oct-2005 21:31
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He didnt even have it with him from what I hear - let alone turned on for roaming...
Still - four minutes in the open (fresh??? not) air of L.A. then back home again doesnt place a lot of requirement for a roaming phone...

Sorry Wally you cant use your Telecom mobile for MMS overseas at present.

Johnr - even PXT on 021 is not 'just data' - you of all people know that - there are protocols and file formats and stuff. Vodafone has it pretty much sorted, Telecom doesnt. Go with this angle, it would work much better for you




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Reply # 21355 11-Oct-2005 21:55
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Ok Disenchanted I know that but the main part of PXT is data but yes there is more to it

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  Reply # 21356 11-Oct-2005 22:23
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It would be nice if it did work though...




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  Reply # 21368 12-Oct-2005 08:58
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i can remember a time when Telecom roaming meant they loaned you a GSM phone.

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  Reply # 21393 12-Oct-2005 15:55
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taniwha: i can remember a time when Telecom roaming meant they loaned you a GSM phone.


They still do if you're roaming to any of the countries that don't have CDMA roaming, I believe they still use Optus SIM's.

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  Reply # 21413 12-Oct-2005 20:30
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O2 sims for Europe afaik




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  Reply # 21494 14-Oct-2005 00:15
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just to confirm, i was in Melbourne last week, and i could not get WAP traffic flowing on a NZ based nokia 6235.

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