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  Reply # 281186 10-Dec-2009 13:15
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Leading Edge is not a Telecom store - it is a dealership. Telecom would have communicated the deal to Leading Edge. Leading Edge not passing on the information to all their stores is not really anything Telecom could do anything about.

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  Reply # 281188 10-Dec-2009 13:18
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vinnieg: it's a ZTE MF626

You can get some unlocking/firmware software off the zte.com.au site

c71931f
Would using the unlocking/firmware software have any advantage tho?




Nah not if you are using it with XT.  If you wanted to use it with Vodafone/overseas, it'd be good to reflash it with the standard ZTE software, so you could reconfigure the APNs and get rid of the telecom branding.  I'm not fussed though, XT is fine for my needs for now :)





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  Reply # 281205 10-Dec-2009 14:12
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Anthug:
thefatmould:
So is it 10c or $1 per MB?


Telecom state:


"The casual data rate is just $1 a day for up to 10MB and $1 for each additional megabyte you use in the same day. You'll only be charged on the days you use data. "



This is from the Pre-paid boardband page....

"Prepaid Mobile Broadband is available on a casual rate but we recommend you sign up for the 500MB pricing option so you can keep better control of costs."

"On this 500 MB plan you'll be charged 10c per MB for the first 300 MB and the next 200 MB are free. If you do not exceed the first set amount of the eligible data usage, you will only be charged for what you use that month and not the monthly fee. "

So as far as I can tell, if you use 5 meg it will cost you 50 cents. Not sure why anybody would do the casual rate as you are at no risk signing up for the $29.95 deal as you are only charged when you use it. (unlikely voda)

I got mine this morning, will be cancelling out of my 24 month Vodafone contract at 12-months and switching to XT.

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  Reply # 281214 10-Dec-2009 14:37
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For anyone interested, I just pulled mine apart and on the back there is a connector for a 3g/HSPDA aerial :) woohoo, think I'll internal mount mine soon in my netbook




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  Reply # 281216 10-Dec-2009 14:45
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I had no intention of getting mobile broadband but Telecom's deal won - Tivo won too.

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  Reply # 281223 10-Dec-2009 15:20
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Just out of curiosity has anybody tried a Vodafone sim in it?

(PS. Just got mine from the Feilding, Leading Edge)


EDIT: Just got in contact with a Telecom rep, who told me that due to the nature of the promotion, it would most likely be locked.. Just about to try it in a a minute with a VF sim though.

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  Reply # 281236 10-Dec-2009 16:33
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codyc1515: Just out of curiosity has anybody tried a Vodafone sim in it?

(PS. Just got mine from the Feilding, Leading Edge)



its wcdma 850/2100 so not ideal for VF but should work if reflashed.




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  Reply # 281241 10-Dec-2009 16:45
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Telecom stand in Westfield Chartwell (Hamilton) has a good supply, lady said something about 45,000 units total to give away

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  Reply # 281280 10-Dec-2009 19:52
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codyc1515: 
 Just got in contact with a Telecom rep, who told me that due to the nature of the promotion, it would most likely be locked.. Just about to try it in a a minute with a VF sim though.



Telecom do not lock their devices.


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  Reply # 281282 10-Dec-2009 19:59
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nzbnw:
codyc1515: 
 Just got in contact with a Telecom rep, who told me that due to the nature of the promotion, it would most likely be locked.. Just about to try it in a a minute with a VF sim though.



Telecom do not lock their devices.


nzbnw


No, you could be wrong, I just tried a Vodafone NZ sim in MY device, and I can assure you it didn't work, for whatever reason. Like I said, I quote from the rep: "Due to the nature of the promotion, the device provided may be locked."

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  Reply # 281290 10-Dec-2009 20:25
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Wow. When I originally saw this offer, I thought woopie, cheap stick but whats the contract like! I can't believe that there's no contract and it's so cheap - and on NZ's fastest mobile network.

Telecom keep hitting it out of the park this year, first XT then Big Time, now Tivo and then this!





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  Reply # 281292 10-Dec-2009 20:32
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codyc1515:
nzbnw:

Telecom do not lock their devices.


nzbnw


No, your wrong, I just tried a Vodafone NZ sim in MY device, and I can assure you it didn't work, for whatever reason. Like I said, I quote from the rep: "Due to the nature of the promotion, the device provided may be locked."


So you don't know the exact reason why it didn't work, yet you're willing to call nzbnw wrong? Did you check the APN was set correctly?

Also it's "you're".

Edit:

I just tried my device on 2degrees, admittedly it was purchased before the promotion.  Worked fine.  I needed to manually select the network and made sure the APN was set to "internet".  I have my doubts that Telecom would have specifically locked the devices for this promotion.


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  Reply # 281295 10-Dec-2009 20:40
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codyc1515: 
No, your wrong, I just tried a Vodafone NZ sim in MY device, and I can assure you it didn't work, for whatever reason. Like I said, I quote from the rep: "Due to the nature of the promotion, the device provided may be locked."



Perhaps: 

* The band / network selection is incorrectly set? With Vodafone you'll need to have 2G/3G enabled with 900mhz GSM and 2100mhz WCDMA...

* The APN haven't been changed to vodafones (remember, these default with internet.telecom.co.nz, not internet.vodafone.co.nz)

* Some other factor such as coverage or SIM not being inserted correctly.



Given previous statements, I'd really doubt that these are SIM locked.




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  Reply # 281301 10-Dec-2009 21:08
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codyc1515:
No, your wrong, I just tried a Vodafone NZ sim in MY device, and I can assure you it didn't work, for whatever reason. Like I said, I quote from the rep: "Due to the nature of the promotion, the device provided may be locked."


To say that it is locked just because it didnt work for you is extremly narrow minded.




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  Reply # 281314 10-Dec-2009 22:01
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codyc1515:
No, you may be wrong, I just tried a Vodafone NZ sim in MY device, and I can assure you it didn't work, for whatever reason. Like I said, I quote from the rep: "Due to the nature of the promotion, the device provided may be locked."


To say that it is locked just because it didnt work for you is extremly narrow minded.


I apologize for saying that people were wrong, although I did say "didn't work, for whatever reason."
I did attempt to try using the APN's I found in a different thread, which is the same as the one's mentioned here, however as I said "didn't work, for whatever reason." and how is it narrow-minded if i'm going by what the person at the dedicated support centre for the T-stick said (even though they are usually wrong...)

Really, probably just a dead sim card :(

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