Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 6202 5-Jan-2006 10:35
Send private message

I brought a new phone from Telecom yesterday, and asked them to put my old 027 number onto the new phone which they did. They said there will be a bit of a wait as it changes over, I was just wondering exactly how long this wait is? I brought the phone yesterday (Jan 4) at about Midday and it still hasn't connected up.

Create new topic
I iz your trusted friend
5759 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 134

Mod Emeritus

Reply # 25754 5-Jan-2006 11:06
Send private message

*brought or bought?*

brought - past tense of "bring"
bought - past tense of "buy"

Internet is my backyard...


«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»


Please read the Geekzone's FUG


2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 25755 5-Jan-2006 11:15
Send private message



3001 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 25757 5-Jan-2006 12:13
Send private message

If you walked out of the store with an "open term" or unconnected handset, it should take 10 minutes.

If you bought the new phone as a prepaid, you need to wait for them to disconnect the propaid first then do the swapover.

ring 0800 800 163 from another phone if it's still now working.

7 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 25760 5-Jan-2006 13:00
Send private message

If it was a shop doing the work for you go back to that shop. If it was the call center, give them a ring back on the number above.

BDFL - Memuneh
58920 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10292


Reply # 25762 5-Jan-2006 14:46
Send private message

Check with the store - I once had a swap and it didn't work - the person did it wrong. The next swap (from Harrier to Apache) didn't take longer than one hour to work.

3691 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 550


Reply # 25763 5-Jan-2006 16:28
Send private message

When I was with Telecom, I was always quoted a timeframe of ~24 hours for an ESN change, but my experience was that it actually only took an hour or two.

4242 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 139

Mod Emeritus

  Reply # 25777 5-Jan-2006 19:32
Send private message

Never had a changeover that took more than 10-15mins. Usually when it takes that long is because person at shop has forgotten to change number over afet old one has been disconnected

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus

  Reply # 25788 5-Jan-2006 21:21
Send private message

four hours normal maximum time for ANY change except swaps (including ESN changes and upgrades).

ESN Swaps up to 8 hours (both phones to dummy esns = 4hrs then both dummys back to the other phones = another 4hrs).

In reality on a good day: (typical, but can vary greatly at the drop of a hat)

ESN Change : 2 mins - 30 mins
ESN Swap : 30 mins - 90 mins
Upgrade phoned through telecom by dealer : 15 mins - 1 hour
Upgrade done by dealer over dealer extranet : 1 hour - 2 hours
New connections : same as upgrade over extranet, but occasionally extra time if auto credit checking is down/behind

Visit for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.

23 posts


  Reply # 25797 6-Jan-2006 01:47
Send private message

Vodafone SIM change between phones = 1 - 2 Minutes
Vodafone SIM Swap (SIM Upgrade) = 10minutes MAX!

Oh the joy of the SIM Card... :P

Nate wants an iphone
3879 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Mod Emeritus

Reply # 25799 6-Jan-2006 02:29
Send private message

Zorril: GSM SIM change between phones = 1 - 2 Minutes
GSM SIM Swap (SIM Upgrade) = 10minutes MAX!

Oh the joy of the SIM Card... :P

SIM cards are not exclusive to Vodafone.

I remember when I first got my connection - I was advised (By 'customer services', Digital mobile thought it strange that it hadn't gone through) that I'd probably have to wait 24 hours for my SIM to be activated even though I had been given the SIM, been assigned a number etc.

webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29

Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27

Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42

Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52

Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45

Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39

Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26

Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06

Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16

The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34

Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22

Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16

Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16

API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20

Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.