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Topic # 64265 12-Jul-2010 13:21
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SMS from Telecom to my Telecom Connection Manager software:


From Telecom. So we can update your mobile SIM to the latest software please leave your mobile turned on each night between the dates of 14 to 19 July.

Help line overloaded so:

Dear Telecom,
I have no intention of leaving my laptop computer on and online overnight for 6 nights just so you can update the SIM card in the USB TStick Modem. @ $80 for 4gig I am not into wasting bandwidth.

anyone else?  :)


 

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  Reply # 350243 12-Jul-2010 13:42
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These are updated via a series of SMS messages.. It wont cost you any data.. You don't even need to have the T-Stick "connected" to mobile broadband at the time, just powered.

I've been told having them connected to mains -> USB converters works just fine.

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  Reply # 350246 12-Jul-2010 13:48
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This is a OTA SIM upgrade (they are only 8 bit SMS)


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  Reply # 350280 12-Jul-2010 14:51
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I got this on the 7th but mine is from the 12th to the 17th.

I'm glad you posted this, I would have forgotten otherwise. Can someone PM me every evening till the 17th reminding me? :D

I read in another thread what they were updating but it got a bit technical for me, can someone explain in small words briefly what they are up 2 & how I will know when it's done?

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  Reply # 350282 12-Jul-2010 14:59
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Is this just for specific users or should everyone get one of these messages? I haven't had anything yet.

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  Reply # 350299 12-Jul-2010 15:44
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Behodar: Is this just for specific users or should everyone get one of these messages? I haven't had anything yet.


How old is your SIM?



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  Reply # 350307 12-Jul-2010 15:53
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Unless Telecom can make the sun shine overnight for the 6 nights the USB modem will not be on power with or without the computer.

Off grid and on solar.

Running the 300 Watt inverter overnight for 6 nights to change 12volt to 230 for a USB charger is not an option either as it will drain the house batteries.

Any other options?

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  Reply # 350309 12-Jul-2010 15:57
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Put the SIM in your phone overnight..
Use a 5v battery.. 3x AA batteries should do it... Not sure how long for though.
Never get the update..
Pass.

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  Reply # 350310 12-Jul-2010 15:59
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johnr: How old is your SIM?

I got it about a week after XT launch.

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  Reply # 350316 12-Jul-2010 16:18
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Ashka: Unless Telecom can make the sun shine overnight for the 6 nights the USB modem will not be on power with or without the computer.

Off grid and on solar.

Running the 300 Watt inverter overnight for 6 nights to change 12volt to 230 for a USB charger is not an option either as it will drain the house batteries.

Any other options?


The incoming SMS should be stored on the SMSC and next time device is logged onto the network these SMS should be delivered no issue

unless the expirey time is very short on the SMS

John



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  Reply # 350320 12-Jul-2010 16:29
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JAMMAN2110: Put the SIM in your phone overnight..
Use a 5v battery.. 3x AA batteries should do it... Not sure how long for though.
Never get the update..
Pass.


Mobile phone with sim card is on Vodafone only ... the other one is ancient on CDMA without a sim card. 
but thanks anyway..


Thanks John ~ looks like the only option.. Telecom Help line still overloaded.



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  Reply # 350328 12-Jul-2010 16:46
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Ah CDMA.. My bad.

I wouldn't bother then to be honest.

http://telecom.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2095

Go XT ;)


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  Reply # 350330 12-Jul-2010 16:48
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This message was sent to a number of users whose SIM cards we have been unable to update as part of a SIM application update.
These updates require your phone to be on and are not stored in the SMS platform until you next turn your device on.




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Reply # 350334 12-Jul-2010 16:59
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NealR: This message was sent to a number of users whose SIM cards we have been unable to update as part of a SIM application update.
These updates require your phone to be on and are not stored in the SMS platform until you next turn your device on.


Well that blows my theory out the water

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  Reply # 350335 12-Jul-2010 17:00
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Behodar:
johnr: How old is your SIM?

I got it about a week after XT launch.

It'll be a V1 then. You'd be best to update to V2 as soon as possible, if you haven't already.

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  Reply # 350364 12-Jul-2010 17:48
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All SIM cards are in the process of being upgraded over the air. There is not really a need to swap the SIM card.




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