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Topic # 65172 30-Jul-2010 13:39
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Hi, I bought an iPad 3G from DSE, went to the XT shop here in Hamilton central, and a nice chap gave me an XT card and sorted out the $12/month prepay data plan on it (although next month I'm swapping to the $29.95/month 500MB plan cos I found out they only charge for what you use at $0.10/MB up to that $29.95)

Anyway I want to be able to check my prepay balance, and perhaps manually change plan online. Unfortunately to register telecom send a TXT message with a code, but I can't receive txts on the iPad.
I went back to the XT store, they couldn't help.

Also any usage alerts are sent via text, which doesn't work either.

One solution would be to find an Iphone 4 and use that temporarily to receive the txt, but I don't have one handy.

Any suggestions how I can sign up to access the online services? Here is the signup page:

https://login.telecom.co.nz:443/amdistauth/UI/Login?realm=TelecomDevices&goto=http%3A%2F%2Fcwa.telecom.co.nz%3A80%2Fyte-usage-meter%2Fview%2Fbroadband-usage 

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  Reply # 359891 30-Jul-2010 13:45
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when connected to the ipad goto http://yt.telecom.co.nz/mobile to check usage.

If you don't have a password you need to get one txt to you then when you log in you can make a permanent password. If you can't get txt messages on the ipad then you'll need to use another device to set it up then put back in the ipad



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  Reply # 359909 30-Jul-2010 13:58
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Thanks and you can see the problem, only the iPhone4 takes micro sims so far, thus I have to find an iphone 4 (or fashion a micro sim -> sim converter)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 359913 30-Jul-2010 14:03
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Yep damn apple for being outside the normal standard - you can buy adapters but you might be able to make something yourself as a temp solution.

Best of luck

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  Reply # 359929 30-Jul-2010 14:21
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nitrotech: Yep damn apple for being outside the normal standard - you can buy adapters but you might be able to make something yourself as a temp solution.

Best of luck


If you have a craft knife and an old EFTPOS/loyalty  card you could go this route

http://gizmodo.com/5539485/how-to-make-a-diy-micro-sim-to-sim-adapter

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  Reply # 359934 30-Jul-2010 14:26
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I haven't tried this on an iPad but can you get to http://myhomepage instead of using pdaportal? You shouldn't have to log in when using that one.



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  Reply # 359940 30-Jul-2010 14:31
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Unfortunately not, I get the error "...server cannot be found" - you sure that shouldn't have .telecom.co.nz or something on it?

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  Reply # 359952 30-Jul-2010 14:38
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I believe that you need to use the TelecomContent APN settings. But again, I can't promise that this will work on an iPad.



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  Reply # 359964 30-Jul-2010 14:49
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I tried changing my IPN to wap.telecom.co.nz, and then tried viewing http://myhomepage/ but it didn't work. The only options are:
- IPN
- username
- password

It's a shame there isn't a SIM application to check balance etc, like my Vodafone sim used to have.

The other option is to get a TXT application on the iPad, although not sure any exist yet. SwirllyMMS should be out soon which might work, although this will only work on jailbroken iPads.

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  Reply # 360014 30-Jul-2010 15:31
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Yes it would be nice if Telecom created a proper iPad landing page like vodafone have where you can check your balance and select what data plan you want without having to go through bullsh*t text messages

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  Reply # 360160 30-Jul-2010 17:50
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raab: Yes it would be nice if Telecom created a proper iPad landing page like vodafone have where you can check your balance and select what data plan you want without having to go through bullsh*t text messages


You can go to http://www.telecom.co.nz/mbbmeter to check your balance... Once you have the initial password setup.

Once you have set the inital password via text (or pm me and I can set it directly) then you have a password good for 365 days.







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  Reply # 360432 30-Jul-2010 22:13
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Thanks Mr Bartender, the password you set worked great. I'm currently sitting in the Corromandel browsing the net, and knowing exactly how much data I've used. No doubt a better solution will come out at some stage. Thanks

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