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Topic # 65313 2-Aug-2010 15:05
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Hi there - my Head Office is in Aussie and they are getting me a Blackberry 9000 or 9700, which cost $299 and $599 AUD (v $699NZD and $1065NZD BTW via Telecom - rip off!@)

Both of which are supported by XT, so is it a simple case of swapping the SIM card, signing up for Blackberry Data Plan (given that i am already on a Corporate Business Plan - Business One i think it is called)

I called Telecom and asked if a 9000 or 9700 bought brand new in Aussie would work here, the woman said probably but she couldn't guarantee it, sounded like she was covering herself by saying that...

Thoughts - is it likely to work here in NZ?

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  Reply # 361780 2-Aug-2010 18:02
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as long as its unlocked. they lock them there.





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  Reply # 362032 2-Aug-2010 23:59
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if your head office is getting you, a NZ worker, a phone, and they are on a Telecom corporate plan wouldn't your company have an agreement with Telecom to get phones from them?




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  Reply # 362165 3-Aug-2010 10:56
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Not that I'm aware of, as long as I have a SIM card I can use any phone I would have thought, ideally they would buy it off Telecom NZ but if it costs $400-500 cheaper in Aussie then that would make sense....


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  Reply # 362496 3-Aug-2010 16:26
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dougierydal: Not that I'm aware of, as long as I have a SIM card I can use any phone I would have thought, ideally they would buy it off Telecom NZ but if it costs $400-500 cheaper in Aussie then that would make sense....



what I mean is, if your company are paying your bill on a corporate plan through Telecom,  then how come Telecom aren't also providing handsets (subsidised or even for free)? That is normally the way it works I believe.



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  Reply # 362620 3-Aug-2010 20:42
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Oh right, yeah they usually provide a free (or generally subsidised) when you first start yoour plan, and then every 2 years you can upgrade and the cost depends on the use of your plan. For example we only have 3 mobiles on a Business One plan, which i guess is probably just considered a low-medium user business.

I got a new Nokia about 6 months ago...so not due a new one for a while...

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