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Topic # 6648 11-Feb-2006 18:28
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Noticed when coming home yesterday that Telecom is offering prepaid customers with 025 phones, a Nokia 2280 for $49.
Sounds like some serious effort is now going to be put into really dropping their 025 customer base

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Reply # 28223 11-Feb-2006 21:35
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Only 1 year to go

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Reply # 28224 11-Feb-2006 21:41
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Thats still a while

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  Reply # 28227 11-Feb-2006 22:28
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johnr: Thats still a while


they have a lot of customers to migrate in that time

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Reply # 28231 11-Feb-2006 22:41
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You would be surprised there aren't that many left on 025

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  Reply # 28235 11-Feb-2006 23:00
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Jama: You would be surprised there aren't that many left on 025


200,000 so I hear ;)

Feck all really.

Mostly hicks in the deep south, the Hawkes Bay and grannies that are afraid of change.

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  Reply # 28240 11-Feb-2006 23:44
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  Reply # 28247 12-Feb-2006 11:36

i can think of two people i know running 025 handsets thats it

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Reply # 28253 12-Feb-2006 12:35
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For a period of about six months, I worked for a company selling EFTPOS equipment. One of the products that we sold was a mobile EFTPOS terminal, which was essentially a run-of-the-mill desktop EFTPOS terminal plugged into a little black box. The black box, from what I understand, was merely a Motorola phone which lacked the ability to place and receive phone calls.

The interesting thing about it was that the 'phone' connected to the 025 network and we were still selling these things when I left that job in September 2004. I always wondered what would happen when the 025 network got the chop and, whilst the management told me that they were happy for me to provide customers with a written assurance that we would replace the device if the 025 network were shut down, I always believed that the management were pretty complacent about the issue.

So, based on this experience, it wouldn't surprise me if there were a reasonable number of specialised devices out there still using the 025 network, and the users of these devices may not be thrilled about the idea of having to replace them.

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  Reply # 28263 12-Feb-2006 16:23
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Our power meter at work still has an 025 modem hooked up to it for charging.

When I was up in Auckland late last year I noticed Surplustronics had a huge pile of old 025 diallers and a lot of alarm cases with 025 gear in them. It would just surprise me if they managed to sell any of them for the $30 or so they wanted considering anything you build will be obsolete soon!


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Reply # 28272 13-Feb-2006 01:03
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In the case of those... do Telecom still accept new connections? Or is it like the phones where they won't (as far as I know)?




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  Reply # 28280 13-Feb-2006 08:21
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You have to present a darn good case for connecting 025 now - and just because "my equipment is 025" wont cut it as far as I am aware.

Generally high value customers who -require- (not merely 'want') 025 coverage would be satiated.

025 is dead in the water...




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Those Motorola Cellular Connections for the 2900s are wonderful things. But as I understand it, they're going by the wayside. And as far as I know, Telecom have not presented an 027 equivelent. One would have to go to Telecom directly and get a custom-tailored solution. Your average Joe Bloggs dealer wouldn't have the resources.

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  Reply # 28293 13-Feb-2006 10:03
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I wonder if Vodafone are getting an increase in telemetry customers? You can now buy GSM/GPRS Wavecom modems dirt cheap due to the volumes of them around (I just got one off ebay oz for $A25) so they would potentially make a far cheaper solution than moving to a CDMA solution.


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  Reply # 28315 13-Feb-2006 15:21
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As far as Im aware, Telecom has CDMA solutions for everything thats in common use, but generally only through their account managers (backed up by Data Specialists).

GSM hardware would probably be cheaper for many applications, and possibly easier/faster to implement, especially if you want to do the work yourself, and not pay your Telco to come up with a solution.




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  Reply # 28351 13-Feb-2006 21:32
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Quoted from sbiddle

When I was up in Auckland late last year I noticed Surplustronics had a huge pile of old 025 diallers and a lot of alarm cases with 025 gear in them. It would just surprise me if they managed to sell any of them for the $30 or so they wanted considering anything you build will be obsolete soon!


I now own 15 of them for $20 (I wanted the alu cases)

Plus an interesting device made by Nautech (j3rks to deal with) which turns a landline into a cellular connection called a trunk unit,

I already have a GSM version called Tellular based on motorola hardware (along with two GSM full size "slim bricks")


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