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Topic # 6921 4-Mar-2006 13:43
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The Telecom Hotspot login page accepts their own prepaid cards and Xtra login.

It also says use is free for Mobile Broadband users until the end of March 2006.

Does it include people on Telecom Mobile Broadband (T3G) or is just a Xtra offer? I know you can create a free Xtra account for receiving MMS, is this the same account type?





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Reply # 29834 4-Mar-2006 21:09
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Yes, free for T3G Users (and 1X users of course) as far as I am aware...




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Reply # 29843 4-Mar-2006 22:00
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dealers are meant to arrange a free xtra login if you dont already have one, when you get a mobile data device...




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Reply # 29848 4-Mar-2006 22:17
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freitasm: Ah... I didn't get this. I guess I can go to a store and ask for it?

I thought everyone in NZ got an xtra login at birth?




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Reply # 29903 5-Mar-2006 18:17
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those "mobile signups" have a few "bugs" i hear relating to free access with various services.

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Reply # 29997 6-Mar-2006 14:00
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I had a bit of a play on one of the hotspots in J'ville recently. Was quite amusing to sit there with my new iMate SP5 (yes, i bit the bullet and bought one), using the Wifi on my Vodafone phone with the Telecom hotspot. :p

Worked well enough. : )




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Reply # 30050 7-Mar-2006 08:09
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Guys

I have tried this , did turn into a convoluted process but the theory is that you call 0800 225598 .
Tell them you have a T3G card and wish to get your free Xtra login for Wireless hotspots.

They will ask for some billing details - I said to bill it the T3G cards number , in case you use this access for dialup ((heaven forbid).

This will save you the cost of the Xtra email acc ($2.80/month) & free hotspot access till end of March



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Reply # 30113 7-Mar-2006 17:45
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Good luck - I have had an Xtra account for several years but it has done me no good trying to access the Telecom Hotspots. Going into the Telecom shop didn't help - their Hotspot was down! Calling the 0800 225598 number (twice) has had promises of fixing the problem ("Internet access on this account is disabled") but still no joy. Account works fine from other services. Seems the whole Hotspot system is pretty fragile and definitely still Beta - no wonder its free - pity it doesn't work.



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Reply # 31025 19-Mar-2006 13:12
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Called the 0800 number today, and created an account for Telecom Hotspot use only, which includes a charge of $2.85/month (incl GST) just for the privilege of having this @xtra account. Of course this does not include any actual usage of a Telecom Hotspot but I thought the convenience of having an alternative at any time when out and about (and having the usage charged to my account) would be worth the $2.85.

I still have my CafeNet account for use as an alternative anyway. Let's see how it really works from now on.





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Reply # 31038 19-Mar-2006 19:47
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yeah, i seemed to recall that pretty much anyone that had an @xtra.co.nz email address qualified as an xtra user. so the $2.85 is probably what they charge to have an xtra email account.




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Reply # 31039 19-Mar-2006 19:54
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Yes that is the charge for a username, which also entitles you to a mailbox (10MB + 5 aliases).




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Reply # 31043 19-Mar-2006 20:26
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When I moved to New Zealand my first ISP was Xtra. My username was, obviously, freitasm. That was in 1997 and I had that account closed about 1999.

When I was asked for a username, I fired "freitasm" and was told this is not available. I doubt anyone else in New Zealand would be "Freitasm, M", so I think they don't allow reuse of usernames, even one that is about 9 years old...

Anyway, I am not planning on using that mailbox, but it's a shame...





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Reply # 31052 19-Mar-2006 21:02
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yeah, i had trouble getting an old username back once. But since then I have decided that Gmail or other free email services, and/or a domain name, are a far better option than ISP mail services.

I do use their SMTP a lot though.




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