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Topic # 8678 20-Jul-2006 22:35
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I have a bag phone that used to be on 025 before it got disconnected... since 025 is on death row, and will be executed by next year, my question is, can Telecom reconnect it on 027?





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Reply # 42091 20-Jul-2006 22:42
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If it's on Prepaid, and you want an 027 'Bag Phone' trade it in for a Nokia 2280, only $69, saving $60 of the RRP at your local Telecom Dealer Store.

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  Reply # 42102 21-Jul-2006 01:31
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the bag phones were still fetching $400 secondhand about 24 months ago, but the imminent closure of 025, and telecom directives to not hook up 025 phones has made all current 025 totally obsolete, unless you are currently using a connected unit.

Its worthless, but a dealer may like it to display as a 'museum' piece.

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Please dont give old cellphones to young kids (under fives) to play with, they are jam packed full of nasty chemicals and small parts, especially the batteries, but also the printed circuit boards. They are not safe to chew on, and youd be surprised by the number of parents who ask for old phones for their toddlers....




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Reply # 42115 21-Jul-2006 09:52
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When the 025 network is completely devoid of Telecom customers the plan seems to be to set the system up in the Islands, not sure which ones but I'm sure someone out there knows. Then you could sell youeBag Phone up there for maybe, errrm let me think........Half a pig and a bag of Kava?

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Old Grey Geek: When the 025 network is completely devoid of Telecom customers the plan seems to be to set the system up in the Islands, not sure which ones but I'm sure someone out there knows. Then you could sell youeBag Phone up there for maybe, errrm let me think........Half a pig and a bag of Kava?


Don't know where you heard that one.




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Reply # 42118 21-Jul-2006 10:03
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I heard it up the pub, Galbraiths Ale House the heart of the IT universe ;-)

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Old Grey Geek: When the 025 network is completely devoid of Telecom customers the plan seems to be to set the system up in the Islands, not sure which ones but I'm sure someone out there knows. Then you could sell youeBag Phone up there for maybe, errrm let me think........Half a pig and a bag of Kava?


What Islands?? The Galapagos?? Cool

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Reply # 42122 21-Jul-2006 10:24
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It could be the 'South Island'




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  Reply # 42126 21-Jul-2006 10:35
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Jama: It could be the 'South Island'

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chiefie and bradstewart could be joint CEOs of TeleGeekCom South Island Ltd




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  Reply # 42147 21-Jul-2006 13:25
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LOL thats very funny.....
Considering the south island is the heart of this countrys IT industry maybe you are refering to the north island. Hole that it is.

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Reply # 42149 21-Jul-2006 13:30
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bradstewart: Considering the south island is the heart of this countrys IT industry maybe you are refering to the north island. Hole that it is.


What?!? I know a few people moving from the South Island to Wellington, actually. Wellington is becoming a good place for IT companies, probably thanks to Citylink/Cafenet, WIX, Trademe influences and other .Net and Java companies based here...





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  Reply # 42201 21-Jul-2006 18:53

Christchurch is the small business capital of the world, with more businesses per capita than any other place on the planet.




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  Reply # 42232 22-Jul-2006 15:03
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barf: Christchurch is the small business capital of the world, with more businesses per capita than any other place on the planet.


You mean everybody in ChCh has several buisinesses? Wow, now I feel inferior. ;-)

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  Reply # 43125 2-Aug-2006 08:43
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What?!? I know a few people moving from the South Island to Wellington, actually. Wellington is becoming a good place for IT companies, probably thanks to Citylink/Cafenet, WIX, Trademe influences and other .Net and Java companies based here...


Yeah! Wellington is the place to be Laughing Actually Mauricio, you live just down the road from me..I've seen the Geekmobile parked up.

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Reply # 43132 2-Aug-2006 09:29
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Hmmm, I was going to run a short competition "Spot the Geekmobile" but I guess I can't now. Someone would claim the prize pretty much "now".

Actually, if you see it on the driveway, just look to the right side, through the window. Yes, that guy sitting there in front of a LCD monitor is me. Come down for a coffee if you want.







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