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Topic # 9363 11-Sep-2006 19:01
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Telecom are launching a CDMA/GSM phone.... For more details

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  Reply # 45842 11-Sep-2006 19:12
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Anyone have ideas on which phone this is... Features etc. I wonder if it will be EVDO and HSDPA or is that too much to wish for?

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  Reply # 45848 11-Sep-2006 19:58
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I'll be impressed if they get the roaming part right - my father-in-law has been away on a trip around Asia and Telecom managed to totally screw up his roaming (which had to involve a loan phone from the UK for certain parts of Asia).
Supposedly he'll be getting a large credit when he gets back, but that doesn't help him stay in business.

Of course last time they screwed it up as well - and when I contacted them on his behalf, nobody could tell me how to phone the roaming team from outside of New Zealand! I was on hold for about 15 minutes and the best they could come up with was to give me the direct dial number for their team leader - I definitely had to laugh at that one.

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Reply # 45851 11-Sep-2006 20:31
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If this is an indication of how Telecom intends to tackle the Australian roaming issue, then the theories about Telecom launching a UMTS network in New Zealand may have to go back on the shelf for a while.


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  Reply # 45856 11-Sep-2006 22:05
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perhaps it is this phone ?

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  Reply # 45857 11-Sep-2006 23:05
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3g: I'll be impressed if they get the roaming part right - my father-in-law has been away on a trip around Asia and Telecom managed to totally screw up his roaming (which had to involve a loan phone from the UK for certain parts of Asia).
Supposedly he'll be getting a large credit when he gets back, but that doesn't help him stay in business.

Of course last time they screwed it up as well - and when I contacted them on his behalf, nobody could tell me how to phone the roaming team from outside of New Zealand! I was on hold for about 15 minutes and the best they could come up with was to give me the direct dial number for their team leader - I definitely had to laugh at that one.

Nigel H.


The International roaming help desk number is +64 3 371 0866, you can call this number collect, and Telecom will pay for the call.

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Reply # 45950 12-Sep-2006 21:24
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I believe this is not the case. There's no 027 mobile (CDMA) today that can do that. The slot in those is called RUIM and it's different from the SIM card (look similar, but that's all).

And please, it's number, not numba. We don't speak SMS lingo here.





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  Reply # 45956 12-Sep-2006 22:01
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c71931f: Hi,
my mate showed me today that his Nokia 027 phone can have a vodafone simcard in it and it can either be used on the 027 numba or the 021 numba depending on what u want to use at the time and it has a little compartment behind the battery that pops open when he has the battery out and it has a lil spot for a simcard


What stuff has your mate been smoking this makes him good at making up stories! LOL



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Reply # 45957 12-Sep-2006 22:10
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c71931f: Hi,
my mate showed me today that his Nokia 027 phone can have a vodafone simcard in it and it can either be used on the 027 numba or the 021 numba depending on what u want to use at the time and it has a little compartment behind the battery that pops open when he has the battery out and it has a lil spot for a simcard


My 027 Nokia also has a slot that a SIM card fits in but theres no way it will ever make it work on 021(GSM). Its just impossible.

That slot is for a RUIM or Removable User Identity Module card which is the CDMA version of a SIM. The two networks are in no way compatible, which is why this new phone is big news.

So does your friend smoke it or take it in the arm?

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  Reply # 45973 13-Sep-2006 08:53
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Back to the topic. Seeing that Telecom NZ works closely with Sprint, could the Samsung IP830-w be the one? And it's a Pocket PC: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=6645





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  Reply # 45974 13-Sep-2006 08:58
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blahbmc: perhaps it is this phone ?


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Reply # 45987 13-Sep-2006 11:20
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Does not look that bad but could be better!

Seen the new Nokia GSM handset that looks like a jelly bean now that FUGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply # 45997 13-Sep-2006 12:29
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I guess the next question is when Telecom makes this device available, will they continue to use 02 as their roaming partner, and there for you will still have a different number while roaming, or will we see the introduction of RUIM's here, and in doing so allow Telecom customers to maintain their mobile number while roaming on a GSM network?








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  Reply # 45998 13-Sep-2006 12:40
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johnr: Does not look that bad but could be better!

Seen the new Nokia GSM handset that looks like a jelly bean now that FUGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!


No? Which one's that?




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  Reply # 46000 13-Sep-2006 12:42
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nzbnw:

I guess the next question is when Telecom makes this device available, will they continue to use 02 as their roaming partner, and there for you will still have a different number while roaming, or will we see the introduction of RUIM's here, and in doing so allow Telecom customers to maintain their mobile number while roaming on a GSM network?



RUIMs = Removable User Interface Modules (I think). Like CDMA SIMs, yes?

Why would Telecom put those in?




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