Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
2366 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark

  # 103796 9-Jan-2008 12:48
Send private message

grant_k:

NZBNW:  Perhaps you could confirm that Telecom will be offering that option to people wishing to port their numbers over from Vodafone?


Telecom will happily accept any Vodafone number and connect it on to any Telecom post-paid or pre-paid service . And likewise, I look forward to WCDMA/GSM from Telecom.  

As to handsets I guess it would require the 850Mhz GSM band, with 2100 WCDMA, but I don't see any issue with bringing over an unlocked handset (haven't heard of any from overseas either), but as to Telecom if they will lock their native handsets, I guess we all just have to wait and see.
 


I hope I got the gist of your question?

nzbnw








573 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 103799 9-Jan-2008 12:59
Send private message

I think he means will Telecom provide just the SIM, or would you be forced to get a handset from them too when you sign up a new account? I'd imagine they could provide just the SIM -- I can't see any reason why not.

 
 
 
 




3539 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 103802 9-Jan-2008 13:20
Send private message

nzbnw: As to handsets I guess it would require the 850Mhz GSM band, with 2100 WCDMA, but I don't see any issue with bringing over an unlocked handset (haven't heard of any from overseas either), but as to Telecom if they will lock their native handsets, I guess we all just have to wait and see. 


I hope I got the gist of your question?


As Willnz says:

willnz: I think he means will Telecom provide just the SIM, or would you be forced to get a handset from them too when you sign up a new account? I'd imagine they could provide just the SIM -- I can't see any reason why not.

I was asking whether I could just buy 5 SIM cards, but I had forgotten about the issue of needing 850MHz-capable handsets.

I don't think any of our 5 handsets are capable of working on that band because most of them are only Dual-band with a couple being Tri-band 900/1800/1900 MHz.

Bummer!  It looks as though I'm caught between a rock (Vodafone) and a hard place (handsets that won't work on Telecom's new network) Frown


2366 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark

  # 103810 9-Jan-2008 14:19
Send private message

willnz: I think he means will Telecom provide just the SIM, or would you be forced to get a handset from them too when you sign up a new account? I'd imagine they could provide just the SIM -- I can't see any reason why not.


As I said, I see no issue with using an unlocked handset, hence I believe there will be SIM only deals / BYO handset (no doubt people will want to change numbers, and reconnect old devices at some point anyway).

If you have a WCDMA handset, I guess you could use that in the major town's and cities with WCDMA 2100 coverage, but for the 900Mhz band, it will be interesting to see if the comcom rules that Voda must make roaming on their network available to Telecom as an access seeker.

Unless they have already?

nzbnw









1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.