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# 18549 14-Jan-2008 13:55
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First off i am not completely sure if this is the right forum or not? Please tell me if it isnt :)

Ok i am looking at possibly buying either the Nokia N95 or the Nokia N93i for myself - but i am not really sure on which one is the better buy? So i came here to post a few questions and hopefully somebody out there will be able to help me out :)

Question: Can either of them change over from vodafone 2 telecom using number postability or whatever? I currently have an 027 phone and was wondering if either the N95 or N93i could be moved over to telecom and keep my number that i have at the moment? On prepay not a plan.

Q2: I have been reading on this website(I hope i have been understanding this right) that around November-December this year telecom will be able to bring more cellphones pver from vodafone to telecom? Is that right?

Q3: If the answer to the above question is yes, then does that mean that if not now (But maybe later in the year), would i be able to bring the N95 or N93i over from vodafone-telecom?

Please i am really just looking for a simple answer not all the complicated lingo lol - Thanks in advance :)

I may have more questions later im not sure

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  # 104758 14-Jan-2008 14:38
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N95 is much better than the N93i almost anyway you look at it (and for reasons quite beyond me is cheaper). The only real advantage the N93i has is optical zoom (3x). While optical zoom is very nice, it doesn't outweigh more megapixels, a larger screen, microSDHC compatibility, GPS and all the software that has been written to run on the N95.

In regards to your other questions: I don't know. I think you are referring to the fact that at some stage Telecom are changing over to being a GSM network, rather than CMDA network, which means that phones currently running on Vodafone should be able to run on Telecom also.

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  # 104760 14-Jan-2008 14:58
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Thanks for the info :)

Yeah thats what i mean i suppose - Thanks :)


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  # 104761 14-Jan-2008 15:01
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Hi M_I_C_H_A_E_L,

Most of your questions are asking the same thing.

The N95 or N93i are not compatible with the Telecom Network currently. So you will not be able to use those phones on Telecom until they deploy their UMTS network. I'm not sure of the timings of that so maybe someone else who's more in the know can shed some light on that. It will also be dependent on the frequency they use for their UMTS network.

So in short, at the moment, no you can't use a N95 or N93i on Telecom, and if it's a choice between the two different phones, this shouldn't make a difference as they are both GSM/UMTS phones.

Hope this helps,


P.S. I have a N95 myself and I find it's a great phone.

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  # 104769 14-Jan-2008 16:11
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Correct, they won't work on the Telecom network currently (I didn't state that explicitly before). By the time Telecom goes GSM there will be better phones in the same price band anyways.

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  # 104770 14-Jan-2008 16:19
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dam :( - ok then thanks anyway :)

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  # 104771 14-Jan-2008 16:19
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Slightly off the topic but still related, when is Telecom going to roll out the GSM service?

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  # 105871 20-Jan-2008 22:19
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heavenly_wild: Slightly off the topic but still related, when is Telecom going to roll out the GSM service?

I keep hearing November 2008. It will be a 850Mhz GSM EDGE service with 2100Mhz WCDMA.


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