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# 20473 27-Mar-2008 21:06
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Is there a phone out there that does both Telecom and Vodafone? Ie, can switch from one network to the other?

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# 119174 27-Mar-2008 21:10
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There are some Telecom Worldmode phones - they operate in both CDMA and GSM networks, but they only recognise GSM while overseas, unless you unlock them.

AFAIK only the W531 could be unlocked but the code turned up to be quite popular and Telecom has changed it after a while.




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  # 119176 27-Mar-2008 21:12
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I suspect that the WorldMode phones could, as they are both CDMA and GSM in one handset...

 
 
 
 


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  # 119178 27-Mar-2008 21:14
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Soemone needs to import a whole lot of unlocked dual network phones!!

I know heaps of people who would use them.

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# 119182 27-Mar-2008 21:16
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simon14: Soemone needs to import a whole lot of unlocked dual network phones!!



I know heaps of people who would use them.


What would be the point they would need network approval. You should know that!



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  # 119183 27-Mar-2008 21:17
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Ahh, well if Telecom are gonna be all touchy about it then fine! lol

 
 
 
 




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  # 119184 27-Mar-2008 21:18
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Overseas you get off the plane, and select a network. You can even change between networks for fun.

In NZ they forced you on the same network - no exceptions.

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  # 119186 27-Mar-2008 21:23
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simon14: Overseas you get off the plane, and select a network. You can even change between networks for fun.



In NZ they forced you on the same network - no exceptions.


This is nothing new!! You must of seen this spoken about 20 plus times on here!

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# 119187 27-Mar-2008 21:23
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Different markets, different strategies. Why would Telecom or Vodafone want to have their phones roaming on each other's network?

And all is going to change before the end of the year anyway.




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  # 119609 29-Mar-2008 21:49
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hi

there was an article in the biz section of the nz herald this week, may have been either tueday or wednesday that said there are already 4 models of phones that can run on both telecom and vodafone (or something very similar to that effect). im assuming theyre talking about the likes of the w531 which can be unlocked or are there some specific models are already telecom/vodafone friendly?




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# 119610 29-Mar-2008 22:20
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Telecom Worldmode phones connect to both CDMA and GSM networks. They only connect to GSM networks while roaming - in New Zealand they won't connect to Vodafone.




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