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#20637 1-Apr-2008 18:34
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I've now ported out of Vodafone into Telecom New Zealand's network.

I feel good. Light.




 

 

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  #120292 1-Apr-2008 18:56
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Good for you.

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  #120293 1-Apr-2008 19:02
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I left just before easter, got a great deal on a OKTA touch and $300 account credit!Laughing

 
 
 
 


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  #120302 1-Apr-2008 19:57
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you can't leave us in the lurch, what was the issue that tipped you over edge?

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  #120303 1-Apr-2008 20:09
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Please spill the beans Mauricio!

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  #120321 1-Apr-2008 21:12
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Give me a reason why you would leave to telecom considering that telecom's network is crap, they have crap all network in other countries and their phones are no where near as good as vodafones. The only thing i can think of that is good about them is their pre pay plans txt etc. But even so i would never change to telecom unless it was the only network around!

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#120327 1-Apr-2008 21:19
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Thanks for your very thoughtful comments.  I can see you put lots of time and followed a very thorough thinking process to get to those conclusions.

But I will help you a bit...

Telecom 3G network has a much wider coverage than Vodafone. You can easily roam overseas - just get a GSM handset, insert a Telecom SIM card and you are away laughingt.

As for handsets - they have a good range now and my main interest is on smart devices. And since they are deploying a WCDMA network, soon I will be able to keep using the same devices I have until now used on Vodafone anyway.

But that's not why I left Vodafone.




 

 

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grasshoper: Give me a reason why you would leave to telecom considering that telecom's network is crap, they have crap all network in other countries and their phones are no where near as good as vodafones. The only thing i can think of that is good about them is their pre pay plans txt etc. But even so i would never change to telecom unless it was the only network around!


Excuse me? The CDMA network is a very solid network, that will outperform Vodafone's current GPRS offerings any day, and that’s not to mention the increased coverage foot print that CDMA EVDO Rev A offers over HSDPA that Vodafone currently has in the market place.

It's not all about handsets, but for people like yourself, Telecom are launching a WCDMA HSPA (HSDPA + HSUPA) based network in November 2008.

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#120329 1-Apr-2008 21:21
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freitasm: Thanks for your very thoughtful comments.  I can see you put lots of time and followed a very thorough thinking process to get to those conclusions.


Beat me to it, just! Cool

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nzbnw:
grasshoper: Give me a reason why you would leave to telecom considering that telecom's network is crap, they have crap all network in other countries and their phones are no where near as good as vodafones. The only thing i can think of that is good about them is their pre pay plans txt etc. But even so i would never change to telecom unless it was the only network around!


Excuse me? The CDMA network is a very solid network, that will outperform Vodafone's current GPRS offerings any day, and that?s not to mention the increased coverage foot print that CDMA EVDO Rev A offers over HSDPA that Vodafone currently has in the market place.

It's not all about handsets, but for people like yourself, Telecom are launching a WCDMA HSPA (HSDPA + HSUPA) based network in November 2008.

nzbnw



Telecom are launching a WCDMA HSPA (HSDPA + HSUPA) based network in November 2008
It's about time!

For me, it is all about handsets, i spend lots of money on handsets! i like to have the latest phone, for what i can afford.

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#120332 1-Apr-2008 21:25
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grasshoper: Telecom are launching a WCDMA HSPA (HSDPA + HSUPA) based network in November 2008

It's about time!

For me, it is all about handsets, i spend lots of money on handsets! i like to have the latest phone, for what i can afford.


Telecom announced their new network back in 2007. And you started wrtting a misinformed reply now. You should keep more up-to-date before lashing at any of the service providers.




 

 

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telecom?s T3G service, offers data speeds of 144Kbps to 2Mbps, while Vodafone?s 3G is claiming data speeds of up to 384Kbps.

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#120334 1-Apr-2008 21:29
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I recommend you go back to the drawing board.

Telecom's CDMA 1xRTT go up to 144 Kpbs, CDMA EVDO Rev 0 goes up to 2.3 Mbps and CDMA EVDO Rev A goes to 3.1 Mbps. WCDMA goes up to 384 Kbps, HSDPA goes up to 14.4 Mbps but most likely you will find the 3.6 Mbps flavour in New Zealand - if you find it.

Back on topic please. This is not a standards war.




 

 

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yeah, allright. Sorry bout that. But i still go for vodafone!

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  #120336 1-Apr-2008 21:31
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grasshoper: telecom?s T3G service, offers data speeds of 144Kbps to 2Mbps, while Vodafone?s 3G is claiming data speeds of up to 384Kbps.


Where have you been?

Telecom offers EVDO rev A with download speeds upto 3.1Mbps, and 1.8Mbps on the uplink, while Vodafone offers HSDPA with upto 3.6Mbps on the down link, not sure on the uplink?

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freitasm:
Telecom 3G networks has a much wider coverage than Vodafone. You can easily roam overseas - just get a GSM handset, insert a Telecom SIM card and you are away laughingt.


Did I blink and miss something, or is Telecom's GSM network up and running already? I can't wait to give Vodafone the flick. Must not call them names...mmmm

Freitasm:
But that's not why I left Vodafone.


Bad Service? Incorrect billing? Cause they are ...




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