scottjpalmer:nzbnw: Sorry Brent, don't take this personally, but this comment just shows your lack of understanding for the CDMA standard.
I read brentbarts comment to mean Telecom don't have any GSM handsets (other than the worldmode ones which are locked) to sell as unlocked, just like Vodafone don't have any CDMA ones to lock, so they can quite happily publicise that they won't be locking their CDMA handsets - as far as I can tell the comment was made to illustrate this point without considering the technical/practical details.
Perhaps I got the wrong end of the stick? I took it as meaning that Telecom’s CDMA handsets cannot be connected to a different operator’s network, which is not exactly true as we all know. Overseas operators (Telecom included) however will not allow you to connect a phone not approved to connect to their network on a local number. They will however allow roaming. This is the opposite of a SIM locking, where the loosing carrier bars that from the phone's end (unless you pay a fee).
Perhaps Brent could clear this up?