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Topic # 5121 30-Sep-2005 04:48
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Hi, I live in the UK at the moment but am about to emigrate to NZ.

I would really like to get the new Orange M5000 as soon as it comes out but would this work on the NZ 3G network?

Here's the details on the Orange M5000 - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/21/orange_launches_m5000/

Thanks very much!

Chris

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Reply # 20776 30-Sep-2005 08:50
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It will work on Vodafone just fine - providing it is not locked to the Orange network. It will be sold here as i-mate Jasjar (check our Smart Devices Database).





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  Reply # 20798 30-Sep-2005 11:16
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Just a note following on from above post, unit will not work on Telecoms mobile network (TNZ use CDMA 1X/EVDO)
(Original post was in the 'Telecom NZ' specific section)




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  Reply # 21301 11-Oct-2005 01:20
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Here in the UK, we get substantial reductions on handset prices if we buy with a contract with the mobile phone company. Is this the same with Vodafone in NZ? Looking at their website it seems like they do sell the handsets but they are full price and you buy your contract seperately.

If this is the case, I'll probably just get a i-mate unlocked and use it on orange and use it over in NZ when I get my Vodafone contract.

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  Reply # 21306 11-Oct-2005 07:55
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Yes handset prices are reduced when signing on for a business plan

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Reply # 21309 11-Oct-2005 08:33
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johnr: Yes handset prices are reduced when signing on for a business plan
Business being the keyword...

If you can get a cheaper handset in the UK, and you are sure it is not SIM locked, then it will work here. Except that some specific Vodafone Live! customisations (mostly the DRM-base stuff) will not be available.

Seeing this is the M5000, then I wouldn't worry, because there is little to no support for Vodafone Live! on smart devices in general (only on feature phones).

But if you plan to use a M5000 then I would imagine you are not part of the target segment of this service anyway.





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  Reply # 22433 2-Nov-2005 04:44
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Well, I've just ordered my M5000. Hopefully get it tomorrow. I'll be flying out to NZ in a couple of weeks so we shall see if it works - it looks like it should do...

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  Reply # 22441 2-Nov-2005 09:31
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make sure you have it SIM unlocked, otherwise it is only useful as a roaming device in NZ




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  Reply # 22464 2-Nov-2005 13:55
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If it's the same as the O2 XDA Exec then it should be already unlocked but we'll see tomorrow!

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  Reply # 22476 2-Nov-2005 17:13
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most devices sold in UK are "cheaper" because they are SIM Locked due to the subsidy from the network provider. that's how they can lock you in to their network while you pay on contract.




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