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yuxek
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  #304002 3-Mar-2010 16:03
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so how do they actually work? you put the sim card in your phone then how does it know which network to log on too? where can you buy these from in nz? how do you know what your phone number is?

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  #304061 3-Mar-2010 17:42
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yuxek: so how do they actually work? you put the sim card in your phone then how does it know which network to log on too? where can you buy these from in nz? how do you know what your phone number is?

They go between the handset and a normal SIM. The normal SIM still provides access to whichever network it belongs to, phone number etc. The SIM dialler is just intercepting the call attempt to modify the called number. You will still be charged for the modified call by the network as if you had dialled it yourself.

As I said before, the reason for doing so is to benefit from cheaper rates via a calling card service.




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  #304123 3-Mar-2010 20:00
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richms: And what part of the agreement do they violate?

Based on how hard it was for a friend to get their sim unlocker to fit on the sim and into their US iPhone, I can see a lot of broken sims and phones if they become popular.


Section 3i.

We can require you to stop using any SIMcard or Mobile Device
immediately if we believe that it could cause any interference, you have
used it to spam other users or are sending an excessive number of calls,
texts or other messages, or if it is not approved by us for use on our
network or in connection with any of our services
. You must not use
any Mobile Device which masks or in any way alters the true origination
or termination of any call or other transmission
.

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  #304126 3-Mar-2010 20:02
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Dont see how that is any different to using a random phone on the VF network, VF dont approve those either. Doubt they would approve my mates fake dualsim thing he bought back from china recently.




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