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Topic # 64917 25-Jul-2010 20:28
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Have anyone noticed that in the current TelstraClear TV ad promoting their mobile service, TC (their "spokesavatar") is holding a mobile phone?

If you look at the mobile screen it clearly shows "1x", meaning that screenshot is from a CDMA handset (their old offering with Telecom NZ), not a WCDMA handset (their current offering with Vodafone NZ)?

While there, the TITLE tag in their current "Mobilise your business" page campaign actually says "Mobilise your buisness"...









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  Reply # 356174 25-Jul-2010 20:30
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Yep I saw this last week and did a facebook status update on what a TCL FAIL as the handsets are WCDMA



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  Reply # 356232 25-Jul-2010 22:18
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They've done it for the past 2 or 3 ads when they moved their Mobile products to the Vodafone network.

Here's a shot I posted a while back: http://twitpic.com/199y5u




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  Reply # 356272 25-Jul-2010 23:56
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The phone in that ad seems to change too, it starts out as a Nokia 6275, but ends as a different Nokia.

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  Reply # 356717 26-Jul-2010 19:08
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quickymart: The phone in that ad seems to change too, it starts out as a Nokia 6275, but ends as a different Nokia.

Yeah, ends up being the 2730.. not a bad phone.
Not brilliant by a longshot either... any java apps over 500k just end with "out of memory" errors.
The fact you can skin it easily and the nokia ovi software is free is handy.
My main gripe is it doesn't come with a usb cable (overseas models include this) and it has a non-standard port.
Plus they dont tell you it comes with a 1g micro sd, even if you ask, the answer is "I dunno". That could've saved me some money as I went and bought one (the phone has a 2 gig sd limit)
I went with their new deal (been a customer for 7 years and too much of a hassle to change home-phone etc) but will probably be upgrading my handset really soon!

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  Reply # 356720 26-Jul-2010 19:17
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Yep noticed this when I saw it last week. Thought it was rather strange..




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  Reply # 356724 26-Jul-2010 19:26
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Perhaps because its a 2G/3G network that works...

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  Reply # 356904 27-Jul-2010 08:31
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Sweet... I also noticed the advert was wrong. (My wife keeps on insisting know one else would care or notice)
I'm glad to know I'm not the only "Mobile” nerd around.

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  Reply # 360541 31-Jul-2010 09:32
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blakamin:
quickymart: The phone in that ad seems to change too, it starts out as a Nokia 6275, but ends as a different Nokia.

Yeah, ends up being the 2730.. not a bad phone.
Not brilliant by a longshot either... any java apps over 500k just end with "out of memory" errors.
The fact you can skin it easily and the nokia ovi software is free is handy.
My main gripe is it doesn't come with a usb cable (overseas models include this) and it has a non-standard port.
Plus they dont tell you it comes with a 1g micro sd, even if you ask, the answer is "I dunno". That could've saved me some money as I went and bought one (the phone has a 2 gig sd limit)
I went with their new deal (been a customer for 7 years and too much of a hassle to change home-phone etc) but will probably be upgrading my handset really soon!


I see Telecom offer the same phone, they mention the SD Card and they also offer a Headset... and a travel charger? is this any different to a standard charger, and i always crack up when they say it comes with a manual, why would it not, prehaps it should also say box and misc. packaging..

I would like to know if the TC one also comes with a headset like Telecom, and does it come with a 1GB SD Card. and it looks like you can use any standard 3.5mm plug stereo headphones for listening to music, is this true.

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  Reply # 360549 31-Jul-2010 10:06
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jasonwaiheke:
I would like to know if the TC one also comes with a headset like Telecom, and does it come with a 1GB SD Card. and it looks like you can use any standard 3.5mm plug stereo headphones for listening to music, is this true.

Yeah, headset, 1GB card and a manual :P
It is a standard 3.5mm socket so I use my panasonic in-ear headphones for listening to the radio.
My main gripe, after a week of use, is the fact that you cant turn up the volume for the message tone. Drives me insane as I keep missing texts in a noisy enviroment (yesterday I missed one telling me I could start my week holiday early!)

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  Reply # 360556 31-Jul-2010 10:22
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Is the headset simply just headphones for listening to music, or is it a handsfree headset for making and receiving calls?

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  Reply # 360662 31-Jul-2010 15:26
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The one that comes with it is a stereo wired handsfree.

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  Reply # 360671 31-Jul-2010 15:50
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blakamin: The one that comes with it is a stereo wired handsfree.


does this mean it is more than just headphones, like can it be used to make and receive calls?

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  Reply # 360674 31-Jul-2010 15:54
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blakamin:
jasonwaiheke:
I would like to know if the TC one also comes with a headset like Telecom, and does it come with a 1GB SD Card. and it looks like you can use any standard 3.5mm plug stereo headphones for listening to music, is this true.


My main gripe, after a week of use, is the fact that you cant turn up the volume for the message tone. Drives me insane as I keep missing texts in a noisy enviroment (yesterday I missed one telling me I could start my week holiday early!)


i have not known any phone whereby you can turn up or down the volume of the message alert tone, you can with ringtones and keypad tones and earpiece, but for message tones you just choose a louder one not really turn it up.

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  Reply # 360705 31-Jul-2010 17:08
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jasonwaiheke:
blakamin: The one that comes with it is a stereo wired handsfree.


does this mean it is more than just headphones, like can it be used to make and receive calls?


Yes

And I musta been spoilt with my old smartphone with the message tones then!

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