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Reply # 34030 26-Apr-2006 20:19
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Good Stuff MR021, hamiltont, all the best with you slow N70 flashing for $28.10, lol





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Reply # 34032 26-Apr-2006 20:45
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Im a paranoid person that records phone calls sometimes, consumer guarantees act and the quoted sentence "It will cost you $28.10 to flash your phone" sounds like a legally binding kind of statement to me - correct me if Im wrong

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Reply # 34051 26-Apr-2006 21:46
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JAMMAN2110: Im a paranoid person that records phone calls sometimes, consumer guarantees act and the quoted sentence "It will cost you $28.10 to flash your phone" sounds like a legally binding kind of statement to me - correct me if Im wrong


Hahahaha, What does legally binding meen to anyone these days. The MFR Crew sometimes get stuff wrong, this is one of those times.

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Reply # 34057 26-Apr-2006 22:00
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Good old days when MFR flashed my Sony Ericsson P800 twice, and a Nokia 3650 once, all for free, during lunch time.

Times long gone now, you can see by the models I am talking about and by the price (zero, nada)...





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Reply # 34059 26-Apr-2006 22:04
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mr021:
JAMMAN2110: Im a paranoid person that records phone calls sometimes, consumer guarantees act and the quoted sentence "It will cost you $28.10 to flash your phone" sounds like a legally binding kind of statement to me - correct me if Im wrong


Hahahaha, What does legally binding meen to anyone these days. The MFR Crew sometimes get stuff wrong, this is one of those times.


Legally binding means a lot to a person with my personality and an uncle like mine to learn from.
Say I walked into a shop and asked (with an eye and ear witness of course): "does that plasma television *quotes model number* automatically mute when my phone rings out-of-the-box?" and they said "yes" and I took it home and it didn't I would return the next day and pedantically demand a suitable replacement with indentical or better specifications that could actually auto mute on a phone ring.

Problem with me is I never say die

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Reply # 34062 26-Apr-2006 22:26
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JAMMAN2110:
mr021:
JAMMAN2110: Im a paranoid person that records phone calls sometimes, consumer guarantees act and the quoted sentence "It will cost you $28.10 to flash your phone" sounds like a legally binding kind of statement to me - correct me if Im wrong


Hahahaha, What does legally binding meen to anyone these days. The MFR Crew sometimes get stuff wrong, this is one of those times.


Legally binding means a lot to a person with my personality and an uncle like mine to learn from.
Say I walked into a shop and asked (with an eye and ear witness of course): "does that plasma television *quotes model number* automatically mute when my phone rings out-of-the-box?" and they said "yes" and I took it home and it didn't I would return the next day and pedantically demand a suitable replacement with indentical or better specifications that could actually auto mute on a phone ring.

Problem with me is I never say die


Hello again, Tell me what you think about this......... I went into Bond Bond ok, and I brougt a new Compaq Laptop from them RRP $2999 on HP, one of those no deposit ones and can pay off any time within 17months.
I go in every so often and make payments back to them, Then one day (1month later) I go in and ask for the final ammount... they tell me $48.90, I knew that this was bull as i knew that it was like $2000, So I asked them to check it and they said, yes this is all you owe, I insisted to pay the full ammount of $2000 they said that there was no way that they could charge me that amount.... So I pay it and leave the shop.

I then get a phone call 1 week later from Pacific Retail Finance (Bond Bond's finance company) and they tell me that they "made a error" and I actually havnt paid my laptop off and i owe them $1951 and had 16 months to pay it..... I told them that they could forget it and that they would have to take it out of the customer services repp's wages that i spoke to and to have a great day, "aparantly" If i didnt pay this off in 16 months then that will be considerd a crime pretty much.

What do u think of this?????

Your thoughts please........

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Reply # 34069 26-Apr-2006 23:24
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hamiltont: I'll call  to get mine sorted tomorrow and post back. "Unlocker" offered the service to me for $80 as it takes a long time?! Flashing firmware is always a fairly swift process, I'd suggest people avoid his service. I'll let you know how my flash gets on.


Seem to know your stuff on Flashing there aye mate, sounds like you are the kind of guy that mite be able to put your N70 in the microwave and after 2 mins its got the latest firmware... am I wrong? Flashing of a Nokia N70 takes the same time if u do it on this side of the Equator or the other mate as the same tool is used. Best of luck if you can get your phone flashed for less than $80 than you were offerd by the other guy.



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Reply # 34070 26-Apr-2006 23:56
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Thanks for your thoughts timmy - i hope so too :)

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Reply # 34071 27-Apr-2006 00:42
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i think it really sucks that i pay a good grand for my n70 from vf, and then 2 months later find i have a way out of date firmware version and i have to spend that much to upgrade the fuc*er.......such as life its the way it works...... ANYWAY


i have an idea, Why dont you guys argue about flashing and the cost of it.....

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Reply # 34074 27-Apr-2006 01:26
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I thought the entire point of purchasing a handset in New Zealand was that you'd get support in New Zealand. Support which should include flashing for free, providing the handset is within the warranty period.

Some of the firmware put on some of those Voda live phones are quite slow (and in some cases buggy)... particularly on the Z600 I had (it also didn't support Chinese characters both display and input). Writing large text messages with T9, it would get slower and slower and slower... They finally reflashed it with the latest version after it being sent there 3 times, but not before charging me for 'water damage'.

If MFR want to play that game and charge for firmware upgrades within the warranty period, then fine I'll just buy the handsets overseas, get them flashed and insure it in case it is physically broken or stolen... I won't give them any more business.




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Reply # 34080 27-Apr-2006 04:36
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mazdawill: i think it really sucks that i pay a good grand for my n70 from vf, and then 2 months later find i have a way out of date firmware version and i have to spend that much to upgrade the fuc*er
Very true. But I guess MFR is charging for the service, not the upgraded firmware in itself. Still, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth, since newer firmwares bring fixes and enhancements, which you have to pay - even if these fixes and enhancements impact in the normal operation, which would be something you expect to be covered by warranty.





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Reply # 34081 27-Apr-2006 07:21
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Firmware upgrades are covered by warrenty (if NZ purchased) like Mazdawills handset

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Reply # 34087 27-Apr-2006 07:48
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johnr is right. Yesterday I went into a Vodafone store about getting my 9300 upgraded to the latest ROM version.  After finding someone who knew what I was talking about (which is always a challange in those types of store) I was told that if it was a NZ model and under warrenty, it would be free, but as mine was imported it would cost $50 ish just to SENT it to MFR for when to do it.  There was no mention of the MFR charges, and I was told to ring them directly.

This is exactly the same response I received from another Vodafone store about 6 months ago in regards to my imported 6600, so I guess at least their consistant ;-)

Also, from what I understand the process of flashing can take some time, especially with the new phones are they have larger ROMs etc.  When I did my XDA myself about a year ago it took about 40 minutes for the whole process, including backup and restore of data.


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Reply # 34092 27-Apr-2006 08:26

why shouldnt the service charges related to the flashing be covered by the warranty and charged to vodafone for them to expense out of their warranty provisions.

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Reply # 34093 27-Apr-2006 08:39
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timbosan:  Also, from what I understand the process of flashing can take some time, especially with the new phones are they have larger ROMs etc.  When I did my XDA myself about a year ago it took about 40 minutes for the whole process, including backup and restore of data.
Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphones are different stuff. You have the updater available for download from the manufacturer's or distributor's site and you can do it at home or office.

Nokia and others require special software and you have to take it for servicing, except for the Sony Ericsson UIQ-based Pxx series where there's an automatic update via the Internet.





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