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  Reply # 1274463 31-Mar-2015 14:40
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  Reply # 1274476 31-Mar-2015 14:51
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hazza87: Is this going to be firmware dependant or hardware dependent? Will this work ok on a supported phone ie Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that was parallel imported and hence running foreign firmware?



I would make an assumption that it is hardware dependent. I reckon you would be able to get away with it in your situation. Keep us posted if it works! (BTW I think it is free to do the sim swap so worth trying it out).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1274483 31-Mar-2015 14:55
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Multiple sims per bank supported? Can I swap sims in the device without hassle like activating etc?




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  Reply # 1274485 31-Mar-2015 14:56
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I may as well get a SIM from 2degrees and find out, however i am not holding out too much hope since the snapper sim never worked on it.

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  Reply # 1274489 31-Mar-2015 15:03
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Ffff, for spark I have to go to a store ages away to swap sims anyway. nearest vodafone store near here couldnt seem to answer their phones. Go figure.




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  Reply # 1274492 31-Mar-2015 15:06
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ZombieJohn:
Cralfe: Somewhat disappointed with the narrow range of supported devices and OS versions to be honest, definitely hope they can cover more ground over the next few weeks/months.



(Unreasonably hoping for HCE since I'm on a nexus 5)


I am working on the assumption that the Nexus devices will be supported at some point, as I picked up my Nexus 5 from 2 degrees 1.5 years ago. If not, im not too concerned as the S6 has got enough of my attention to warrant an upgrade.

The other problem I have is that I currently bank with Kiwibank. Over the last couple of months, while waiting for this solution, I have seriously considered moving banks (technology is a big motivator for me). 

I look forward to the solution being tested further and the kinks ironed out. 


Not holding much hope for it, and though the S6 looks fantastic I don't think the price tag is worth the upgrade for me. Here's to hoping Google Wallet expands here or something...

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  Reply # 1274503 31-Mar-2015 15:08
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hazza87: Is this going to be firmware dependant or hardware dependent? Will this work ok on a supported phone ie Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that was parallel imported and hence running foreign firmware?



Answer to your first question - yes. And second question - maybe - if you have the same model number sold here in NZ. For the Note 3 that would be a SM-N9005, preferably on the latest locally available firmware.

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richms: Ffff, for spark I have to go to a store ages away to swap sims anyway.


I just took a 5 minute break and walked down to my closest participating Spark store (Willis St, WLG) but apparently they didn't get the SIMs in today. Curse these logistics, getting in the way of my early adoptability.

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ZombieJohn:
hazza87: Is this going to be firmware dependant or hardware dependent? Will this work ok on a supported phone ie Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that was parallel imported and hence running foreign firmware?



I would make an assumption that it is hardware dependent. I reckon you would be able to get away with it in your situation. Keep us posted if it works! (BTW I think it is free to do the sim swap so worth trying it out).


Hi it's both, if you go here you can check the list of devices and minimum software versions required for each carrier.
If parallel imported devices have a matching model and software version they *may work, however it is not a supported configuration.  Rooted and Modded handsets with custom ROM's are not supported as this is checked upon launching the Semble app.



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  Reply # 1274508 31-Mar-2015 15:09
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Wonder what the delays are for odering sim online.




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  Reply # 1274509 31-Mar-2015 15:10
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richms: Ffff, for spark I have to go to a store ages away to swap sims anyway.


I just took a 5 minute break and walked down to my closest participating Spark store (Willis St, WLG) but apparently they didn't get the SIMs in today. Curse these logistics, getting in the way of my early adoptability.


Hmm. How recent was this? They did have Semble Ready SIMs when I checked earlier today. I believe the staff member might have advised you in error unless they ran out of SIMs.

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  Reply # 1274515 31-Mar-2015 15:19
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richms: Ffff, for spark I have to go to a store ages away to swap sims anyway. nearest vodafone store near here couldnt seem to answer their phones. Go figure.

Ditto for my nearest 2degrees store. So, I walked down at lunchtime to an empty store (save the two store employees) to be told they don't have the SIMs yet. I guess they were too busy to answer and tell me that over the phone?

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  Reply # 1274516 31-Mar-2015 15:21
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Well i have a SM-9005 (so same model number as sold here) however it is never going to have the latest local firmware as it is a 16GB model and cannot run the 2degrees firmware.

Is it a minimum firmware requirement or an exact firmware match? I am running the Stock unrooted Lollipop firmware on my device since this is available for everywhere else in the world except here but the compatibility list states 4.4.2

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  Reply # 1274517 31-Mar-2015 15:22
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Apparantly spark st lukes and sylvia park are good for spark. Not keen on the drive just for a sim.

Vodafone want to courier a sim card, no PO boxes so it would mean a useless courier would leave a card to call. Not looked into ordering off spark yet.




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  Reply # 1274520 31-Mar-2015 15:25
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hazza87: Well i have a SM-9005 (so same model number as sold here) however it is never going to have the latest local firmware as it is a 16GB model and cannot run the 2degrees firmware.

Is it a minimum firmware requirement or an exact firmware match? I am running the Stock unrooted Lollipop firmware on my device since this is available for everywhere else in the world except here but the compatibility list states 4.4.2


Hi - at the very least the OS version has to match. If you have different firwmare - this *may* work - but you're hoping that the firmware you've got has all the patches and updates required for NFC on SIM to work correctly.

The firmware versions in the list are an exact match at the moment.

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