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  Reply # 1456482 24-Dec-2015 12:33
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@Regs, my Mozo just shipped from Clove this morning. I'd recommend getting from there instead of Mozo direct as Mozo will charge you VAT regardless of where you are in the world.

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  Reply # 1458050 28-Dec-2015 09:50
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Impatient guy was impatient to try continuum, first attempt was a mygica which required use of an app which didn't work, returned the next day. Second attempt was a roku streaming stick. Easy setup, has a touch of lag (probably due to wireless) but fine for productivity. The continuum output is slightly larger than my TV screen and I can barely see the taskbar and window title bar, I haven't found any settings in continuum itself to adjust this. I suppose I can adjust the TV settings but does this mean I'm going to be leaving a trail of unhappy owners of reconfigured screens behind me everywhere I go?

Windows Hello has improved significantly after several intensive get-to-know-you sessions. It still takes 3-4 seconds to login which is only fractionally slower than entering a pin, but it FEELS a lot slower because you're not doing anything just staring at the screen.

Windows maps is pretty good given it's trying to be a replacement for maps/drive/transit, but I have to chuckle at its attempts to pronounce NZ street/place names. Here Drive+ never attempted this, a wise design decision I feel.

The only "black screen" I've experienced is creating a reminder using UK cortana and then trying to view it in the calendar. Resolved by killing the app and reopening.

And I guess I should find out what else this roku stick can do...it has a working wp app which is a good start




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  Reply # 1458085 28-Dec-2015 12:20
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compost: Impatient guy was impatient to try continuum, first attempt was a mygica which required use of an app which didn't work, returned the next day. Second attempt was a roku streaming stick. Easy setup, has a touch of lag (probably due to wireless) but fine for productivity. The continuum output is slightly larger than my TV screen and I can barely see the taskbar and window title bar, I haven't found any settings in continuum itself to adjust this. I suppose I can adjust the TV settings but does this mean I'm going to be leaving a trail of unhappy owners of reconfigured screens behind me everywhere I go?

Windows Hello has improved significantly after several intensive get-to-know-you sessions. It still takes 3-4 seconds to login which is only fractionally slower than entering a pin, but it FEELS a lot slower because you're not doing anything just staring at the screen.

Windows maps is pretty good given it's trying to be a replacement for maps/drive/transit, but I have to chuckle at its attempts to pronounce NZ street/place names. Here Drive+ never attempted this, a wise design decision I feel.

The only "black screen" I've experienced is creating a reminder using UK cortana and then trying to view it in the calendar. Resolved by killing the app and reopening.

And I guess I should find out what else this roku stick can do...it has a working wp app which is a good start


Did you get the Dual Sim phone or single? all the locally available ones seem to be single but I note the price is dropping a lot from release.

Hmmm Cortana I still cant make it work on my 820 no matter which location I try.

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  Reply # 1467552 11-Jan-2016 13:23
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Do we know if Vodafone is going to stock?

And related to that question, is there is any benefit/requirement to get a Vodafone supplied one (or the Australian one available through the NZ Microsoft store) as opposed to getting one from Canada or the US?

I spend a lot of time in North America and the unlocked phone is available from the MS store there at about $300-400 cheaper than through NZ MS store......

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  Reply # 1467607 11-Jan-2016 14:06
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Philbert: Do we know if Vodafone is going to stock?

And related to that question, is there is any benefit/requirement to get a Vodafone supplied one (or the Australian one available through the NZ Microsoft store) as opposed to getting one from Canada or the US?

I spend a lot of time in North America and the unlocked phone is available from the MS store there at about $300-400 cheaper than through NZ MS store......

Philbert


I haven't checked to see what model variants there are for the 950. In the past you needed to be sure you bought the correct variant to match the frequencies used by your operator here in NZ.

I know some operators in the US still use CDMA which hasn't been used here for quite some time so buying a CDMA phone will be a waste of money. I don't know if the 950 range even supports CDMA. So far as 3G goes, North American variants are generally compatible with Spark. As for 4G (LTE), I haven't checked on that recently. 

Long story short, make sure what ever you buy it will work in the locations you will be using it.




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  Reply # 1467725 11-Jan-2016 15:55
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Dual sim was not available via Aus Microsoft nor was the dock part of the package as it is in the US, as far as I know it is an international phone and that it does not support CDMA ( so no worries for NZ).
Just compare the Aus Supplied radio specs to the US ones, from memory there is some odd band in the US that the phone may not support but that is a US issue not an NZ one.

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  Reply # 1467764 11-Jan-2016 16:34
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ghce: Dual sim was not available via Aus Microsoft nor was the dock part of the package as it is in the US, as far as I know it is an international phone and that it does not support CDMA ( so no worries for NZ).
Just compare the Aus Supplied radio specs to the US ones, from memory there is some odd band in the US that the phone may not support but that is a US issue not an NZ one.


I think Philbert was looking to buy in the US.




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  Reply # 1467805 11-Jan-2016 17:17
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Philbert: Do we know if Vodafone is going to stock?

And related to that question, is there is any benefit/requirement to get a Vodafone supplied one (or the Australian one available through the NZ Microsoft store) as opposed to getting one from Canada or the US?

I spend a lot of time in North America and the unlocked phone is available from the MS store there at about $300-400 cheaper than through NZ MS store......

Philbert


US store does not include sales tax if you buy it in a state that charges it so be wary.

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  Reply # 1468887 13-Jan-2016 08:27
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Where is the best place to source a Lumia 950 DS overseas? The Microsoft store has been out of stock since before xmas.

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  Reply # 1468892 13-Jan-2016 08:38
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Try BHPhotoVideo. They sell the dual SIM model.




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  Reply # 1468913 13-Jan-2016 09:12
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They're also out of stock. I guess it shouldn't be long for the US MS store to be back in stock.

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  Reply # 1470365 13-Jan-2016 21:05
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Well - bit the bullet and purchased from MS Store Canada. Even with Canadian sales tax it works out about NZ$250 cheaper but more importantly, it has the dual sim feature which will be great as I spend a lot of time out of NZ and will be able to use a local prepay for data instead of having to carry around a mobile hotspot.....I am also going to be overseas for 4-5 months at a time from next year so it will be a lot more convenient to have only one phone to carry around.

If NZ was offering the dual sim model I think I would have paid the extra $250 for peace of mind but they have missed a sale here due to not offering the dual sim variant......

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  Reply # 1470426 13-Jan-2016 22:05
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Philbert: Well - bit the bullet and purchased from MS Store Canada. Even with Canadian sales tax it works out about NZ$250 cheaper but more importantly, it has the dual sim feature which will be great as I spend a lot of time out of NZ and will be able to use a local prepay for data instead of having to carry around a mobile hotspot.....I am also going to be overseas for 4-5 months at a time from next year so it will be a lot more convenient to have only one phone to carry around.

If NZ was offering the dual sim model I think I would have paid the extra $250 for peace of mind but they have missed a sale here due to not offering the dual sim variant......


When did you purchase that? The Canada store is also showing out of stock.

What is with the lack of stock for a flagship phone..? It's stupid.

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  Reply # 1470451 13-Jan-2016 22:37
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Philbert: Well - bit the bullet and purchased from MS Store Canada. Even with Canadian sales tax it works out about NZ$250 cheaper but more importantly, it has the dual sim feature which will be great as I spend a lot of time out of NZ and will be able to use a local prepay for data instead of having to carry around a mobile hotspot.....I am also going to be overseas for 4-5 months at a time from next year so it will be a lot more convenient to have only one phone to carry around.

If NZ was offering the dual sim model I think I would have paid the extra $250 for peace of mind but they have missed a sale here due to not offering the dual sim variant......


NZ$250 cheaper than what? I don't think the DS is for sale in NZ.

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  Reply # 1470533 14-Jan-2016 09:10
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UHD:
Philbert: Well - bit the bullet and purchased from MS Store Canada. Even with Canadian sales tax it works out about NZ$250 cheaper but more importantly, it has the dual sim feature which will be great as I spend a lot of time out of NZ and will be able to use a local prepay for data instead of having to carry around a mobile hotspot.....I am also going to be overseas for 4-5 months at a time from next year so it will be a lot more convenient to have only one phone to carry around.

If NZ was offering the dual sim model I think I would have paid the extra $250 for peace of mind but they have missed a sale here due to not offering the dual sim variant......


NZ$250 cheaper than what? I don't think the DS is for sale in NZ.


maybe $250 less that the single SIM version sold here..




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