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#19907 5-Mar-2008 20:23
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Got this tip today, official word coming tomorrow. Check the news item "Nokia offers New Zealand NSeries users free wifi" and check the promo site.




 

 

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  #114928 5-Mar-2008 21:37
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Cool..

It's just a shame Kordia's network is still so limited. What happened to the big plans of CBD wide coverage? Business model doesn't work?

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#114934 5-Mar-2008 21:39
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I already have an E61 and an E65. Can I get free wifi too.....?




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  #114938 5-Mar-2008 21:56
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antoniosk: I already have an E61 and an E65. Can I get free wifi too.....?


In other countries where Nokia have rolled it out it works on any WiFi enabled Nokia handset.

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  #114941 5-Mar-2008 22:16
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Very cool. Will enjoy this on my N95, and on my black N82 very soon!




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  #114943 5-Mar-2008 22:18
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Really cool gesture from Nokia but come on, from the coverage areas shown, you must be standing within a block to get wifi in any one area!  They could've at least made wifi available on all of Parnell's main strip, for example, rather than just one block.

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#114950 5-Mar-2008 22:54

heavenly_wild: Really cool gesture from Nokia but come on, from the coverage areas shown, you must be standing within a block to get wifi in any one area!  They could've at least made wifi available on all of Parnell's main strip, for example, rather than just one block.


C'mon! Be happy with what you have. More than nothing anyway.




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  #114951 5-Mar-2008 23:00
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Aloha:
heavenly_wild: Really cool gesture from Nokia but come on, from the coverage areas shown, you must be standing within a block to get wifi in any one area! They could've at least made wifi available on all of Parnell's main strip, for example, rather than just one block.


C'mon! Be happy with what you have. More than nothing anyway.


I know, it is better than having nothing.  Then again, how many people would be able to utilise these "hot spots"?  Not many, if any.  If Nokia wants to encourage N-Series users to show off their phones to others, then perhaps set up free wifi in malls.

 
 
 
 


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  #114952 5-Mar-2008 23:14

And perhaps they will :)




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  #114956 5-Mar-2008 23:30
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Mmm, what's with the: " This service is only available to compatible Nokia Wi-Fi enabled handsets purchased through authorised New Zealand retailers." on Nokia's site.

I had a look on the kordia site about this but didn't see a mention of this? How are they planning on managing this? Coupons from retailers/Vodafone if you can prove you bought from them? Theoretically "Parallel Imports" is an authorised store I guess?

Agreed, very poor coverage. I presume it's a trial of sorts and if successful will expand? At the very least, their prices seem better than Cafenet. Go competition, go!

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  #114962 6-Mar-2008 01:53
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this is a great idea. and to all the people complaining - beggers can't be choosers. and about the "only avaliable on phones purchased through authorised nz retailers" may mean vodafones gona be in the mix. there aren't any n-series or e-series devices on telecom are there?

are these the first hotspots out there that are specific to one particular device? how will they be able to make it nokia only?

i find the one and only hotspot in wellington to be in a very weird place, right at the back of thorndon. makes me think New World may be in the mix too as they're pretty much the only thing within that frame. my friend lives across the road from new world but he's got a imate! ha!

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#114967 6-Mar-2008 07:43
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There are many "things" with the offer. I think the most important is using Kordia, which is really a down, because of its limited coverage. Although they have hotspots in many more towns it is still very limited when compared to the coverage you get from Cafenet or Telecom Hotspot.

However partnering with Telecom Hotspots could upset Nokia's bg partner Vodafone.

I don't think Vodafone is in this because otherwise they would be in the press release. I think "New Zealand only" is a way to tell people "see, this is one more thing parallel imports can't do". Remember Nokia New Zealand probably has some quotas and every time people buy parallel import they probably benefit Nokia Hng Kong or something like that.

As for how to lock it to certain devices, who knows? Asking for a serial number on login page, or using some header fields in the browser request, such as platform name and model?





 

 

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