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#29139 25-Dec-2008 16:49
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Well not exactly new, but i was given a second hand okta touch for christmas. Yay!

Now its running standard telecom firmware, and i'll probably get my number moved over to it, so it'll remain as prepaid. That means no data or my balance will be zero within seconds.

Couple of questions...
Will internet work over bluetooth? does activesync need to be running to do this? What kind of range am i looking at - 10m?
I think i'll flash the ROM from the telecom one to 6.1. Can anyone assist me in this (either posting or via private message)?

Texting is going to be interesting since i'm used to my old nokia, now i dont really have any feedback when typing but ah well.

Thanks in advance.

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  #186081 25-Dec-2008 17:47
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My understanding is that Telecom will not allow the Okta touch to nbe placed on prepaid, as for active sync it will work with bluetooth but only at a range of 3 -10 meters,


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  #186083 25-Dec-2008 18:32
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Damn it! -

Stupid business decisions, thats incredibly lame.

Now i'm trying to hunt down the equiv of prepaid inc $10 txt which has no high monthly fee. Seems there is no such thing.


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  #186088 25-Dec-2008 20:05
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Ask pebbles she's got one of those on one of those one bill plans. As good as a prepay I believe


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  #186106 25-Dec-2008 23:40
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Unfortunately due to not being satisfied with telecoms landline offerings either we aren't with them, meaning i can't use onebill.

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  #186171 26-Dec-2008 16:52
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zocster: Ask pebbles she's got one of those on one of those one bill plans. As good as a prepay I believe

Pebbles has Flexi Mytime Laughing  As for being 'as good as prepay', OneBill is the same cost-structure of PrePay, but charged to a Telecom Landline account.

The cheapest Telecom plan with $10TXT included is Flexi Mytime at $30/month;
$30 would give you $10TXT and $20 to spend on whatever you want, whether that is more text messages, 20 daytime minutes, 100 night & weekend minutes or a combination of these.

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  #186193 26-Dec-2008 20:13
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I'm one of those people who just use their phone for heaps of text messages, so making calls doesn't interest me.
Could the other $20 of the 30 be used for data, and how many mb? I had a look at their plans but i've never known much about them so i'm a bit confused how it works. Would i be getting 'free minutes' that i'm never going to use?
I'm not concerned about paying $20-30 a month for my phone, 2 hours of work in almost any job will pay that off, its that i'm more concerned about i'd be paying for what i wouldn't use and it would be going to waste each month.

Oh and that i'm locked in for 12 months doesn't take my fancy much either, but i wouldnt mind if i was getting what i wanted.

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