Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 6868 1-Mar-2006 08:55
Send private message

Can anyone check if I've got this right?
If I want an Telecom/HTC Apache phone, but I dont to give up my vodafone number, then I need to get the Qteck 9100/HTC Wizard which is the same body, but accepts simm's?

And who supplies them in NZ?

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
60599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11535

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 29557 1-Mar-2006 09:02
Send private message

Correct. The HTC Apache is a CDMA only device, while the HTC Prodigy (which some people call HTC Wizard, but they are different) works on GSM/GPRS/EDGE.

Mind you, the Prodigy will be connected to GPRS only since there's no EDGE service in New Zealand. The GPRS service is about 10x (or more) slower than CDMA EVDO average speeds...

You can get the HTC Prodigy as i-mate K-Jam in New Zealand, directly through Vodafone resellers.









7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 29560 1-Mar-2006 09:16
Send private message

Oops my bad, I didn't explain.
I prefer the Telecom Apache keyboard (big flat buttons) to the Vodafone I-Mate K-Jam (small round buttons) since my large thumbs make 10x less typos on the Apache.

That's it really, the OS and apps are similar, I just want a keyboard that fits

BDFL - Memuneh
60599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11535

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber



7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 29562 1-Mar-2006 09:23
Send private message

So if you poke around the internet you find overseas variants with different keyboards, so the next question is who imports non standard phones into nz? (I've checked pricespy and parallel importers and come back with nothing)

BDFL - Memuneh
60599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11535

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 29563 1-Mar-2006 09:36
Send private message

Most of the branded stuff (T-Mobile, O2, Cingular) is SIM locked to the networks. So make sure you don't buy these devices with an operator brand. The only unlocked ones are from i-mate and QTEK, but these share the same keyboards.

I am not aware of parallel importers for Windows Mobile devices. You find these on expansys.com.au and after tax, freight you will find it's more expensive then buying on the street here.






7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 29564 1-Mar-2006 09:50
Send private message

Well that is the next option..
Vodafone want $1400 for a K-Jam
Telecom want $1100 for an Apache and they'll give a $300 trade in on a vodafone phone and charger ("you can buy one for $100 over there" *point to vodafone store* ) and $300 free minutes if you sell your soul for two years

I don't want to change networks, but I do want a nice keyboard.

840 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


Reply # 29609 1-Mar-2006 21:22
Send private message

Change networks...get the Apache...its worth it.

Apache is way faster than K-JAM
Telecom internet speed is way faster than vodaphone and will get even faster mid year.
I've used both..plus you get to keep you old vodafone number say you were 021 123456..when you switch to telecom you'll probably get 0275 123456. only dif is 021 vs 0275.

20 mins sending txt to everyone and they all know your new number...piece of cake



7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 29703 2-Mar-2006 21:40
Send private message

Heading that way, though I need a sacrificial vodafone for the tradein, since I want something that works overseas



7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 29754 3-Mar-2006 13:22
Send private message

Bugger
The Telecoms Apache does 802.11B (WEP) while Vodafone's K-Jam does 802.11B &G (WPA), which means as a network weenie, I've gotta go K-Jam for the extra security.

652 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 29756 3-Mar-2006 13:42
Send private message

huh? The Apache has WPA on 802.11b.

Why do people assume that WPA is only available on 'G' connections...?



7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 29770 3-Mar-2006 20:07
Send private message

In this case, because when I chimped the Apaches connection settings to the local telecom hotspot, WPA wasn't an option, only NONE and WEP. When I chimped the K-Jam wireless settings across the malls hallway, WPA and WPA-PSK were on the dropdown. The Apache may have WPA on it's 11B, but it aint obvious

In General, 802.11B first came out just with WEP. WPA came along afterwards and was included with 802.11G and retrofitted into existing 802.11B using technomagic like patches and firmware upgrades if the manufacturer felt like it.
There maybe WPA on 11B, but I've only seen Wideopen or WEP on B and WPA-PSK, Serial number filtering, SSID off, on G (just to get access to athe outside of *real* VPN server, that'll let you into the office network) .
No middle ground

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.