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.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
37 posts

Geek


  Reply # 157396 16-Aug-2008 11:32
Send private message

i tried a croatian telecom simcard in it and i get T-com on top left corner, and i got a text from there :)

BDFL - Memuneh
60329 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11360

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 157397 16-Aug-2008 11:45
Send private message

evandavid: I went onto the AT&T GoPhone (prepay) 'pick your plan' option. I added unlimited internet ('mediaNet'), a txt messaging bundle, and an international calling bundle. Unlimited medianet gives me unlimited internet content for $19.95 a month and works fantastically - much faster than I anticipated.


It is actually "fair use policy" and I can't remember exactly if it's 3 GB or 5 GB, cCertainly a lot for a mobile device, but not "unlimited" as for a tethered connection to download movies for example.

No doubt US$19.95 a month for this kind of allowance is way better than paying $10/MB on data roaming, but there's a limit still.







144 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 157408 16-Aug-2008 12:54
Send private message

thats so good! and is rather really really comforting knowing that works as it should!! :)
well i think i will be getting one in next week or two... cant wait!

thanks for that info.

144 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 161118 31-Aug-2008 23:29
Send private message

hi guys... i finally got one for myself :) and its so good!!! im glad i got them! 
but one question...
a friend of mine has a vodafone uk sim card... so i tried putting that in to see if it will pick it up...
when i did.. it comes with no service rather than no sim bit in the top middle of the screen just under the clock it came up with vodafone... 
what does this mean? is it fully unlocked??
i got it outright from magnum mac store and they said it was unlocked... hmmmm

457 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 161142 1-Sep-2008 08:18
Send private message

scho047: hi guys... i finally got one for myself :) and its so good!!! im glad i got them! 
but one question...
a friend of mine has a vodafone uk sim card... so i tried putting that in to see if it will pick it up...
when i did.. it comes with no service rather than no sim bit in the top middle of the screen just under the clock it came up with vodafone... 
what does this mean? is it fully unlocked??
i got it outright from magnum mac store and they said it was unlocked... hmmmm


Not sure why the carrier shows in the middle of the screen under the clock. I have had that too with a Vodafone NZ sim.

Is your friends sim card able to work overseas? i.e set up for International Roaming? (Just checking)




Cheers
nzbullet
Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer

144 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 161148 1-Sep-2008 08:49
Send private message

Hi there..
that i am not too sure... you wouldbe right in that its not configured to be on roam...
but with my own nz vodafone card.. it works just fine.. but with his uk vodafone it showed up as i have explained in the post above... might have to try with other sim card.. but it seems its working as it did not actually say wrong sim or anythig like that...

37 posts

Geek


  Reply # 161241 1-Sep-2008 12:40
Send private message

same happens to me when i put a Croatian T-Com sim in the phone.

I get in top left corner vodafone nz, and in the middle of the phone under time it says T-Com Hr.
I tried texting the number from  my mates 021 and i get the text .. the number is +385 98 ....
so it get the message i just dont know why i get t- com in the middle and vodafone on top left.

457 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 161253 1-Sep-2008 13:13
Send private message

It sounds to me like it is showing you who the Sim Carrier is. i.e if you put an O2 sim card in then it shows you O2 but in the corner shows Voda as that is the network it is currently connected to and the same with Croatian Telecom it shows you T-Com in the middle and Voda top left as that is the network it is connected to.

So basically, Top left shows the Network it's connected to and Middle shows the Sim Provider (as a guess).





Cheers
nzbullet
Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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 »

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


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12



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.