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Topic # 56908 28-Jan-2010 11:17
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Same WiFi & G3 as the iPhone so who's going to supply the new Apple tablet "iPad" or will it be a free for all.


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  Reply # 293844 28-Jan-2010 11:38
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Looks like it'll run on all networks, probably be Apple doing most of the selling though, so I'd say free for all?

Has 850/1900/2100 HSPDA 3g support + quad band GSM
So will run on both XT and Vodafone and 2Degrees

There's bound to be some contract deals cropping up when it arrives though




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  Reply # 293848 28-Jan-2010 11:45
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Ashka: Same WiFi & G3 as the iPhone so who's going to supply the new Apple tablet "iPad" or will it be a free for all.
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Depends on who offers Micro SIM cards on their networks, 'cause a regular SIM will not work :(

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 294668 30-Jan-2010 17:42
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Vodafone indicated to me on its twitter account the other day that they do stock Micro Sims

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  Reply # 294676 30-Jan-2010 18:13
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Thanks taneb1:
Be great if we had a choice, maybe Telecom will finally come to the party rather than hanging off Vodafone's coat tails as they do with the iPhone..

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  Reply # 294684 30-Jan-2010 19:02
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It's like the iPhone: it runs on 100% of the Telecom network (850MHz WCDMA) and will run partially on Vodafone 3G (2100MHz in main centres only), with 2G Vodafone everywhere else.

On 2degrees it will run on its 2G network (GPRS/EDGE data), and obviously on 2100MHz WCDMA when it comes.








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  Reply # 294704 30-Jan-2010 20:09
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Hi freitasm,
Sounds good but will Telecom supply the Micro Sim Cards that the iPad uses?
So far only Vodafone have said they will.

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  Reply # 294706 30-Jan-2010 20:16
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Ashka: Sounds good but will Telecom supply the Micro Sim Cards that the iPad uses?
So far only Vodafone have said they will.

As far as I can tell you just need a pair of scissors or a craft knife. The only difference is the amount of plastic around the contacts. The 'chip' is under the contacts, so nothing stopping you cutting the excess plastic away...




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  Reply # 294712 30-Jan-2010 20:31
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Thats a bit awkward ~ the only plain Data SIMs I've come across are for USB Modems / Tsticks etc.
Bit expensive to cut up as there's not much use using a phone Sim card in a Data only device.

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  Reply # 294888 31-Jan-2010 13:56
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And technically you aren't allowed to chop it up anyway - you don't own the SIM card.

But I digress - just go into a TNZ store and sign up to a data plan, tell them you already have a device. And if you already have a device, then you shouldn't even be shoehorned into a 24 month plan.




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  Reply # 295278 1-Feb-2010 22:05
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I see that MagnumMac are taking pre-orders. I wonder if this includes the 3G version?





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  Reply # 295620 3-Feb-2010 08:08
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Yes. Magnummac are accepting preorders for the 3G version. They cannoy confirm delivery or final price as yet.

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  Reply # 295629 3-Feb-2010 09:06
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I heard some people bitching in the US about the use of micro SIMs and the fact that you couldn't take your regular SIM out and put it in the iPad, having to have two data plans..

Are there any normal SIM to microSIM converters so that if you got a micro you could put it in your mobile fone as well??




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  Reply # 295638 3-Feb-2010 09:51
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old3eyes:
Are there any normal SIM to microSIM converters so that if you got a micro you could put it in your mobile fone as well??

I'm sure engineers all over Asia are working on them now...

However, given the fact that different SIMs are anticpated, the chances are you wouldn't want to swap your SIM around. You wouldn't be able to receive or make calls while a phone SIM was in the iPad, and if you bought a data SIM you wouldn't want to put it in a phone because calls would be barred or expensive.




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  Reply # 295639 3-Feb-2010 10:03
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old3eyes: I heard some people bitching in the US about the use of micro SIMs and the fact that you couldn't take your regular SIM out and put it in the iPad, having to have two data plans..



And that I think, is the whole point.

The wireless providers would like you to have one connection per device, not per customer. Hence the marketing of essentially a no-contract half price data plan in the US. They realise that getting ipad users to fork out for a  long term contract is probably a bit a stretch , given the early adopters are likely to have at least on other mobile device ( iPhone or similar). But the more connectiosn they have the better their stats look.

Who ever get to sell the Ipad here had better be a reasonable prepaid data plan to support it,

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  Reply # 295641 3-Feb-2010 10:13
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If (!) I was to buy an iPad I would plan on using something like Joiku to turn my (Symbian) phone into a WiFi AP. I guess there would be a similar app for the iPhone but not sure it would be useful given the lack of multitasking...




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