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  # 718004 15-Nov-2012 22:31
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KevinL:
blair003: No - is that a requirement now?
(or was it always a requirement?)


It was always a requirement.  Most people are using an Air NZ OneSmart card, for instance.


This isn't 100% true, I did get that error a lot, but after 50+ tries it went through, so I am not sure that it is the credit card which is the problem, it may just be Google's system being mucked up.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 718007 15-Nov-2012 22:44
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KevinL:
blair003: No - is that a requirement now?
(or was it always a requirement?)


It was always a requirement.  Most people are using an Air NZ OneSmart card, for instance.


Interesting! why would this work? it says at the bottom of the card "issued by the bank of New Zealand". Did you use US currency loaded on the card?

 
 
 
 


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  # 718010 15-Nov-2012 23:01
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Oncop53:
KevinL:
blair003: No - is that a requirement now?
(or was it always a requirement?)


It was always a requirement.  Most people are using an Air NZ OneSmart card, for instance.


Interesting! why would this work? it says at the bottom of the card "issued by the bank of New Zealand". Did you use US currency loaded on the card?


It works when you have US currency loaded on the card - presumably it's a feature to improve the acceptance of the card at foreign merchants (I've had my NZ VISA and Mastercard credit cards declined on occasion due to issues with the foreign merchant's bank).

It's an undocumented 'feature' as far as I'm aware.



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Ultimate Geek


  # 718023 15-Nov-2012 23:43
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Ok...so load the onesmart card with US currency and that should work?

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Geek


  # 718032 16-Nov-2012 00:18
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leaplae:
SlingshotR6: What's the story with power cables for phones purchased in USA?  Assume they'd have the US plug configuration and be 110V??



I have a US Amazon microUSB charger, and it is 110-240v so you should be alright. Even if it is 110v, any other microUSB cellphone  charger (except iPhones) should work.


http://www.arcfn.com/2012/10/a-dozen-usb-chargers-in-lab-apple-is.html

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Master Geek


  # 718130 16-Nov-2012 09:40
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Just got this email from Google:

Thank you for your recent purchase on Google Play. Due to overwhelming demand, your Nexus 4 is on backorder and is expected to ship within three weeks. We?ll send you a notification when your order has shipped and will credit the shipping charges.

To check the status of your order at any time, visit the link below: https://wallet.google.com/manage/#transactions

If you would prefer to cancel your order, please reply to this email and our team will assist you. Or you can cancel your order using our online tool. Please follow the instructions found here:


We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your order.

Thanks,
The Google Play Team


Not really that happy.

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  # 718140 16-Nov-2012 09:54
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My order in my google wallet still says pending.  If you're on backorder then I expect I will be too :-(

 
 
 
 


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  # 718144 16-Nov-2012 10:03
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BigMal: My order in my google wallet still says pending.  If you're on backorder then I expect I will be too :-(


A does mine.....check your emails.

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  # 718145 16-Nov-2012 10:08
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I have been checking my emails.  Nothing so far......



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  # 718150 16-Nov-2012 10:26
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At least you guys have phones coming...sheesh...I'm using a stinky old iphone 3G that a mate had lying around while I wait to first, order and then receive the N4. This 3G iphone is slower than an old goat and won't install any programmes off of iTunes coz the software is too old. Feck it...I'm so bored!

Ha :-)

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  # 718159 16-Nov-2012 10:52
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motorwayne: At least you guys have phones coming...sheesh...I'm using a stinky old iphone 3G that a mate had lying around while I wait to first, order and then receive the N4. This 3G iphone is slower than an old goat and won't install any programmes off of iTunes coz the software is too old. Feck it...I'm so bored!

Ha :-)


To keep you enthused know that Jellybean 4.2 is very nice.  I got it installed on my Galaxy Nexus yesterday.  The swype keyboard is a nice addition.  Role on everyone's Nexus 4's!

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  # 718578 17-Nov-2012 05:17
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I bit the bullet and walked down the road to buy one at lunch, have had a little play round so far and is definitely a lot snapper in UI and browsing than my GS2.

Still angry with the whole wording debarcle but at the end of the day I needed a new handset and wasnt willing to sit round twiddling my thumbs for an indeterminable period of time till Google shorted their ****.



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Ultimate Geek


  # 718593 17-Nov-2012 07:27
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Buy what? A Galaxy Nexus?

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Master Geek


  # 718594 17-Nov-2012 07:33
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^ +1, sounds like he bought a Galaxy Nexus? And what's the wording debarcle?

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  # 718596 17-Nov-2012 07:43
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Nexus 4 yes, sorry assumed that was a given as this is the nexus 4 thread. Should have read ordering rather than wording.

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