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  # 1000211 6-Mar-2014 15:14
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Telecom customers first in queue for a Samsung Galaxy S5 - preloaded with Spotify

Telecom today announced that its customers can be among the first in the country to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S5 - pre-loaded with Spotify - with pre-orders of the device opening up on its website today ahead of its April launch.

Telecom’s Chief Operating Officer, Jason Paris said that “With fast 4G and free national WiFi, Telecom’s mobile network is the perfect match for Samsung’s newest flagship device – which has some phenomenal features.

“Our new partnership with global music giant Spotify also means that customers on eligible mobile plans and prepaid packs will from day one have 20 million tracks at their fingertips.

“To make it easy for them to get started on Spotify we’ve preloaded the Spotify app on the S5 for the very first time – we think this is a fantastic bonus for our customers.”

The Galaxy S5 has an RRP of $1,099 and will be available on any Telecom Ultra Mobile plan $39 and above on pre-order. Customers can also take advantage of Telecom’s Interest Free payment option by splitting the cost of the device over 12 or 24-months in addition to joining any Pay Monthly plan.

By securing their personal pre-ordered device at http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/personal/phone-details/samsung-galaxy-s5-charcoal-black/samsung-galaxy-s5 customers should expect to receive their Galaxy S5 on the day of launch.







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  # 1000214 6-Mar-2014 15:24
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No way to pre order for prepay?




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  # 1000256 6-Mar-2014 16:32
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Preloaded with Spotify most likely will mean slow updates down the road..




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  # 1000264 6-Mar-2014 16:48

old3eyes: Preloaded with Spotify most likely will mean slow updates down the road..


Shouldn't make any difference, Samsung been making operator-specific builds for NZ for some time now. Bundling one extra app isn't a biggie.




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  # 1000332 6-Mar-2014 19:11
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NikT:
old3eyes: Preloaded with Spotify most likely will mean slow updates down the road..


Shouldn't make any difference, Samsung been making operator-specific builds for NZ for some time now. Bundling one extra app isn't a biggie.


Yes but we've all sen how far behind we get here so adding apps will slow the updates down..  A carrier selling a vanilla SGS5 will get a quicker update..




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  # 1000344 6-Mar-2014 19:40
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old3eyes:
NikT:
old3eyes: Preloaded with Spotify most likely will mean slow updates down the road..


Shouldn't make any difference, Samsung been making operator-specific builds for NZ for some time now. Bundling one extra app isn't a biggie.


Yes but we've all sen how far behind we get here so adding apps will slow the updates down..  A carrier selling a vanilla SGS5 will get a quicker update..


simple flash custom Roms and save yourself all the heartache of waiting for updates 




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  # 1000345 6-Mar-2014 19:41
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No LTE band 28?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1000390 6-Mar-2014 20:32
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ALTRON: No LTE band 28?


and when are you likely to be able to use that in NZ?




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  # 1000394 6-Mar-2014 21:04
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Just for future proofing I guess

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  # 1000483 7-Mar-2014 07:55
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jeffnz:
ALTRON: No LTE band 28?


and when are you likely to be able to use that in NZ?

End of the year is my guess.




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  # 1000484 7-Mar-2014 07:59
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richms: No way to pre order for prepay?

Order it on open term, then cancel plan and stick your pre-pay SIM in.





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  # 1000547 7-Mar-2014 09:46
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jeffnz:
old3eyes:
NikT:
old3eyes: Preloaded with Spotify most likely will mean slow updates down the road..


Shouldn't make any difference, Samsung been making operator-specific builds for NZ for some time now. Bundling one extra app isn't a biggie.


Yes but we've all sen how far behind we get here so adding apps will slow the updates down..  A carrier selling a vanilla SGS5 will get a quicker update..


simple flash custom Roms and save yourself all the heartache of waiting for updates 


Very few  hack their nice new $1100 phone and void the warranty..




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  # 1000551 7-Mar-2014 09:47
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richms: No way to pre order for prepay?

Order it on open term, then cancel plan and stick your pre-pay SIM in.



Why be so impatient??   Just wait a month and it will be on prepay. 




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  # 1000589 7-Mar-2014 10:41

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NikT:
old3eyes: Preloaded with Spotify most likely will mean slow updates down the road..


Shouldn't make any difference, Samsung been making operator-specific builds for NZ for some time now. Bundling one extra app isn't a biggie.


Yes but we've all sen how far behind we get here so adding apps will slow the updates down..  A carrier selling a vanilla SGS5 will get a quicker update..


Operators have to test every handset they range - they cannot in good faith sell devices that have not been certified to run on their network & tested for local legal compliance. Every NZ Galaxy S5 will either be a 2degrees, Telecom/Spark, or Vodafone variant, and if it isn't, it'll be a parallel imported unit, because there are no open market variants for NZ. Even the devices Samsung range directly at retail need to be operator certified.

The certification process in NZ does not take very long at all. 99% of the time when customers ask about updates, they've either not been sent to us to testing, or we've approved it & are waiting on the OEM to roll them out.

Samsung already bundles a bunch of apps in NZ software, e.g. TVNZ on demand. If memory serves, Telecom/Spark variants still have the Yahoo!Tworld browser icon, a splash screen, and their app bundled in. I do hear what you're saying, but Spotify really isn't going to impact anything over & above the current status quo - this isn't the US & we don't have umpteen market-specific pieces of bloatware that take months for operators to certify. :)




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old3eyes:
jeffnz:
old3eyes:
NikT:
old3eyes: Preloaded with Spotify most likely will mean slow updates down the road..


Shouldn't make any difference, Samsung been making operator-specific builds for NZ for some time now. Bundling one extra app isn't a biggie.


Yes but we've all sen how far behind we get here so adding apps will slow the updates down..  A carrier selling a vanilla SGS5 will get a quicker update..


simple flash custom Roms and save yourself all the heartache of waiting for updates 


Very few  hack their nice new $1100 phone and void the warranty..


well very few off the top end phones come out with old firmware so working on that it would old enough that it didn't matter when you wanted the update.

Besides it only voids manufacturers warranty which is only an add on to the CGA anyway.




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