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  Reply # 290794 18-Jan-2010 08:29
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I'm about to call now!

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  Reply # 290795 18-Jan-2010 08:35
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Well it looks like you guys are close to getting your hands on the device also. Once you get them I would be interested in your experiences and perhaps post them to the thread I started on N1 experiences in NZ.

For me, hot and cold, the main issue being the touch screen sensitivity, occasional lockup and random lack of accuracy when pressing. I do hope it's just a software issue since the thought of RMA'ing the phone doesnt appeal to me.




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  Reply # 290796 18-Jan-2010 08:42
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They just told me 2-3 working days wait on delivery, ugh.. was very quick phone service at least

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  Reply # 290798 18-Jan-2010 08:50
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jamesyb0i: They just told me 2-3 working days wait on delivery, ugh.. was very quick phone service at least


How long between phone arriving in NZ and getting form from Customs? Did they post it to you?

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  Reply # 290801 18-Jan-2010 09:04
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Well it got here Wednesday I think and got the letter Friday afternoon so they slowed me down by a week at most. no they didn't post the phone to me

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  Reply # 290803 18-Jan-2010 09:12
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jamesyb0i: Well it got here Wednesday I think and got the letter Friday afternoon so they slowed me down by a week at most


I think mine arrived Saturday so maybe get the form tomorrow then hopefully it should be here by Friday, it was sent by UPS.

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  Reply # 290822 18-Jan-2010 10:17
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Setting it up at the moment :D. Quick question, how do you stop the phone using vodafone live for the net. I have set it only for 2g mode, but im sure it will still use gprs.

Im getting the red tint in center of images. No dust under the screen as some other people have been getting though. The soft touch buttons work without a flaw.

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  Reply # 290834 18-Jan-2010 11:09
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twistadias: Setting it up at the moment :D. Quick question, how do you stop the phone using vodafone live for the net. I have set it only for 2g mode, but im sure it will still use gprs.

Im getting the red tint in center of images. No dust under the screen as some other people have been getting though. The soft touch buttons work without a flaw.


Don't use the VF Live APN?  I don't know - I didn't play around with that part at all and just use the VF 3G service when I need it. But I just looked at my phone settings and it has vodafone.net.nz and live.vodafone.com for NZ-MMS

The pinkish tint is a known problem and Google have announced a fix is in the works.

Good news on the touch buttons - it will be interesting after a week how it still behaves




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  Reply # 290846 18-Jan-2010 11:52
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I just installed a program called apndroid which disables the apn. Theres a nice widget along with it too.

Good that Google's gonna fix the red tint :)

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  Reply # 290850 18-Jan-2010 12:04
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Yeah use apndroid saves money on prepay, one of the essential features built into sense UI ;)

I wouldn't root just yet, OTA update is expected and not sure if you can unroot yet - Oh and I read that if you aim the camera at a bright white light it may correct the tint temporarily.. white balance issue or something

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  Reply # 290908 18-Jan-2010 16:16
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A famous fedex ad in the US summed up the anxiety of waiting:

"Waiting is frustrating, demoralizing, agonizing, aggravating, annoying, time consuming and incredibly expensive."

Like most people I bring the odd thing in from time to time and having to wait for NZ Customs to process it, snail mail to get to me the GST/duty notice etc is excruciating, particularly if you've just payed a fortune to have something express delivered to you! So here's a tip for anyone suffering while waiting on NZ Customs:

- keep an eye on your tracking, when it shows that it has been received by customs give them a call;
- they'll suggest you wait for the letter but if you are insistent enough they will fire up there PC and actually just login, find your shipment, take your payment over the phone (or give you a reference number and a phone number to call to make the payment) and then it will ship to you same day they got it.

The upshot is that they can easily do it but they prefer not to as its a little more work for them. The huge time savings though definitely make it worth giving it a go. Use this sparingly though - if everyone uses this all the time the Customs folk, whose goodwill you need for this to work, will just get fed up and simply insist that you wait for the letter!




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  Reply # 290915 18-Jan-2010 17:04
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They should implement an online payment model or something a little less dependent on snail mail. Heck even a banking system where you deposit money into and they withdraw from when required; this is what shipito does. Must be a headache for import merchants ?

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  Reply # 290940 18-Jan-2010 19:13
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Woohoo! My N1's have arrived. I had to pay GST on mine (it was well over $500 worth in the package). They were sent via FedEx (I think they're usually quite a bit more expensive, but I was able to get a good discount). All I have to say it TOP MARKS for FedEx.

- Package went through some kind of "pre-clearance" in Honolulu while still in transit
- Arrived in Auckland yesterday and I got a call shortly thereafter from FedEx advising me of what I needed to do
- Had to register an importer code with customs and a supplier code for the sender of record. Did that first thing this morning and had both sorted by midday. (NOTE: you NEED to have these two codes if you are importing over $1000 of goods. I wasn't aware of it until yesterday).
- Clearance took a grand total of about 4 hours from the time FedEx released the shipment to customs.
- I got a second call from FedEx advising that they were cleared, and I was able to either pick them up or have them delivered. I opted for pickup, because I couldn't wait any longer (but on second thoughts, with FE's reliability the latter might have taken less time :) )

I second Aaron's remarks and have a couple of suggestions
- keep an eye on tracking (again, top marks for FedEx here, always informative)
- Put your contact phone number on the package - I didn't even get the option of waiting for snail mail ;)
- Get an importer's code (also known as a client code) and a supplier's code registered before clearance if over NZ$1000. I just registered as an individual. Your shipping company will need this before passing to customs.
- Go FedEx. No connections with them besides being a very satisfied customer.

PS. if anyone on the Shore wants to check one out, let me know.

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  Reply # 290943 18-Jan-2010 19:25
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I'd be really keen to hear the thoughts of some owners 9-10 days later :) Especially from a technical perspective too, not just an Apple / Google fanboy perspective ;)

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  Reply # 290946 18-Jan-2010 19:38
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As a person who imports several handsets a year I would throw my vote in with Fedex too, by far the best I've dealt with.




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