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Topic # 64698 20-Jul-2010 18:47
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Hi all,
Just ordered my HTC Desire for XT from Mobicity NZ, but hear they have a shortage.  Has anyone received one recently, or have an idea of delivery times?  Also, I don't currently have an XT sim card - is it necessary to get this from Telecom or are they easy to get hold of elsewhere?
Very excited about my new phone!  Have also ordered a Brando screen protector and crystal cover direct from Brando store.
Thanks for any info re delivery and sim card ...

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  Reply # 354118 20-Jul-2010 19:03
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Sim Cards can be picked up from Noel Leeming or Bond and Bond stores if one of those are closer.

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  Reply # 354179 20-Jul-2010 20:57
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Sim cards from stores like noels will be prepaid with a number preloaded onto them. If you already have a CDMA number with telecom you're best going in store to get it switched. When i did this there was no charge for the sim because i topped up $40, so the salesperson waived it. Otherwise they charge $20 for a blank sim to transfer a number onto (what i got).

The retail stores such as noels will charge $30 for a prepaid sim with $10 credit if you register online (from memory) and a number preloaded.

Additionally, i'd like to know what firmware you get it on, im guessing it'll simply be Telstra NextG as mobicity isn't going to make custom XT firmware.
In such a case, its cheaper to order from their .com.au site as exactly the same as .co.nz except you can use a $20AUD off coupon to make it cheaper. If you order from the .co.nz site, warranty is still australian based, its still shipped from Australia and you still pay the same shipping fee.

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  Reply # 354200 20-Jul-2010 21:32
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As above, if you have Prepaid or Postpaid service on CDMA or wish to choose a new number on a new Postpaid Connection there is no charge for the SIM via Telecom Stores and Dealers.

There is no top-up requirement, however why not while your there.

nzbnw







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  Reply # 354271 20-Jul-2010 23:27
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nzbnw: As above, if you have Prepaid or Postpaid service on CDMA or wish to choose a new number on a new Postpaid Connection there is no charge for the SIM via Telecom Stores and Dealers.

There is no top-up requirement, however why not while your there.

nzbnw

I thought this was the case. I was never told there was a topup requirement.
But i was going to be charged $20 for the sim, which i was a bit miffed about. But the sales guy at the end said he'd waive it, which made more sense anyway. I have a feeling he wanted to charge me at least something, but i needed a topup anyway.



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  Reply # 354325 21-Jul-2010 08:17
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Thanks everyone for your replies.  EXDee, I considered your earlier advice to buy from Australia but I don't as yet have a Facebook etc. page, as I don't have time to keep it up to date, so wouldn't have benefitted from the $20 coupon.  With that in mind I decided to go with Mobicity NZ, and from the website it appeared to be an 'XT' model, which I was keen on 'coz I figured at least it would be free of the overseas Telstra stuff.  I was wrong.  As you say, it's the Australian Telstra phone, shipped from Oz.  No problem tho, and I'm soooo excited waiting for it to arrive...

I have a post-paid contract with Telecom on the old CDMA network so will switch my contract over to XT, keeping the same number, so I guess I'll get the sim card free   :-)

Brando are quick, I ordered a screen protector and crystal case from them direct on line Monday and already have notification emails that they've been shipped.

Thanks again everyone.  Does anyone have any idea on current shipping time for the HTC Desire (for XT)?

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  Reply # 354345 21-Jul-2010 09:16
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Mine took about a week and a half. But they were rather short on stock when i ordered.

FYI you dont need facebook for coupons. SN10 and TYV20 will both instantly give $20 off such a purchase at the checkout.
It would be nice if the .co.nz site was actually a NZ division, but its basically a second domain name.



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  Reply # 354423 21-Jul-2010 11:25
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Awww stink!  So I could have got the $20 off anyway ...  oh well, it does not dampen my excitement looking forward to receiving my new phone.

It would be great if Mobicity would email us to let us know if there's likely to be a delay on a product.  My best information so far is from their support chat-line, who tell me the Desire A8183 'should be available in a few days', but this seems a bit vague to me.  Never mind, at least it won't arrive before I have my screen protector and crystal case at the ready   :-)

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  Reply # 356653 26-Jul-2010 16:52
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Any updates?
Looking at getting an xt desire from mobicity this week.

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  Reply # 356853 27-Jul-2010 00:35
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Stan: Any updates?
Looking at getting an xt desire from mobicity this week.

Well mines still going strong and i can definitely still highly recommend it. Kinda keen for a bigger battery though, i use it too much



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Reply # 356882 27-Jul-2010 07:21
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Hi again

I have it!  Got an email from Mobicity on Thursday saying they'd shipped it, and it arrived yesterday (Monday).  So they must have stocked up again ...

I am in love with my HTC Desire ...

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  Reply # 357334 27-Jul-2010 19:39
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bramwell: Hi again

I have it!  Got an email from Mobicity on Thursday saying they'd shipped it, and it arrived yesterday (Monday).  So they must have stocked up again ...

I am in love with my HTC Desire ...


Thanks :)

Did you have to pay any GST?



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  Reply # 357413 27-Jul-2010 22:11
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No, no GST   :-)   I'm just cruising thru the 'Market' at the moment

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  Reply # 358332 29-Jul-2010 13:03
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bramwell: No, no GST   :-)   I'm just cruising thru the 'Market' at the moment


Thanks for that just ordered mine today sometimes its good to be off work sick with a cold

They have them in stock now just in time for HTC to release froyo

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  Reply # 358914 29-Jul-2010 21:45
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I've been looking at the Desire for a while now - am currently an XT customer - was going to switch to Voda so I could get my desire on - however after reading this, it seems as though I can have the best of both worlds :D

Couple of questions though:

1) Are mobicity are trusted retailer? - Anything I should be aware of when buying from them?

2) Is the 'NextG' software that comes on it removable?

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  Reply # 360436 30-Jul-2010 22:17
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I'd like to know whether you can remove all traces of Telstra from it too?

And will the XT version work on Vodafone as well?


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