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Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Devices' started by Dan!el, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Aratama_Bashi

    Aratama_Bashi Iron Photographer

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    Q3, iirc......... i think!
     
  2. warez_kid

    warez_kid New Member

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    i spoke to three today
    i ont think the person i spoke to knew what they were saying but when i mentioned the roaming compatibility they said they would provide a firmware upgrade?

    Is that correct?
     
  3. Aratama_Bashi

    Aratama_Bashi Iron Photographer

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    firmware upgrade wont do anything. your handset needs to specifically support the 850mhz frequency, which is a hardware thing. if it doesn't, then you cannot roam on the next g network. simple as that.
     
  4. zooba

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    i got a call from 3 the other day about my free upgrade options since i am out of contract. i asked him to call me back when the 5800 was released . He said he would so we'll see what happens lol
     
  5. BlaYde

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    3G Roaming and what is this other "tweak" they are talking about?

    also, any idea if the N85 will be able to 3G roam, AB?
     
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  6. josh81

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    Seems like an odd move offering this 3G roaming service, with the possibility of being bought out or merged with Vodafone on the horizon.

    How is 3 providing this service, paying Telstra for their network, paying Vodafone, or have they extended their own towers?
    Excuse me if this is a stupid question.
     
  7. zfind

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    Just got back to Australia and I'm a bit out of touch with what the best plans are. I don't make many calls on my mobile but I do a fair bit of local and international text. I don't want to go on a 24 month contract. I have my own phone.

    Is there anything like just a standard pay as you go plan? As in I just sign up for it, make whatever calls and SMS' I need to and then just get billed for it at the end of the month? I got used to this in Europe and I like the freedom it offers rather than paying $xx a month and sometimes not using it or running out of credit at inopportune times.

    cheers!
     
  8. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    My understanding from reading the announcement of the merger was that all deals with Telstra were off, and considering it was NextG for 3g roaming (which I now have a useless 850/2100mhz phone for) this wasn't going to happen?
     
  9. Black H3art

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    I didn't quite understand why telstra would allow them to now join when they are about to jump in bed with a rival...
    but short term there is a cash injection to telstra and we all know they are all for that.
     
  10. BuuBox

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    Take a look at ABs post here:

    http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showpost.php?p=10035120&postcount=6198

    Looks like the roaming agreement will still go ahead, although for how long remains unknown.
     
  11. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Cheers.

    Should have gone an iPhone I still think. 16c/MB on Vodafone for extra usage is a hell of a lot better then I can find for data usage elsewhere... Then again, 1/2 of my Three data usage is roaming, because I'm indoors....
     
  12. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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