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NextG - no CDMA from Monday + VoIP and cellular fones... [Apr. 26th, 2008|03:08 pm]
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From the Canberra Times...

26 April 2008 - 9:34AM

Telstra makes final call for phone handset switch
Kate Hannon

About 200 "stragglers" in the ACT and south-eastern NSW region were yet to swap their mobile phones ahead of the closure of the CDMA network on Monday night.

Telstra has begun a television, radio and print advertising blitz reminding people that CDMA reception will no longer be available after midnight on Monday, April 28.

Telstra Country Wide southern NSW and ACT general manager Ian Peters said people would have up to 28 days to swap their CDMA handset over to the Next G network and keep their existing mobile phone number after Monday night.

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As I understand it the NextG Network from Telstra is similar to other 3.5G networks operated by the likes of Vodafone BUT operates at 850 MHz rather than 2100 MHz (whatever that means)

This means that Telstra NextG customers need a handset that operates on the 850 MHz frequency.

Bob

(who has handsets that run 3.5g at 2100 MHz - one of which is a Nokia N95 some features of which Vodafone and Orange don't appear to appreciate - BUT as I didn't get mine from Vodafone it appears it will support VoIP and if I work at it can probably connect to the TPG VoIP service mentioned in a posting yesterday.)

Nokia's N95 VoIP feature blanked by networks (UK ... link)

NEWS: 18 April 2007 14:38 GMT by Ryan Haynes
It's been found that the ultra multimedia, glossy and fully-featured Nokia N95 has had it's VoIP capability disabled by Orange and Vodafone.

Although there has been no official statement by Orange and Vodafone it is claimed that both networks have dodged the issue by removing the VoIP feature from the phone to prevent loss of revenue from standard calls.

Link to the NOKIA Voice over IP page...

The Gizmo VoIP people are offering to deliver Gizmo directly to suitable phones... Nokia Gizmo VoIP link..

which points to Gizmo http://gizmo5.com/pc/
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