Not that I’m with Telecom, but one of the appeals of the XT network to my mind, is it reduces the odds I can be contacted by people. And I could blame the XT network if I didn’t want to call anyone back…
Normally to get this effect I have to go feral in some wilderness area.
And these old XT phones even had conference facilities. Kid A would code ring kid B on same party line to talk homework. They needed more help so would ring kid C on another party line, who would call kid D etc. The limit was two lines though.
There were other facilities eg if the doctor was wanted or there was an inbound international call, the operator would ring likely places round the village until the person was found.
I cant see what all the fuss is about either. I’m on Vodafone and regularly drop about 4 calls a day in and around CBD Auckland…. and have done for 5 years. The coverage is shit.
i even get txt messages tuning up 4 hours after they’ve been sent
I hope it comes with the two batteries as they will be very hard to get.
They were cylindrical, about 75mm diameter and about 200/250mm high and the carbon rods made a microphone with a sharpened piece of pencil lead between two of them.
Am fortunate myself that I haven’t had any major problems yet with the XT Network although their roaming sucks as it would work and then not work and then decide to work again (for a minute) when I was last in Times Square which was strange as that is supposed to be like the centre of the universe for communications, electornics, media advertising etc…
Am only on it for the cheap pre paid texts and my old Telecom phone broke and got new one that happened to be on XT and cheap…
That’s almost up there with the Nick Smith cowshit sculpture DPF.
Every Canterbury Farmer with a XT telecom cellphone has thrown the shit things away.
Well, they put their cowshit in their streams and rivers, so I suspect that’s where their useless mobile phones end up too. Is there cadmium in those batteries? That would be a worry, given its toxicity.
toad you sick twit, go croak some more green hyperbole too frog or big blouse you swamp thing! You are pure filith and so cowardly other swamp things think you are a pathetic disgrace. Are you really a toad or a stinger jellyfish? F off creepy lice person. Go have a slime juice with a snake like Miss Big Blouse. What a freak you are. Get a life!
The silly thing is that the old 025 network went really well for coverage compared to the 021 which was a joke and still is.
This was because it ran around 850Mhz much lower than 021 and could bend around terrain a little better.
I had a few old cellphones like the Motorola brick and the Nokia that worked pretty good in the scrub and when it got canned I had to buy under protest an 027 that was nowhere near as good.
Now the XT network is using the old 850Mhz (and 2100Mhx) so should be good in the scrub but it has been rushed in so fast by the Telecom idiots obviously at the lowest price they could negotiate (and using a third rate provider…Alcatel/Lucent).
No bloody wonder it don’t work too well.
A couple have fallen on their swords, time the overpaid Scots git went with them.
toad you sick twit, go croak some more green hyperbole too frog or big blouse you swamp thing! You are pure filith and so cowardly other swamp things think you are a pathetic disgrace … What a freak you are. Get a life!
Oh dear, what did I say? Surely challenging the environmental practices of (some) Canterbury farmers doesn’t deserve that reaction.
Get some professional help for your pathological hatred big blouse and do find some guts so we can have a meeting you creepy keyboard wimp. How many years are you going to attack me? Don’t answer you twisted scum of the earth.
Usually I would be first to stick the boot into the Scottish. But,. You need to go back a lot further to understand how Telecom have cocked up their third digital rollout in a row.
Back in the dim and distant early 90′s Telecom rolled out an overlay digital network called D-AMPS. I was spruiking mobiles in hamilton at that stage and attended the big shiny launch party. Off we trotted with our nice shiny D-AMPS ericsson handsets to sell but sadly the company owners made us stick with our tried and tested analogue handsets. This caused enormous misery for us because we were selling them all over the greater Waikato and BoP. And of course. They did not work.
Every time they have rolled out a new sytem it has failed. They have chosen the wrong technology or standard on every decision since they moved away from the reliable AMPS.
They will never recover public confidence in their network now. Telco workers always say that Telecoms biggest advantage was customer apathy. This sort of catastrophic cockup will see customers overcome the apathy across all markets and product suites and sample the competition for the first time.
Who really is to blame? Wasn’t the XT network investigated and bought by the previous Board and CEO? I refer to Teresa Gattung and the Chairman Rod Deans. Their combined efforts dragged Telecom down to what it is today