Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Movie Goers Can Purchase Tickets Directly on Vodafone Mobile Phones
Posted on 19-Oct-2005 16:58. | Tags Filed under: News.



Vodafone New Zealand has announced a customer trial that marks a New Zealand mobile industry first: booking movie tickets from a mobile phone.

This new service, available on Vodafone live!, is an evolution towards using the mobile for entertainment and information needs.

Customers have been able to view session times, read movie reviews, engage in a chat room and if they have a 3G handset, watch movie trailers through Vodafone live! for some time. Vodafone is taking this one step further as this service lets all Vodafone Live! customers reserve tickets for theatres in the Village Cinemas chain, using their mobile.

The movie ticket service is the fourth m-Commerce service launched recently by Vodafone. These include TXT-a-Park, where customers pay for parking with their mobile, mTicket, where customers can buy tickets to dance parties using txt, and HotLink where customers can top up their Prepay balance or pay their Vodafone account directly from their bank account.

Head of Mobile Commerce, Hamish Sansom, believes that the movie ticket reservation service is another step towards using your mobile every day for commercial transactions and payments. “The success of mTicket, TXT-a-Park, and HotLink shows that customers are lapping up more convenient methods of ordering and paying for services with their mobile and Vodafone is pleased to be offering these exciting new services,” he says.

Unlike other movie ticket services available, the Vodafone/Village option allows customers to turn up just a few minutes before the movie starts. During the trial the service will be free of charge until the end of October after which time a non-refundable service fee applies when full payment for tickets is made at the cinema. Vodafone will then assess customer feedback on pricing options before launching commercially in November.

Vodafone developed the mobile reservation system in conjunction with Vista Entertainment Solutions, a local New Zealand company working in the cinema management/ticketing software. Vista’s global reach extends to 22 countries in which they service over 400 cinemas worldwide.







comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

NZ Prime Minister John Key Resigns
Created by ajobbins, last reply by Linuxluver on 6-Dec-2016 00:06 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


The President Of The USA - Who do you think?
Created by TimA, last reply by freitasm on 5-Dec-2016 11:04 (897 replies)
Pages... 58 59 60


Dishwasher not Working Properly
Created by tdgeek, last reply by mdav056 on 5-Dec-2016 20:18 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


'Quality' NZ news on the way?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by alasta on 4-Dec-2016 09:49 (91 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Gigabit cable now available
Created by sub, last reply by Scotty1986 on 2-Dec-2016 12:00 (712 replies)
Pages... 46 47 48


Does anyone have experience with an EVGA RMA?
Created by Kol12, last reply by Kol12 on 5-Dec-2016 21:14 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Mazda Atenza/6 or a Suzuki Swift 1.6 for four people one off trip?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by alasta on 5-Dec-2016 20:18 (15 replies)

Pike River - Seal or recovery?
Created by gzt, last reply by dickytim on 5-Dec-2016 12:51 (70 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5