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  Reply # 334049 24-May-2010 14:13 Send private message

I do use opera mobile already




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  Reply # 334051 24-May-2010 14:17 Send private message

wont work on my M300 - just get internal browser error when I try.




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  Reply # 334053 24-May-2010 14:24 Send private message

richms: wont work on my M300 - just get internal browser error when I try.


EDIT: Sorry about my blank response before IE7 hates me

Can you go to any other website? Like Xtra mobile page?

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  Reply # 334057 24-May-2010 14:29 Send private message

richms: SMS, broken on vodafone for ages and still no solution from them. Perhaps should get target involved ;)


This is not a Vodafone NZ issue its outside of our network and we have chased the provider so many times I am getting tired of it

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  Reply # 334061 24-May-2010 14:35 Send private message

akia:
richms: wont work on my M300 - just get internal browser error when I try.


EDIT: Sorry about my blank response before IE7 hates me

Can you go to any other website? Like Xtra mobile page?


The one that comes up when I open the browser does, and the main page of 0.facebook.com comes up, its when I log in that I get that error.




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  Reply # 334064 24-May-2010 14:36 Send private message

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richms: SMS, broken on vodafone for ages and still no solution from them. Perhaps should get target involved ;)


This is not a Vodafone NZ issue its outside of our network and we have chased the provider so many times I am getting tired of it

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Surely you could get legal involved as they are causing VF support issues by making false claims in that case?




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  Reply # 334070 24-May-2010 14:43 Send private message

richms:
johnr:
richms: SMS, broken on vodafone for ages and still no solution from them. Perhaps should get target involved ;)


This is not a Vodafone NZ issue its outside of our network and we have chased the provider so many times I am getting tired of it

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Surely you could get legal involved as they are causing VF support issues by making false claims in that case?


Vodafone got a update last Friday 21/05 just trying to find it now




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  Reply # 334136 24-May-2010 17:00 Send private message

akia:
richms: wont work on my M300 - just get internal browser error when I try.


EDIT: Sorry about my blank response before IE7 hates me

Can you go to any other website? Like Xtra mobile page?


Had it open a few things on occasion, but images are all over the place and its still giving that error most times when I try




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  Reply # 335074 26-May-2010 14:55 Send private message

Here is the official press relelase sent out today:


Telecom launches 0.facebook.com, a free way to access Facebook® on your mobile phone

0.facebook.com is lightweight and optimised for speed; Telecom’s standard data charges do not apply for site

AUCKLAND, New Zealand and PALO ALTO, Calif. – 26 May, 2010 – Telecom NZ and Facebook today announced that Telecom is offering their customers free mobile browsing on the new 0.facebook.com site.

By sponsoring 0.facebook.com Telecom is enabling their customers to stay connected with their friends and family through a text-only version of Facebook without incurring any data charges.[1]

Facebook’s 0.facebook.com site is optimised for speed – it is a new faster, lightweight version of Facebook’s mobile site m.facebook.com and can be accessed from any Telecom standard mobile wap browser.

The site does not have graphics or photos and 0.facebook.com’s pages have been designed for performance on Telecom’s network.

Photos posted on Facebook are only one click away from 0.facebook.com. To view a photo a person only needs to click on a link to the photo and they will be prompted that they are leaving 0.facebook.com. Standard data charges will apply when a person leaves 0.facebook.com to view photos or internet links, or if they are global roaming.

Head of Data Product Management at Telecom, Paul Taylor says, “Facebook is the most popular social networking site in New Zealand. It’s fantastic to be able to bring it directly to the hands of our mobile customers and make it free to browse, post status updates and add comments”.

Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile, Facebook, says, “We are always looking to work with innovative companies to provide simple and fast mobile access to Facebook across the world”.

“Thanks to our collaboration with Telecom, people will now be able to access Facebook for free through 0.facebook.com,” he says.

Any Telecom customers using a standard mobile phone can access 0.facebook.com by typing the URL in their mobile wap browser. XT customers will also find the URL under “Quick Links” on Yahoo!Xtra TWorld or customers can simply text the word “ZERO” to 282 (20c per text) to be sent the link.

Telecom customers will have exclusive access to 0.facebook.com for a 6 week period from Friday 21 May.

0.facebook.com is currently not available to Telecom customers using a Smartphone or PDA and is free only to customers using their phones while in New Zealand.



Interesting to see "Telecom customers will have exclusive access to 0.facebook.com for a 6 week period from Friday 21 May.". I have asked Telecom to clarify this sentence.






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  Reply # 335077 26-May-2010 14:57 Send private message

Ok, the clarification is that Facebook has given Telecom exclusive access to this service for six weeks. After this is up to them and other operators to negotiate something for themselves. Telecom will continue the offer anyway.




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  Reply # 335080 26-May-2010 15:04 Send private message

I have just confirmed and yes it is free if you go via telecoms WAP gateway. This is for devices configured to use telecoms "WAP" proxy




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  Reply # 335450 27-May-2010 12:14 Send private message

Just as a FYI we're holding a competition for Facebook Zero to win a Sony Ericsson Vivaz. To check out the competition details visit our Telecom Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/telecomnz

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  Reply # 335518 27-May-2010 14:21 Send private message

Done. Fingers crossed! :)

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