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Topic # 78669 5-Mar-2011 22:07 Send private message

Anyone noticed that all of a sudden the VF offerings have disappeared off the DSE site and if you go into the stores all the VF phones are either out of stock or clearance, has something happened that's led to VF pulling out of DSE?


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  Reply # 445965 6-Mar-2011 11:54 Send private message

I noticed the same thing about Tuesday last week.

Looks like Dick Smiths has dropped Vodafone like a hot potato. Vodafone might need to update their Dealers page http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/store-locations/our-store-partners.jsp

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  Reply # 446008 6-Mar-2011 15:23 Send private message

i went to glenfeild dse and they said that if i want a vodafone phone at the mo to head over to vodafone . Or choose from the selection if 2 degrees phones as the run the same network bands. maybe they had a falling out with vodafone

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  Reply # 446009 6-Mar-2011 15:25 Send private message

Maybe they are in the process of becoming an exclusive dealer for 2D?

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  Reply # 446011 6-Mar-2011 15:31 Send private message

No, they still sell XT phones. I had a look at their site too, and yep, all the VF stuff is gone. Only 2d or XT.

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  Reply # 446022 6-Mar-2011 15:51 Send private message

Vodafone and DSE never got along when I worked at DSE. I remember that DSE lost signing up new VF customers on contracts and DSE only had prepaid option left. Lasted a few months before DSE was allowed to sign up users to VF contract again.




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  Reply # 447418 10-Mar-2011 21:39 Send private message

I heard something along the lines of Vodafone wanting more than DSE was willing to give, hence the dumping. And I remember being told late last year by a former DSE employee that they were one of the biggest resellers of vodafone stuff, obviously things must have changed.

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  Reply # 447423 10-Mar-2011 22:18 Send private message

Oh well these commercial agreements, they may have split now, but who knows they might get back together again, just like Telstraclear back to becoming a Vodafone MVNO.

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  Reply # 447717 12-Mar-2011 00:51 Send private message

Hi Johnr, considering you spend so much time commenting on other topics on Geekzone and appear to be a relatively active member and proponent of Vodafone, maybe you can enlighten us as to whether Vodafone has a public position about this.

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  Reply # 447726 12-Mar-2011 01:28 Send private message

styxgeist: Hi Johnr, considering you spend so much time commenting on other topics on Geekzone and appear to be a relatively active member and proponent of Vodafone, maybe you can enlighten us as to whether Vodafone has a public position about this.

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i dont think he is prepared to lose his job 





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  Reply # 447741 12-Mar-2011 08:33

Yep - did notice that a couple of weeks back.
Needed a cheap pre-pay for work. No Vodafone on their website - wasnt particularly wanting vodafone anyway, but...

Went into the store and found a cheap handset that did what I wanted (VF as it happens), didnt have a SIM so the guy behind the counter said here you go and got out a 2 degrees SIM - suited me fine - but was surprised they werent trying to sell me a VF SIM.

Figured VF must be on the way out at DSE.




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  Reply # 447751 12-Mar-2011 09:38 Send private message

It seems this now has reached the mainstream media (after a week around here) and Vodafone seems to be saying Dick Smith has dumped them. NBR, for subscriber only (I'm not).





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  Reply # 447864 12-Mar-2011 17:51 Send private message

freitasm: It seems this now has reached the mainstream media (after a week around here) and Vodafone seems to be saying Dick Smith has dumped them. NBR, for subscriber only (I'm not).



Yeah, love that pay-wall.  Somehow me thinks not.

Interesting what this search returns (or doesn't as the case maybe): http://dse.resultspage.com/search?w=vodafone&




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  Reply # 448131 14-Mar-2011 10:04

Pay more to receive the news early (NBR)... or just wait for the main media.

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