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Topic # 102984 27-May-2012 22:33 Send private message

Hey guys,

I just have a quick question regarding us being able to text a number to "300" to see if its an active number on the vodafone network... what does txting "300" actually do? as ive tried about 20'ish "021 XXX XXXX" numbers and they all come up as active... would it tell me if a number with a prefix of "021" be unavailable or disabled if it were? I couldn't test it because I don't know of a disabled/inactive one.

So far im getting a feeling that it just reads the first 3 numbers and if it's 021 it just returns a txt saying its active.

thanks,
james. 

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  Reply # 631244 27-May-2012 22:53 Send private message

That even works on Vodafone? So it does.. new news to me :)

Its checking if the number is on the local network via porting and not on a competitors.

Think of it as a tracert, if it has to leave the current network to get to it.. it should report back not active. IE anything not on VF or VF number on other provider network.

Its a way of checking if txt etc will incur charges if you have un-charged internal network SMS plan.



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  Reply # 631250 27-May-2012 23:02 Send private message

oh yeah that makes perfect sense.

so really every number that I enter that returns a "phone is active" result pretty much means that it is currently within the network and is able to receive txt and calls as usual?

also as I stated in the OP, I used alot of random numbers (such as 021 111 1111, 021 222 2222) and it returned a "phone is active" result, does that mean that its actually on the network?

edit: thanks btw.

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  Reply # 631263 27-May-2012 23:29 Send private message

Answered here

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/10280-regarding-txting-a-number-to-300/page__p__76316&#entry76316

FYI 0211111111 is actually a valid mobile number on Vodafone, It's my friends mobile number




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