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Competition is good for users: free SMS until end of year, from Telecom New Zealand
Posted on 2-Sep-2003 20:26 | Filed under: News



Unlike U.S., mobile phone users in New Zealand don't have to pay for incoming SMS. Now some won't even pay for outgoing SMS. Telecom New Zealand is giving free SMS for user who upgrade to their CDMA network (027 prefix in New Zealand).

Here's how it works: trade in an old 025 (Telecom New Zealand old TDMA network), 021 (Vodafone GSM) or 029 (TelstraClear GSM operated by Vodafone) working mobile phone until the end of September 2003 and sending SMS is free until 31 December 2003. After this the SMS goes back to normal, which currently is NZ$10 (US$5.50) for all you can eat SMS!

Of course this was Telecom's response to the Vodafone double top up, where prepay users would get NZ$2 for every NZ$1 charged into prepay accounts.

Vodafone's response was quick, and all SMS (except competitions and some other stuff) is now NZ$0.10, exactly half price, until the end of the September 2003.

I wonder when the two mobile carriers will bring down their prices for data (GPRS and CDMA). Then that'll be interesting.



More information: http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,3900,20304...






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