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.
Telecom New Zealand launches SHOUT service
Posted on 4-Jun-2005 12:32 | Tags Filed under: News



Ever found yourself short of credit on a prepaid mobile? The new service from Telecom New Zealand allows customers to reverse charges when calling Telecom landline or mobile phone.

The service has been introduced to help Telecom Prepaid mobile customers when they’re in the sticky situation of having no money left on their phone, or their phone is broken or lost and they need to use someone else’s.

The new service allows customers to make a call at no cost to them to a Telecom landline or Telecom mobile on a monthly plan. All they need to do is dial *SHOUT from a Telecom mobile phone and the call is charged at 80 cents per minute to the Telecom account where the call is accepted.

Telecom’s General Manager for Mobile, Kevin Kenrick, says the new service aims to assist Telecom mobile customers who have run out of credit on their mobile, and to also provide peace-of-mind to their families.

“Telecom customers are no longer stuck if they run out of money on their Telecom Prepaid mobile as they can now call a friend or family member and get them to cover the cost of the call”.

Vodafone New Zealand offers an automatic top up service that provides users with a $2 credit on prepaid accounts, on request. The service however must be used from the user's own phone, and the account must have less than $0.20 credit. The user then send a SMS to 468 (IOU). After receiving the SMS, Vodafone automatically provides an extra $2 credit on the prepaid account, which will be deducted the next time the user buys more credits.




More information: http://www.telecom.co.nz/shout...

comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

IPv6 beta for Bigpipe
Created by JoshBigpipe, last reply by michaelmurfy on 29-Mar-2017 12:25 (95 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by joker97 on 29-Mar-2017 12:10 (3690 replies)
Pages... 244 245 246


Dishwasher Recommendations Please
Created by tdgeek, last reply by pbolger on 29-Mar-2017 12:49 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Dell laptops shipping with 10/100 ethernet adapters -Am I being ripped off?
Created by Fishfingers, last reply by networkn on 27-Mar-2017 17:54 (50 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


New fibre speed boost only get half speed
Created by Jekkyl, last reply by Athlonite on 29-Mar-2017 13:43 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Social Media Complaining
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Mar-2017 22:00 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Temperature Monitoring
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by richms on 25-Mar-2017 23:38 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


TiVo Service ending on 31 October 2017
Created by Riggleby, last reply by old3eyes on 28-Mar-2017 11:15 (566 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38