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#1474 30-Apr-2004 17:16
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i hear there is goign to be a cap? can anyone comfirm this?
and please how much is it going to be? 500? 1000?

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  #5260 30-Apr-2004 19:48
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There will be major promotion of this new cap early next week. The cap is 500, still the best in the market. Also once the free MMS promotion ends at the end of june the cost of PXT will be reduced to 0.20c per PXT.
Guess too many people used $10 text to send SPAM to people

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  #5299 1-May-2004 15:01
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The reason the cap was introduced was because every time a Telecom customer send a txt to a non-025/7 phone it costs telecom 17c. As you can imagine, with millions of these messages being sent a day it was not cost effective. It costs Telecom next to nothing for internal (025-025, 025-027, 027-025 and 027-027) messages. IMHO Telecom should still have unlimited txt for internal messages, that way alot of people would not be so PISSED OFF! I spoke with Telecom earlier and apparently ("This only affects 4-5% of our 027 customers, the ones that send more than 500 messages per month") Well if this is true, why the need to put such a low (again IMHO) cap on messages? C'mon Telecom, surely you could have seen this coming and come up with a better solution like unlimited Telecom-Telecom messages!




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  #5301 1-May-2004 15:51
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Telecom Mobile just never learn do they..They just continue to make the same mistakes over and over and over again. How long will Kevin Kenrick last?......

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#5302 1-May-2004 18:21
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I left a very ANGRY message on Kevin Kenricks voicemail. Wake up and smell the bacon Kev. The mob have awoken




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  #5304 1-May-2004 18:41
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Well thats not what telecom is telling me. They are telling me it is because of the volume of external (non telecom to telecom) messages being sent




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  #5306 1-May-2004 18:49
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Spam isn't necessarily the problem, the number of msgs from 027 to other networks is. The current interconnection charge per msg is 14c + GST. Source is the SMS interconnection agreement which is posted on the Telecom site.

Telecom's big beef about anything flat rate (such as local phone calls, high speed internet as two examples) is that there will be people who abuse the system. The fact that somebody at Telecom thought flat rate SMS would save them from the big red machine and not cost them $$$, then force a rather embarrasing backdown and then convinced management that the idea would work shows the the exact reason Telecom mobile is suffering. It doesn't require a rocket scientist to work out how to combat Vodafone, unfortunately nobody at Telecom is intelligent enough to work that out yet.


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  #5307 1-May-2004 18:53
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EXACTLY! I'm glad someone's on the same wavelength




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  #5309 1-May-2004 18:57
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Oh I think they can




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  #5311 1-May-2004 19:07
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If you dont care, stop posting.




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  #5313 1-May-2004 19:11
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What do you mean rhumor? Its all true, I have spoken to Tcom several times today




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  #5316 1-May-2004 19:19
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Saw the MMS thing coming a mile off




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#5317 1-May-2004 19:20
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There are ads in all the papers today in the oublic notices advising of of the change - Limit starts today for connections from today and 1st June for existing customers. $10 txt is guaranteed until 31st Dec 2004.

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  #5318 1-May-2004 19:24
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Yes, same as the Telecom website states




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  #5320 1-May-2004 19:28
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I know a lot of angry people that are drafting letters of complaint etc. I've even heard of a couple of possible lawsuits (Prob not tho). I would not like to be Telecom right now




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  #5322 1-May-2004 19:51
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How many of you who are complaining about the 500 text cap actually send more than 500 text a month?

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