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#16047 21-Sep-2007 20:33
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I read somewhere over the last week that Vodafone is introducing a teleconference service, and that all you pay is the cost of the call to the 021 number to use it.

Does anyone have more info on this? I'm particualrly interested in whether you can use this at no cost during the weekend if you have free Vodafone to Vodafone calling.




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#87591 21-Sep-2007 21:02

Yes, it's true. You only pay for the calls to the conference facility, not for the setting up/maintenance of the service as well...

We'll give you an 021 number to ring, you set up a room and get a secure access number and an email template so you can send it to the invitees (up to 20 pax per call) and you can talk for up to five hours.

Details online shortly - I'll send Mauricio the press release and he can put it up if he sees fit.

Right now, the Rabbit Ranch Pinot is calling, oh it's calling.

Mostly it's saying "what's up doc?" but I think that counts. Cool

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  #87593 21-Sep-2007 21:10
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And will it work on bestmates?

 
 
 
 




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#87600 21-Sep-2007 21:34
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Thanks Paul, it's great that you're taking the time to be here to answer these. So will this number work for free Vodafone calls in the weekend and/or Best mate?

Also, if you could get your web guys to put up an RSS feed for all the media releases and other announcements of cool new things from Vodafone, it would make it much easier to keep up with all that's new.





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  #87601 21-Sep-2007 21:34
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paradoxsm: And will it work on bestmates?


Try adding 021 711800 as a Best Mate and find out! :-)

Free chatting between your 20 best mates!






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#87602 21-Sep-2007 21:37
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OK? So that's the dial-in number, how does one obtain a room number?




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#87605 21-Sep-2007 21:48
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From the site


Calls to this number will be charged at your normal rate for a call to a New Zealand Vodafone mobile.


Expensive...




 
 
 
 




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freitasm: From the site


Calls to this number will be charged at your normal rate for a call to a New Zealand Vodafone mobile.


Expensive...


Perhaps, except that my normal rate for a call to a Vodafone mobile during the weekend is 0, since I am on the new megga talker plan.

I guess the way to resolve this once and for all is to have a short conference and watch to see what comes up on My Vodafone.




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Signed up test, Got an easy room number too. I'm on Anytime-200 MEGA so I can make a limited number of cheap calls anytime.

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paradoxsm: Signed up test, Got an easy room number too. I'm on Anytime-200 MEGA so I can make a limited number of cheap calls anytime.


Tried adding it as a Bestmate?


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  #87633 22-Sep-2007 08:05

freitasm: From the site


Calls to this number will be charged at your normal rate for a call to a New Zealand Vodafone mobile.


Expensive...


on our business tolls package that can be as low as 15c/minute... that's pretty good for an audio conference facility.

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On Telecom flexi mytime it gets even cheaper at 10c per minute. That is, if they allow mobiles from other networks (which I assume they do).




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  #87636 22-Sep-2007 08:35

cokemaster: On Telecom flexi mytime it gets even cheaper at 10c per minute. That is, if they allow mobiles from other networks (which I assume they do).


sure do... anyone from any phone.

Some other audio conference facilities:

http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,202274-201662,00.html



charge for the use of the service as well as the phone call to the service. With Vodafone's service, you just pay for the calls.

My comment to Mauricio was just about his point that calls to 021 numbers are "expensive" and they don't have to be.

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  #87637 22-Sep-2007 08:53
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The Telecom audio conferencing service is quite a different beast, I'm afraid. You can opt to have the callers pay for their part of the call, or opt for the organizer to pay for the calls (free to call for people taking part).

Additionally it comes with other features like recordings, operator assistance, international free to call numbers (as well as an regular international access number), preset audio conference (automatic joining based off caller ID), Reservationless Conferencing, Question and answer managed service and a few other useful features (I use it quite a few days a week).

Though this thread is not a comparison thread, in saying that, its good to get this out of the way.





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  #87638 22-Sep-2007 09:02

cokemaster: The Telecom audio conferencing service is quite a different beast, I'm afraid. You can opt to have the callers pay for their part of the call, or opt for the organizer to pay for the calls (free to call for people taking part).

Additionally it comes with other features like recordings, operator assistance, international free to call numbers (as well as an regular international access number), preset audio conference (automatic joining based off caller ID), Reservationless Conferencing, Question and answer managed service and a few other useful features (I use it quite a few days a week).

Though this thread is not a comparison thread, in saying that, its good to get this out of the way.



Oh, absolutely... that's what I'm saying - different beasts for different users. The v.conf facility can be used by families or small groups on an ad hoc basis or regularly if you want. But if you want recordings, video conference facilities and the rest, that's a different tool entirely.

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