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#1501 5-May-2004 13:02
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I have heard rumours that vodafone may be bringing in a $1 a day text as much as you like promotion. A rumour may be just that though......
Does anyone know anything about this?
I have just recently switched from telecom to vodafone, with no regrets at all. Two days after I switched telecom stopped their $10 txt promo. Good timing I reckon. Anyway, I spoke to a vodafone rep last night and he couldnt go into any specifics however he dropped some pretty massive hints that they will be starting a tx/pxt promo in the very near future. He also gave me the standard stuff about vodafone being the market leaders not followers etc, so who knows what is in the pipeline.
Anyone?

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#5467 5-May-2004 13:14
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As much as I like Vodafone, Telecom's offering of 500 free SMS/month is still quite a lot. I mean, people are making a fuss about this, but users still get $100 worth of free SMS, until the promotion finishes.

To be on topic, no I haven't heard about this Vodafone offer, yet.




 

 

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#5470 5-May-2004 14:04
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treat it as a rumor only !! I work for them and its news to me, and $1 a day texting would cause the same issue SPAMMING

 
 
 
 


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#5486 5-May-2004 18:15
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Howdy ,
I contacted VodaNZ about getting a better text deal and suggested I might change to Telecom but there was no Hint at all of a better deal on Vodafone !! but this was before
the announcement of the 500 texts on Telecom

Steve

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  #5489 5-May-2004 18:31
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Hey there could be plans but I don't deal with text messages and plans thats marketing,

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#5659 10-May-2004 20:54
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Yeah I heard something like that from a rep at vodafone today!
He said that there would be something like a plan that offers lots of txts for a lot cheaper than the usual $20=100txts. He was pretty cagey about any specifics, but said that it wouldn't be as good as what telecom's got, but it'd probably be around halfway there. Sounds sweet to me! I'd like some cheap txts on a decent network with decent phones anyday rather than that load of (&^$ the telecom monopoly churns out! :P
Here's hoping!
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  #5664 10-May-2004 21:36
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Howdy ,
Yes I prefer Voda as well as , the majority of my text messages are to overseas ,
GSM seems to have the better arrangements esp with European Countries !


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  #5665 10-May-2004 21:45
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thats where GSM came from, Group Special Mobile and then renamed to Global Systems for Mobile

 
 
 
 


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#5860 19-May-2004 17:45
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Keep ya eyes peeled

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#5915 20-May-2004 16:29
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Just got a hint from another Vodafone store rep today! She said that there were a few plans that were maybe going to trial and release....but that she didn't know any details other than 1 being a txt one!
I bet she knew all the details! haha

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  #5916 20-May-2004 16:35
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Bet she doesn't

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#5917 20-May-2004 16:55
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Real? Is that how it works...like only the hardout people know stuff like that?
She did say that she didn't know to stop a potential leak of their new plans to telecom or something?
Maybe it's wishful thinking....but anything more than 100 txts for $20 will be A-OK with me! :)

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  #5918 20-May-2004 17:07
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Yes it would be nice to see a better deal with SMS its pretty expensive considering what you get for your money ! a MMS is better value !!

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  #5919 20-May-2004 17:36
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is there any chance to see an option to build your custom plan? Like pick and match few TXT plan of say 100 txts, 250 txts, 500 txts with 100mins OP calls, 250mins OP calls, or 500mins OP calls (or any possible matrix plan)


I think it will allow the customers the flexibility to build the plan that suit them more personally. I think it will be the best idea!!!

Like for myself, I txt around 100-150 txts and i call around 120-170 mins, and use GPRS data around 5MB. as you can see, all in all, it cost me around $150 if i'm on Talk 200 plan with only measely 20 free TXT and Casual Data plan of 5MB (i think it is 5MB, the $15/month one)




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#5921 20-May-2004 17:47
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The cellphone companies are a bit like Pay TV services , they give you what suits them , rather than customers being able to choose the line up of channels !
You have to pick a Particular PLAN !

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#5938 20-May-2004 21:50
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WooooooHoooooooooooooooo! :)
Can't wait!
Is it as of the end of this month? That's what I heard!

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