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#2844 28-Nov-2004 14:06
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On a telecom 027 prepaid phone what happens if a user has NO credit on their phone and they are expecting a phone call from someone? Can they still receive calls? Cuz i heard u can't receive txts if u have no credit on a telecom phone

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#10472 28-Nov-2004 14:14
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You can receive phone calls. Outgoing calls, and outgoing/incoming SMS, MMS and WAP are blocked when you reach the no credit limit.



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  #10473 28-Nov-2004 14:20
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telecom sux. they let u receive calls when theres no credit in ur phone, but u can't receive texts. That sux. vodafone let u receive calls and txts if u have no credit in ur phone


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  #10477 28-Nov-2004 16:38
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telecom let you call 0800 numbers and other free numbers with no credit. vodafone dont let you call anything but 777

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  #10481 28-Nov-2004 19:00
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The terms and conditions supplied with all prepaid phones do say that your txt capability will be restricted if you exceed your credit balance, most of the advertising collateral says so too.

Its a bit harsh to say "Telecom sux" in light of this. If you dont like it, let them know... (constructively).

They are not charging you to recieve txts, and in fact you could leave 1c credit on there for a year and still recieve txts the whole time.

Alternatively - go onto "Go Onebill" and you dont have to maintain a balance to recieve texts.

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  #10657 3-Dec-2004 22:14
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I think that Vodafone does have a better service, but I still like Telecom more.

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  #10666 3-Dec-2004 22:32
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Vodafone shunt ALL calls thought he prepaid platform, noone knows why.

Telecom only shunt chargeable calls through the prepaid platform, Allowing you to make that emergency 0800 call, something vodafone need to look at.

The incoming TXT is blocked to stop EMAIL TXT alerts, Web2TXT, and info alerts working. they have on other way to block it as it's a third party company that controls the content.

each provider has it;s shining and horrid points. That why I carry two phones on 021 Motormouth Prepay and 027 Matesrates onebill,!

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  #10761 6-Dec-2004 13:34
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Umm...telecom willl only ban you from reciving text messages if you have tried to send a text with no money. You can still recieve text messages as long you dont try and send any with no credit.


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#10893 9-Dec-2004 19:12
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Telecom will bar your text and all other services if you try to make any post-charging services.
this is everything else apart from chargeable phonecalls.

Game/Image/Ringtone downloads, Wap usage, Sending TXT, Using Web-TXT, reciving email alerts, Receiving txt alerts, PTT, Video messaging, Picture messages, WapData usage (java apps etc)

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