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Topic # 29095 23-Dec-2008 11:24
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Hey, guys and gals.  I'm in the market for a mobile and wanted to know which service was better.  Most people say Telecom is better for texting, but Vodafone is better for international stuff.

Ideally, I'd be using it mostly to txt friends and family in the US and UK.

Which would be the better service?  Opinions?

Many thanks in advance!

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Reply # 185790 23-Dec-2008 11:34
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Well both networks charge $0.30 for prepaid international txt messages.

For any limitations for texting overseas on Telecom see:

USA: Two-way service with AT&T (Cingular), Alltel (Western Wireless), Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Sprint-Nextel (CDMA & iDEN), Leap Wireless (Cricket), T-Mobile, Triton (Suncom), and Verizon. No service to others. 

UK: Two-way

One way means you can text to a mobile in that country, but they can't reply.

One way with reply path means you can text to a mobile in that country, but they can only reply to one you send (within 2 days of you sending the initial text).

Two way means both you and the overseas recipient can send and receive texts.

Also if you need customer service Telecom does not charge for this, unlike Vodafone who charge $1 for each call that requires you to talk to a CSR instead of using self help (sometimes nonexistent if you check the forums) methods.


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  Reply # 185792 23-Dec-2008 11:40
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Cool, thanks!


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  Reply # 185857 23-Dec-2008 21:35
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I am bias but can't help replying to this.

Worth considering going On Account with Black + White as this way you get all the cool GSM/ UMTS network stuff and roaming but without the long term contract. And you get acces to great handset pricing.

Oh yeah and texts overseas will only be 20c and we don't charge you for your SIM card!


Just a thought!

Cheers Johnathan
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