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lance4k

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#3983 2-May-2005 13:46
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go to www.vodafone.co.nz

and on the right-hand side click on the image that says FREE TXT WEEKENDS


U can now txt vodafone mobiles FREE on the weekends until march 2006!

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#14472 2-May-2005 15:18
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Now everyone can TXT for free between Vodafone mobiles within New Zealand from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday every weekend til March 2006.

Not available for global roaming and web2TXT services.
Not available on public holidays outside of the Free TXT weekend period.
Regular and promotional charges apply for messages sent as part of a promotion, competition or TXT voting poll.
Regular charges apply for TXTchat, TXTmail and TXTgame services.
Minimum 20 cent balance for Prepay customers.
Not available for TXTs sent to 025, 027, or international numbers

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  #14558 7-May-2005 10:44
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when it says
"Minimum 20 cent balance for Prepay customers."
does it mean that i'll need a minimum of 20 cents or that i'll be charged 20 cents?

 
 
 
 


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  #14559 7-May-2005 10:49
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You need 20 cents min balance to send SMS free SMS 021 to 021 or 029 if you have 20 cents and send a SMS to a 027 number that means you will have $0 and loose the free SMS 021 to 021 and 029.

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  #14560 7-May-2005 10:55
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And if anybody gets that SMS that advises them to pass it on and get $50.00 please DON'T

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  #14576 8-May-2005 15:12
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I'm fully aware that Vodafones terms & conditions say it's for Vodafone mobiles to Vodafone mobiles in NZ and excludes roaming. My question is whether txt's can be sent for free to a Vodafone NZ mobile that is roaming overseas. When I tested it it appears to be the case (ie you can send the messages for free) and after speaking to a friend he says the MSC apparently does not care about the destination of a 021 phone before passing the message on. I realise if you are the roaming phone you won't be able to send them for free as the MSC knows you are roaming so can charge you for this.




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#14577 8-May-2005 15:30
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If you send a SMS to a 021 or 029 customer that is roaming that is free. 021 029 customers that are roaming do not pay for incoming SMS. It would be unfare to charge a customer if they did not know someone was roaming before the SMS was sent. Hope that answers your question.

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  #14650 13-May-2005 00:53
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Telecoms just EXTENDED 10DOLLAR TEXTING THROUGH ALL 2006!!!!!
What was up with that fake vodafone message being sent around? a hoax or something. Man, with this news I better go out and buy a new telecom phone haha.

 
 
 
 


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#14651 13-May-2005 07:55
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I sent way over 500 SMS last weekend and it cost me nothing and I will do the same this weekend so thats over 1000 SMS for two weeks that cost $0.00 now you do the maths.

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  #14652 13-May-2005 09:49
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Johnr - I did the math and you probably spent 8 hours of your weekend sending Text messages. Life doesn't get much more exciting than that....

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  #14653 13-May-2005 10:12
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I forward that txt and got a $50 credit!!!! It seems to work if you send it to 027 numbers!!!











Not really

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  #14654 13-May-2005 10:13
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Actually, on a more serious note.... why no txting to 027 025? and what about mons, tues, weds, thurs and friday?

Come on Voda, step up!!

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  #14660 13-May-2005 13:13
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Vodafone are leaders, not followers. They believe in category innovation.

Copying what Telecom did would be being a follower. Vodafone have fired a shot at Telecom by launching a campaign that is very different to what Telecom had in the market.

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  #14662 13-May-2005 13:27
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Ha ha! That's really good.

Voda are leaders... ha ha... different... ha ha ha! Shot at Telecom!!! Ha ha ha!

Seriously though, what about weekdays? And inter network messaging? All seems very reactive to me. A little late in the game, and a bit of a weak offering...

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#14663 13-May-2005 13:46
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I agree with Felix. Voda make so much money of text (like 19cents a text) that having an offer similar to Telecom would really hit them in the back pocket. I don't see anything that is innovative or leading in their offering.....

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  #14664 13-May-2005 14:13
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Part of Telecom's problem is that they can't get rid of $10 TXT. They have sold so many people that removing it would be like committing suicide - it has become a standard feature for them and a selling point for their network. Initially it was to capture customers from Vodafone - it didn't succeed in doing that but is still a good selling point for them.

Vodafone on the other hand simply don't need to offer such a deal. They were not in the position of getting roughly 10000 - 150000 new customers a quarter vs vodafone getting 90000 - 100000 (approximate figures for several periods). While Telecom regained some market share late last year and bet Vodafone by something like 15000 or 20000 new connections this was not cuaused by $10 TXT but due to Telecom actually having some decent handsets in the marketplace.

Personally I don't give a crap about TXT prices, I'd prefer to see some decent voice calling rates..:-(




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