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Topic # 131047 7-Oct-2013 04:55
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Hey all,

As it'll likely be moot by the time I receive any response to an email, can someone confirm that http://www.ultramobile.co.nz is really associated with Telecom? Because if it is, seems I probably just won a phone :-)

Cheers


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  Reply # 909011 7-Oct-2013 04:56
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For those wondering, no I'm not a spambot.

Came across it from a NZ Herald advert and was rather surprised to be told I won a phone when following the link. And it's not the 'you won a lunchbox if you subscribe to our service for 10 years or listen to a week long presentation' sort of thing. WHOIS suggests it's legit (Touch/Cast which concurs with T&C which I did read) and I would expect the price+checking from NZ Herald would make a scam difficult. And I checked the website a few more times as did a flatmate, doesn't seem that everyone is a winner.

While Ultra Mobile are the new Telecom plans and the competition is clearly presented as a Telecom one, I'm not seeing any links or information on the Telecom domains to the competition. (Hint to Telecom, if running a competition under a different domain, link to it or mention it on your main domain somewhere. Although perhaps I just caught them too early.) In fact, no discussion I can find anywhere. (Perhaps I'm intended to rectify that by being one of the early winners :-P) I didn't see any ad on NZ Herald before so guess it may have just started even though the T&C suggests it should have started yesterday.

Only information I gave out were a mobile number and an email address. Seems unlikely it's a premium SMS scam and of course if I get a phone call asking me for my credit card details so they can send me the prize you can guess what I'll tell them....

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  Reply # 909013 7-Oct-2013 06:23
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If it was a "YOU JUST WON _____" for no effort on your part, other than visiting a webpage, I'd be very skeptical.




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  Reply # 909016 7-Oct-2013 06:44
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It seems Telecom Ultra Mobile is the new branding for Telecom XT. Well done, I'd say you just scored a free phone and smartwatch combo...




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  Reply # 909029 7-Oct-2013 07:50
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Nice!! I'm jealous but thankful as was not aware of this until your thread, have entered, may some of your luck rub off lol!!!

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  Reply # 909036 7-Oct-2013 08:16
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Um..

in their T&C:

Instant Prize Giveaway: There are 16 prizes available to be won over the competition period. Instant prizes consist of:...

The promotion opens at 12.01am, Sunday 6th October 2013 and closes at 11.59:59pm, Monday 7th October 2013 ("Promotional Period"). No late entries will be accepted.

On their home page.. 17 Smartphones will be won today..

I will let you do the impossible maths.. 2 Day competition, 16 phones in total but 17 of them will be won today..




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  Reply # 909041 7-Oct-2013 08:34
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It's legit. Let's just say I'm not eligible to enter...

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  Reply # 909042 7-Oct-2013 08:35
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Did it say which smartphone you won?

From what you say it seems you won an instant prize which could be one of:

4 x Sony Xperia M
1 x Sony Xperia Z
5 x Nokia 625
1 x Nokia 1020
5 x Samsung S4 Mini

The prize draw at the close of the competition is for:

3 x Samsung Galaxy Note 3 + Gear

Not a bad set of prizes!




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  Reply # 909050 7-Oct-2013 08:50
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odds will be pretty terrible today I imagine given the marketing push this morning

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  Reply # 909077 7-Oct-2013 09:40
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Nil Einne: Hey all,

As it'll likely be moot by the time I receive any response to an email, can someone confirm that http://www.ultramobile.co.nz is really associated with Telecom? Because if it is, seems I probably just won a phone :-)

Cheers



LUCKY! well done!




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  Reply # 909318 7-Oct-2013 13:47
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Damn, didn't win :(

Entered the prize draw anyway.



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  Reply # 909324 7-Oct-2013 13:56
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Just to let people know, I really did win (and obviously I did fill out my details correctly, or at least my mobile). Got a phone call asking for my address.

Thanks Telecom!!!

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Nil Einne: Just to let people know, I really did win (and obviously I did fill out my details correctly, or at least my mobile). Got a phone call asking for my address.

Thanks Telecom!!!


WHAT DID YOU WIN!!!! 





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  Reply # 909328 7-Oct-2013 14:06
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+1 ;o)

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  Reply # 909329 7-Oct-2013 14:09
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nakedmolerat:
Nil Einne: Just to let people know, I really did win (and obviously I did fill out my details correctly, or at least my mobile). Got a phone call asking for my address.

Thanks Telecom!!!


WHAT DID YOU WIN!!!! 


A phone call from Telecom! :D





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  Reply # 909334 7-Oct-2013 14:17
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Hopefully it's a decent one! :D

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