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Topic # 145435 17-May-2014 17:18
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I spent ten minutes digging the telecom site to no avail so I'm just going to ask -

I was in Singapore on my Prepay sim and lo and behold I got all my sms and received all my calls! (I have ZERO credit on my prepay)

Is this for all countries or just Singapore or just a glitch?

I am asking because I am thinking of switching to Skinny - same Roaming policy on Prepay?

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  Reply # 1047116 17-May-2014 17:31
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There would be no reason why you shouldn't receive SMS messages because there is no charge for these.



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  Reply # 1047139 17-May-2014 18:47
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sbiddle: There would be no reason why you shouldn't receive SMS messages because there is no charge for these.




But you do get charge with phone calls. OP stated SMS and calls





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  Reply # 1047142 17-May-2014 18:49
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I'm guessing this could be a side effect of their current system upgrades.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/digital-content/assets/help/maintenance.html

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  Reply # 1047145 17-May-2014 18:54
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I was in Australia for a weekend recently. It was cheaper to buy a prepay SIM for a two day trip than to use roaming. For a week it'd be no contest, local SIM would win easily.




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  Reply # 1047156 17-May-2014 19:11
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there is another contest: I spent no money using wifi

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  Reply # 1047162 17-May-2014 19:32
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If there was a bug allowing free inbound calls with no credit it's safe to say it'll soon be fixed..





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  Reply # 1047165 17-May-2014 19:47
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so receiving sms on skinny when roaming is free if I switched to skinny?

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  Reply # 1047173 17-May-2014 20:14
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No network anywhere in the world has ever charged for receiving SMS messages.



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  Reply # 1047190 17-May-2014 20:32
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sbiddle:

 

No network anywhere in the world has ever charged for receiving SMS messages.


You mean while roaming or in general?  Because those US networks all did.

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  Reply # 1047209 17-May-2014 20:40
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sbiddle: No network anywhere in the world has ever charged for receiving SMS messages.


You mean while roaming or in general?  Because those US networks all did.


I'm meaning while roaming.. And in general the only people who would possibly pay are people in MPP countries such as the US (I know some used to but have no idea what happens now.

I highly doubt you'll find a CPP network anywhere in the world that charges customers for receiving SMS messages while roaming.





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  Reply # 1047219 17-May-2014 21:01
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sbiddle:

 

No network anywhere in the world has ever charged for receiving SMS messages.


you sure about that?

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  Reply # 1047222 17-May-2014 21:03
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sbiddle: No network anywhere in the world has ever charged for receiving SMS messages.


you sure about that?


Neither Telecom or Vodafone (or BellSouth prior to that) or 2degrees charge for receiving SMS messages while roaming on any network anywhere in the world, and have never ever done so.

As explained above I'm not aware of a single CPP network anywhere in the world charging customers for receiving SMS messages while roaming. MPP networks such as the US and Canada may differ, some networks historically did charge customers for receiving SMS messages both at home and while roaming, but I think the days of that are now long gone.







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  Reply # 1047230 17-May-2014 21:07
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I'm pretty sure I got charged 50c per sms received in the past. I can't prove it.

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  Reply # 1047231 17-May-2014 21:10
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joker97: I'm pretty sure I got charged 50c per sms received in the past. I can't prove it.


Well no network in NZ has ever charged. It would simply be impossible to manage.





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  Reply # 1047234 17-May-2014 21:14
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FWIW Vodafone NZ used to charge to receive roaming SMS in the US, probably Telecom too.  Maybe stopped about 4-5 years ago

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