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Topic # 4481 25-Jul-2005 13:04
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Telecom has announced that inter-network MMSing will be 50 cents per message sent after its promo period (read: alpha test) has finished. The promo will see messages go through at 20c.

This seems to be typical of Telecom - release a service, and then figure out how to charge the correct amount for it later. (Which is fine by me!!)

027 users will also be able to recieve video messages from 021, but sending has yet to be announced.

No charge for recieving messages (as usual).

So.... any comments? Does it really cost 2.5 times as much to send an MMS to an 021 than to an 027?

Surely Vodas MMS volume isnt -that- much bigger than Tcom these days - why not just forward the messages at no extra cost, and avoid the red tape at both ends? (and kiss and make up, and hold hands while strolling through flowery meadows).

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  Reply # 17034 25-Jul-2005 14:24

got it working yet?
Leading edge on lambton quay said that it should be live, the salesperson said that she thought it was friday although it should work nothing has been said. I got a rejection message today trying to pxt 027



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  Reply # 17035 25-Jul-2005 14:32
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I havent tried becuase I dont know any 021 users.

Have emailed you my number if you want to try sending one to me.

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  Reply # 17105 27-Jul-2005 09:47
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I tried a Vodafone to Telecom pxt, didn't work.




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  Reply # 17109 27-Jul-2005 11:01

me too, still got the text
will be testing 027 to 021 soon

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  Reply # 17128 27-Jul-2005 18:25
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I don't think it's going ahead anymore...

The reference is off the Telecom website and there's nothing on the Vodafone one.




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  Reply # 17129 27-Jul-2005 18:27
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It will just be teething issues. They will have locked it all up again, and use a walled garden of selected phone numbers for testing id say.

Alpha testing on the masses doesnt work... they should have got this right first, then released it.




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Reply # 17138 27-Jul-2005 21:38
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Okay this explains why I recieved a photo message from a 021 back in 20th may 2005. I thought something was up but no one would explain. I have (had) a standard MMS 027 device (nokia 6225) and got a lightsurf message so it was obviously "testing". (My number is almost always used as an uninvited "beta test" cos it's easier to type 027 & same digit 7 times.)

The interconnect charges are fine by me, I'm surprised TXT's are not more. Hopefully this "on network" pricing will take off allowing much cheaper calling to other 027 phones.



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  Reply # 17140 27-Jul-2005 21:47
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calling between 027 phones used to be much much cheaper than off network, but they scrapped it in favour of slightly lower overall call costs and lower monthly fees (overall)

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