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Topic # 9907 22-Oct-2006 17:16
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Simon in the bestmate thread brought up Telecoms release about number portability. 
Since that thread is about VF's Bestmate promotion, discussion about telecoms release is better suited in here. 


Simon:

Move to Telecom and keep your mobile number

This means on 1 April 2007 you can make the move to Telecom AND you get to keep your current 021 or 029 mobile number.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,205250-200447,00.html


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  Reply # 49279 22-Oct-2006 17:19
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I'm wondering how the boost mobile monster text plan will work with this, deal is $10 for 1000 texts to 027/027...what happens when texting a cdma phone with a 021 or 029 number?

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  Reply # 49284 22-Oct-2006 18:22
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I can't wait for this to come into effect. I probably won't switch carriers, but it will mean the end of price segregation and open a whole new wave of competition.


Or, it will result in people being charged copious amounts for not knowing which network people are on. One of the two.


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Reply # 49287 22-Oct-2006 18:42
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The best way to answer these questions is look how it works overseas

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  Reply # 49291 22-Oct-2006 19:23
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johnr: The best way to answer these questions is look how it works overseas


A non-event in the UK - i was there when it was introduced in 4 phases, from 1999-2004. Total switching was about .00125%, or 50k subs a year. I wonder if it's gone up?

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  Reply # 49312 22-Oct-2006 21:27
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In Australia I know that if you make a call to a phone on a different network, your handset will beep before ringing to warn you. Not sure how texting will work, maybe Telecom and Vodafone can reach some agreement to exchange text messages at a rate of 0c between carriers....

Whatever way you look at it, from November 1st, the mobile market will be changing for the better.

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  Reply # 49332 23-Oct-2006 00:56
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DjShadow: I'm wondering how the boost mobile monster text plan will work with this, deal is $10 for 1000 texts to 027/027...what happens when texting a cdma phone with a 021 or 029 number?


They can just easily change the terms of the plan...  "$10 for 1000 text for Telecom-Telcom Mobiles"....

Of course, there might be the confusion between "who" is on Vodafone and "who" is on Telecom....  But oh well, just ask your friends/mates when you get their number..  It's what I normally ask my Aus friends anyway...

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