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#11209 9-Jan-2007 18:47
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Quote tonyhughes "create a new thread to discuss this please. I dont want anyone to reply about portability"

Ok so here it is

Mobile Phone Number portability isnt that going to make the moble networks a shead load of money ?

At the moment i pick to call Moblie telecom numbers from a land line and Vodafone numbers from my vodafone moble as this is the cheapest way to to it and i get the most of my plan with it's 200 free minutes to other Vodafone users

How will i know what i am being charged when the number dosent tell me where i am caling ?


[Moderater edit (tonyhughes): Moved into a telco forum]

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  #57373 9-Jan-2007 18:54
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Expect to see plans change I guess.

Mobile number portability is definitley not going to make any telco a lot of extra money (or indeed any extra money at all). The cost to administer this will be not insignificant, and I dont see it as a revenue stream at all, except in terms of attracting customers who previously wouldnt move due to their number being valuable to them, but i expect this swing to be pretty even between Telecom and Vodafone.







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  #57375 9-Jan-2007 19:05
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Plans that include on network minutes will no doubt work the same way they work in virtually every other country with portability. If you're a Voda customer for example calling another 021 number which has been ported to another company (and is therefore an off network call) you'll probably hear a recorded message advising you of this before the call is switched.


 
 
 
 


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  #57386 9-Jan-2007 19:45
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well as long as i know that will be good

perhaps like in the UK moble to moble via any same or any network will be the same 
i use to have 200min of free calling to any phone number including mobiles in the Uk from my Uk mobile 

made life so easy

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  #57387 9-Jan-2007 19:54
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Downunder: well as long as i know that will be good

perhaps like in the UK moble to moble via any same or any network will be the same 
i use to have 200min of free calling to any phone number including mobiles in the Uk from my Uk mobile 

made life so easy


It may may make life easier but the simple fact is a network has to pay interconnection costs every time a call leaves their network. Since on network calls don't have this issue networks can't necessarily afford to offer the same deals for calls that go off network.

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  #57391 9-Jan-2007 19:58
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Yes i understand they have to pay going off there network but i think they all agreed to play nicely ..somehow

anyway roll on the IPhone tomorrow and WIFI VOIP and iChat and it wont take too long before i wont be spending nearly so much cash on Mobile Plans 

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