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Topic # 12454 18-Mar-2007 16:17
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So, apparently Vodafones new billing system shoudl be up and running by April 1st yea?

Do Vodafone face fines if number portability isn't ready by April 1st?

Who thinks BestMate on Account will be launched then also? Or does early 2007 mean around September?

What other changes do you think we will see?


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  Reply # 64222 18-Mar-2007 22:35
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Well, a friend at telecom was all too eager to tell me that I can move to them and get a plan on my prepay vodafone number, so I called vodafone to ask if they will be able to give me a you choose connection on my existing number on the 1st.

They said no, but assured me that I could put a voicemail on my prepay number giving people the new one, which is useless for outgoing calls/texts and incoming texts...

Ah well. Thats one number going to telecom if they don't have their A into G by the first. Sisters wanting to take her get 70 down to prepay, thats also a no go, so that will be another going to telecom on the 1st if they dont have it sorted out. There is always the chance that the front line staff will be the last to know, that seems to be the way at vodafone frequently.

Still trying to get the list of handsets that are ok so I can go hunt one down before the 1st.




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  Reply # 64224 18-Mar-2007 22:47
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I know of quite a few people on VF wanting to switch to/from OA from/to prepay but can't so they are switching their number to Telecom so they can.

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  Reply # 64225 18-Mar-2007 22:55
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I'm gonna switch to flexi since it seems the best deal at the moment (if you can get it without a term) and then see how things pan out with some actual competition, would prefer to move back to voda but I expect that I will only be able to move back to prepay otherwise this whole situation wouldn't happen.






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  Reply # 64239 18-Mar-2007 23:58
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simon14:

Who thinks BestMate on Account will be launched then also? Or does early 2007 mean around September?



I sure hope so.

I know so many ppz that have moved to prepay to get better add-ons. Or worse still now have a 021 you choose and a 021 pre pay. gets soooo confusing!!!



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  Reply # 64287 19-Mar-2007 13:16

The new billing system and number portability are completely different.
Number portability will be in place on 1st April. The new billing system won't.
Porting between VF/TC will be supported, changing between pre & post won't be.
Best mate on on-account won't be supported on 1st April.

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  Reply # 64288 19-Mar-2007 13:23
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wibble: <Snip>
Best mate on on-account won't be supported on 1st April.

Any idea when it will be?



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  Reply # 64290 19-Mar-2007 13:43
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wibble: The new billing system and number portability are completely different.
Number portability will be in place on 1st April. The new billing system won't.
Porting between VF/TC will be supported, changing between pre & post won't be.
Best mate on on-account won't be supported on 1st April.


Whats stopping someone on VF OA moving to Telecom PrePay then back to Vodafone PrePay?

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  Reply # 64291 19-Mar-2007 13:46
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simon14:Whats stopping someone on VF OA moving to Telecom PrePay then back to Vodafone PrePay?

Thats a very valid point. Any VodaTrolls* have an answer for that?


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  Reply # 64292 19-Mar-2007 13:48
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I didn't think you could port to a VF Prepay number.  I could be wrong though.



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  Reply # 64294 19-Mar-2007 13:56
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So you saying Telecom customers can't move to Vodafone PrePay?

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  Reply # 64295 19-Mar-2007 13:58
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this could get rather interesting........

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  Reply # 64296 19-Mar-2007 14:10
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lokinz: I didn't think you could port to a VF Prepay number.  I could be wrong though.


Very wrong

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  Reply # 64298 19-Mar-2007 14:25
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You should be able to port anything anywhere (of course 'porting' meaning 'portability between carriers' which means that if Vodafone are unable to move numbers (or choose not to, or cant in time etc etc) between OA and PrePay, you end up with this ridiculous situation of people moving from one platform, to a new carrier, back to a different platform on the old carrier.

Very silly stuff.

I look forward to NP - its going to be great, its a pity it took so long.




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  Reply # 64299 19-Mar-2007 14:55
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johnr:
lokinz: I didn't think you could port to a VF Prepay number. I could be wrong though.


Very wrong


I'm glad Laughing


Perhaps you can answer this then?

  simon14: Whats stopping someone on VF OA moving to Telecom PrePay then back to Vodafone PrePay?


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  Reply # 64418 20-Mar-2007 15:02
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wibble: The new billing system and number portability are completely different.
Number portability will be in place on 1st April. The new billing system won't.
Porting between VF/TC will be supported, changing between pre & post won't be.
Best mate on on-account won't be supported on 1st April.


I head that they NEED the new billing system in place for NP to work at all




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