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Reply # 65006 26-Mar-2007 13:20
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"Not much as you can only port to post paid on Vodafone"


Can someone confirm this?!






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  Reply # 65010 26-Mar-2007 13:43
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Hey awesome, so then I can port away, and then back and they will have to give me a plan.. wooo, im sick of the unexplained missing credit and no way of finding where it went that prepay brings.




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  Reply # 65014 26-Mar-2007 14:07
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sbiddle:
on2it:

Friends in the states reckon portability is a pain in the arse and you just accept that some traffic will be billed 'on-network' and some won't



Comparing number portability in the USA and NZ is just stupid because there is virtually nothing in common between the two markets. The USA doesn't have CPP for mobile and also had a vast number of local carriers who all operate in their own markets.

Look closer to home in say Australia and you'll see it's worked perfectly since 2001 with only a few small issues.



> Comparing number portability in the USA and NZ is just stupid

Really? The point is that it just gets to complicated to keep track of who's on what network.

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Reply # 65082 26-Mar-2007 20:25
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on2it: Really? The point is that it just gets to complicated to keep track of who's on what network.


Yes, as in the USA they do not use prefixes as far as I am aware. For example in Hawaii the local area code is 808. Both mobiles and landlines share the 808 code, so even telling the difference between landlines and mobiles is difficult. Perhaps some one can confirm this, or correct me on this through??


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  Reply # 65083 26-Mar-2007 20:27
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Caller pays the same rate if its a mobile or landline. Receiver of call pays the difference (ie. landline free, callphone will incur a charge)




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Reply # 65085 26-Mar-2007 20:38
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Yes, as in the USA they do not use prefixes as far as I am aware. For example in Hawaii the local area code is 808. Both mobiles and landlines share the 808 code, so even telling the difference between landlines and mobiles is difficult. Perhaps some one can confirm this, or correct me on this through??



Yep, same in Brazil. The only giveaway is a 9 (digit nine) in front of a number, indicating it's a cellular line. Otherwise they share the same area code with a city/town - and all cellular operators on that area have the same area code as a consequence.





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  Reply # 65087 26-Mar-2007 21:38
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Yea ok but remember in the US, calling a cellphone is 100 times cheaper than calling a cellphone in NZ!!

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  Reply # 65088 26-Mar-2007 21:41
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Yeah ok.... they also have a bigger population and more mobile players as well as a few other things like different terrain.




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  Reply # 65099 27-Mar-2007 01:37
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Even called party pays on the cellphone incoming calls, with the frequent unlimited nights and weekends, and with plans measuring their minutes in the thousands, it doesn't really matter.

I would much rather that then the current calling party pays at exorbitant rates we have at the moment. Perhaps eventually porting a local number to cell and it working like that will be available.




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  Reply # 65120 27-Mar-2007 09:47
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richms: Perhaps eventually porting a local number to cell and it working like that will be available.


not that far away, before the end of the year with Vodafone.

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  Reply # 65125 27-Mar-2007 10:42

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  Reply # 65127 27-Mar-2007 10:58
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It's been mentioned by Vodafone on several occasions that they would like to launch a local service before the middle of the year.



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  Reply # 65137 27-Mar-2007 12:19
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sbiddle: It's been mentioned by Vodafone on several occasions that they would like to launch a local service before the middle of the year.


I accept that this is their intention alright, not look at what their intention was with regards to BestMate on Account?

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  Reply # 65161 27-Mar-2007 15:50
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sbiddle: It's been mentioned by Vodafone on several occasions that they would like to launch a local service before the middle of the year.


I accept that this is their intention alright, not look at what their intention was with regards to BestMate on Account?


What is happening with the BestMate OA thing anyway, i've almost given up hope




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  Reply # 65162 27-Mar-2007 16:02
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I got a letter from Vodafone back in November last year clearly saying that I OA customers wouldn't be elft in the dark. I posted this letter on these forums.

Nothing has happened since that date: 4 months ago.

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