Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

3595 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 737

Topic # 151381 23-Aug-2014 12:41
Send private message

Not sure if anyone else has had this lately, but I got a text message from 798, saying "+6421<number> wants u to call them.". Is this a new service of Vodafone's? What is 798? I have no idea who the 021 number belongs to either (although it appears to be legitimate.

Anybody else received any weird texts like this?

Create new topic
1937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 53
Inactive user

  Reply # 1114036 23-Aug-2014 12:48
Send private message

Did you try googling "798 Vodafone"?

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user

  Reply # 1114048 23-Aug-2014 13:07
Send private message

' Callme ' been out for about 10 years


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software

3595 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 737

  Reply # 1114055 23-Aug-2014 13:18
One person supports this post
Send private message

"Callme"? Never heard of it. Found it on the Vodafone site though. That explains it. No idea who the number is :)

1937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 53
Inactive user

  Reply # 1114061 23-Aug-2014 13:40
Send private message

That's why you call it. To find out.

3595 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 737

  Reply # 1114280 23-Aug-2014 23:02
Send private message

If it's important they can call me (or text me) directly :)

Doesn't know what he doin
2877 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 368


  Reply # 1114343 24-Aug-2014 00:25
Send private message

quickymart: If it's important they can call me (or text me) directly :)

It's a free service tho IIRC for reasons like if they have no credit at all and can't send a text or call you directly.

I don't know anyone who uses it now but in intermediate/high school we would use it all the time. Even if we didnt want them to ring we would often use it to arrange met ups. We'd tell teacher we need to go bathroom or get a drink, request that text to be sent to friend once we got outside (we all knew what it meant beforehand), and meet up outside for a gossip session. 

But I think both parties have to be on Vodafone? So kind of limits it's usefulness I guess now days. Especially since most pre-paid connections get free minutes and texts now. 

Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)




Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44

Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52

ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10

Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43

Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14

UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09

Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00

D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30

New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17

Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14

Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.