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Topic # 23352 26-Jun-2008 12:05
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Overhead today at an electronics store where everything connects, from the mouth of a person who also had a badge that said "Assistant Manager" :

Customer: "Can we use this handset overseas?"

Staff: "Vodafone started locking all their handsets this year, but were forced by the governemt to stop doing so, because they are a monopoly, and its just not fair on the country."

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Reply # 140674 26-Jun-2008 12:19
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A monopoly?  Did the other telcos go under when I wasn't looking?

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  Reply # 140681 26-Jun-2008 12:52
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He should be slapped for that with a frozen trout, It seems a lot of people quote invalid and illegal things from quoting "commerce commission"
Suggestion to retailers and related industries to inform your staff not to quote opinions or similar things like this to customers or you could land in court. :-)

"where everyth!ng connects" lol, old marketing campaign, "that's wh3re you go" seems to have recently been dropped too, I only noticed as the images on the pages were stretched vertically for a week where the slogan once was.

Good news, that retailer has 6121's for $400 too (normally $500)

Has anyone guess whom it might be?

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  Reply # 140711 26-Jun-2008 14:49
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Speaking of which, have you seen this pack E9789PK?  It's a 6121 with a "Free Vodafone Prepay Connection worth $35!".  It's a 6121 ($399) and a prepay connection pack ($35) and a $50 recharge voucher ($50) for $474... *does sums* Hang on...

I think that's a bit off-topic though, sorry...

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  Reply # 140732 26-Jun-2008 16:17
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bazzer: Speaking of which, have you seen this pack E9789PK? 

I think that's a bit off-topic though, sorry...

Off topic - no, you just gave us another clue :)

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  Reply # 140753 26-Jun-2008 18:54
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Dick Smith aren't the only one doing the 6121 for that price, its the new standard price for it throughout the Vodafone dealer network.

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  Reply # 140760 26-Jun-2008 19:31
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The vodafone guy is partialy right.The commerce commission put pressure on vodafone ends to make the handset unlocked


If you think about it do you think seriously vodafone will change their mind on locked handsets?I don't think so.It was vodafone who thought it up to lock the handset and to make more money.

It was customer pressure I guess in the end

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