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Topic # 23451 30-Jun-2008 07:03
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This article in the Herald states that Local Zone is out today, but doesn't say much more about it. I can't find any other mention of this anywhere else, so I'm skeptical...

Is there any truth to this, if so, when can we expect an official announcement from VF?

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Reply # 141356 30-Jun-2008 07:20
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Is it just me, or does that article sound like a press release direct from the mouth of Vodafones PR department?




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  Reply # 141358 30-Jun-2008 07:53
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Goody.. I already have my SIM ready to go! :-)


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 141359 30-Jun-2008 08:02
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cokemaster: Is it just me, or does that article sound like a press release direct from the mouth of Vodafones PR department?


Not just you... Wink Had to double check the URL wasn't "scoop.co.nz" instead of "nzherald.co.nz"...

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  Reply # 141361 30-Jun-2008 08:28
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The story also says Vodafone are the "world's biggest phone company".. That's being rather optimistic! :-)

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  Reply # 141363 30-Jun-2008 08:40
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Our vodafone rep said it was comming out today so im pretty sure that article will be correct.

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  Reply # 141365 30-Jun-2008 08:46
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sbiddle:

Goody.. I already have my SIM ready to go! :-)



Hmm how does one sign up?

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  Reply # 141366 30-Jun-2008 08:51

Here you go.

Now one phone does two jobs

Vodafone brings mobile and landline calling together with local zone

 

 

 

30 June 2008 – With new local zone from Vodafone, your Vodafone mobile does two jobs, working as both your mobile and your landline.

 

Once you’ve set up your zone, your mobile becomes your landline when you enter your local zone, and when you leave it becomes your  mobile again.

 

For the first time ever, New Zealanders can have all their calls – whether they’re made to a mobile or landline number – on one phone. No more juggling multiple phone bills, no more missing important calls to your landline, just because you’re out and about.

 

Local zone is a massive advance for small business owners in particular, allowing them to add a landline  to their business for less than half the price of a fixed landline[1]. It also means both businesses and consumers alike can keep their existing  geographic landline number so their customers, or their Mum, can call without worrying about cost, yet they have added simplicity and mobility.

 

“Local zone is the most innovative mobile and landline solution on the market,” says Vodafone New Zealand’s General Manager of Products and Services, Kursten Shalfoon. “We’ve known that our customers have been frustrated by the expense of landlines, and have felt the need to maintain a landline number because of the perception of ‘free’ local calling. Local zone removes the cost barrier by allowing our customers to add a geographic number and landline calling to their existing mobile account from only $20 a month.”

 

“Given the current economic climate, I’m sure our customers will be delighted to save up to 52%[2] a month, and not have to manage multiple telecommunications bills.”

 

Local zone is easy to set up and use. Once set up, the mobile registers which zone the customer is in and uses landline calling rates when in zone, and mobile calling rates when mobile.



[1] Based on Telecom’s Anytime plan of $42.40 a month

[2] Based on saving of $22.40 a month when using local zone – local rather than Telecom’s Anytime plan of $42.40 a month

 

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  Reply # 141368 30-Jun-2008 08:55
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Thanks Paul - so it is official!

What happens if you go outside your local zone and someone calls your local number? Can you choose for it to automatically divert to your mobile or going to voicemail?


Edit: also, can we port an existing landline number over?

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  Reply # 141371 30-Jun-2008 09:01

Yes to porting and I'm not sure about forwarding.... I haven't been involved in this one so I'll find out.

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Awesome - any idea when the product info will be on the website?

Some more questions for you to find out Paul Tongue out :

1) When calling from within your local zone, will the caller ID show as your local number, or your mobile number?
2) Can you have multiple local numbers?

Thanks!

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This is great!

Can two cell phones in the same zone share one local number? IE my partner and I both have a Vodafone cell phone. Can we share our landline number on both phones




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  Reply # 141389 30-Jun-2008 10:04
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"existing mobile account" - Any limitation on the plans this is available on? A Data only plan that I only use for incoming calls?

Also can the calls be taken outside the home zone for a call transfer fee, can I have multiple home zones on one sim.




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richms: "existing mobile account" - Any limitation on the plans this is available on? A Data only plan that I only use for incoming calls?

Also can the calls be taken outside the home zone for a call transfer fee, can I have multiple home zones on one sim.


You Choose only.

Yes, calls can "follow you" for $30 per month (on top of the $20 local or $40 national local zone plan).

Only one zone as I understand it.

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jmosen: This is great!

Can two cell phones in the same zone share one local number? IE my partner and I both have a Vodafone cell phone. Can we share our landline number on both phones


Not that I've seen any mention of.

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willnz: Awesome - any idea when the product info will be on the website?

Some more questions for you to find out Paul Tongue out :

1) When calling from within your local zone, will the caller ID show as your local number, or your mobile number?
2) Can you have multiple local numbers?

Thanks!


1) Local number.
2) No, not that I know of.

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