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  Reply # 141400 30-Jun-2008 10:35
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willnz: 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?


Yes, default is VM, "Follow You" is $30 per month on top of the Local Zone plan.

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  Reply # 141401 30-Jun-2008 10:37

Righto, some answers to date:

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?

The call made to your geographic number either goes to voicemail as it currently would, but with the added bonus of getting a TXT notification that you’ve missed a call and have a message.

You can divert calls so they ring through on your mobile. The diversions are either charged on a per call basis as per your price plan, or you can buy follow you diversion for $30 a month which diverts all landline calls to your mobile when you’re out of zone.


When calling from within your local zone, will the caller ID show as your local number, or your mobile number?

When you call a mobile from your local zone, your mobile number shows as caller ID. This allows the user to take advantage of services such as BestMate and Family.

When you call a landline from your local zone, your landline number shows as caller ID.


Can you have multiple local numbers?

Not at this stage. It might be something we look at in the future, if there's demand for it.


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  Reply # 141404 30-Jun-2008 10:42
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So is there no way of choosing the outgoing caller ID when you are at home? I am very selective of who gets my "landline" number.

Sucks about the you choose only since they wont do that without a term, and entering a term now is foolish IMO with the 2 other networks coming out soon.

$50 a month for incoming calls, plus the youchoose cost is pretty steep still, considering how cell phones work in the US where loads of them have unlimited mins included and a number thats not costing the caller. I really wish NZ had the US model of cellphone costs so that people would actually ring it instead of calling landline numbers trying to track me down because they are cheap.

Also, how can I tell if I am in my local zone or not? Obviously cellsite id is out since that stopped working with 3g,




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  Reply # 141410 30-Jun-2008 10:56

John Drinnan at the Herald has written two stories - the one in the paper is a background piece on the industry as a whole (as linked at the top of this thread) and here's the other story ... A production error meant it was left out of the paper, apparently.


Vodafone has rung up another new phone offer with a phone that is halfway between a mobile and a landline service.

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Reply # 141412 30-Jun-2008 11:00
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PaulBrislen: John Drinnan at the Herald has written two stories


Paul Brislen has written a story and given it to John Drinnan Tongue out

Thanks Paul - can we sign up over the phone?

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  Reply # 141413 30-Jun-2008 11:01

richms: So is there no way of choosing the outgoing caller ID when you are at home? I am very selective of who gets my "landline" number.

Sucks about the you choose only since they wont do that without a term, and entering a term now is foolish IMO with the 2 other networks coming out soon.

$50 a month for incoming calls, plus the youchoose cost is pretty steep still, considering how cell phones work in the US where loads of them have unlimited mins included and a number thats not costing the caller. I really wish NZ had the US model of cellphone costs so that people would actually ring it instead of calling landline numbers trying to track me down because they are cheap.

Also, how can I tell if I am in my local zone or not? Obviously cellsite id is out since that stopped working with 3g,


When in-zone and calling a landline you can opt-out using '#*'. This will present the mobile number to the caller.

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  Reply # 141414 30-Jun-2008 11:04
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Also what happens if I start a call at home and then leave, Will it become chargable as I pass a boundary or will it continue to be a local call. How large is the zone that is "home".

Such a information vacuum for a new product launch.




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  Reply # 141416 30-Jun-2008 11:05
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Hence why I'd love to see all the product info on the site. Most companies tend to have this go live at midnight on the day the product is launched!

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  Reply # 141418 30-Jun-2008 11:14
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  Reply # 141419 30-Jun-2008 11:16

Only available on certain 3G handsets..?

Pitty my blackberry isn't 3G :(

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  Reply # 141427 30-Jun-2008 11:40
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I'm guessing that there is something to do with the selected handsets that means they report their position or something when making a call.

Does it require the vodafone live firmware or will a vanilla firmwared phone from wherever work? My policy of not buying branded may finally have a downside ;)




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  Reply # 141439 30-Jun-2008 12:03
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so this add on plan sounds really good...


just wondering then.

1. basically, you been assigned with this home number (with add on price $20), then you can physically give this home number for your friend right??? (i hope i am correct?)

2. Ok, when my friend ringing my local number, the call divert to my mobile, so do I have to pay the phone call i receives???? (any information will be help, i can't find any information on the official vodafone local zone website yet, anybody have any answer on that?)

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  Reply # 141450 30-Jun-2008 12:32
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jackyleunght2002: so this add on plan sounds really good...


just wondering then.

1. basically, you been assigned with this home number (with add on price $20), then you can physically give this home number for your friend right??? (i hope i am correct?)

2. Ok, when my friend ringing my local number, the call divert to my mobile, so do I have to pay the phone call i receives???? (any information will be help, i can't find any information on the official vodafone local zone website yet, anybody have any answer on that?)

Jacky


1) Yes its just a Landline number

2) If you don't have follow-me  on you would not pay for incoming calls

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  Reply # 141452 30-Jun-2008 12:34
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richms: Also what happens if I start a call at home and then leave, Will it become chargable as I pass a boundary or will it continue to be a local call.


From here:

Calls made to a landline will be billed in the zone they are started, i.e. if you make a call in zone and then you move out of zone during the call, the call is billed as a home call.


Edit: Just read this and am now very confused, how the hell does this work? I thought it would've been by cell tower or something. Tempted to try driving around the block within the 90 seconds... :p

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  Reply # 141454 30-Jun-2008 12:39
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Can anyone confirm what the zones are?, are they the same as Vodafones Home phone local calling zones?, ie I live in Botany (manukau City), so my local calling zone is from Manukau in the south to the North Shore in the North, would this mean that my Vodafone local zone was the same, I very rarely leave this zone, so the $40 for unlimited national calling is a very attractive option if this is correct....
Can anyone confirm the local zone boundaries?

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