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Topic # 24022 13-Jul-2008 11:57
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With number portability, how does it work when VF say that you get "x minutes" for calls to VF mobiles or "x TXTs" to VF mobiles, if the 021/029 number has been ported to the Telecom network?

I'm not even clued up on mobile number porting so does anyone know what Telecom and Vodafone charge to have your number ported and does this vary depending on Prepaid and Postpaid?

The last time I checked with VF was about a week before the legal deadline for number portability and the cocky Vodafone employee told me she had worked for the company for 10 years and that there was not such thing as number portability, nor would it ever be offered in the future Yell

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  Reply # 147361 13-Jul-2008 12:03
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If the number has been ported to Telecom it's not a Vodafone number, regardless of being 021.

There's no charge to have a number ported but if you are on a contract with either then they will charge your account to end the term as per the contract your signed.






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  Reply # 147369 13-Jul-2008 12:18
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freitasm: If the number has been ported to Telecom it's not a Vodafone number, regardless of being 021.

There's no charge to have a number ported but if you are on a contract with either then they will charge your account to end the term as per the contract your signed.

When I looked into VFX/Fusion from Xnet, I recalled a nominal fee of about $15 to port a number. I presumed that the Teleco could (and therefore would) charge a nominal fee for the service?

So freitasm, if you have an 021 ported to Telecom, do I get a warning that I will be charged for calls made to your 021, or will I simply be billed?

One of the current "TALKER" plans on Vodafone gives unlimited calls to Vodafone mobiles off-peak - I could imagine people being stung heavily on this one inadvertently! Should it really be up to the caller to find out which network a number belongs to, especially given that number porting is going to happen more and more now?

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  Reply # 147371 13-Jul-2008 12:20
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Read about HOC codes and this will clear it up!

HOC= hand of code

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  Reply # 147373 13-Jul-2008 12:22
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ahmad: Should it really be up to the caller to find out which network a number belongs to, especially given that number porting is going to happen more and more now?


It is the caller responsibility to manag the account. There's a SMS code that you cn send a phone number to and get a reply saying if it's on Vodafone or Telecom.




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  Reply # 147374 13-Jul-2008 12:23
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SMS the mobile number to 300 (no charge on telecom or Vodafone)



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  Reply # 147375 13-Jul-2008 12:23
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johnr: Read about HOC codes and this will clear it up!

HOC= hand of code

Sorry don't understand this.

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  Reply # 147376 13-Jul-2008 12:25
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http://www.nad.org.nz/HFCodes.php

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