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#26413 22-Sep-2008 11:06
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Did anyone else get this text message.

It's odd because I never bought into any iPhone contracts or data plans.
But somehow they still know I've got one.
Hello big brother!

PS. I posted it here because it's not strictky about iPhone but rather Vodafone's snooping on clients.

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  #166204 22-Sep-2008 11:13
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They probably know what model phone you're using from the IMEI associated with your account.  Not really them snooping on you, it's information they need in order to associate a SIM with a phone with an account.

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  #166210 22-Sep-2008 11:30
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Yes, i got this txt to, and im not on a iphone plan / contract.


 
 
 
 


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  #166220 22-Sep-2008 11:55
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I don't really think it's snooping on customers, I think it's quite good that they tell you there's new software/firmware available. However it is a waste of time as that update came out over a week ago, and if anyone had plugged their iPhone into a computer within the last week the update notification would have come up on the computer anyway (updates are checked weekly).
I imagine that the list the TXT went to would have been generated via the type of handset you use as opposed to the plan you're on.

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  #166221 22-Sep-2008 11:57
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Madmax77: I don't really think it's snooping on customers, I think it's quite good that they tell you there's new software/firmware available. However it is a waste of time as that update came out over a week ago, and if anyone had plugged their iPhone into a computer within the last week the update notification would have come up on the computer anyway (updates are checked weekly).
I imagine that the list the TXT went to would have been generated via the type of handset you use as opposed to the plan you're on.


I dunno, I know a lot of people that very rarely hook up to iTunes at all.  Non techy people too so there's no other way they'd know there is an update available.  I guess Voda were getting continued calls for the software issues that were prevalent on 2.0, 2.0.1, and 2.0.2 and thought it a good option to bulk text all the iPhone IMEI's with the update info. 

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  #166231 22-Sep-2008 12:22
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Yes I got the txt this morning.
Im on a Iphone plan.
But its a bit late-suppose better than never




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  #166294 22-Sep-2008 15:44
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Weird how it was all in proper english?
Maybe Apple Advised them to send the message?
Funny how they now acknowledge pre-pay users :D

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