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simon14

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#41173 10-Sep-2009 18:09
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A member in our VF family has ported over to 2D and we are still able to call/text them for free even though they are on 2degrees now, using their 2degrees SIM card.

Is this normal? I've been testing this over a period of 48 hours and no calls/texts sent to their ported 2D number are being charged for, all are zero rated.

Anyone else experienced this? How long will it last?

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#254825 10-Sep-2009 18:19
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Well, now that you exposed the hole publicly don't expect it to last much longer. Bye bye free calls for you...




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  #254827 10-Sep-2009 18:23
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freitasm: Well, now that you exposed the hole publicly don't expect it to last much longer. Bye bye free calls for you...


You see, i wouldn't be stupid enough to use it anyway..... i wouldn't want Vodafone to turn around in a few weeks/months and make me pay for all the calls/texts.


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  #254829 10-Sep-2009 18:27
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simon14:
freitasm: Well, now that you exposed the hole publicly don't expect it to last much longer. Bye bye free calls for you...


You see, i wouldn't be stupid enough to use it anyway..... i wouldn't want Vodafone to turn around in a few weeks/months and make me pay for all the calls/texts.



unless the system updates it automatically and charges you, I can unserstand but surely if it's VF's fault and it's fixed and they find and hunt down people that did call 2D bestmate's and did not get charged, I am sure they still would not rack up a massive charge against them. They should and prob would just let it go.




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  #254836 10-Sep-2009 18:36
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Vodafone seem to a database somewhere that keeps track of what networks numbers are on. This doesn't seem to be updated in realtime which causes them all sorts of problems.

I can use an example of my SMS gateway sending out 40 odd SMS's in a month to a number that was a 021 number of VF that was ported to XT. At the end of the month I got a SMS from Vodafone saying these SMS's cost $9.20 however if I added this number as a Best Mate it would have cost me $6.

The number was on VF at the start of the month and was still on XT when this message was sent by VF. Fail.


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  #254838 10-Sep-2009 18:41
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Exactly, i'm not going to take any chances because Vodafone probably have every right to charge the customer in occasions like this. I bet it's tucked away in their T&C's somewhere.

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  #255207 12-Sep-2009 16:14
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if the one you are sending from is a prepay, then no they dont have the right to charge you, and if it came to it, just port that away from them if they give you a negative balance.




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  #255209 12-Sep-2009 16:21
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The one i've tested it with is OA.... i'm actually porting to 2d myself next week. I'm also porting two other OA vodafone customers to 2d next week too.

It's typical, my mother got a call from Vodaofne last week trying to get her to resign into a 3 year contract (choose 120). She only uses about 50 to 60 anytimes mins a month so i have no idea why they were trying to get her to sign up to choose 120. She would have signed up but i happened to be there at the time and said no. I'm now porting her through to 2d also.... it will save her money compared to her current plan on Vodafone.

Including a friend i ported to 2D last week and my fiancee, i would have ported 7 accounts over to 2d this month, they are all active mobile users too.

I love supporting the little guys :)

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