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# 43753 21-Oct-2009 19:22
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For those that havn't seen the ad yet... I quite like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3nSoEhY8SM





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  # 265851 21-Oct-2009 22:30
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Guess thats what they wanted all the old phones for a while back....




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  # 266495 23-Oct-2009 22:55
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made it all the way to engadget

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  # 267023 26-Oct-2009 20:19
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I really loathe this advert. If there's anything worse than a big greedy corporate trying to
mimic the look and feel of a viral YouTube-type
video, it's one where the subject of the video is not even possible. Even with the most finely-tuned network in the world (and we all know that Voda NZ are a far cry from that) you definitely couldn't rely on the instant delivery of text messages in that way. So what are we supposed to be in awe at? Some synchronized lights? Wow.

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  # 267025 26-Oct-2009 20:24
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steve98: I really loathe this advert. If there's anything worse than a big greedy corporate trying to

mimic the look and feel of a viral YouTube-type

video, it's one where the subject of the video is not even possible. Even with the most finely-tuned network in the world (and we all know that Voda NZ are a far cry from that) you definitely couldn't rely on the instant delivery of text messages in that way. So what are we supposed to be in awe at? Some synchronized lights? Wow.


As a matter of fact this was done over the network

Took a while to get it right though

Vodafone NZ has 2 very High capacity SMSRs these can do the work of approx 30 SMSCs but much faster

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  # 267687 28-Oct-2009 13:32

Vodafone,

how about stop wasting money and offer cheaper rates.

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  # 267898 29-Oct-2009 01:33
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MISguru: Vodafone,

how about stop wasting money and offer cheaper rates.


They were just having fun here.

And since it made itself to Hackaday, Make, Gizmodo, Engadget i'm sure they did pretty well. Beat's getting Richard Hammond in which wouldn't be cheap.




 
 
 
 


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  # 267904 29-Oct-2009 03:05
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I was pretty doubtful it was real since you can only see vodafone nz in 2 shots - one with the old nokia doing the beep beep where you can see vodafone nz and mt eden, and the other on one of the handsets that they seem to have many many of the same....

But it looked legit-ish from the making of video. Actual phones lighting up and stuff. Wonder how many late texts they had messing it up. I am guessing they used some message center voodoo to send them thru at the right time so it may have not been an issue.




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  # 267905 29-Oct-2009 03:36
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1000 cellphones.. Maybe johnr can let us know the technical side of how it was all done?

Thanks :-)

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# 267906 29-Oct-2009 05:56
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MISguru: Vodafone,

how about stop wasting money and offer cheaper rates.


Do vodafone tell you how to spend your money i suggest you stop and think before posting

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  # 267997 29-Oct-2009 10:41
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LennonNZ: 1000 cellphones.. Maybe johnr can let us know the technical side of how it was all done?

Thanks :-)


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/symphonia

Look at the making videos.




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LennonNZ: 1000 cellphones.. Maybe johnr can let us know the technical side of how it was all done?

Thanks :-)


I heard the majority of the trickery was just that they did the whole thing at 1AM (when there's no congestion).




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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  # 269102 1-Nov-2009 21:19
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Kyanar:
LennonNZ: 1000 cellphones.. Maybe johnr can let us know the technical side of how it was all done?

Thanks :-)


I heard the majority of the trickery was just that they did the whole thing at 1AM (when there's no congestion).


There is no congestion on the SMSRs at 1pm either

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  # 269109 1-Nov-2009 21:58
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I was just watching the advert on TV and thought..
Hmm it should be spelling Vodafone from the lights of all the phone displays on the wall at the end of the ad..
Now that would be a really cool ad then..

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  # 269347 2-Nov-2009 18:15
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This is very well done, but i'm still wondering what the point of it is?

Or is there no real point?

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