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Topic # 5208 9-Oct-2005 09:19
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Is it possible to change from post pay to pre pay & keep your same phone number?

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  Reply # 21200 9-Oct-2005 09:36
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Telecom yes, Vodafone no.

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  Reply # 21316 11-Oct-2005 10:50
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Whta's actually more ridiculous, is that if you change from prepay to plan, you can't keep the number...


Surely they want people to change to plans??? And it's not a number portability issue, cause it's just within their own company.


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  Reply # 21341 11-Oct-2005 16:03
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Vodafone had a bit of a PR disaster a couple of years ago when they targetted prepay users with incentives to switch to a plan. People were going into stores and the poor staff were the ones copping all the abuse when people realised Voda has such a backwards system and couldn't transfer numbers..:-(

It seems so strange that it's not a priority, I know back in 2000 it was coming "soon" as Voda's strategy was to move customers from prepay to contracts as the APRU is so much higher but instead they continue to treat prepay users as paupers when infact they do make up the bulk of their cutomer base.

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  Reply # 21342 11-Oct-2005 16:29
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so will there be any chance to see Vodafone numbers being portable back and forth between prepay and plan?

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  Reply # 21359 11-Oct-2005 23:25
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It seems really weird to me... There is no other reason but really dumb thinking by them....

In another country where I worked as a mobile phone sales, all we had to do, for prepay customers to switch to plan, was to take their old SIM Card, photocopy that. Main aim of that was to take down the old SIM number.

Then, we will fax that on to the office, together with a photocopy of a new SIM card we give to the customers at that time. And they will just assign the prepay number, to the new SIM Card.

EASY!!!!!!!! All you need is 1/2 staff in the head office...


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