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Topic # 58077 6-Mar-2010 13:06
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I've been trying for hours to get a verification code from Facebook to enable text updates. I send 'f' to 3223 and nothing comes back. I asked the guy at the Vodafone store about this today and he tried it on his phone and got no response back either. Is this a fault with Facebook or Vodafone? I've had it before switching to Black + White. So it seems to be recent




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  Reply # 305003 6-Mar-2010 13:20
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I got Twitter set up just now and it works, but Vodafone is charging me 20c a text D:




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  Reply # 305318 8-Mar-2010 09:30
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freitasm: You pay to send updates, but it's free to receive. Nothing fairer.

Wouldn't it be fairer to use bundled texts?

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  Reply # 305320 8-Mar-2010 09:41
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Any support for SMS alerts and registration comes from Facebook

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  Reply # 305333 8-Mar-2010 10:01
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bazzer:
freitasm: You pay to send updates, but it's free to receive. Nothing fairer.

Wouldn't it be fairer to use bundled texts?


Vodafone needs to get your Facebook and Twitter updates to some third party provider that will act as a clearing house. They don't get that for free.




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  Reply # 305403 8-Mar-2010 13:16
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I'm having trouble getting Facebook notifications on Vodafone also.  Twitter is working fine.
I was getting a message back saying "Could not fetch content, sorry" (last month).  Now I get nothing at all when following their sign up process.

I think the pricing is fair and only want to recieve the odd text update.

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  Reply # 305458 8-Mar-2010 16:36
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I had an issue (on Telecom CDMA admittedly) where I could receive the Facebook texts, but not Twitter texts. Basically the opposite of you and on the opposite network. I rang Telecom who informed me I apparently had a block on chargeable texts and that this was no doubt stopping it.

I have no idea if such a thing exists on VF, but worth a try maybe?

I think the pricing is fair. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it appears that they are taken from your bundled texts on Telecom.

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  Reply # 305467 8-Mar-2010 16:58
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Comes off the 500 on telecom CDMA - if its 20c on VF then thats a massive discentive to move over.




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  Reply # 305682 9-Mar-2010 13:31
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freitasm:
bazzer:
freitasm: You pay to send updates, but it's free to receive. Nothing fairer.

Wouldn't it be fairer to use bundled texts?

Vodafone needs to get your Facebook and Twitter updates to some third party provider that will act as a clearing house. They don't get that for free.

I assume they don't get to send to/receive from Telecom for free either, but they can come out of bundled texts. Generally speaking, all texts cost 20c, right?  So getting a bundle of, say, 600 texts means you're getting $120 value for $12.95 (didn't Vodafone use that in their own advertising?).  Yet, Facebook texts which also cost 2oc are not included?  Seems like not all 20c texts are created equal?

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  Reply # 307204 14-Mar-2010 21:26
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Hey all,

I had a friend tell me they were not getting the automated text message back when they are texting "f" to 3223. They are on Vodafone prepay, I tried from my Vodafone prepay and found the same fault.

Has anyone contacted Facebook support about this at all yet?



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  Reply # 307205 14-Mar-2010 21:29
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Yeh I did and they still havn't got back to me. It is the weekend so I'll let you know what they say by tuesday




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  Reply # 307541 15-Mar-2010 20:56
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Generally, those text deals apply only to person-to-person texts. Which explains why Facebook texts don't come out of your bundle allowance - they're not person-to-person, they're machine-to-person.

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  Reply # 307656 16-Mar-2010 07:29
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facebook texts are free anyway.





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  Reply # 307657 16-Mar-2010 07:37
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hamish225: facebook texts are free anyway.


incorrect only incoming sms from facebook are free

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  Reply # 307658 16-Mar-2010 07:47
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well on mine the outgoing ones are free, i have no credit so they must be lol





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