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Topic # 58112 8-Mar-2010 11:23
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remember when vodafone used to have free text messages to any vodafone mobile on wednesdays? how come they don't have that any more? it is because their network can't handle the increased amount of texts so texts got delayed?

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Reply # 305372 8-Mar-2010 11:27
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What the ? This was 10 years ago

Was TXT2000 / TXT 4000 /Bestmates / Vodafone family / TXT600 out then?

What has something from 10 years ago got to do with the mobile space in 2010?

The number of SMS that go thru the network comapred to 10 years ago has guessing gone up 100 fold and still growing



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  Reply # 305375 8-Mar-2010 11:33
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johnr: What the ? This was 10 years ago

Was TXT2000 / Bestmates / Vodafone family / TXT600

What has something from 10 years ago got to do with the mobile space in 2010?

The number of SMS that go thru the network comapred to 10 years ago has guessing gone up 100 fold and still growing


but one of the vodafone staff on here said you don't offer $10 text to any network on prepay because you don't want to cater to low revenue users so why did you used to offer free texting wednesdays? and why did you stop it?

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  Reply # 305378 8-Mar-2010 11:41
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free SMS Wednesdays 10 years ago 1 network offering SMS Vodafone was still semi new in New Zealand Telecom was the biggest mobile provider lots of space for growth.

Why was it stopped? Market changes why bring this up after 10 years

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  Reply # 305380 8-Mar-2010 11:47
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yuxek: 

but one of the vodafone staff on here said you don't offer $10 text to any network on prepay because you don't want to cater to low revenue users so why did you used to offer free texting wednesdays? and why did you stop it?



Target markets, marketing plans, costs, load. All these things change significantly year to year, let alone decade to decade.

One thing to be grateful for, I suppose, is that according to the consumer price index (http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/0135595.html), a service that cost 20 cents in 2000 would cost 26 cents in Q4 2009. 



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