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Topic # 59553 6-Apr-2010 20:28
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For those that don't know, i'm talking about this product:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/local-zone/index.jsp

Has anybody been using this service for a while? How is it working for you? 

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  Reply # 315509 6-Apr-2010 21:14
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I support / manage this service at a high level and its great

Any questions fire away

John

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  Reply # 315511 6-Apr-2010 21:15
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does this work for the iphone? and do we have to have a landline with you guys




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  Reply # 315547 6-Apr-2010 22:31
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johnr: I support / manage this service at a high level and its great

Any questions fire away

John


Thanks John.

How does the local zoning work exactly? Surely it can't be so accurate that it can tell when i'm at my house or at my neighbours? Is it just a matter of what cell site i connect to when i register my zone? And if that's the case, does it in real effect mean my local zone is the same size as the area that the cell site covers?

Also, if i make a landline call in my zone and drive away out of my zone, do i then get charged my standard mobile rate or does it stay local?

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  Reply # 315549 6-Apr-2010 22:35
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No the iphone is not an approved localzone device. approved devices are on the vodafone site under localzone info and no you do not need a landline service and in running over copper cable this lz works all thru the mobile network.

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  Reply # 315553 6-Apr-2010 22:41
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johnr: I support / manage this service at a high level and its great

Any questions fire away

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Thanks John.

How does the local zoning work exactly? Surely it can't be so accurate that it can tell when i'm at my house or at my neighbours? Is it just a matter of what cell site i connect to when i register my zone? And if that's the case, does it in real effect mean my local zone is the same size as the area that the cell site covers?

Also, if i make a landline call in my zone and drive away out of my zone, do i then get charged my standard mobile rate or does it stay local?


The zone is quite generous when you start a call that entire call is charged at the rate call started on till it ends.

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  Reply # 315593 7-Apr-2010 00:10
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can two handsets be configured as part of the local zone yet? that was always the 'killer' feature for me. (and by killer i mean killed what sounded like a good product by introducing a major limitation :P)




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Regs: can two handsets be configured as part of the local zone yet? that was always the 'killer' feature for me. (and by killer i mean killed what sounded like a good product by introducing a major limitation :P)


I take it you mean 2 handsets and 1 GN then No

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  Reply # 315604 7-Apr-2010 00:55
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Hi, know the iPhone is not on the approved list, but have been using LZ on an iPhone for about 2 months with no billing probs.

Guess if you do use it on the iPhone it's at your own risk:

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  Reply # 315613 7-Apr-2010 05:56
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thelongwayround: Hi, know the iPhone is not on the approved list, but have been using LZ on an iPhone for about 2 months with no billing probs.



Guess if you do use it on the iPhone it's at your own risk:


Phones are not approved on how calls bill. The billing is on the network side.

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Reply # 315621 7-Apr-2010 07:48
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thelongwayround: Hi, know the iPhone is not on the approved list, but have been using LZ on an iPhone for about 2 months with no billing probs.



Guess if you do use it on the iPhone it's at your own risk:


Thanks for the INFO we are looking into this now

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  Reply # 315648 7-Apr-2010 09:10
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Hi johnr :) yep kind of thought that, regards the billing, what I was trying to say :) is that local 04 calls are being charged correctly.

With plan mins not being used.

Use lZ alot around wlg airport and Lyall bay.



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