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Topic # 6526 1-Feb-2006 18:03
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Reply # 27617 1-Feb-2006 18:31

i can't complain
i got a promo text today, +50% on top ups on feb 1 and 2 for selected customers

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Reply # 27620 1-Feb-2006 19:24
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Theres no point extending something too long in one go. They can always keep re-extending it.

I guess they learnt from Telecoms uncapped $10 txt debarcle




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Reply # 27621 1-Feb-2006 19:39
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I guess its good news.

Its probable that they'll just keep extending it as long as the Telecom $10 text promotion exists.
At least they didn't just extend it for prepaid users.




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Reply # 27622 1-Feb-2006 19:56
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As a slight digression, I really wish Vodafone would allow their users to opt out of their promotional text messages. I know, they don't send them often, but I still find it disruptive and annoying and I hate the fact that they are always written in teenage gibberish.

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Reply # 27624 1-Feb-2006 20:02
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Same here. I thought there was a way on MYA but they have changed it recently....

The text speak is annoying for me. Sometimes they do that on the news alerts (sms format) which is why I perfer the MMS ones.... more room, less reasons for people to shorten words to barely readable dribble.




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Reply # 27625 1-Feb-2006 20:14
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alasta you can opt out ring 777 and yes the teenage language I dislike too

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Reply # 27630 2-Feb-2006 06:41
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johnr: alasta you can opt out ring 777 and yes the teenage language I dislike too


Thanks for that, John. It's not really a big deal, but I'll definitely mention it next time I'm talking to customer service.

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Reply # 27634 2-Feb-2006 07:51
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alasta: As a slight digression, I really wish Vodafone would allow their users to opt out of their promotional text messages. I know, they don't send them often, but I still find it disruptive and annoying and I hate the fact that they are always written in teenage gibberish.


It' an easy problem to fix. If you've got a few spare $$ to waste one day use one of the many internet based SMS gateways that allow you to fake your sender ID as 'Vodafone' and send it out to say 10000 messages to random 021 numbers telling them you will get $1000 free credit on your next topup. The fact it says Vodafone as the sender will cause chaos and I think you can pretty much guarantee Vodafone will never send out a promo SMS again! :-)


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Reply # 27638 2-Feb-2006 08:08
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alasta:
johnr: alasta you can opt out ring 777 and yes the teenage language I dislike too


Thanks for that, John. It's not really a big deal, but I'll definitely mention it next time I'm talking to customer service.
Or if you can manage your account from the Internet, there is a checkbox that you can check (or uncheck?) to opt-out of any promotional SMS.





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Reply # 27639 2-Feb-2006 08:12
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Hmmm. Discount that. I am looking throught My Vodfone and now the only option is for enable/disable TXT ME services.





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Reply # 27640 2-Feb-2006 08:12
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sbiddle: If you've got a few spare $$ to waste one day [snip] fake your sender ID as 'Vodafone' and send it out to say 10000 messages to random 021 numbers telling them you will get $1000 free credit on your next topup.

Thats just downright evil.
But funny.
Did I mention evil? (and funny)

For the record, Geekzone does not condone or recommend this course of action. (i.e. please take sbiddles tongue in cheek comment for what it is...)




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'Oh hey remember to be sensible and don't spam your mates. If you excessively use the Vodafone Free TXT weekends, it may result in the suspension of services.'

I wonder what is considered to be excessive and what is considered to be spam?

I know a fun game that kids can play - 2 mobile phones on a table set to vibrate. Text them flat out to make them bounce and bet on which one will cross the finish line first.

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Reply # 27645 2-Feb-2006 08:16
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sbiddle: It' an easy problem to fix. If you've got a few spare $$ to waste one day use one of the many internet based SMS gateways that allow you to fake your sender ID as 'Vodafone' and send it out to say 10000 messages to random 021 numbers telling them you will get $1000 free credit on your next topup. The fact it says Vodafone as the sender will cause chaos and I think you can pretty much guarantee Vodafone will never send out a promo SMS again! :-)


You know, the really sad thing is that there are plenty of people out there who would be braindead enough to believe it to be genuine!

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Reply # 27648 2-Feb-2006 08:49
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Ok Jama forget about the window washing is it now SMS phone races

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Reply # 27649 2-Feb-2006 08:54
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OK lets see who is faster - GSM or CDMA. We could take bets and post a video.

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