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  Reply # 367235 13-Aug-2010 16:10
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So now the question that I find pertinent is: what is Vodafone's position with regard to the actions of this DM franchise? VF are clearly aware of the behaviour, whether they do or don't support it should be clarified.

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  Reply # 367438 14-Aug-2010 02:11
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I think Freitasm is right. Digital Mobile should be aware


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  Reply # 368318 16-Aug-2010 19:06
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Wow. Thanks for the post chrhodes.

A story like this represents a truck load of fail on behalf of VF and DM. Obviously VF has seen your post, so why haven't they called you? It would probably take a few minutes to touch base, but instead they're prepared to wear the resulting image of a company that really doesn't care. 

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  Reply # 368381 16-Aug-2010 21:37
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PaulBrislen: I'm relaying someone else's maths... happy to be corrected. I imagine if this practice takes off we would review the ETCs as a result.

Either way, you pay more to buy from Vodafone and instantly disconnect than to buy directly from the Apple store.



Looking back at when the 3GS was sold last year, the ETC's looked like they were reviewed after they found out that people were using this technique of buying iPhones on contract and cancelling them as it was actually cheaper to do that then buy the iPhone outright.
The ETC's increased for the first cancellation period by a huge amount.

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  Reply # 368517 17-Aug-2010 08:40
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Yep they sure were. What Paul is talking about though is raising them again. I'd like to be able to say that I'm surprised. But I'm not.

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