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Topic # 7524 21-Apr-2006 11:31
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a friend told me Vodafone users cannot purchase music from the coketunes music store because vodafone see it as competing with their own music service.This is very sad. There are alot of vodafone customers that want to purchase music from coketunes. Coketunes offers music downloads to PC, and vodafone offers it to mobile phones. they are totaly different services so I don't know why Vodafone won't let it customers purchase songs from coketunes. Telecom users can purchase songs from there and TELECOM has it's own music download service for mobile phones. If vodafone wants to keep its customers happy it definetely needs to allow it users to purchase music from coketunes. Vodafone are already behind in not having $10 txt.

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  Reply # 33572 21-Apr-2006 12:18
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I'm not actually sure what your point is. How are Vodafone stopping you from using Coke Tunes? Coke tunes protect their files with Windows Media DRM which is designed for Windows Media Player and any Windows Media based portable players and if you have a phone running that has Windows Media Player on it then your songs can be played.



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  Reply # 33573 21-Apr-2006 12:19
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Could mean that VF data users have been blocked from the coketunes site?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 33575 21-Apr-2006 12:48
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What i'm saying is Vodafone users cannot purchase songs from coketunes.co.nz

U can purchase songs from coktunes to download to pc using a CREDIT CARD, Telecom Mobile BUT not a vodafone mobile.I don't want to put the songs on my vodafone mobile. I just want to download onto my PC and purchase them using a vodafone mobile as a PAYMENT option

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  Reply # 33576 21-Apr-2006 12:52
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So it's nothing to do with Vodafone.

Maybe you could ask Coke Tunes why they have entered into an exclusive agreement with Telecom to provide payment options only through Telecom mobile? Since the target market for Coke Tunes is younger people who don't necessarily have a credit card they had to provide a method of payment. From what I understand Telecom provided them with the best solution and have an exclusive deal to provide this payment option.


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Reply # 33682 23-Apr-2006 08:31
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kelly2626 what is your point I can't purchase Telecom 027 music from my 021 mobile as well

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Reply # 33691 23-Apr-2006 11:41
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The concept here is that you simply want to use your mobile as a payment method, but in this case, the service simply doesnt exist. I dont think Vodafone cares whether you buy from coketunes or not - its not really a competing service.

I want to be able to use my Telecom mobile to pay for milk at the Caltex, but they dont accept that form of payment. Is Telecom trying to prevent me buying milk at Caltex? Nope.




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  Reply # 33692 23-Apr-2006 12:00
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tonyhughes: The concept here is that you simply want to use your mobile as a payment method, but in this case, the service simply doesnt exist. I dont think Vodafone cares whether you buy from coketunes or not - its not really a competing service.

I want to be able to use my Telecom mobile to pay for milk at the Caltex, but they dont accept that form of payment. Is Telecom trying to prevent me buying milk at Caltex? Nope.

Well said. It is crazy to suggest that Vodafone disapproves of this services simply because they don't administer a method of payment for it, but it would be a legitimate critism to suggest that Coketunes should offer gift vouchers that can be purchased at retail outlets. As Steve rightly points out, the sort of people who would use the Coketunes service are likely to be too young to hold credit cards, and Coketunes must be cutting off a lot of their market by assuming that all of their potential customers are Telecom Mobile users.



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Reply # 33699 23-Apr-2006 12:42
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Ok I'm not sure if telecom has an exclusive agreement with coketunes, but my friend emailed coketunes supports and they said That Vodafone are not keen on implementing a payment method for vodafone users to use coketunes because they see it as a competing service. Thats what coketunes supports emailed my friend. So I don't think there is an exclusive agreement, i just think vodafone doesn't wanna be part of coketunes which is sad cuz there is heaps of vodafone users out there that would like to purchase songs from coketunes and pay using their vodafone mobiles.

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Reply # 33700 23-Apr-2006 12:57
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Kelly its not sad vodafone has its own global agreement with big music companies why do they need to use coketunes.

This would just be stupid

Also if you downloaded off coketunes you be charged for the data traffic plus the track which would make it more costly

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