alasta:Jed: alasta: Telecom has been announcing April 1st next year, so Vodafone would probably follow suit.
I was referring to the fact that it's currently impossible to move from Vodafone PrePay to Vodafone on-account while retaining the same phone number. Moving between prepaid and account plans without a change of phone number has been possible on Telecom for as long as I can remember.
April the 1st is the introduction date for mandated number portability between telcos.
I beleive that's Vodafones own fault for the way they originally setup their billing systems. They would have known customers wouldn't want to change their mobile number when changing from PrePay to On Account, if anything, it would make it more liekly for the customer who is changing, to go across to a different network if they had to change their number anyway.