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# 80936 6-Apr-2011 11:48
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Funny just got this txt, but I am running the latest version.


Never had this before is this new?
Surely the carrier can identify phones (and maybe the OS) on it's network?

If so why send the text to me?

Why are they interested in updating people to the latest version of the software? Does a newer baseband software free up capacity somehow on the network?

Or are Vodafone just being nice corporate citizens?

Your thoughts are more than welcome.


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  # 455863 6-Apr-2011 11:57
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When I was on Vodafone I remember getting a text once reminding me to upgrade to a newer iOS version, even though I already was using it.

To be honest I think it's just a generic text that's sent out for customers' information and to help them try and get the most out of the phone, so in response to your theory, my vote goes to them doing it to be nice corporate citizens!

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  # 455885 6-Apr-2011 12:27
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Some info that might be relevant:

I'm not sure how easy it is for an operator to get sw version details and match to each user, but the IMEI should be reasonably simple to match to MSISDN, so perhaps everyone with that model phone gets the message.


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  # 455887 6-Apr-2011 12:31
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iOS has had major problems with signalling causing significant issues for networks in the past. Many of the issues experienced by AT&T in the USA were a direct result of iPhones.

iOS 4.2 introduced fast dormancy, I assume 4.3.1 also includes significant improvements and Vodafone are keen for people to upgrade.

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  # 455905 6-Apr-2011 13:26
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Daniel Pink wrote a book about motivation in the late 2000's, they may have tried incentivising ( he calls it motivating) some people his way.

As it stands it seems a little half-hearted if this is an issue.


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