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Topic # 50181 24-Nov-2009 08:34
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Recently I went on holiday to Sydney, once I reached the airport at the other end and switched my phone on I got a message from 2Degrees saying "2Degrees wishes you safe travels in Australia" This was followed by the standard calling and txting rates while I was there and also a number to get in contact with them if there was any issues.

That was such a awesome thing to see come through, it really makes me feel like 2Degrees values my custom and is looking after me! 

So here is to you 2Degrees!  Keep up the great work!

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  Reply # 275774 24-Nov-2009 12:06
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I got the same when visiting the USA. Nicely done.
No welcome back home message though when I returned.

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Reply # 275799 24-Nov-2009 14:21
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Jarno: I got the same when visiting the USA. Nicely done.
No welcome back home message though when I returned.


Lol, some people are never happy!

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  Reply # 275899 24-Nov-2009 18:08
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Jarno: I got the same when visiting the USA. Nicely done.
No welcome back home message though when I returned.


maybe they want you to stay over there and never come back lol




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  Reply # 275904 24-Nov-2009 18:12
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This is standard practice on most GSM/WCDMA networks when you roam. Vodafone and Telecom have always done this as well.




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Reply # 275907 24-Nov-2009 18:22
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sbiddle: This is standard practice on most GSM/WCDMA networks when you roam. Vodafone and Telecom have always done this as well.



Yeah, I will have to disagree with you there. My wife's phone which is on a plan with Vodafone never recieved a message when we were over there, nor did she receive one when we went to the Gold Coast last year.  Not sure about Telecom as I haven't roamed with them before.

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  Reply # 275910 24-Nov-2009 18:30
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jaymz:
sbiddle: This is standard practice on most GSM/WCDMA networks when you roam. Vodafone and Telecom have always done this as well.



Yeah, I will have to disagree with you there. My wife's phone which is on a plan with Vodafone never recieved a message when we were over there, nor did she receive one when we went to the Gold Coast last year.? Not sure about Telecom as I haven't roamed with them before.


Vodafone NZ have sent roaming Welcome messages for years is your wife's number on the do not send promotional SMS list

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Reply # 275915 24-Nov-2009 18:50
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jaymz:
sbiddle: This is standard practice on most GSM/WCDMA networks when you roam. Vodafone and Telecom have always done this as well.



Yeah, I will have to disagree with you there. My wife's phone which is on a plan with Vodafone never recieved a message when we were over there, nor did she receive one when we went to the Gold Coast last year.  Not sure about Telecom as I haven't roamed with them before.


I have received Vodafone messages in the past, and the same happens with Telecom XT when roaming.






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  Reply # 276074 25-Nov-2009 09:23
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Whoops, my bad. Sorry guys.

My wife's number isn't on any don't send promotional SMS list that I know of, she gets other messages from Vodafone. Oh well might have been a hicup there.

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  Reply # 276221 25-Nov-2009 15:31
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jaymz: Whoops, my bad. Sorry guys.

My wife's number isn't on any don't send promotional SMS list that I know of, she gets other messages from Vodafone. Oh well might have been a hicup there.


Never got any messages from Vodafone on my prepay connection when I arrived in Brisbane two months ago.

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  Reply # 276239 25-Nov-2009 16:21
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Apparently I remember trivial things easily, because I recall getting a welcome message from Vodafone (prepay) when I went to Sydney in 2005. It's not a new service :)

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  Reply # 276240 25-Nov-2009 16:24
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When I went to Sydney in September, I took both a vodafone and 2d phone, received those messages on both.



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Reply # 276245 25-Nov-2009 16:38
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Behodar: Apparently I remember trivial things easily, because I recall getting a welcome message from Vodafone (prepay) when I went to Sydney in 2005. It's not a new service :)


I have always had a CDMA Telecom phone so I haven't roamed before, so its quite a new thing for me! :)

Interesting though, that some people have had messages and others haven't?

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  Reply # 276283 25-Nov-2009 19:22
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When Ozz had CDMA we used to get the welcome message on that as well when we went across..




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  Reply # 276687 26-Nov-2009 22:49
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When I took a Vodem to Fiji I got the vodafone welcome message.

When I took my Telecom to Sydney / Singapore / Thailand and the UK I got welcome messages as well.




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  Reply # 277494 29-Nov-2009 15:51
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I only got the rates when arriving in Australia using a vodafone prepaid sim at the end of last year. No welcome message. Same with the 3 others I was travelling with.





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