Following on from this post...
Eight months down the track and still no resolution...
In short: Vodafone Ireland and Vodafone UK are not forwarding SMSs to 2degrees in NZ, presumably to protect the interests of Vodafone NZ.
I recently forwarded the following to every Irish Society in NZ and every Irish contact I could, to whit -
If you have switched to 2degrees as your mobile phone provider here you may or may not be aware that txt messages originating from Vodafone Ireland/UK are not reaching 2degrees customers here in NZ. Family and friends at home are probably not aware that their messages to your 2degrees phone are not being forwarded by Vodafone Ireland (but they are still being charged nonetheless). Vodafone Ireland and Vodafone UK have likely made the decision not to facilitate txting to 2degrees to protect the interests of Vodafone New Zealand but have not advised their Irish customers that their SMS messages to 2degrees will not be delivered. There doesn’t appear to be any problem with the other Irish Telcoms Meteor, O2 or Three; the problem is just with Vodafone.
2degrees advise that, while they have given this issue top priority, the decision lies with Vodafone Ireland and until Vodafone customers at home lobby their carrier to connect with 2degrees in New Zealand the problem will likely remain.
If you are a 2degrees customer here and wish to continue to avail of their (very much) cheaper overseas txting charges to Ireland and the UK and expect at the same time to be able to receive messages from friends and family at home on Vodafone, please ask them to contact Vodafone Ireland and request that this issue be resolved from their end as this is the only action likely to effect a change. I don’t know how many thousand Irish people are here in NZ communicating with the folks back home but if everybody passes on the info then we may be able to get their attention. Vodafone is the largest mobile phone provider in Ireland; it’s in everybody’s interest that they facilitate communication with all NZ networks.
(No affiliation with 2degrees whatsoever)
Change has to be enacted from their end, get your contacts in Ireland and the UK to demand that Vodafone stop monopolizing the market and accommodate 2degrees in NZ.
Happy St. Patricks Day to y'all