View Full Version : off topic vodafone seven dollar text

25-02-2004, 07:02 PM
i have vodafone mobile and i just found out today about $7 txt comming out but i dont know if its true or not i went to the vodafone website but i couldnt find anything .....so do anyone no if its true or fulse


25-02-2004, 07:07 PM
If that comes from a trusted source, which at this stage would most likely be an insider, then it may be true.

Until it's an official press release I wouldn't believe it though.

25-02-2004, 10:24 PM
I would be thinking its false ATM.

Its my current understanding that their network simply wouldnt be able to handle the extra traffic'ing that sorta thing would produce.

I have been wrong in the past though......


25-02-2004, 11:11 PM
In my opinion (derived from sources I cannot mention *shifty eyes*), it ain't true.

25-02-2004, 11:35 PM
my word from the man is that its not happening form some time, they will be doing a deal later in the year.

26-02-2004, 09:05 AM
Considering how much revenue Vodafone would stand to lose if they did this, I'd say it's extremely unlikely.

It's interesting that heavy users of text messaging seem to be unaware that Vodafone offer a plan for $25 per month whereby you get 150 free text messages. The only catch is that you don't get any free minutes, and airtime is quite expensive on this plan.

26-02-2004, 09:34 AM
im not saying that it wont happen but from what ive heard they dont consider telecom competition anymore so dont bother competing with them :)

26-02-2004, 11:57 AM
Just spoken to our Vodafone rep and was told NO.....they have no plans to slash pricing on texting whatsoever and the $7 text rumour is just that a rumour.

26-02-2004, 03:58 PM
$25 per month / 150 text messages = 16.66 cents per text.

Hardly a bargain when you can text as much as you want with Telecom for $10.

I believe people who have a hearing disability can get quite a good deal tho.

27-02-2004, 05:22 PM
ok but dont u think that they should be doing something like that cause people would want to get telicom phones and isnt vodafone way richer than telicom?

28-02-2004, 11:45 AM
Richer? Telecom owns everything to do with telephones in this company. Their stocks have only been going higher so far over the last 12 months or something.

They're one big fat monopoly.

(am i not wrong?)

28-02-2004, 12:37 PM
Telecom might be big in the local market but, on a global scale, they're small fry. Vodafone, on the other hand, is one of the biggest telecommunications companies in the world.

28-02-2004, 05:18 PM
oh yeah, thats right.... they aint just NZ are they...

28-02-2004, 10:14 PM
hehe see i knew vodafone was richer so they should do $7 txt unless they want telecom to take over