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Thread: Free SMSes through Gmail: what about Cell C and Vodacom?

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    Free SMSes through Gmail: what about Cell C and Vodacom?

    Gmail recently enabled their free SMS service to South African users, but not all local operators are playing ball

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    Well... CellC works.

    I messaged someone on CellC yesterday.

    Vodacom is the only one not playing fair.
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    Greedy, Tricksy Hobbitsess!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    Well... CellC works. I messaged someone on CellC yesterday. Vodacom is the only one not playing fair.
    Thaks for the feedback. We tested it yesterday to Cell C without success. Others reported that Cell C works.

    Google however shows that only MTN and 8ta are supported - info substantiated by Vodacom and Cell C's official responses.

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    Vodacom rarely leads with anything, so there is no surprise in this at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm View Post
    Thaks for the feedback. We tested it yesterday to Cell C without success. Others reported that Cell C works.
    Perhaps the ones that "worked" were 084/074 numbers but that were ported to MTN or 8ta?

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    Just tried sending sms to MTN contract number 078 not working error msg i get "Nathan did not receive your SMS"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allin View Post
    Vodacom rarely leads with anything, so there is no surprise in this at all.
    Hitting the nail on the head...they will only do this if pressured with bad press, or if they profit from it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanCrow View Post
    Just tried sending sms to MTN contract number 078 not working error msg i get "Nathan did not receive your SMS"
    I have an 078 number and it worked yesterday. Hopefully it's temporary, otherwise I'd complain to MTN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    Well... CellC works.

    I messaged someone on CellC yesterday.

    Vodacom is the only one not playing fair.
    Confirmation that Vodacom really are out to get you.

    The biggest mobile operator wants to make the most from the biggest revenue source with very little data usage from its network.

    THEY REALLY ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allin View Post
    Vodacom rarely leads with anything, so there is no surprise in this at all.
    Agreed, reason I left them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    Well... CellC works.
    Tested it just now and it doesn't work. Tried 3 different numbers and both 074 and 084.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allin View Post
    Vodacom rarely leads with anything, so there is no surprise in this at all.
    Doesn't this eat into their sms revenues in any way? maybe thats the reason why they are stalling

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    vodacom is probably trying to figure out how they can bill the receiver of the sms.

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    Cell c to mtn not working..

    edit: just takes a while. was told...did not receive your SMS.

    but 4 minutes later it was delivered
    Last edited by Beri; 14-03-2012 at 11:17 AM.

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