Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

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Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by Reagle » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:09 pm

Big congratulations to exetel for being proactive in automatically barring this service. All to often we tend to bag our suppliers but here is a big thank you on this decision.
Good to hear...
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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by Mixer » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:38 pm

Thank you Exetel for helping to erase this disgusting rip off.
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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by Ravenous » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:06 pm

Hear hear

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by alexportnoy » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:19 pm

It's *NOT* a rip-off.

A few unscrupulous **SMS PROVIDERS** rip off people.

It doesn't mean the functionality is bad. It means some SMS Providers are bad.

The majority of Premium providers do not rip people off. The majority of Premium SMS's sent are competitions.

Premium SMS are often the only way you can enter real, legitimate competitions, to win cars, houses and holidays.

Why should the majority be penalized for the minority? It's not right that Premium SMS is banned, and the masses suffer.

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by James » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:32 pm

alexportnoy wrote:It's *NOT* a rip-off.

A few unscrupulous **SMS PROVIDERS** rip off people.

It doesn't mean the functionality is bad. It means some SMS Providers are bad.

The majority of Premium providers do not rip people off. The majority of Premium SMS's sent are competitions.

Premium SMS are often the only way you can enter real, legitimate competitions, to win cars, houses and holidays.

Why should the majority be penalized for the minority? It's not right that Premium SMS is banned, and the masses suffer.
Then enable it on your account.

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by phelum » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:18 pm

James wrote:Then enable it on your account.
Well said. I think barring by default is an excellent change. Adding the option to change the default makes it even better.

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by Mixer » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:01 pm

alexportnoy wrote: and the masses suffer.

Um...I don't think the masses are suffering over this one mate.
More like rejoicing :D
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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by cubic » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:04 am

Yep, anyone who wants this can enable it. The only ones suffering will be the rip-off merchants. Good job Exetel.
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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by alexportnoy » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:35 am

HOW do actually you enable this on your account?

There is no way to do this!

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by David R » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:22 am

The idea is for this money to dry up so these loafers can get some responsibility in life.

Props to Exetel if that is the case
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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by alexportnoy » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:53 pm

How do you enable Premium SMS on your account?

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by ExetelVoice » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:04 pm

How do you enable Premium SMS on your account?
It is not available yet. It will be by 1/7/2010.

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by ExetelVoice » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:06 pm

Bear in mind this date is for the HSPA (via Optus) service.

The Exetel mobile service supplied by Vodafone will be some time later.
We are still waiting to hear on the situation with Vodafone.

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Re: Barring of Premium SMS Feature - Congrats

Post by Mixer » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:41 am

ExetelVoice wrote:We are still waiting to hear on the situation with Vodafone.
Just got another "Premium SMS" this time from the NRMA.
Any news on Vodafone putting a bar in place? :)
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