Text scam doing rounds

Vodafone is warning customers not to be fooled by the a text message hoax doing the rounds.

Vodafone is warning customers not to be fooled by a text message hoax doing the rounds.

Users are sent a message saying Vodafone will give them a $20 refund if they text message five other people telling them that Vodafone customers can now text message Telecom customers.

"That's absolutely not us, it's not something we're doing," says Vodafone spokesperson Alison Sykora.

Telecom and Vodafone have announced this week that they have reached an agreement that will allow customers to send text messages between the two networks.

Previously Telecom customers could send messages to Vodafone customer via a website, however the process was prone to delays. Any Vodafone customer can send text messages - over at Telecom only customers using the latest phones can send and receive them.

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