Tools & Technologies

Deceptive Advertising by Text?, Sep 28

Last night I received this text from Vodafone NZ on my BlackBerry:

Sep 28, 2006 3:16:53 PM
Upgrade FREE to the powerful new Blackberry Internet Email service at http://www.vodafone.co.nz/myblackberry. Now U can surf the web, manage 10 email accounts & more!

I *know* that BlackBerry service is NZ$35 per month … surely this can’t be right? A call to Vodafone Customer Services illuminates that whilst the upgrade is free, the monthly service is not. But then shouldn’t that have been written as “FREE upgrade”?

It’s a bit deceptive for my tastes.

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