Vodafone NZ's space flight detailed
Update: Vodafone's space flight competition has been detailed.Siobhan Keogh | Friday, May 25 2012 | 2 Comments
After sifting through Vodafone's terms and conditions of entry top the company's space flight competition, announced yesterday, PC World managed to uncover a few interesting bullet points about the trip:
- The space flight is likely with Virgin Galactic, as it leaves from a spaceport in New Mexico
- The flight will take place at some point in 2014
- The space flight is sub-orbital - meaning it reaches space but intersects with the Earth's atmosphere
- The winner will have to pass a medical and complete three days of training prior to the flight
- The winner must book the flight themselves within 14 days of winning
- To win, entrants must be over 18
- Entrants must have an active Vodafone SIM in a Galaxy S III purchased from a Vodafone store
- The winner will be flown to New Mexico by Vodafone
Read the full terms and conditions here.
Vodafone New Zealand is offering a $270,000 space travel prize package to one person who purchases Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone from the company.
Vodafone's director of sales, Grant Hopkins, said the company was inspired by the "advanced technology" of the Galaxy S III.
“We’re offering an out of this world prize for a phone that is light years ahead," he said.
On Account and Prepay customers will be able to enter the competition by buying the smartphone in a Vodafone store between 31 May and 15 July. They can also pre-order the S III online.
The pre-order is not open as of writing, although potential customers can register their interest in the device.
The first Galaxy S III phones from Vodafone will be on sale at 12:01am on 31 May at the Queen St and Riccarton stores in Auckland and Christchurch, respectively.
Posted by John at 22:13:53 on May 26, 2012
"Telecom went too far in claiming it would send the winner of a competition into space, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.
In upholding a complaint about this year's Xtra Broadband "Win a Trip to Space" promotion, the authority said yesterday that the winner would be sent only to the stratosphere.
Three people complained about the Saatchi & Saatchi advertisements, saying the prize was not a trip to space, but a ride to the upper atmosphere - or stratosphere - in a Russian MiG fighter jet. "
Posted by dizzle ma nizzle at 15:48:19 on May 26, 2012
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