Feeds

Vodafone Ireland faces ski spam allegations

Taking the piste

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Vodafone customers in Ireland have complained that the mobile phone company is spamming their friends.

As part of a competition to win a €3,000 skiing trip customers have been asked to enter the email addresses of three friends who would accompany them on the holiday.

But according to one Vodafone customer: "Shortly afterwards myself, and the three friends received email...from myself…advertising Vodafone.

"It looked like I was now working for Vodafone and trying to advertise for them. It's a bit much," he said.

A spokeswoman for Vodafone Ireland that the email was merely a confirmation notice that they had been included into the competition, although she admitted that it also included an advert for one of the company's services.

She added that everything was above board as set out in the Ts&Cs.

She reassured those taking part that Vodafone was not harvesting these emails and they would not be used for any other marketing initiatives. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Bono apologises for iTunes album dump
Megalomania, generosity and FEAR of irrelevance drove group to Apple deal
HBO shocks US pay TV world: We're down with OTT. Netflix says, 'Gee'
This affects every broadcaster, every cable guy
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
SCREW YOU, EU: BBC rolls out Right To Remember as Google deletes links
Not even Google can withstand the power of Auntie
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
America's super-secret X-37B plane returns to Earth after nearly TWO YEARS aloft
674 days in space for US Air Force's mystery orbital vehicle
10 Top Tips For PRs Considering Whether To Phone The Register
You'll Read These And LOL Even Though They're Serious
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.