Vodafone Responds to "Is the Military Tapping Phones?"
Our PR team has issued the following statement to add to the story on wire tapping. >>
" Firstly, thank you for a much better researched story on phone tapping. Your story titled “Is the Military Tapping Phones” makes for interesting reading albeit for a few discrepancies in relation to Vodafone Fiji that we would like to correct.
Under subheading “Mobile Voice”, the editor /writer of the story states that …”Vodafone Fiji has the technology to monitor mobile calls but I do not think they can listen in on conversations.” Whilst the writer has correctly stated Vodafone Fiji cannot listen in on conversations, it has wrongly assumed that we have the technology to monitor mobile calls.
We wish to state once more that we do not have the technology or the capability to listen to mobile phone conversations on our network. We do not wish to compromise with customer confidentiality at any time.
The writer also goes on to state in the same article that SMS, which he refers to in the article as Short Memory Services (correct term being Short Message Service) are kept by “ Vodafone and Telecom for several days and can be easily read”. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INCORRECT!
Vodafone DOES NOT store nor keep in its system copy of any SMS message exchanged between the sender s and the receivers. The only person/s who have a copy of the SMS message on their mobile phones is the sender and the receiver of that message. "
CEO Vodafone Fiji