Having declared HD voice operational on its network, it appears KPN is doing more than sitting on its laurels. A look at tweets using the #HDvoice tag shows almost the exact same tweet coming from three different users over the past week. It doesn’t hurt that the carrier is offering a chance to win a Sony Xperia S handset.
A tweet of “Ik doe mee aan het KPN HD Voice Spel en maak kans op een Sony Xperia S telefoon. Ook kans maken? Doe ook mee! #hdvoice “ ( Google translation to English – “I participate in the KPN HD Voice Play and win a Sony Xperia S phone. Also a chance? Get involved! # hdvoice”) is followed by a URL leading to KPN’s website to get a chance to win.
So far the tweet has been transmitted by @ratbike59, a rough looking gent who seems to be picking up a couple of Euros from BeRuby and other online money schemes; @scarlatoda, some guy running an entertainment promotional site via blog; and @Esther_Hoeve, “a working mom of 4, loves theater, dancing and travelling.”
KPN’s campaign to encourage/buy tweets isn’t very subtle, but it is coming up on HD Voice News’s radar.