Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
Watchmaker Wizard
2414 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 677986 28-Aug-2012 09:23 Send private message

I went into the store to change from my $40 smartphone plan to prepaid so I can use this, the guy said that "I might want to wait for a couple of weeks". Sounds like they've been told that "something" is coming for post-paid users to hopefully compete.

I'll probably change anyway, $19/month for 500MB is all I need, the ability to do a data top-up on prepaid if need be is also something you can't do on post-paid which may be handy.




411 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 677987 28-Aug-2012 09:26 Send private message

They'd have to do something quick to make the post paid plans more lucrative coz the currently the prepay plans are out doing the post paid ones by far..

I wonder how many customers are jumping out of a plan into prepay..

Watchmaker Wizard
2414 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 677990 28-Aug-2012 09:31 Send private message

Well, their new mascot is a turtle, maybe that's supposed to be representative of something...




1966 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 83

Subscriber

  Reply # 678029 28-Aug-2012 10:16 Send private message

stevenz: Well, their new mascot is a turtle, maybe that's supposed to be representative of something...


Is it representative of:

The speed at which progress is made?

How thick skinned (shelled) they are?

Their ability to pull their head and limbs in when threatened?

Or, that they have been around for a long time...

Or maybe even that they will win in the end, despite what the hares do.

Edit: Yes I know there is a difference between tortoises and turtles but that would be splitting hares (sic) ;)




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

411 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 678031 28-Aug-2012 10:18 Send private message

Dingbatt:
stevenz: Well, their new mascot is a turtle, maybe that's supposed to be representative of something...


Is it representative of:

The speed at which progress is made?

How thick skinned (shelled) they are?

Their ability to pull their head and limbs in when threatened?

Or, that they have been around for a long time...

Or maybe even that they will win in the end, despite what the hares do.


Most likely the last two is what they want to signify but the above are all applicable from the perspective of customers..

3642 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 918

Trusted

  Reply # 678073 28-Aug-2012 11:22 Send private message

ibuksh: They'd have to do something quick to make the post paid plans more lucrative coz the currently the prepay plans are out doing the post paid ones by far..

I wonder how many customers are jumping out of a plan into prepay..


Talked to someone working at their call centre, apparently the prepay team overseas can't do ports. He said plenty of people were porting from 2degrees, but also plenty moving from postpaid too.

411 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 678077 28-Aug-2012 11:32 Send private message

eXDee:
ibuksh: They'd have to do something quick to make the post paid plans more lucrative coz the currently the prepay plans are out doing the post paid ones by far..

I wonder how many customers are jumping out of a plan into prepay..


Talked to someone working at their call centre, apparently the prepay team overseas can't do ports. He said plenty of people were porting from 2degrees, but also plenty moving from postpaid too.


Porting from 2degrees.. that's interesting..

7782 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 504

Trusted

  Reply # 678080 28-Aug-2012 11:44 Send private message

plambrechtsen:
doozy:
joker97: 

Does anyone know if you can be on two packs at once? And after 31st oct you wont be able to go on both packs at once i presume?


I joined this on the weekend (the $40 smartphone plan all of a sudden seemed very expensive) and I was signed up to it twice by mistake, so yes, turns out for $38 a month you can have 10,000 text messages, 120 minutes and a gig of data, well outdoing the $60 smartphone plan and is down only 60 mins but up 9,700 text messages on the $80 plan.

I don't know for sure that being able to have 2 concurrent subscriptions is intentional so you may want to double check with Telecom.


Sounds like an interesting one :)..

You can e-mail me pl at telecom dot co dot nz with your phone number and I can ask what's going on.  Or if you're happy with it the way it is then I don't need to see what's going on.


will i be able to carry on after 31st oct? if yes i'm signing up if no i won't

63 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 678094 28-Aug-2012 12:03 Send private message

The only feature that would get me onto postpaid now would be shared data among multiple SIMs.

The $19 is awesome value, but shared data would definitely tempt me into postpaid again later.

389 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

  Reply # 678103 28-Aug-2012 12:07 Send private message

Sounds like an interesting one :)..

You can e-mail me pl at telecom dot co dot nz with your phone number and I can ask what's going on.  Or if you're happy with it the way it is then I don't need to see what's going on.


Hi Pete,

I believe this feature is working as expected, please don't change it.  =-)

2335 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

  Reply # 678274 28-Aug-2012 17:15 Send private message

AKLWestie:
Sounds like an interesting one :)..

You can e-mail me pl at telecom dot co dot nz with your phone number and I can ask what's going on.? Or if you're happy with it the way it is then I don't need to see what's going on.


Hi Pete,

I believe this feature is working as expected, please don't change it.? =-)


Yes, thats correct its by design, not a fault.

nzbnw







2335 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

  Reply # 678279 28-Aug-2012 17:21 Send private message

joker97:
plambrechtsen:
doozy:
joker97:?

Does anyone know if you can be on two packs at once? And after 31st oct you wont be able to go on both packs at once i presume?


I joined this on the weekend (the $40 smartphone plan all of a sudden seemed very expensive) and I was signed up to it twice by mistake, so yes, turns out for $38 a month you can have 10,000 text messages, 120 minutes and a gig of data, well outdoing the $60 smartphone plan and is down only 60 mins but up 9,700 text messages on the $80 plan.

I don't know for sure that being able to have 2 concurrent subscriptions is intentional so you may want to double check with Telecom.


Sounds like an interesting one :)..r />
You can e-mail me pl at telecom dot co dot nz with your phone number and I can ask what's going on.? Or if you're happy with it the way it is then I don't need to see what's going on.


will i be able to carry on after 31st oct? if yes i'm signing up if no i won't


Yep you can, you'll need to have sufficient balance for both packs to renew, with the oldest renewing first (i.e. If you had aa $22 balance the 1st one would renew, and the 2nd sit in a pending state for 3days. If you didn't topup, thenthen that pack (2nd) would be removed).

Once you have a SIM, with the number you want, simply topup and head over to m.telecom.co.nz/yourtelecom, purchase the pack, and repeat :-)

nzbnw







7782 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 504

Trusted

  Reply # 678302 28-Aug-2012 18:20 Send private message

nzbnw:
joker97:
plambrechtsen:
doozy:
joker97:?

Does anyone know if you can be on two packs at once? And after 31st oct you wont be able to go on both packs at once i presume?


I joined this on the weekend (the $40 smartphone plan all of a sudden seemed very expensive) and I was signed up to it twice by mistake, so yes, turns out for $38 a month you can have 10,000 text messages, 120 minutes and a gig of data, well outdoing the $60 smartphone plan and is down only 60 mins but up 9,700 text messages on the $80 plan.

I don't know for sure that being able to have 2 concurrent subscriptions is intentional so you may want to double check with Telecom.


Sounds like an interesting one :)..r />
You can e-mail me pl at telecom dot co dot nz with your phone number and I can ask what's going on.? Or if you're happy with it the way it is then I don't need to see what's going on.


will i be able to carry on after 31st oct? if yes i'm signing up if no i won't


Yep you can, you'll need to have sufficient balance for both packs to renew, with the oldest renewing first (i.e. If you had aa $22 balance the 1st one would renew, and the 2nd sit in a pending state for 3days. If you didn't topup, thenthen that pack (2nd) would be removed).

Once you have a SIM, with the number you want, simply topup and head over to m.telecom.co.nz/yourtelecom, purchase the pack, and repeat :-)

nzbnw


do you work for telecom?

389 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

  Reply # 678443 28-Aug-2012 21:52 Send private message

Is Telecom going to offer auto top-up soon?

3642 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 918

Trusted

  Reply # 678467 28-Aug-2012 22:28 Send private message

Well the fact you can purchase multiple packs makes my spreadsheet even more interesting. Can't be bothered updating it, but now this wipes the floor with the postpaid plans, so i dont think the comparison is needed.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How stable are snap IP addresses?
Created by Physn, last reply by timmmay on 23-Oct-2014 10:38 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark Socialiser
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 22-Oct-2014 18:39 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


$39 iPhone plan goneburger
Created by MadEngineer, last reply by Dynamic on 23-Oct-2014 15:27 (15 replies)

American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 21-Oct-2014 14:58 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by Geektastic on 23-Oct-2014 15:13 (98 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Another Trade Me competitor: SellShed
Created by freitasm, last reply by SellShed on 22-Oct-2014 11:54 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 23-Oct-2014 11:56 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Theif taunts 12 year old via stolen laptop
Created by macuser, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 23:49 (12 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.