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  Reply # 121458 6-Apr-2008 09:09 Send private message

cranz: Just noticed this Home Phone Plus appear on their website


Thanks for that!

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  Reply # 121462 6-Apr-2008 09:20 Send private message

$80 for 1GB and unlimited calls to landline?

I am certain a lot of people would take that. Then complain when going over 1 GB - which is not much. Make it $100 for 5GB and unlimited calls to landline and I would think it's worth it.

Voicemail is $5 a month? Wow...




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  Reply # 121468 6-Apr-2008 09:32 Send private message

cranz: Just noticed this Home Phone Plus appear on their website


That is merely Vodafone's At Home service rebranded with the Ihug/Vodafone merger.

As for a unified solution with a local number tied to a SIM I guess you will just have to watch this space.

Like the cheese ad says "good things take time"



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  Reply # 121470 6-Apr-2008 09:36 Send private message

As for Vodafone's new ideas for data charging I've been talking for years about "prepaid" data addons for PrePay or On Account customers and can't understand why neither Vodafone or Telecom seem interested in offering such a product.

Why shouldn't I be able to go and say buy 1GB of data for say $59 or 2GB for $99 that is valid for say 6 months allowing me to use it at any time? Every time I post this there are always people lining up saying they would love to have such a feature yet both telco's don't seem interested in actually giving their customers what they want!

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  Reply # 121473 6-Apr-2008 09:43 Send private message

I think the bundles are good, only if you have 3G coverage...

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If you use up that too, you will be charge 50c per MB after that

Thats some good england!

I've noticed quite a lot of poor spelling around the Vodafone ihug services pages too...




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  Reply # 121643 6-Apr-2008 21:59 Send private message

sbiddle: As for Vodafone's new ideas for data charging I've been talking for years about "prepaid" data addons for PrePay or On Account customers and can't understand why neither Vodafone or Telecom seem interested in offering such a product.

Why shouldn't I be able to go and say buy 1GB of data for say $59 or 2GB for $99 that is valid for say 6 months allowing me to use it at any time? Every time I post this there are always people lining up saying they would love to have such a feature yet both telco's don't seem interested in actually giving their customers what they want!


Yes, I totally agree, anything is better than $10 per megabyte ... and yes the new plans in that survey look good as well.

We can buy call time on prepay that the credit has a time limit on it, so why not a data block with a time limit on it as well ?
There must be a huge market out there for mobile data on prepay if it was affordable enough for people to use ?

You would think it would be more profitable to have more people using the mobile internet with a fair pricing structure that they wouldn't mind paying for and encouraging them to use it...
rather than have a big SH$#T fight over people using the mobile internet not understanding that it was going to cost them big $$$ browsing the internet on their you beaut new phone that has a web browser on it ? Then once they are stung with big data charges and saying you've used it so pay up, then they'll never use it again ..

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what the percentage is of prepay users compared to account customers on mobile networks ?
( personal customers I'm talking about here, not Biz customers )

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  Reply # 121670 7-Apr-2008 01:41 Send private message

cafeg:

Yes, I totally agree, anything is better than $10 per megabyte ... and yes the new plans in that survey look good as well.

We can buy call time on prepay that the credit has a time limit on it, so why not a data block with a time limit on it as well ?
There must be a huge market out there for mobile data on prepay if it was affordable enough for people to use ?

I think the issue is more that there are handsets out there with features people cant use without it, google maps, flicr, blogging etc

You used to be able to do that with no credit on the card so it wasnt a huge deal, if you did it too much they would do something to break it till you topped up, if you didnt abuse it then it seemed to last for weeks.

Now its fixed I guess they have lots of people who have found things on their phones "break"

You would think it would be more profitable to have more people using the mobile internet with a fair pricing structure that they wouldn't mind paying for and encouraging them to use it...
rather than have a big SH$#T fight over people using the mobile internet not understanding that it was going to cost them big $$$ browsing the internet on their you beaut new phone that has a web browser on it ? Then once they are stung with big data charges and saying you've used it so pay up, then they'll never use it again ..

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what the percentage is of prepay users compared to account customers on mobile networks ?
( personal customers I'm talking about here, not Biz customers )

Steve..


I know hardly anyone on a personal plan, other then those that have an old work number they want to keep and cant because of vodafones lack of interest in swapping people between plans and prepay. As soon as its happening then my sister is taking her cool 6 digit 021 number to prepay.

I am in the minority in wanting to go on a plan, but then its not really personal use I want it for so perhaps its not too far off the norm.

ideally I would like the flexi plan but not on a crap cdma handset ;) - but these data deals and staying on prepay with vodafone may be tollerable.




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  Reply # 121696 7-Apr-2008 08:45 Send private message

sbiddle:
cranz: Just noticed this Home Phone Plus appear on their website


That is merely Vodafone's At Home service rebranded with the Ihug/Vodafone merger.

As for a unified solution with a local number tied to a SIM I guess you will just have to watch this space.

Like the cheese ad says "good things take time"




Vodafone at Home vs Vodafone at Home Plus are two totally different solutions

Vodafone at Home is the Fixed Line and Vodafone at Home Phone Plus is connecting a landline phone to a GSM Box with a Sim in it that has a local number attached to it.

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  Reply # 121703 7-Apr-2008 08:57

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sbiddle:
cranz: Just noticed this Home Phone Plus appear on their website


That is merely Vodafone's At Home service rebranded with the Ihug/Vodafone merger.

As for a unified solution with a local number tied to a SIM I guess you will just have to watch this space.

Like the cheese ad says "good things take time"




Vodafone at Home vs Vodafone at Home Plus are two totally different solutions

Vodafone at Home is the Fixed Line and Vodafone at Home Phone Plus is connecting a landline phone to a GSM Box with a Sim in it that has a local number attached to it.


Hi Mikal, not quite right I'm afraid.

At Home was the name of the product that, as you describe, is a GSM box with a SIM card offering free local AND free national calls for $39.95 a month.

Following the merger with ihug we've renamed it Home Phone Plus to better fit in with the full range of services offered to the home - fixed line and "mobile" network based services.

Hope that helps,

Cheers

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  Reply # 121705 7-Apr-2008 09:17 Send private message

sorry on your website it said "At Home" and then the solutions i assume the fixed line version was the "At Home"



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  Reply # 121859 7-Apr-2008 17:30 Send private message

cafeg:

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what the percentage is of prepay users compared to account customers on mobile networks ?
( personal customers I'm talking about here, not Biz customers )

Steve..


I thinks it something like 80% of consumer connections are prepay. With this in mind, it's easy to see why so many bundles (best mates, TXT2000 etc) were launched to prepay before On Account.





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  Reply # 121878 7-Apr-2008 19:21 Send private message


Interesting how you can get 5 gig of Mobile Broadband for only $39.00 a month across the ditch in OZ..
Same company and they probly pay the same for a data pipe as Vfone NZ does ?

http://www.vodafone.com.au/Personal/PricingPlans/VodafoneMobileBroadband/HowMuchDoesItCost/5GBMobileBroadband/index.htm

But you can't do data on prepay in OZ.
I found that out last Xmas during the big outage when I put my sons prepay card in my phone to try to do email etc and it was no go. I rang a Vfone CSR in Oz and they confirmed it, data was only on account in Oz.
Vodafone live worked on prepay, but who wants to use that anyway ..

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  Reply # 121880 7-Apr-2008 19:40 Send private message

5GB 3G broadband at $39.95/mth (~$47 NZD) + Free Vodem on 24mth contract: http://www.vodafone.com.au/Personal/PricingPlans/VodafoneMobileBroadband/HowMuchDoesItCost/5GBMobileBroadband/index.htm

That just blew my mind... even if it's just an offer.




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  Reply # 121883 7-Apr-2008 20:03 Send private message


Yeah, It just shows what having competition can do.
The 3 network in Oz is another one:

http://www.three.com.au/threestore/mobilebroadband.xhtml

1 Gig for only $15 a month.

But Vfone Oz's offer is a lot better at 5 Gig for $39 a month.

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