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.
This subforum is now locked. Please post TelstraClear topics in the Vodafone forum. You can find more information here.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 112009 22-Nov-2012 15:44 Send private message

Anyone had any luck getting Telstra to pricematch some of the plans out there now - or have a heads up on a price drop coming up?

New plans from Telecom for $119 for 500Gb, and $115 from Vodafone (/boggle at them owning Telstra....) for 400Gb, kinda put the whole $155 for 150Gb Telstra plan to shame.  Tried ringing them to see what they could do yesterday and their 'customer retention' rep did the quality job of offering exactly what I could already find online ($155 for 150Gb)...

Also, Telecom are charging $0.50 per Gb if you go over your cap, vs $2.95 from Telstra for 2Gb, AND they charge per Mb, rather than per block...

I really love my cable connection, but if Telstra don't bring something competitive out soon they're going to lose me, and I would think a lot of others, as a customer.

Create new topic

fab

155 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 721427 22-Nov-2012 16:00 Send private message

I agree. I've never considered it before but I'd be tempted to break my contract and pay the penalty if I started looking at other deals...

6092 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208


  Reply # 721428 22-Nov-2012 16:01 Send private message

daznz: Anyone had any luck getting Telstra to pricematch some of the plans out there now - or have a heads up on a price drop coming up?

New plans from Telecom for $119 for 500Gb, and $115 from Vodafone (/boggle at them owning Telstra....) for 400Gb, kinda put the whole $155 for 150Gb Telstra plan to shame.  Tried ringing them to see what they could do yesterday and their 'customer retention' rep did the quality job of offering exactly what I could already find online ($155 for 150Gb)...

Also, Telecom are charging $0.50 per Gb if you go over your cap, vs $2.95 from Telstra for 2Gb, AND they charge per Mb, rather than per block...

I really love my cable connection, but if Telstra don't bring something competitive out soon they're going to lose me, and I would think a lot of others, as a customer.


But there is no competition in cable apart from the the UFB which is limited. So you only option maybe to  switch to an adsl provider. Telecoms plan is very good, but there are also lower cost providers out there.

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 new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



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




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by tanivula on 18-Apr-2014 22:33 (50 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by Kyanar on 18-Apr-2014 20:55 (98 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Watching overseas content on my TV
Created by beenz, last reply by freitasm on 18-Apr-2014 19:00 (13 replies)

Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Free connection to Ultra Fibre not true
Created by kapitikarl, last reply by cbrpilot on 15-Apr-2014 13:24 (27 replies)
Pages... 2



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.