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Topic # 111854 16-Nov-2012 19:28 Send private message

Hello all,

This is my first post and to be honest I only skim read the FUG... I had a telecom salesperson come and offer me a 2 month trial of 150gB for a respectable price of $99 per month.

This was quite tempting, but I was persuaded to reconsider by my flatmates.

Can anyone identify the pros and cons of such a trial offer?

For more info. I'm currently with Vodafone ultimate 80gB per month for a promotional 12 month term of $95p/m With mySky HDi for free.<br><br>For even more info. I'm in Whangarei



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  Reply # 718448 16-Nov-2012 19:34 Send private message

What exactly do you want to know?

$99 is the standard price but Telecom's site says you get 2 months free if you sign up for 12 month contract.

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  Reply # 718451 16-Nov-2012 19:49 Send private message

As above standard price for 12 month contract. Does not include smart phone services, wiring maintenance etc




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  Reply # 718453 16-Nov-2012 19:53 Send private message

sbiddle: What exactly do you want to know?

$99 is the standard price but Telecom's site says you get 2 months free if you sign up for 12 month contract.


Wow, for over 15k posts I'd expect a more helpful reply (albeit quick, thank you)
$99 for 150gB is not the standard price, especially for Whangarei.

According to the website:

150gB = $113*
*= add $10 for non Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch.

If I'm mistaken, can someone direct me with a url.

Thanks

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  Reply # 718456 16-Nov-2012 19:58 Send private message

The $113 refers to the 150GB plan that comes with unlimited national calling.

$99 is the standard price for 150GB with only local calling.

It's not really a 'trial' offer, since you are (presumably) signing up for a 12 month contract. It's more like an incentive to get the sign up i.e. sign up for the 12 month contract and get your first 2 months free.



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  Reply # 718462 16-Nov-2012 20:06 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: The $113 refers to the 150GB plan that comes with unlimited national calling.

$99 is the standard price for 150GB with only local calling.

It's not really a 'trial' offer, since you are (presumably) signing up for a 12 month contract. It's more like an incentive to get the sign up i.e. sign up for the 12 month contract and get your first 2 months free.


Thank you, Mantis

I think this has clarified for me.  As a far north resident, I think I'll wait until either Telecom or Vodafone offers a good fibre package.

Regards

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  Reply # 718464 16-Nov-2012 20:14 Send private message

DevoxNZ:
NonprayingMantis: The $113 refers to the 150GB plan that comes with unlimited national calling.

$99 is the standard price for 150GB with only local calling.

It's not really a 'trial' offer, since you are (presumably) signing up for a 12 month contract. It's more like an incentive to get the sign up i.e. sign up for the 12 month contract and get your first 2 months free.


Thank you, Mantis

I think this has clarified for me.  As a far north resident, I think I'll wait until either Telecom or Vodafone offers a good fibre package.

Regards


have you had fibre laid on your street yet?

If not, you may be waiting some time. UFB rollout is going to take many years.



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  Reply # 718471 16-Nov-2012 20:27 Send private message

northpowerfibre.co.nz says Yes, we have UFB at my residence.
But its not true fibre to door, it's just utilizing the power lines. As a faster alternative to ye ol' underground copper




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  Reply # 718503 16-Nov-2012 21:09 Send private message

power lines? They just just the polls and ducting to put there fibre through. You should be able to get it and Orcon or Snap my have a better deal than the other two.

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