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  Reply # 572150 22-Jan-2012 22:01 Send private message

sbiddle:
simon14:
sbiddle:
simon14:
sbiddle:
simon14:
sbiddle:  why would any telco in their right mind offer 1000 minutes of free calling to customers on another network? They may as well just offer a website handing out free $50 notes to anybody who wants one.



Vodafone offers this with NZBestmate. 


No they don't.

Vodafone give you the ability to nominate a single number of any other network to call, providing you're giving them at least $45 per month for a plan.


Prepay Smart is $35 per month and comes with a free NZbestmate.

In terms of actual cost for the telco, it doesn't make any diff if you are calling one number off-net for 1000 minutes or multiple numbers off-net for 1000 minutes. 


Did I say anywhere that it made any difference to the actual cost of delivering the service?

It makes no difference to the cost, but from a business point of view it makes a massive difference, and if you can't see how obvious that is then there clearly is no point discussing this further.

Quite clearly if a telco was giving away 1000 minutes of anytime any network calls providing you gave them $4 per week their network would be flooded with new subscribers. They'd also be losing a $hedload of money.




You stated - "why would any telco in their right mind offer 1000 minutes of free calling to customers on another network?"

I simply advised that Vodafone does.


No they don't.

For a fee they offer 1000 minutes to a customer on another network. Customer. Not customers. The extra s makes a big difference!




Vodafone do offer 1000 minutes of free calling to customers on other networks. Customers - with an S.

You can pick any other network customer you like. 

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  Reply # 572152 22-Jan-2012 22:05 Send private message

1000 Weekend minutes to any network in NZ

Changes to Supa Prepay Top Up Bonus 1000 minutes

From 8 February 2012 our $20 Top Up Bonus will no longer be available. But the great news is the $30 Top Up Bonus gets even better for summer!

When you top up your mobile by $30 or more, instead of our usual 200 weekend minutes, you?ll get up to 1000 bonus minutes to any mobile or landline in NZ to use over the next four weekends.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/phones-plans/prepay/supa-prepay/




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  Reply # 572155 22-Jan-2012 22:11 Send private message

johnr: 1000 Weekend minutes to any network in NZ

Changes to Supa Prepay Top Up Bonus 1000 minutes

From 8 February 2012 our $20 Top Up Bonus will no longer be available. But the great news is the $30 Top Up Bonus gets even better for summer!

When you top up your mobile by $30 or more, instead of our usual 200 weekend minutes, you?ll get up to 1000 bonus minutes to any mobile or landline in NZ to use over the next four weekends.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/phones-plans/prepay/supa-prepay/



Why didn't I think of that example?

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  Reply # 572157 22-Jan-2012 22:12 Send private message

johnr: 1000 Weekend minutes to any network in NZ

Changes to Supa Prepay Top Up Bonus 1000 minutes

From 8 February 2012 our $20 Top Up Bonus will no longer be available. But the great news is the $30 Top Up Bonus gets even better for summer!

When you top up your mobile by $30 or more, instead of our usual 200 weekend minutes, you?ll get up to 1000 bonus minutes to any mobile or landline in NZ to use over the next four weekends.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/phones-plans/prepay/supa-prepay/


Ye gods Johnr

Vodafone will be losing millions offering this without a minimum weekly spend.

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  Reply # 572161 22-Jan-2012 22:15 Send private message

ajw:
johnr: 1000 Weekend minutes to any network in NZ

Changes to Supa Prepay Top Up Bonus 1000 minutes

From 8 February 2012 our $20 Top Up Bonus will no longer be available. But the great news is the $30 Top Up Bonus gets even better for summer!

When you top up your mobile by $30 or more, instead of our usual 200 weekend minutes, you?ll get up to 1000 bonus minutes to any mobile or landline in NZ to use over the next four weekends.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/phones-plans/prepay/supa-prepay/


Ye gods Johnr

Vodafone will be losing millions offering this without a minimum weekly spend.


Our customers win on the day 1000 minutes to any number / network in NZ (excluding 0900, 018 etc and any other premium numbers I have not listed)




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  Reply # 572162 22-Jan-2012 22:16 Send private message

simon14:
johnr: 1000 Weekend minutes to any network in NZ

Changes to Supa Prepay Top Up Bonus 1000 minutes

From 8 February 2012 our $20 Top Up Bonus will no longer be available. But the great news is the $30 Top Up Bonus gets even better for summer!

When you top up your mobile by $30 or more, instead of our usual 200 weekend minutes, you?ll get up to 1000 bonus minutes to any mobile or landline in NZ to use over the next four weekends.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/phones-plans/prepay/supa-prepay/



Why didn't I think of that example?


Cause you are not me :P




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  Reply # 572955 24-Jan-2012 21:00 Send private message

johnr:
ajw:
johnr: 1000 Weekend minutes to any network in NZ

Changes to Supa Prepay Top Up Bonus 1000 minutes

From 8 February 2012 our $20 Top Up Bonus will no longer be available. But the great news is the $30 Top Up Bonus gets even better for summer!

When you top up your mobile by $30 or more, instead of our usual 200 weekend minutes, you?ll get up to 1000 bonus minutes to any mobile or landline in NZ to use over the next four weekends.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/phones-plans/prepay/supa-prepay/


Ye gods Johnr

Vodafone will be losing millions offering this without a minimum weekly spend.


Our customers win on the day 1000 minutes to any number / network in NZ (excluding 0900, 018 etc and any other premium numbers I have not listed)



This promotion ends 3 April 2012.
When does the $30 Top Up Super Bonus Summer promotion end?

The $30 Top Up Super Bonus Summer promotion will end 11:59pm 3 April and the $30 Top Up Bonus will revert back to 200 minutes to any NZ mobile or landline for next 4 weekends.

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