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  Reply # 676599 24-Aug-2012 21:37 Send private message

joker97: can anyone tell me if there is an auto topup feature?


No, auto topup is not available.

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  Reply # 676600 24-Aug-2012 21:39 Send private message

old3eyes: Unlikely that post paid plans will be changed due to the nature of the beast. Lock you in for 12 or 24 months..


I am in a post paid plan, but I have not been in a term contract for at least ten years. I change plans and don't get locked into that stuff.




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  Reply # 676709 25-Aug-2012 09:46 Send private message

nzbnw:
old3eyes:
joker97: eh? i'm very confused - you mean the answer is no


I suspect your trying to do what you can do on Skinny and that is? buy another ?pack if you use the current one up early. ?I've tried this on Telecom prepay and it doesn't work..


Oh but you can, as long as the pack is?available?for sale (i.e. this pack is only?available?for sale up?until?31/10/12). It would then be set to auto re-new, but you can simply disable this to in effect make it a one off.

What I was saying before, is it would be possible to?subscribe?to two of these packs (auto renewing), so 120mins, 10,000SMS and 900MB for $38 if you needed more?minutes, SMS or Data.

Both pack's and any other pack you purchase can co-exist currently.

nzbnw


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?

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  Reply # 676854 25-Aug-2012 15:11 Send private message

Assuming you can't get two packs at once, this is a simple spreadsheet i whipped up to compare the plans

Sorry if its confusing to read, the bottom two rows show what happens if you pay the same amount using the $19 pack as a base
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkOcDkNhs25_dGVaM0dLbVl3cDlaclFndTRTa1dlRXc
eg for the $40 plan, 40-19 = $21. Spent on calling thats $21/.44 = 107 minutes. I did it for minutes only very quickly, this could be achieve for data as well using packs for better value.

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  Reply # 676972 25-Aug-2012 22:48 Send private message

I signed up to a post-paid plan in January, it was only a 1 month term so I was free to cancel any time after that..

Which I will be.

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  Reply # 677008 26-Aug-2012 07:44 Send private message

bmt: I signed up to a post-paid plan in January, it was only a 1 month term so I was free to cancel any time after that..

Which I will be.


If you are happy with postpaid why don't you give them a call, or better go into a Telecom store and see if they will match the prepaid offer? As you point out you are free to switch to prepaid with only a month's notice anyhow.




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  Reply # 677019 26-Aug-2012 09:11 Send private message

I see that the 59c/min on Onebill has now been dropped to 44c/Min called Smart Onebill. Think this cost for post pay should be about 35c/ min or a ratio as it was when Onebill came in at 59c/ min Vs 89c / min on prepay..




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  Reply # 677057 26-Aug-2012 11:10 Send private message

AKLWestie:
joker97: can anyone tell me if there is an auto topup feature?


No, auto topup is not available.


But it's pretty easy to top-up with Credit/Debit card online at www.telecom.co.nz/mbbmeter




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  Reply # 677428 27-Aug-2012 09:34 Send private message

plambrechtsen:
AKLWestie:
joker97: can anyone tell me if there is an auto topup feature?


No, auto topup is not available.


But it's pretty easy to top-up with Credit/Debit card online at www.telecom.co.nz/mbbmeter


Yeah that's way improved to what it was like last time I  used it.   Last time I have  to jump thru all sorts of hoops by calling *333 and entering topup codes.  Still prefer Mtopup though Smile




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  Reply # 677916 28-Aug-2012 07:18 Send private message

I see in this morning's paper that Vodafone are offering $19 50/5000/500 prepay extra. But only until 31 October. Christmas offers will cut in after that I assume. Not enough to tempt me from 60/5000/500 I'm afraid.




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  Reply # 677931 28-Aug-2012 08:07 Send private message

Dont see that yet on the Vodafone website?

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  Reply # 677935 28-Aug-2012 08:15 Send private message

Dingbatt: I see in this morning's paper that Vodafone are offering $19 50/5000/500 prepay extra. But only until 31 October. Christmas offers will cut in after that I assume. Not enough to tempt me from 60/5000/500 I'm afraid.


Vodafone was forced to offer that coz of telecom and 2degrees got that plan..

where was this level of competition all these years..

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  Reply # 677940 28-Aug-2012 08:37 Send private message

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.

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  Reply # 677941 28-Aug-2012 08:39 Send private message

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.


Signing up to the same pack twice.. thats interesting..

I wonder if thats a flaw in their system or is it really allowed..

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  Reply # 677951 28-Aug-2012 08:54 Send private message

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.




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