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Topic # 111299 29-Oct-2012 21:24 Send private message

Have Telecom cancelled the 4+4 Gig.mobile broadband plan that was offered a few years ago, just received a bill for 300 odd dollars and when I checked, it show 4 gig plan and I was being charged for the extra 4 gig at the penalty rate.
I'm sure there was no time limit when this plan was offered and have in fact recently been told by Telecom when I queried a bill that I was on the best plan for my usage, and no I have not yet contacted Telecom.

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  Reply # 708783 29-Oct-2012 22:36 Send private message

Yes, I don't believe this plan has been available for some time.



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  Reply # 708793 29-Oct-2012 22:49 Send private message

The plan was a xmas special one off, but I don't recall it having a time limit, however for them to change it without advising me is a bit over the top. Will be in contact with them tomorrow. Trolling Google for the plan details..

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  Reply # 708794 29-Oct-2012 22:50

This is what's still advertised

4GB plan $80 monthly $70 discounted 4GB allowance $80 for the next 4GB then after that 10c per MB



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  Reply # 708797 29-Oct-2012 23:00 Send private message

Yes the current plan has been around for a number of years but I have been on the 4+4 up until this last month when they apparently have dropped me back to the current 4gig plan with no prior notice, the result being that I used up my 8 gigs as usual and ended up with a large bill which I intend to challenge and take my business elsewhere. I am very annoyed.

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  Reply # 708803 29-Oct-2012 23:06

Did the $300 include other charges as 8G would be $80/$70 +$80 ie $160 max.



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  Reply # 708814 29-Oct-2012 23:44 Send private message

they have put me on the 4gig plan and charged me an extra $40 for the extra 4 gigs and 10c a MB for 200+ MB's
They are in breach of the Terms and Conditions which state that they have to give my a months notice of any change of plan.
I am very disappointed in them. Will see what eventuates tomorrow.

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  Reply # 708816 29-Oct-2012 23:48 Send private message

Graymond: they have put me on the 4gig plan and charged me an extra $40 for the extra 4 gigs and 10c a MB for 200+ MB's
They are in breach of the Terms and Conditions which state that they have to give my a months notice of any change of plan.
I am very disappointed in them. Will see what eventuates tomorrow.


That would be 140 bucks, not 300.

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  Reply # 708838 30-Oct-2012 06:55 Send private message

I'm watching this with interest. I have the same 4 + 4 free plan which the contract runs out in December. While I've never used the full 8G I'm well over the 4G every month.

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  Reply # 708842 30-Oct-2012 07:17 Send private message

was the extra 4GB advertised as bonus data?

If so that would not make it part of your plan.

I do however agree that they should tell you when an offer is withdrawn.




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  Reply # 708920 30-Oct-2012 09:12 Send private message

Have found the contract dated 7 Jan 2010. 24 month 4GB plus 4GB xmas bonus ?
Will be in touch with them this morning for an explanation as to why no warning of plan change, after all they have allowed it to roll. on past 24 months.



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  Reply # 709024 30-Oct-2012 10:51 Send private message

Have it all sorted..back to 4GB..credited for the excess..evidently not letting plans roll on for to long past their expiry date..oh well it was good while i had it..have to curb my tv on demand viewing etc..very nice lady at telecom has restored my faith in them..watch out for xmas specials.



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  Reply # 710089 31-Oct-2012 21:58 Send private message

Not sure whether to laugh or cry, have just checked my data usage and what do you know, I'm back on the 4 + 4 free plan.
Will check with Telecom when I get a spare minute or two.

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  Reply # 710095 31-Oct-2012 22:02 Send private message

Graymond: Not sure whether to laugh or cry, have just checked my data usage and what do you know, I'm back on the 4 + 4 free plan.
Will check with Telecom when I get a spare minute or two.


If I were you I wouldn't be bothering Telecom about it anymore. Wink



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  Reply # 710103 31-Oct-2012 22:10 Send private message

I did think of that but then may get billed for going over 4 GB, like last moth. Will sleep on it.



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  Reply # 710778 2-Nov-2012 00:36 Send private message

The result is that I'm back on 4GB + 4GB free, now that's nice.

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