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Topic # 139184 30-Jan-2014 13:30 Send private message

I'm looking at moving to Telecom prepaid from on-account Vodafone. I'm wondering about the "Free calls to any telecom mobile or NZ landline when you top up $20 or more".

This seems to good to be true. I want to confirm I am understanding this - if I have a Telecom prepaid sim and I top up $20 on Feb 1st, for the rest of February (anytime, not just weekends or something) I can call Telecom mobiles and landlines for free? and this will all happen again when I top up another $20 on March 1st?

The reason this doesn't seem right is that on my Vodafone on-account I pay an extra $20/month for Vodafone Family, which is 4 specific Vodafone numbers to call each other. But Telecom offers the same thing, not for a couple of specific numbers, but their entire network, for free? I must have this wrong. Am I missing something?

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  Reply # 977388 30-Jan-2014 13:35 Send private message

Where did you get that info from? If it was true, wouldn't it be on a webpage?



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  Reply # 977389 30-Jan-2014 13:36 Send private message

mattwnz: Where did you get that info from? If it was true, wouldn't it be on a webpage?

Sorry, here you go http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/plansandpricing/prepaid/

And in the FAQ at the bottom:
Who can get the FREE calling offer? All Telecom prepaid customers that top up $20 or more.

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  Reply # 977392 30-Jan-2014 13:38 Send private message

I thought this expired on Jan 31??




Regards,

Old3eyes



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  Reply # 977394 30-Jan-2014 13:39 Send private message

old3eyes: I thought this expired on Jan 31??

Right you are, in the T&C's. Seemed too good to be true.

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  Reply # 977468 30-Jan-2014 14:35 Send private message

Archer77:
old3eyes: I thought this expired on Jan 31??

Right you are, in the T&C's. Seemed too good to be true.


Telecom may extend this - see what happens on the first of Feb

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  Reply # 977514 30-Jan-2014 15:50 Send private message

Bugger, have been investigating options for my daughters first phone and this free calling was swaying my vote toward Telecom, I was not aware it was a time limited offer :(

Oh well will wait a couple of days and then see whats what



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  Reply # 977522 30-Jan-2014 16:08 Send private message

At the moment I have a $30 Smart on-account with Vodafone, and $20 Vodafone Family (easiest way to get free calling between my wife and I).

With the free calling Telecom would be the best (cheapest) service provider for my needs (if they extend it). If they do not extend it then I will move on to Skinny, get the $16 combo and then $4 skinny-to-skinny 1000minutes. That will give my wife and I sufficient calls/txts/data, and effectively free calling between our phones, for $20/week each. At the moment I'm paying $50 with Vodafone and she gets no calls/txts/data from her cell phone, except to call me. Without this free deal there would be zero chance of using Telecom as their "best mate" equivalent is for on-account only, as I understand it.

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  Reply # 977567 30-Jan-2014 17:24 Send private message

Archer77: Without this free deal there would be zero chance of using Telecom as their "best mate" equivalent is for on-account only, as I understand it.


Unless it's changed recently (I last used it late last year) The Telecom version of "Best Mate" was definitely working on prepaid. It was called My Favourites. I have a different provider now so can't confirm it still works but someone else will probably know for sure.

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  Reply # 977576 30-Jan-2014 17:39 Send private message

Found a link for you: http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/yourmobile/addextras/myfavourites/

ajw

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  Reply # 977579 30-Jan-2014 17:46 Send private message



My Favourites Choose up to three Telecom mobile or New Zealand landline numbers and call them as often as you want to (up to 2 hours per call), day or night, for just $6 each a month.   My Favourites is available on most Smartphone Network Pay Monthly plans and on the One Rate and Pay as you go and Prepaid plans (sorry, not available on Smart Prepaid). And once you're signed up, you can easily add, change or remove your My Favourite numbers online, by text, or by calling us. We've extended this popular product to our home phones - learn more here. Our fair use policy applies - see the My Favourites terms and conditions.   



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  Reply # 977631 30-Jan-2014 19:53 Send private message

Ah, I saw it wasn't available on "smart prepaid", hadn't checked the exact meaning of that. Price wise it is the same as Vodafone then as standard ($19 combo + $6 best mate/favourite). I would still change just to spite Vodafone for their low VDSL datacaps. Skinny would still be cheaper for my needs, now that I've looked around.

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  Reply # 977813 31-Jan-2014 08:37 Send private message

ajw:

My Favourites Choose up to three Telecom mobile or New Zealand landline numbers and call them as often as you want to (up to 2 hours per call), day or night, for just $6 each a month.   My Favourites is available on most Smartphone Network Pay Monthly plans and on the One Rate and Pay as you go and Prepaid plans (sorry, not available on Smart Prepaid). And once you're signed up, you can easily add, change or remove your My Favourite numbers online, by text, or by calling us. We've extended this popular product to our home phones - learn more here. Our fair use policy applies - see the My Favourites terms and conditions.   



That's $6 per number  so it's $18 if you want to call three people.  If your on a $19 plan there seems no point in these addons..




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Old3eyes

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