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  Reply # 644908 22-Jun-2012 20:48 Send private message

ravaholm:
princesscam:
ravaholm: Confirmation from Johnr in the Vodafone forum. NAKED USERS GET NOTHING.

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/10036-cant-buy-anymore-gigs/page__st__200__gopid__77227&#entry77227


unbelievable!. tell ya to wait then say oh nothing!.

what!?

later vodafone!!!.


Are you going to snap or is there another decent alternative?



i am emailing snap this minute but i will still look at slingshot/telecom to see where i can get the best deal.
for me the 'main thing'  is weighing up whether to go on a 155 Gb, 250 or unlimited. 
also Telecom would be an 'easy sign up' for me as i have been a customer before.

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  Reply # 644910 22-Jun-2012 20:51 Send private message

for the record i have been harping on at vodafone for the last 5 months at least for more data options so am especially peeved.

lucky i am out of contract.

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  Reply # 644923 22-Jun-2012 21:27 Send private message

nakedmolerat:
greven: Do you think this glut of new customers will affect Snap's service?  I might give it another month before switching to make sure they have enough international bandwidth & if I ever need to call them, I won't be on hold for an hour.


dont worry about Snap. they have huge bandwith especially after working hours


Except for the 6+ Months of Youtube buffering issues they have not made a serious effort to solve!

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  Reply # 644924 22-Jun-2012 21:30 Send private message

blackjack17:
networkn:
DS9: Maybe this Forum should be renamed to 'who did you leave Vodafone for?'.


It think you are missing the point that Vodafone has good growth and is not targeting the heavy downloaders. The changes (or lack of) won't suit everyone, but they would suit the majority of users. 

You also need to understand that GZ users not typical users of data. My Father in law has all his needs met for 5GB a month. We switched him to a 20GB Plan with VF and now he has 40GB he still uses only 6GB a month average.


But GZ members are the type of people that people ask which ISP is good.


This isn't a matter of which ISP is good, because in that ranking VF easily beats a fair number of it's competitors. It's certainly the best of the 5 largest ISP's. I'll be interested to see what people are saying about Snap in 6 months time. 

This is a matter of which ISP's offer the best proposition for heavy downloaders, and in this respect I don't think VF are particularly interested.

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  Reply # 644925 22-Jun-2012 21:32 Send private message

networkn:
nakedmolerat:
greven: Do you think this glut of new customers will affect Snap's service?  I might give it another month before switching to make sure they have enough international bandwidth & if I ever need to call them, I won't be on hold for an hour.


dont worry about Snap. they have huge bandwith especially after working hours


Except for the 6+ Months of Youtube buffering issues they have not made a serious effort to solve!


that's a problem!. i don't want service issues!.

wonder who the best is service wise?, i felt telecom was always good aside from occasional outages.
the other thing is that they get you hooked up very fast and other providers can take up to 2-3 weeks! :s
wish they did naked though!.

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  Reply # 644927 22-Jun-2012 21:37 Send private message

DS9:
networkn:
DS9: Maybe this Forum should be renamed to 'who did you leave Vodafone for?'.


It think you are missing the point that Vodafone has good growth and is not targeting the heavy downloaders. The changes (or lack of) won't suit everyone, but they would suit the majority of users. 

You also need to understand that GZ users not typical users of data. My Father in law has all his needs met for 5GB a month. We switched him to a 20GB Plan with VF and now he has 40GB he still uses only 6GB a month average.


From your replies I get you are friendly towards VF but 'lipstick on a pig', most internet users are going to be doing more than just email and webpage surfing by now(ON Demand), value for money is all that matters. VF,Telecom and the rest tell us Data/$ is all that matters and they are right and now VF is no longer value for money in the data/$ mark.


Careful what you imply about me here. 

Value for money can be measured in many different ways, I don't have any particular allegiance to VF, except that they have treated me really well over the last 3 years. They aren't perfect, and yes of course I want more data, like a lot of people here, but in reality I still think their offerings are reasonable and they have taken a stance of being happy with their growth and don't currently want to cater to heavy downloaders.  I don't think Telecom nor VF have taken a stance of data per $ is all that matters.

Again, if $ per GB is your primary/only concern, time to look for a new ISP.



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  Reply # 644929 22-Jun-2012 21:39 Send private message

nakedmolerat: Vodafone:
$67 for 60GB (discount since I am on a smart plan)
double data $97 for 120GB

when I join vodafone, I did not realize that the speed will be slowed down after the cap. i am so used to paying extra after reaching the cap when I was on TCL cable and maxnet.



So you are saying you didn't read the plan details correctly and this somehow VF's fault?



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  Reply # 644930 22-Jun-2012 21:40 Send private message

Meanwhile in Moscow (Russia) one of ISPs (beeline) presented new plans, including 60mbit total unlimited for 25 NZD ;-)

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  Reply # 644932 22-Jun-2012 21:43 Send private message

princesscam:
networkn:
nakedmolerat:
greven: Do you think this glut of new customers will affect Snap's service?  I might give it another month before switching to make sure they have enough international bandwidth & if I ever need to call them, I won't be on hold for an hour.


dont worry about Snap. they have huge bandwith especially after working hours


Except for the 6+ Months of Youtube buffering issues they have not made a serious effort to solve!


that's a problem!. i don't want service issues!.

wonder who the best is service wise?, i felt telecom was always good aside from occasional outages.
the other thing is that they get you hooked up very fast and other providers can take up to 2-3 weeks! :s
wish they did naked though!.


You can generally in life have any TWO of the following THREE things. Price, Features, Quality. 



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  Reply # 644934 22-Jun-2012 21:43 Send private message

zerkms: Meanwhile in Moscow (Russia) one of ISPs (beeline) presented new plans, including 60mbit total unlimited for 25 NZD ;-)


And the only downside.. You need to live in Russia!


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  Reply # 644936 22-Jun-2012 21:46 Send private message

networkn:
zerkms: Meanwhile in Moscow (Russia) one of ISPs (beeline) presented new plans, including 60mbit total unlimited for 25 NZD ;-)


And the only downside.. You need to live in Russia!



I wish there was "like" button :-)

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  Reply # 644937 22-Jun-2012 21:46 Send private message

networkn:
princesscam:
networkn:
nakedmolerat:
greven: Do you think this glut of new customers will affect Snap's service?  I might give it another month before switching to make sure they have enough international bandwidth & if I ever need to call them, I won't be on hold for an hour.


dont worry about Snap. they have huge bandwith especially after working hours


Except for the 6+ Months of Youtube buffering issues they have not made a serious effort to solve!


that's a problem!. i don't want service issues!.

wonder who the best is service wise?, i felt telecom was always good aside from occasional outages.
the other thing is that they get you hooked up very fast and other providers can take up to 2-3 weeks! :s
wish they did naked though!.


You can generally in life have any TWO of the following THREE things. Price, Features, Quality. 




if that's true i will go with quality and price then. i don't need extra features.

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  Reply # 644938 22-Jun-2012 21:48 Send private message

networkn:
nakedmolerat: Vodafone:
$67 for 60GB (discount since I am on a smart plan)
double data $97 for 120GB

when I join vodafone, I did not realize that the speed will be slowed down after the cap. i am so used to paying extra after reaching the cap when I was on TCL cable and maxnet.



So you are saying you didn't read the plan details correctly and this somehow VF's fault?




what is wrong with you? where exactly did I say VF is at fault??? why do you even reply in this thread.





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  Reply # 644946 22-Jun-2012 22:00 Send private message

networkn:
nakedmolerat:
greven: Do you think this glut of new customers will affect Snap's service?  I might give it another month before switching to make sure they have enough international bandwidth & if I ever need to call them, I won't be on hold for an hour.


dont worry about Snap. they have huge bandwith especially after working hours


Except for the 6+ Months of Youtube buffering issues they have not made a serious effort to solve!


sorry, are you sure about this?

Posted 13th June

RalphFromSnap: Hey guys, 

Bad news and good news, we discovered a problem, but it should be resolved now. 

Please let us know if you continue to have issues! 

Cheers.





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  Reply # 644947 22-Jun-2012 22:01 Send private message

networkn:
DS9:
networkn:
DS9: Maybe this Forum should be renamed to 'who did you leave Vodafone for?'.


It think you are missing the point that Vodafone has good growth and is not targeting the heavy downloaders. The changes (or lack of) won't suit everyone, but they would suit the majority of users. 

You also need to understand that GZ users not typical users of data. My Father in law has all his needs met for 5GB a month. We switched him to a 20GB Plan with VF and now he has 40GB he still uses only 6GB a month average.


From your replies I get you are friendly towards VF but 'lipstick on a pig', most internet users are going to be doing more than just email and webpage surfing by now(ON Demand), value for money is all that matters. VF,Telecom and the rest tell us Data/$ is all that matters and they are right and now VF is no longer value for money in the data/$ mark.


Careful what you imply about me here. 

Value for money can be measured in many different ways, I don't have any particular allegiance to VF, except that they have treated me really well over the last 3 years. They aren't perfect, and yes of course I want more data, like a lot of people here, but in reality I still think their offerings are reasonable and they have taken a stance of being happy with their growth and don't currently want to cater to heavy downloaders.  I don't think Telecom nor VF have taken a stance of data per $ is all that matters.

Again, if $ per GB is your primary/only concern, time to look for a new ISP.




Is that a threat? I have only implied you are friendly towards VF.  Also from the email:


Great news. As of 13 June 2012, your broadband allowance has been permanently increased from 60GB to 80GB per month at no extra charge! This means you can do more of what you love online - browse the web, watch more TV on demand, stream music, podcasts, blogs and more. With all this extra data, you now have the freedom to go wherever your fingers take you.

Best of all, you don't have to do anything to get it.

This upgrade will be automatically applied to your plan, so just sit back and enjoy the extra value on us! 

Data and Value all in one. That is my point right there.


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