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Topic # 111366 31-Oct-2012 20:11 Send private message

Hi folks,

Just released:

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay-freebees/index.jsp

Enjoy!

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  Reply # 710059 31-Oct-2012 20:34 Send private message

Can you buy add-ons like Bestmate using your credit?

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  Reply # 710061 31-Oct-2012 20:42 Send private message

Looks good initially but when you dive in deeper it isn't much better (for mainly data users) than the $19 Prepay Pack.

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  Reply # 710062 31-Oct-2012 20:45 Send private message

russelo: Can you buy add-ons like Bestmate using your credit?


not unless they have fixed it since earlier in the week.




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  Reply # 710063 31-Oct-2012 20:52 Send private message

heavenlywild: Looks good initially but when you dive in deeper it isn't much better (for mainly data users) than the $19 Prepay Pack.


Doesn't it give you 750MB of data a month total(500MB +250MB) if you top up $20 each month, so it is better.

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  Reply # 710066 31-Oct-2012 20:59 Send private message

mattwnz:
heavenlywild: Looks good initially but when you dive in deeper it isn't much better (for mainly data users) than the $19 Prepay Pack.


Doesn't it give you 750MB of data a month total(500MB +250MB) if you top up $20 each month, so it is better.


From the Vodafone site If you switch plans you will lose any bonus or Add-Ons you may have.

Does that mean if you activate the freebee you lose the smart [data] add on?

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  Reply # 710077 31-Oct-2012 21:19 Send private message

It would appear you have to go off your prepay smart plan to go on this which is actually quite crap to be honest.

$20 prepay freebee = 250MB, 2500 texts + $20 credit (at 49c a minute thats 40 minutes)
$19 pack - 500MB, 5000 texts and 50 minutes

Is this a pack for people who can't count?

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  Reply # 710079 31-Oct-2012 21:28 Send private message

mattwnz:
heavenlywild: Looks good initially but when you dive in deeper it isn't much better (for mainly data users) than the $19 Prepay Pack.


Doesn't it give you 750MB of data a month total(500MB +250MB) if you top up $20 each month, so it is better.


Nope, it's on a different prepay plan. You can't mix and match between this and the $19 prepay pack.

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  Reply # 710088 31-Oct-2012 21:58 Send private message

heavenlywild:
mattwnz:
heavenlywild: Looks good initially but when you dive in deeper it isn't much better (for mainly data users) than the $19 Prepay Pack.


Doesn't it give you 750MB of data a month total(500MB +250MB) if you top up $20 each month, so it is better.


Nope, it's on a different prepay plan. You can't mix and match between this and the $19 prepay pack.


I must admit that I didn't read it that way, but if that is correct that kind of sucks. It isn't exactly clear that that is the case. I thought it was a free bonus for topping up, like 2 degrees does, and you could chose which freebie you wanted, and it wasn't treated like a separate 'plan'. It would be better if it didn't expire after 30 days, but perhaps lasted at least a couple of months. Otherwise there s no real benefit to it over one of the smart prepay plans for $19

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  Reply # 710169 1-Nov-2012 07:43 Send private message

mattwnz:
I must admit that I didn't read it that way, but if that is correct that kind of sucks. It isn't exactly clear that that is the case. I thought it was a free bonus for topping up, like 2 degrees does, and you could chose which freebie you wanted, and it wasn't treated like a separate 'plan'. It would be better if it didn't expire after 30 days, but perhaps lasted at least a couple of months. Otherwise there s no real benefit to it over one of the smart prepay plans for $19


I'm confused - In my reading of the info on Vodafone's site, it's not clear exactly what it applies to - Supa PrePay, PrePay Smart or both.

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  Reply # 710170 1-Nov-2012 07:45 Send private message

RunningMan:
mattwnz:
I must admit that I didn't read it that way, but if that is correct that kind of sucks. It isn't exactly clear that that is the case. I thought it was a free bonus for topping up, like 2 degrees does, and you could chose which freebie you wanted, and it wasn't treated like a separate 'plan'. It would be better if it didn't expire after 30 days, but perhaps lasted at least a couple of months. Otherwise there s no real benefit to it over one of the smart prepay plans for $19


I'm confused - In my reading of the info on Vodafone's site, it's not clear exactly what it applies to - Supa PrePay, PrePay Smart or both.


None of the above. It's a separate "plan" all of its own.

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  Reply # 710171 1-Nov-2012 07:46 Send private message

RunningMan:
mattwnz:
I must admit that I didn't read it that way, but if that is correct that kind of sucks. It isn't exactly clear that that is the case. I thought it was a free bonus for topping up, like 2 degrees does, and you could chose which freebie you wanted, and it wasn't treated like a separate 'plan'. It would be better if it didn't expire after 30 days, but perhaps lasted at least a couple of months. Otherwise there s no real benefit to it over one of the smart prepay plans for $19


I'm confused - In my reading of the info on Vodafone's site, it's not clear exactly what it applies to - Supa PrePay, PrePay Smart or both.


Neither

" Choose a Prepay Freebee plan "




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  Reply # 710172 1-Nov-2012 07:52 Send private message

Don't wanna sound like a grinch but it's a lame option. I personally believe - and it may not be true - that it's there to make people think they're getting something for nothing, when in fact you're asked to put in $20 or $30 every month just to get "the freebies".



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  Reply # 710173 1-Nov-2012 07:53 Send private message

There are now five Prepay plans to choose from:

Supa Prepay
Preoay Smart
Freebees Data
Freebees Talk
Prepay Mobile Broadband


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  Reply # 710174 1-Nov-2012 07:56 Send private message

simjam: There are now four Prepay plans to choose from:

Supa PrePay
PrePay Smart
Freebees Data
Freebees Talk


This is so confusing. There's various texting and calling rates in there. Try explaining all of that to your folks! Wink

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  Reply # 710187 1-Nov-2012 08:02 Send private message

heavenlywild: Don't wanna sound like a grinch but it's a lame option. I personally believe - and it may not be true - that it's there to make people think they're getting something for nothing, when in fact you're asked to put in $20 or $30 every month just to get "the freebies".


The plans are not designed to please every single prepay customer,

Some customers would like to use Prepay credit to pay for parking or maybe music downloads or PXT (MMS)




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