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  Reply # 167075 25-Sep-2008 15:20 Send private message

There is no surprise that the plans aren't any great "1000 minutes and 1000 TXTS and a free island holiday for only $2 per month" deals. For me the cost for what I currently pay for monthly (phone + data + hosted exchange) is less and the perks of the beta make the savings even greater, so once I have a few questions regarding the Hosted Exchange answered I'm going to give them a crack.

It would be nice to see a "better deal" in time but until Vodafone / Telecom do battle and axe prices, no-one else can. I live in hope (and indications are great so far) that there will be advantages offered in other ways (customer service, value adds, etc)

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  Reply # 167151 25-Sep-2008 19:08 Send private message

The plans aren't toooooo bad.

Problem is that being a telecom user, i need to buy a GSM phone. I currently run an HTC Titan and i'd be looking for a phone with the same PDA functionality which means ill have to fork out around $600 for a new phone. Hmmmm not really prepared to do that.

As far as the plans go, with the combination of base plan and data, it works out about the same.

does the beta tester promo apply every month or is it just the first month?

I think the bottom plan is about $15 too much.






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  Reply # 167176 25-Sep-2008 21:23 Send private message

The beta kick backs apply for as long as the beta runs - we don't know how long that is, hopefully ages :-)

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  Reply # 167408 26-Sep-2008 16:42 Send private message

scottjpalmer: The beta kick backs apply for as long as the beta runs - we don't know how long that is, hopefully ages :-)


I was told they think it will last around 1 month.

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  Reply # 167968 30-Sep-2008 12:26 Send private message

Just recieved the e-mail with the plan options. Cheapest is $60. Disappointed. Going to stay with VF.

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  Reply # 168063 30-Sep-2008 17:16 Send private message

I haven't seen the plans, but I'm sure they'll have cheaper/different plans at launch.  This is a beta test after all, maybe they are using the pricing to filter the participants?  What is the value like compared to VF?

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  Reply # 168064 30-Sep-2008 17:18 Send private message

Quite similar value to VF at this stage

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  Reply # 168072 30-Sep-2008 17:47 Send private message

Ok so i jsut recieved my password today, and am a little confused by {details removed}. I've read the FAQ's or the B+W site but still need a little clarification on how this works?

{MOD : SP : Details removed as they probably aren't supposed to be disclosed. I'll PM you direct}

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  Reply # 168077 30-Sep-2008 18:20 Send private message

I thought long and hard and decided i cant afford the initial outlay to join. I forked out $600.00 for an HTC Titan a few months back and this phone for me is my bread and butter communication while out and about for work etc.

In order to retain the same functionality id need to purchase a phone around $600.00 just to join. Im not really a fan of the phones available for sale also. With the probability of just one month of the beta kickback. It wasnt going to be an economical switch and i wasnt keen to sell my Titan so soon.

Good luck to Black and White though!




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  Reply # 168114 30-Sep-2008 19:39 Send private message

I am switching to the lowest plan they offer, the pricing is not bad, and it will see me thru till at least when telecom get up and running and I can reassess things. Sure beats buying another $129 cdma phone to port to. Sadly I didnt have enough on the card to join, so left the process half way, and then my vodafone was due for its 12 months since last top up on the weekend so I had to top it up rather then join B&W, so wont be porting till I have used up the $20 on it.




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  Reply # 168655 2-Oct-2008 15:51 Send private message

Just got my call today, waiting for my email now!

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  Reply # 168699 2-Oct-2008 21:42 Send private message

I just had my call today and just have to wait for e-mail now




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  Reply # 168715 2-Oct-2008 23:18 Send private message

It's not really a very exciting email, nor are the plans.
No one is lying when they say it.




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  Reply # 168732 3-Oct-2008 06:15 Send private message

macuser: It's not really a very exciting email, nor are the plans.
No one is lying when they say it.


$hitload better customer service than I have ever received anywhere else though!

oh . . . well . . . maybe on par with Geekzone ;-p

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  Reply # 168735 3-Oct-2008 07:02 Send private message

It may have something to do with it still being in beta at the moment, with their customer base being so small and with (probably) new staff to the job they will all be enthusiastic.
That could start to fade once a it leaves beta and a larger customer base forms?




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