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Topic # 27771 6-Nov-2008 10:54 Send private message

Had a browse through, the plans, and I believe the majority on this forum (and hence your users) would think that the plans are not attractive at all (ie:  They Sxxx)

So...  Allowing for B+W to make some profit, let's suggest some plans for them....


#1:  $40 - The local network grabber

30 any network mins
1000 B+W only mins
Any network txt 500

Essentially, this is based on $1/min for a other network call (quite a good money earner there), $10 txt, and "almost free" own network calling (which doesn't cost that much, really, without the interconnection fees)


#2:  $50 - For users who "don't want to care about which network they use"

100 any network mins
Any network txt 500

This would actually be $10 txt, plus $0.4/min calls.  Even with interconnection fees of $0.25/min (approx estimate), still quite a good earner.


#3:  Prepay / "Debit pay"

B+W network:  $0.2/min
Other mobile network:  $1/min
Landline numbers:  $0.5/min


I believe these plans are attractive, and would draw quite a bit of business to B+W.  More suggestions, and hopefully, they might listen to our suggestions!

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Reply # 176269 6-Nov-2008 11:03 Send private message

I take it you know thew wholesale rate




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  Reply # 176270 6-Nov-2008 11:05 Send private message

Ufortunately you'll never get anything close to that (expecially for on network calling) with the rates they are paying.

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  Reply # 176281 6-Nov-2008 12:11 Send private message

Prepay with no monthly fees would make it competative

on account plans are past and expensive, imo.


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  Reply # 176282 6-Nov-2008 12:24 Send private message

as above suggesting is all and good but need to know what rates they're paying wholesale. Love to see someone come up with a monthly fee for voicemail instead of 20C a pop




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  Reply # 176330 6-Nov-2008 17:09 Send private message

That's true....  We would need to know their wholesale rates....

But considering calling cards that piggy-back on the Vodafone network (those that you can call overseas "free" from Vodafone Mobiles) as an analogy…  You can call an Australian landline for $0.075/min… 

So presumably, a wholesale rate per minute charged by Vodafone shouldn't be more than $0.10/min….  That is of course, if Vodafone's fair and does not charge its competitors an exhorbitant rate...

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  Reply # 177766 13-Nov-2008 11:55 Send private message

jesseycy: That is of course, if Vodafone's fair and does not charge its competitors an exhorbitant rate...


Yea, Vodafone's all cuddles and roses with competitors...

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