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Topic # 52689 5-Dec-2009 22:50 Send private message

Ok guys, I just signed up for Black And White, and my SIM gets mailed next week as I was told. I was looking on their site and saw the HTC Magic being sold for $675NZD for Black and White members ($749 for everyone else). http://www.bw.co.nz/phone/detail/21
But how come Vodafone sells it only for $749 and BW can save me $74? I've been a Voda customer for years and this is more of an incentive to make me switch and sell my old phone. Might even get cheaper for voda over xmas break, But still... And if someone who works for vodafone or BW can tell me, how much do you actually pay the supplier for the phone? 





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  Reply # 279679 6-Dec-2009 08:16 Send private message

How many years have you been with Vodafone?






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  Reply # 279701 6-Dec-2009 10:53 Send private message

freitasm: How many years have you been with Vodafone?



For about 6 years now I think. Since I got my first phone. Why's this matter though? BW let you get the phone as soon as your account starts. But does Voda have some members deal we dont know about? 





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  Reply # 279703 6-Dec-2009 10:59 Send private message

It matters this way - you are saying that $74 discount is what takes you to move from Vodafone to another provider. Over six years this is $12/year or $1 a month...

It's not much of a discount is it?




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  Reply # 279713 6-Dec-2009 12:08 Send private message

What about if you signed a contract term the discount would be much bigger

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/htcmagic/plans.jsp

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  Reply # 279716 6-Dec-2009 12:28 Send private message

Yeh but the thing is, I can sign up for B+W, get $100 account credit, a $74 phone discount (well every phone as a discount if your a member, and you dont have to be on contract) and no term contract. That $100 promotion was a HUGE incentive for me to give it a try ( I've ported my old Vodafone number over and if I like it, I'll stop that account and port my full time number over, and I'm not greedy so I'll tell them I've signed up before). The most free stuff I've gotten from Vodafone was this free mini Frisbee when I brought this phone on boxing day. And free tech support is a big plus also.





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  Reply # 279824 6-Dec-2009 22:38 Send private message

I can only really agree on the free tech support.. Vodafone charging $1 per call is a bit harsh. If it helps recoup the costs for running the help desk, then how does Telecom/2degrees manage?

I have been a regular user of getting free stuff from Vodafone. Every year they offer free stuff with online ordered pre-paid sims. Last year it was 3 months free txt2000, this year its 3 months free txt2000 + 3 months free data (100mb per month)




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  Reply # 279829 6-Dec-2009 22:56 Send private message

gtxboyracer: I can only really agree on the free tech support.. Vodafone charging $1 per call is a bit harsh. If it helps recoup the costs for running the help desk, then how does Telecom/2degrees manage?

I have been a regular user of getting free stuff from Vodafone. Every year they offer free stuff with online ordered pre-paid sims. Last year it was 3 months free txt2000, this year its 3 months free txt2000 + 3 months free data (100mb per month)



No I'm sure it was just 100mb of data. My mate did that this year too. and When my sim was "broken" (the vodafone person at the shop said it was but it was really my phone, told me to replace it) i brought a new one (this was last summer) and i got the free txt 2000. And off network txting is great for me. And the included mins and stuff. Its great for me but anyways, can someone answer how much the magic actually costs to buy from HTC or from who ever you buy them from before you mark them up to make your profit and admin costs etc...





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  Reply # 279834 6-Dec-2009 23:15 Send private message

via https://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/planPrepay.jsp?plantype=mobile&billingMethod=prepay&menuKey=mnit100011

it says:

Buy Prepay online today and get Three great bonus offers...

* FREE TXTs and calls all weekend for the first 4 weekends
* FREE internet on your mobile for 3 months
* Get TXT2000 free for 3 months


for $29.95




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  Reply # 279840 6-Dec-2009 23:46 Send private message

gtxboyracer: via https://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/planPrepay.jsp?plantype=mobile&billingMethod=prepay&menuKey=mnit100011

it says:

Buy Prepay online today and get Three great bonus offers...

* FREE TXTs and calls all weekend for the first 4 weekends
* FREE internet on your mobile for 3 months
* Get TXT2000 free for 3 months


for $29.95



Oh ok. But thats for this summer though. I thought you meant summer of 08-09






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  Reply # 279855 7-Dec-2009 01:29 Send private message

Last year it was 3 months free txt2000, this year its 3 months free txt2000 + 3 months free data (100mb per month)


Thats what i actually said in my post.. saying last year (08-09) it was 3 months free txt2000..

All Good :)




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  Reply # 279856 7-Dec-2009 01:45 Send private message

gtxboyracer:
Last year it was 3 months free txt2000, this year its 3 months free txt2000 + 3 months free data (100mb per month)


Thats what i actually said in my post.. saying last year (08-09) it was 3 months free txt2000..

All Good :)



:S my bad. lol





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