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  Reply # 662767 27-Jul-2012 09:37 Send private message

menabassily:
webup:
benmurphy66: 



Either way I was a prepaid customer paying about $10 a month. Now I have a contract and paying $89 a month.


Who now has a $1049 handset for free and after spending $534 (6 months x 89) can drop their plan down to a $39 plan and pay a minimal plan change charge.

Seems bit of financial screw up by 2degrees unless they are getting the phones ultra cheap and happy to get the business and customers rather than than sole focus on profit.


Don't forget that we are with them for 24 months (firstly) and they have a huge number of clients switching from other providers (secondly) and also not everybody knows about this 6 months switch back thing. So some will pay $89 for 2 years.


Yup.. true that.. Had I not read through this thread.. I wouldnt know as well..

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  Reply # 662769 27-Jul-2012 09:39 Send private message

ibuksh:

Yup.. true that.. Had I not read through this thread.. I wouldnt know as well..


Well, here you go :) money for nothing and Gigs for free lol.

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  Reply # 662772 27-Jul-2012 09:41 Send private message

i bought in 7 people over to this deal, my cricket team might need to be renamed to the S3's.....

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  Reply # 662777 27-Jul-2012 09:45 Send private message

kiwimalayalee: i bought in 7 people over to this deal, my cricket team might need to be renamed to the S3's.....

We need to remind ourselves that some of the features of this deal don't make a difference to a lot of people, the free bus passes for example will be very handy for Wellingtonians, some won't have coverage for the free weekend 1 GB.

Despite all that, and even without thinking about the weekend bonus stuff or the huge amount of minutes you will end up with at the end of the 6 evil months, it's still a pretty good deal and you will get a lot of value out of it.

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  Reply # 662862 27-Jul-2012 11:40 Send private message

So the total cost to subscribe to the free SGS3 offer, and then downgrade to the $39/month plan after six months within the 24 month term contract would be: (6x$89)+(18*$39)+110=$1346?

Note the downgrade fee is the $110 in the calculation above.

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  Reply # 662872 27-Jul-2012 11:50 Send private message

wsnz: So the total cost to subscribe to the free SGS3 offer, and then downgrade to the $39/month plan after six months within the 24 month term contract would be: (6x$89)+(18*$39)+110=$1346?

Note the downgrade fee is the $110 in the calculation above.


There is no fee to change plan after six months. a few of us have confirmed this a few times with 2degrees stores and customercare.

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  Reply # 662879 27-Jul-2012 11:58 Send private message

benmurphy66:
wsnz: So the total cost to subscribe to the free SGS3 offer, and then downgrade to the $39/month plan after six months within the 24 month term contract would be: (6x$89)+(18*$39)+110=$1346?

Note the downgrade fee is the $110 in the calculation above.


There is no fee to change plan after six months. a few of us have confirmed this a few times with 2degrees stores and customercare.


That's true, I thought I will pay that too, but after reading the T's and C's again, I found out that it doesn't apply after the first 6 months.

For me, as I was already on a $39 plan with no term, I guess my total is $300 for the phone, free weekend bus passes, weekend free 1GB, and about 2000 minutes that you end up with after the first 6 months

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  Reply # 662881 27-Jul-2012 11:59 Send private message

menabassily:
benmurphy66:
wsnz: So the total cost to subscribe to the free SGS3 offer, and then downgrade to the $39/month plan after six months within the 24 month term contract would be: (6x$89)+(18*$39)+110=$1346?

Note the downgrade fee is the $110 in the calculation above.


There is no fee to change plan after six months. a few of us have confirmed this a few times with 2degrees stores and customercare.


That's true, I thought I will pay that too, but after reading the T's and C's again, I found out that it doesn't apply after the first 6 months.

For me, as I was already on a $39 plan with no term, I guess my total is $300 for the phone, free weekend bus passes, weekend free 1GB, and about 2000 minutes that you end up with after the first 6 months


+ 2 year warranty (but I think you would have that anyway under the CGA)

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  Reply # 662884 27-Jul-2012 12:05 Send private message

benmurphy66:
menabassily:
benmurphy66:
wsnz: So the total cost to subscribe to the free SGS3 offer, and then downgrade to the $39/month plan after six months within the 24 month term contract would be: (6x$89)+(18*$39)+110=$1346?

Note the downgrade fee is the $110 in the calculation above.


There is no fee to change plan after six months. a few of us have confirmed this a few times with 2degrees stores and customercare.


That's true, I thought I will pay that too, but after reading the T's and C's again, I found out that it doesn't apply after the first 6 months.

For me, as I was already on a $39 plan with no term, I guess my total is $300 for the phone, free weekend bus passes, weekend free 1GB, and about 2000 minutes that you end up with after the first 6 months


+ 2 year warranty (but I think you would have that anyway under the CGA)


I didn't want to relist all the benefits of the deal, I will sound like I'm trying to sell it lol and I will be repeating myself anyway as I have done that already. I guess I'm just proud of my bargaining skills, or should I should call it genes (we inherit those in Egypt since my great grandfather got himself a great pyramid for really cheap lol)

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  Reply # 662933 27-Jul-2012 13:33 Send private message

benmurphy66:
wsnz: So the total cost to subscribe to the free SGS3 offer, and then downgrade to the $39/month plan after six months within the 24 month term contract would be: (6x$89)+(18*$39)+110=$1346?

Note the downgrade fee is the $110 in the calculation above.


There is no fee to change plan after six months. a few of us have confirmed this a few times with 2degrees stores and customercare.


Great, thanks for that.
My only concern would be that the T&C could be varied subsequent to entering into the contract by prior to cancelling after six months, forcing some sort of fee to be paid. I guess that's the risk that you bear if you want to get the phone using this deal.

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  Reply # 662934 27-Jul-2012 13:36 Send private message

wsnz:
benmurphy66:
wsnz: So the total cost to subscribe to the free SGS3 offer, and then downgrade to the $39/month plan after six months within the 24 month term contract would be: (6x$89)+(18*$39)+110=$1346?

Note the downgrade fee is the $110 in the calculation above.


There is no fee to change plan after six months. a few of us have confirmed this a few times with 2degrees stores and customercare.


Great, thanks for that.
My only concern would be that the T&C could be varied subsequent to entering into the contract by prior to cancelling after six months, forcing some sort of fee to be paid. I guess that's the risk that you bear if you want to get the phone using this deal.


You only agreed and signed on the current version. I don't think that legally if they change it, the changes applies to you unless you resign again.

That's why when a decent company or firm changes their policies, they get you to click on "I've read and agree bla bla bla" again (like google)

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  Reply # 662980 27-Jul-2012 15:11 Send private message

menabassily:

You only agreed and signed on the current version. I don't think that legally if they change it, the changes applies to you unless you resign again.

That's why when a decent company or firm changes their policies, they get you to click on "I've read and agree bla bla bla" again (like google)


You're right. To qualify that though, it depends upon any disclaimer contained on within the T&C.

I remember reading both the SGS3 special T&C as well as the PayMonthly T&C, and in the latter was a disclaimer that they could change "benefits" at any time, which could include the charges associated with changing plans. There could well have been more that I missed.

Yes call me paranoid, but these things have sometimes go very wrong.

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  Reply # 662981 27-Jul-2012 15:18 Send private message

wsnz:
menabassily:

You only agreed and signed on the current version. I don't think that legally if they change it, the changes applies to you unless you resign again.

That's why when a decent company or firm changes their policies, they get you to click on "I've read and agree bla bla bla" again (like google)


You're right. To qualify that though, it depends upon any disclaimer contained on within the T&C.

I remember reading both the SGS3 special T&C as well as the PayMonthly T&C, and in the latter was a disclaimer that they could change "benefits" at any time, which could include the charges associated with changing plans. There could well have been more that I missed.

Yes call me paranoid, but these things have sometimes go very wrong.


There is something about big companies, they want their reputation to be always good, once they do something mean, an army of raged customer like you and me might decide to take it to court or dispute tribunal.

When this happens, most companies try to handle press to keep it under the shade, then try to negotiate with raged customers in secret while offer something nice for other customers to make them happy and prevent them from supporting the raged ones (a nice legal bribe) and if this fails, they will negotiate with the raged customers in public and give very political diplomatic announcements to the press.

My point is, even if they legally can, they won't do anything to upset any more than 1% of their customers.

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  Reply # 663803 30-Jul-2012 08:22 Send private message

menabassily:
wsnz:
menabassily:

You only agreed and signed on the current version. I don't think that legally if they change it, the changes applies to you unless you resign again.

That's why when a decent company or firm changes their policies, they get you to click on "I've read and agree bla bla bla" again (like google)


You're right. To qualify that though, it depends upon any disclaimer contained on within the T&C.

I remember reading both the SGS3 special T&C as well as the PayMonthly T&C, and in the latter was a disclaimer that they could change "benefits" at any time, which could include the charges associated with changing plans. There could well have been more that I missed.

Yes call me paranoid, but these things have sometimes go very wrong.


There is something about big companies, they want their reputation to be always good, once they do something mean, an army of raged customer like you and me might decide to take it to court or dispute tribunal.

When this happens, most companies try to handle press to keep it under the shade, then try to negotiate with raged customers in secret while offer something nice for other customers to make them happy and prevent them from supporting the raged ones (a nice legal bribe) and if this fails, they will negotiate with the raged customers in public and give very political diplomatic announcements to the press.

My point is, even if they legally can, they won't do anything to upset any more than 1% of their customers.


Yup.. totally agree with that..

And besides that.. did anyone notice that the blue GS3 is no longer on the 2 degrees website..?

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  Reply # 663818 30-Jul-2012 09:03 Send private message

the white is sexier than the blue.... ;p

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