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  Reply # 446298 7-Mar-2011 13:39 Send private message

nakedmolerat:
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Cyris: A couple of years ago, we had Vodacom in South Africa introduce per second billing to us, it was a major success and before you knew it, everyone changed over to Vodacom. It's really not a bad idea.

what do you mean by 'everyone'.. Vodacom has less than 60% market share in SA and has been in decline.


i think he meant most people that he know move to Vodacom 


that would hardly count as a major success to Vodacom now would it.

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  Reply # 446299 7-Mar-2011 13:43 Send private message

Back then, considering everyone I knew or Met had moved over from MTN or CellC to Vodacom per second billing, I found this to be quite a success, who knows how many people moved over that I didn't know or didn't meet.

I have no idea how well Vodacom is doing now, I was referring to a couple of years ago.

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  Reply # 448234 14-Mar-2011 15:11 Send private message

You know, I distinctly remember Telecom NZ advertising last year that they bill per second after the first minute. Is this not the case any longer?

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  Reply # 448262 14-Mar-2011 16:40 Send private message

Vodafone were per second after the first minute for a few years but they have sinced canned that.  Pretty sure the legacy prepay plans were second by second after first minute but it changed back with the introduction of "Super Prepay" which when it came out wasn't very "Super"....

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  Reply # 448281 14-Mar-2011 17:31 Send private message

Mobile termination rates are being regulated at the end of the month. You might see second+second billing once the Commerce Commission have released their final determination.

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  Reply # 448511 15-Mar-2011 12:07

Vodafone on account is minute + second:


  • Each call has a minimum charge of 60 seconds. After the first minute Voice calls are billed per second. "Included minutes" include calls to all New Zealand mobiles and landlines.

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      Reply # 449066 16-Mar-2011 23:07 Send private message

    ajw: Mobile termination rates are being regulated at the end of the month. You might see second+second billing once the Commerce Commission have released their final determination.


    I would beg to differ.  The commerce commission is explicitly looking at wholesale pricing, and I fail to see how regulating the termination rate will affect the (out of scope) retail pricing and billing.  Especially since if I recall correctly MTR is already second+second in some (all?  I don't recall) cases anyway, and apart from a bare minimum of plans, this is not already passed on to customers.

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      Reply # 449110 17-Mar-2011 08:15 Send private message

    Kyanar:
    ajw: Mobile termination rates are being regulated at the end of the month. You might see second+second billing once the Commerce Commission have released their final determination.


    I would beg to differ.  The commerce commission is explicitly looking at wholesale pricing, and I fail to see how regulating the termination rate will affect the (out of scope) retail pricing and billing.  Especially since if I recall correctly MTR is already second+second in some (all?  I don't recall) cases anyway, and apart from a bare minimum of plans, this is not already passed on to customers.


    Time will tell.

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