Vodafone website inaccuracies

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 7-Sep-2006 20:20

While looking at the Vodafone website tonight I couldn't help but notice yet more inaccuracies with their website.

You can check out their Specials & Promos section


You can check out their Snowboard Promo and enter the draw to go to the Burton Open in Queenstown http://www.vodafone.co.nz/promos/snow-2006/snow.jsp ...it's just a shame the Burton Open was on the 3-5th August.

You can get a Sweet 3G deal http://www.vodafone.co.nz/promos/sweetdeal/sweetdeal.jsp ... it's just a shame the deals all finished on the 31st July.

Now that you've got over that how about a Plan?


Being on a plan you can get some great value including

  • Included minutes
  • Included TXTs
  • Included PXTs
  • Access to exclusive calling services, many of which are free
  • Hassle-free global roaming
  • Flexibility to change plans to chase the best value
  • Choice of fixed-term or no-term contracts
  • No termination or switching fees

  • Take a look at our two main plans, You Choose and Motormouth, and find the one that's perfect for you.

    It's just a shame that if you want these features you can only go on Motormouth. Unfortunately You Choose & Base plans don't offer no-term contracts, Base plans let you change plans for free but You Choose will only let you upgrade for free. Both have termination fees if you want to cancel your contract and included TXTs and PXTs are

    Now that you've decided on Motormouth lets look at the pdf http://www.vodafone.co.nz/pricing_plans/pdfs_pricingplans/motormouth.pdf

    Wow, SMS to Vodafone OZ customers is only 20c. It's just a shame that if you're on Motormouth Prepay Vodafone will actually charge you 30c. And double wow, PXT to Vodafone OZ customers is only 20c. It's just a shame that if you're on Motormouth Vodafone will actually charge you 50c.

    Come on Vodafone - you're a huge company! Maintaining an accurate website is important these days. How about doing some work on your website and fixing up the rubbish on it?

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    Comment by paradoxsm, on 8-Sep-2006 09:59

    Anyone seen the telecom or almost any other large corporations website recently? They are always informationless wastes of time.

    Author's note by sbiddle, on 8-Sep-2006 16:58

    Well congratulations to Vodafone - this post has to be proof blogs to attract the attention of large companies. Just looking at the Vodafone website now the two promo links have been removed and the Plan details section has been rehashed! The Motormouth PDF still exists however.

    You've earned a little more respect from me again. All I would like now is a You Choose plan with 25% extra airtime for bringing my own 3G phone with me and I'll be happy. I still fail to see why an early adopter like myself gets penalised for paying full price for a 3G phone and yet if I wanted to buy one new with a contract (which I don't) I'd get extra free airtime.

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