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#34890 31-May-2009 21:07
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Hi guys,


I am currently on vodafone on youchoose plan and am looking at making the jump to Telcom XT on prepay option as it seems to offer far better value that what i am on... well except one thing which i need to get it confirmed.... 
does anyone know if the one rate plan charges same for calls to Australia?? 
i know that on Supaprepay with vodafone, its same 89cents per minutes to nz as it is to australia.... 
i would really appreciate if someone can help me answer this... 


and lastly.... for those who have changed from vodafone to XT to use with iphone 3G (ones purchased from nz)... no problems at all?? as i plan to make the most of the phone using XT's prepay... 


thanks heaps.. 

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  #220221 31-May-2009 22:00
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Roaming Zone Zone 1

Cost of Local calls / NZ calls / Voicemail per minute $0.89

Cost of International calls per minute $5.00

Cost of in-bound calls per minute $1.00

Cost of sending a text message $0.80

Cost of receiving a text message $0.00

Cost of data use per megabyte(MB) $10.00



Available Networks Voice Frequency Data Capable

Telstra

900 GSM

1800 GSM

850 WCDMA

2100 WCDMA



All prices in NZD



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  #220222 31-May-2009 22:04
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but thats if you are in australia and calling back to nz...
what i want to know is how much it cost to call australia using one rate prepay from here in nz....
cos with vodafone supaprepay, you can call australia for 89 cents...
ive rang telecom to ask but they did not know!! how stupid is that!!! and there is no where on website that says that..

well thanks for your help tho...

 
 
 
 


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  #220227 31-May-2009 22:25
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When I went to TWorld on the phone (Prepaid SIM) and then selected the 'your Telecom' link there is a helpful 'Plan details' link which said that my calling rate to Australia/UK/USA/Canada/Ireland is $0.89/min - you should verify the rate with Telecom yourself however - if the call centre people didn't know I would suggest you try a store in working hours.



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  #220228 31-May-2009 22:27
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Oh great! thanks for that... :) might just do that tomorrow and ask them....

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  #220229 31-May-2009 22:29

From Telecom website:

International calling from NZ (per min): 49c to Australia, UK, USA, CAN, IRE on One Rate 180 and over, all other plans 89c. Rest of World $1.39

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  #220230 31-May-2009 22:30

sorry to slow

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  #220234 31-May-2009 22:44
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You can also use Yabba; a Telecom prepaid calling card that does not charge a surcharge from your Telecom mobile. 12c to Australian Landlines, 30c to Australian Mobiles.

You can even setup auto pin so you don't need to remember your PIN and speed dials. If you are calling Aussie a bit from your mobile, this is one of the best ways to go.


http://www.yabba.co.nz/rates/


Easy Call could also be an option if you added a local number as your favourite for $6, then you get 3c to Australian landlines, mobiles are still 30c.


http://www.easycall.co.nz/nz/rates/


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  #220235 31-May-2009 22:48
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nzbnw... thanks heaps!! that will save me lot of $$$$ :)
i do call australia lots as all my family are there! haha... cheerios!!

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  #220238 31-May-2009 22:51
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scho047: nzbnw... thanks heaps!! that will save me lot of $$$$ :)

i do call australia lots as all my family are there! haha... cheerios!!



No worries. You can pick one up at your local Telecom store or dealer, possibly corner diary or local supermarket.  

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  #220242 31-May-2009 23:12
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just a quick question... ive been looking at the yabba card thing..
so if i change to XT from vodafone. and have 021 number... i can still use it with 0124 or 0800 825 529 from my iphone?? and wont get charged additional cost? i was just reading other threads about it... got any ideas on that?? thanks

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  #220243 31-May-2009 23:15
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scho047: just a quick question... ive been looking at the yabba card thing..

so if i change to XT from vodafone. and have 021 number... i can still use it with 0124 or 0800 825 529 from my iphone?? and wont get charged additional cost? i was just reading other threads about it... got any ideas on that?? thanks


Yes that's correct.

Yabba: Yabba is compatible with mobile phones on the Telecom network only


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  #220244 31-May-2009 23:19
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awesome! you are a legend!!.... every penny saved will help during these times!!! hahaha... (prob hard to believe coming from someone who has an iphone! lol :P)
but thanks heaps!!

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  #220259 1-Jun-2009 00:33
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nzbnw:

Easy Call could also be an option if you added a local number as your favourite for $6, then you get 3c to Australian landlines, mobiles are still 30c.





http://www.easycall.co.nz/nz/rates/





nzbnw



According to their website, it's 5c to nz landlines and 39c to mobiles. Would that work if I added a local access number as a favourite? 5c a minute sure beats the crap out of 89c, you wouldn't even get close to that on telecom's most expensive plan!



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  #220266 1-Jun-2009 06:48
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There are plenty of other calling cards that don't have any mobile surcharges to call them.

Both V8 and Super Buzz have no surcharges on Vodafone and have dirt cheap calling (around 3c per min for V8 and around 7c for Super Buzz from memory) but V8 does have a connection fee per call of around 20c.

There is also another card out there apart from Yabba that has no surcharge when calling from Telecom but the name excapes me now..

If you are calling oz regularly your best bet is to use a VoIP provider, you can pay ~12c flat rate per call to call anywhere in oz (mobiles excluded) with a VoIP provider such as Faktortel who I use.

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  #220299 1-Jun-2009 10:16
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sbiddle: There are plenty of other calling cards that don't have any mobile surcharges to call them.



Both V8 and Super Buzz have no surcharges on Vodafone and have dirt cheap calling (around 3c per min for V8 and around 7c for Super Buzz from memory) but V8 does have a connection fee per call of around 20c.



There is also another card out there apart from Yabba that has no surcharge when calling from Telecom but the name excapes me now..



If you are calling oz regularly your best bet is to use a VoIP provider, you can pay ~12c flat rate per call to call anywhere in oz (mobiles excluded) with a VoIP provider such as Faktortel who I use.



V8 seems to offer 3.9c  national calling, 39c to mobiles. How on earth did they get vodafone to connect these calls so cheaply? If anyone knows the name of a calling card that lets you call nationally/mobiles from telecom that would be great, since the vodafone reception is rubbish here.

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