Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




93 posts

Master Geek


# 19980 8-Mar-2008 19:36
Send private message

I'm aware postpay has quite a variety of data plans that one could use for their vodem etc but if there was prepay data addons, similar to TXT2000, would you use it or does it make more sense to move to postpay??

I'm just curious why prepay still has no voice or data addons.

Create new topic
172 posts

Master Geek


  # 115451 8-Mar-2008 19:48
Send private message

MASSIVE generalisation here and please correct me if I am wrong

Because Vodafone is a business and would prefer assured customers or at least accurately measure their profit with On-Account users that are tied down to Vodafone on 12/24/36 month term contracts with early termination fees.

Prepay users can come and go and use the service whenever they choose. How can you expect any business to budget to plan for future investments on a chance that 60% of prepay users may use a service and may keep using bringing revenue $x.xx a month.

There is no competition in the market to force them to change their current business model. We need more network operators here!!

19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 115453 8-Mar-2008 20:07
Send private message

It has nothing to do with the number of operators. If you search the forums this has been discussed before and vodafone has something on the way. Prepay data rating has only just gone live in the last 2 weeks. New systems had to be put in place to handle live charging of packet data services.

 
 
 
 


Nate wants an iphone
3906 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 115490 8-Mar-2008 23:18
Send private message

mikal:
Because Vodafone is a business and would prefer assured customers or at least accurately measure their profit with On-Account users that are tied down to Vodafone on 12/24/36 month term contracts with early termination fees.


Thats strange. Those who sign up on those contracts usually receive discounts or subsidies either on the cost of the plan or the hardware itself.
Both consumer and telco benefit that way.

Remember you can get all of the data plans on open term, if you want to pay full rate for the hardware or already have the gear.





webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


172 posts

Master Geek


  # 115508 9-Mar-2008 03:41
Send private message

that's true cokemaster but your also paying $10 more a month to be on the open term plan. I find the 3G Broadband hardware subsidies actually really good considering how much the person is spending a month. $300 hardware subsidy on a $49.95 a month plan whereas a You Choose 120 even at $59.95 a month is at best $170 discount off hardware both on 24 month terms.

Nate wants an iphone
3906 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

# 115526 9-Mar-2008 09:56
Send private message

mikal: that's true cokemaster but your also paying $10 more a month to be on the open term plan. I find the 3G Broadband hardware subsidies actually really good considering how much the person is spending a month. $300 hardware subsidy on a $49.95 a month plan whereas a You Choose 120 even at $59.95 a month is at best $170 discount off hardware both on 24 month terms.


But when you think about it, it is a $10 discount for being on a 24 month contract.... a subsidy.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26


The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57


Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43


Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20


Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:11


Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted 7-Aug-2019 17:16


Intel announces next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 56 cores
Posted 7-Aug-2019 15:41


Nokia 2.2 released in New Zealand
Posted 5-Aug-2019 19:38


2degrees celebrating ten years
Posted 5-Aug-2019 05:00


Sure Petcare launches SureFeed microchip pet feeder
Posted 2-Aug-2019 17:00


Symantec Threat Intelligence: revival and rise of email extortion scams
Posted 2-Aug-2019 16:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.