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#961 24-Jan-2004 19:34
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Sorry guys I know this isnt anything to do with technicalities of mobiles or whatever you do here :P But hopefully someone can help..

Bought the nokia 2280, on boost mobile network, 027 number

What the hell is the difference between boost and telecom?
I bought a Telecom recharge card and it worked, even tho its meant to take 'boost recharge cards'

Do I get the $10 a month text deal for example...

Thx, from a total noob

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#3004 24-Jan-2004 23:38
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The boost mobile prepay runs on the same platform as the other ones, but rate charges are different. The $10 SMS CAP is not available for this series of mobile, but things may change - keep an eye on this.

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  #3011 25-Jan-2004 17:59
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I was very surprised that the $10 text deal was not introduced on Boost. After all, Boost was intended to capture the youth market and the $10 text would have been an ideal way to acheive this.

I think text messaging on Boost is charged such that each message sent to an 027 phone at off peak hours is 1c, while all other messages are charged at 15c.


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  #3012 25-Jan-2004 18:07
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Alasta, mind you that Boost is not a Telecom New Zealand brand. Boost mobile is an American franchise with resellers in New Zealand and Australia. Actually the original owner and creator just got out of the company, since a big corporation in the USA bought it a few months ago and changed the approach too much to his liking.

Anyway, Telecom can't change or introduce much on this product. But keep an eye on this.

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  #3014 25-Jan-2004 21:18
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Ok...thanks for the help boss :)

And yup, its 15c text during peak and if you send off peak to 025 or 027 its 1c.

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#3217 4-Feb-2004 09:16
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According to this mornings paper, ( Dominion C14 Feb 4th) T/Com have scrapped the 1c text option for boost,

now all texts will cost 20c anytime with a 1 dollar cap per day,

sounds like a increase in costs for most people.-

guess they are trying to push people onto 027 $10 txt/month,

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  #3346 8-Feb-2004 10:55
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Sounds like Telecom's dumb marketing people are up to their usual behaviour, sell Boost to the young market then bring out another product that's more suited ($10 cap on Telecom). Reminds me of when they spent 3 months promoting their prepay prices as being 99c per min vs Voda's 1.29 then they went and matched it. They then spend months promoting their 200min offpeak plan at $24.95 vs Voda's $29.95 and then put their prices up to match. There marketing is sooo illogical!

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  #5352 2-May-2004 17:02
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boost is a waste of money if you txt as much as i do, all you have to do is wait 3 months and you can get it taken off boost, you just call telecom and they change it, you have to change your number though...

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