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Topic # 12590 26-Mar-2007 18:02
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I wish to buy a telecom phone in tradeMe. It was on a plan but it now disconnected. Can I put it on the $10.oo text plan. As thats all I need it for


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  Reply # 65063 26-Mar-2007 18:46
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No problem at all as long as the ESN number is free on the network with no bars etc. (TNZ can confirm this for you).

$10 text is not a plan (it is a component of many plans)

Prepaid Mates Rates, Prepaid Anytime, Mytime Go 200, Flexi Anytime are all examples of plans.

PDAs cannot go on prepaid plans.









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  Reply # 65067 26-Mar-2007 18:58
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PDAs cannot go on prepaid plans.



Hi

Would this include the Treo

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Reply # 65068 26-Mar-2007 19:05
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tonyhughes: PDAs cannot go on prepaid plans.


Why, because of data? I mean, if you have a Treo or Apache around and want to connect for voice only, there's nothing that prevent it working, really.





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  Reply # 65069 26-Mar-2007 19:22
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They can, in theory (and it has been proven that it does work with Voice/text but no data) however it is a business/provisioning rule rather than a handset limitation.




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  Reply # 65080 26-Mar-2007 20:19
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Possum: PDAs cannot go on prepaid plans.



Hi

Would this include the Treo

Cheers possum.

Would you consider the Treo a PDA (Palm and Telecom certainly do).
There are very few PDAs around on prepaid. It is not allowed under normal business rules, and there is nothing you can do about it sorry.









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  Reply # 65084 26-Mar-2007 20:33
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Its about time I got on the Flexiplan.. Thank you everyone for your time and advice. This has been great..




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  Reply # 65095 26-Mar-2007 23:24
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If you want prepaid type rates without the need to pay in advance, put it on Onebill http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,202873-201935,00.html. I have a Harrier operating in this manner, no hassles with getting it swapped (previous plan had run it's course).

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  Reply # 65101 27-Mar-2007 01:56
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I asked about onebill in the past, but you needed to have your calling with telecom, and with their excessive rates to virtually everywhere I had to pass it up.

I cant see any mention of that on the page, but I was advised it over the phone that I would have had to return my tolls to telecom to get it.




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  Reply # 65109 27-Mar-2007 08:48
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richms: I asked about onebill in the past, but you needed to have your calling with telecom, and with their excessive rates to virtually everywhere I had to pass it up.

I cant see any mention of that on the page, but I was advised it over the phone that I would have had to return my tolls to telecom to get it.

I am not aware of a requirement to have your tolls with TNZ at all to get Go Onebill.

Last I checked, the business rules were along the lines of

To be eligible to connect a phone on Go Onebill (and to keep the plan), customer must place the connection on the same account as a standard residential telephone line (i.e. a fully residential line, not a residential line sitting under a business account).

I never saw (or heard of) a Go Onebill connection rejected for calling being with another provider.







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  Reply # 65139 27-Mar-2007 12:43
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Yeah, I cant see it either, its just what I was told when I called up asking about connecting a phone onto it rather then prepay.




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  Reply # 65156 27-Mar-2007 14:37
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I have a Telecom mobile on Go Onebill, and my tolls (and soon to be home line) with iHug.

I spoke to a customer service rep about keeping my Go Onebill after I change my home line to iHug, shes assured me this would be fine.



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  Reply # 65158 27-Mar-2007 15:17
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lokinz: I have a Telecom mobile on Go Onebill, and my tolls (and soon to be home line) with iHug.

I spoke to a customer service rep about keeping my Go Onebill after I change my home line to iHug, shes assured me this would be fine.



The porting of the line will likely not complete. You will be asked to transfer to a new mobile plan, or have to disconnect it before the line itself can go anywhere.., I think you got fed wrong information (and this isnt one of those things you can get around just because a rep put you wrong)







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  Reply # 65169 27-Mar-2007 16:17
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Argh, don't you just hate it when you get fed BS like that.

No biggie, I'll just switch to prey-pay, I just like the convenience of being sent a bill.

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