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Topic # 129466 17-Sep-2013 09:13
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Ultra mobile plans

range from $49 - $139
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Smart open is still around but looks like it cost $10 more (as well as the lower price plans as well)

All plans now have more mobile data and talk time.

Can't see if you can still buy the 1gig add on however (looks like it has gone)

Data add on's

Data Extras What you get Cost

$6 Data 60MB of national data. Renews monthly. $6 per month

$9 Data 100MB of national data. Renews monthly. $9 per month

$15 Data 500MB of national data. Renews monthly. $15 per month

$29 Data 1.5GB of national data. Renews monthly. $29 per month

$49 Data 3GB of national data. Renews monthly. $49 per month

$6 Data One off A one off Extra of 60MB. $6 per month

$9 Data One off A one off Extra of 100MB. $9 per month

$15 Data One off A one off Extra of 500MB. $15 per month

$29 Data One off A one off Extra of 1.5GB. $29 per month

$49 Data One off A one off Extra of 3GB. $49 per month


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  Reply # 896725 17-Sep-2013 09:18
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  Reply # 896736 17-Sep-2013 09:29
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Update

No more 12 month contracts, all open plan or 24 months (well 12 months have now been removed)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 896767 17-Sep-2013 10:02
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I still think its absurd that Telecom charges more from someone who is signing in for 24months. Looking at that, 39 open is same as 49 /24 mth.

So over 24 months you pay $240 more, and the subsidy is only $200.

So in effect Telecom will pay you $40 NOT to sign in for a term. What the heck kind of model is that?

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  Reply # 896775 17-Sep-2013 10:20
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Since these are "ultra" plans, I'm guessing that they'll launch alongside LTE (and provide LTE service). I wonder whether the old plans will continue to be available for users outside an LTE coverage area.

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  Reply # 896777 17-Sep-2013 10:23
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joff_nz: I still think its absurd that Telecom charges more from someone who is signing in for 24months. Looking at that, 39 open is same as 49 /24 mth.

So over 24 months you pay $240 more, and the subsidy is only $200.

So in effect Telecom will pay you $40 NOT to sign in for a term. What the heck kind of model is that?


On the other hand, the higher grade plans are considerably better value on contract, assuming you stay for 24 months,
89 vs 99 for example. You only pay 240 more for the 24 months on the contract, but get 800 bucks of subsidy



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  Reply # 896781 17-Sep-2013 10:26
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Behodar: Since these are "ultra" plans, I'm guessing that they'll launch alongside LTE (and provide LTE service). I wonder whether the old plans will continue to be available for users outside an LTE coverage area.


These plans are live now, looks like replacements for smart plans

Telecom is still updating their site

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  Reply # 896784 17-Sep-2013 10:28
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Well for me it is a win win, for the same money 50min and 250mb more for the same money!!



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  Reply # 896789 17-Sep-2013 10:33
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Wade: Well for me it is a win win, for the same money 50min and 250mb more for the same money!!


Well my current is 

$39 smart (i don't use that many minutes talk)
$10 text
$20 1gig data (total of 1.75gig)

Total of $69

Now if i wanted to change i would have to go 

$49 plan (still in contract on currently plan)
$15 data (500 megs) total of 1.5gigs

Total of $65 but drop 250megs (for $4 less)


Or
$49 plan (still in contract on currently plan)
$29 data (1.5gigs) total of (2.5 gigs)

Total of $78 up 750megs (for 9 dollars more)


Not to bad, but looks like there is a bit of space between 500megs and 1.5gig data add on's

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  Reply # 896809 17-Sep-2013 10:52
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I'm on $39 open smart plan + $20/1gb pack, so providing i can keep the 1gb pack its more for the same

Maybe someone from Telecom could clarify the status of the 1gb data pack moving forward?

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  Reply # 896810 17-Sep-2013 10:54
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NonprayingMantis:
joff_nz: I still think its absurd that Telecom charges more from someone who is signing in for 24months. Looking at that, 39 open is same as 49 /24 mth.

So over 24 months you pay $240 more, and the subsidy is only $200.

So in effect Telecom will pay you $40 NOT to sign in for a term. What the heck kind of model is that?


On the other hand, the higher grade plans are considerably better value on contract, assuming you stay for 24 months,
89 vs 99 for example. You only pay 240 more for the 24 months on the contract, but get 800 bucks of subsidy


True you get better value on the higher plans, so why even have the difference in the lower plan? Regardless I think having cheaper plans for open term is crazy and adds a level of confusion, which they worked for a long time to get away from.


Just for the record I'm a happy Telecom customer, previous staff member and reasonably staunch supporter, I just think he last couple of plan refreshes have been way off the mark.

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  Reply # 896818 17-Sep-2013 11:14
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Behodar: Since these are "ultra" plans, I'm guessing that they'll launch alongside LTE (and provide LTE service). I wonder whether the old plans will continue to be available for users outside an LTE coverage area.


That's assuming LTE is coming soon, which isn't what I've been hearing. I believe Telecom may still be several months away from a launch.

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  Reply # 896819 17-Sep-2013 11:15
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Kinda disappointed that they no longer offer a $39 plan on contract for subsidy.

I'm a lite user so all the bandwidth aren't really important to me. Looks like I'll be buying my next phone outright and stay on the $19 prepaid or I'll be moving to back Vodafone.

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  Reply # 896821 17-Sep-2013 11:19
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Done.... have just switched my old open $39 smart plan to the new ultra #39 plan and retained my 1gb data pack

Interestingly enough the person from Telecom said the new iphone 5c and 5s will be available in the next month or so....

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  Reply # 896822 17-Sep-2013 11:19
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Wade: I'm on $39 open smart plan + $20/1gb pack, so providing i can keep the 1gb pack its more for the same

Maybe someone from Telecom could clarify the status of the 1gb data pack moving forward?

If i understand correctly, the addons are now the same for prepaid and postpaid so 1gb may not be available?
If it isn't, then the person on the Telecom help desk just told me that nothing else had changed aside from the increase in quota, and they need to be informing customers of such a change.

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  Reply # 896826 17-Sep-2013 11:28
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As per above post i have just changed to new plan and retained my $20/1gb data pack addon...

$59 for 300min, unlimited texts, & 2gb data = happy Telecom customer

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