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Topic # 138792 16-Jan-2014 18:52
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Just got the following text "Casual calling and Data rates are changing From 10 Feb calls will be 10c/Min. Data over 10MB/day will be 30c/Mb"

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  Reply # 968418 16-Jan-2014 18:54
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Sorry that should be calls will be 49/c a minute not 10c

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  Reply # 968424 16-Jan-2014 19:02
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they want people on plans :P




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 968442 16-Jan-2014 20:01
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scheduler: Sorry that should be calls will be 49/c a minute not 10c


It's not too long ago it was 89c / min.




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  Reply # 968455 16-Jan-2014 20:07
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And wasn't the overage on the data $1 per MB ?




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  Reply # 968465 16-Jan-2014 20:15
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Dingbatt: And wasn't the overage on the data $1 per MB ?
Prepaid casual excess data has been 20c/MB for the last 2-3 years afaik


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  Reply # 968648 17-Jan-2014 08:47
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yitz:
Dingbatt: And wasn't the overage on the data $1 per MB ?
Prepaid casual excess data has been 20c/MB for the last 2-3 years afaik



Don't think so.   Up until about 6 months ago it was $1  for the first 10 meg per day then $1 / meg after..




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  Reply # 968651 17-Jan-2014 08:58
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Maybe Telecom want prepay customers to migrate over to Skinny?



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  Reply # 968693 17-Jan-2014 09:45
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What I found interesting is that it is the first time I have ever seen a increase in the base rate of a plan. Normally the plan gets grandfathered and you can only by a new plan.

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  Reply # 968841 17-Jan-2014 12:45
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trig42: Maybe Telecom want prepay customers to migrate over to Skinny?


That was my first thought.   But you can get cheaper plans on Telecom prepay  if your not a high user..




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  Reply # 968848 17-Jan-2014 12:56
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They make more $$$ when you're on a plan. Why not convert them? It only makes smart business sense.

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  Reply # 969311 18-Jan-2014 11:42
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old3eyes:
yitz:
Dingbatt: And wasn't the overage on the data $1 per MB ?
Prepaid casual excess data has been 20c/MB for the last 2-3 years afaik



Don't think so.   Up until about 6 months ago it was $1  for the first 10 meg per day then $1 / meg after..


Yes. I was getting confused between casual data and addon data. I guess it is to drive people towards larger packs to avoid the overage.
I will make doubly sure my data limit warning is operating.




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  Reply # 969371 18-Jan-2014 14:24
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If you switch to a post-paid like I did last month, my casual call rates are now 69c a min and 30c MB.

But that's not all, they're putting a minimum $3 monthly charge on my mobile bill for being casual and post paid now.

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  Reply # 969970 20-Jan-2014 12:28
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Dingbatt:
old3eyes:
yitz:
Dingbatt: And wasn't the overage on the data $1 per MB ?
Prepaid casual excess data has been 20c/MB for the last 2-3 years afaik



Don't think so.   Up until about 6 months ago it was $1  for the first 10 meg per day then $1 / meg after..


Yes. I was getting confused between casual data and addon data. I guess it is to drive people towards larger packs to avoid the overage.
I will make doubly sure my data limit warning is operating.


You can also have a Data Smart Cap applied to stop you being able to pay data overage at all

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  Reply # 970003 20-Jan-2014 13:56
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Yyrael:
Dingbatt:
old3eyes:
yitz:
Dingbatt: And wasn't the overage on the data $1 per MB ?
Prepaid casual excess data has been 20c/MB for the last 2-3 years afaik



Don't think so.   Up until about 6 months ago it was $1  for the first 10 meg per day then $1 / meg after..


Yes. I was getting confused between casual data and addon data. I guess it is to drive people towards larger packs to avoid the overage.
I will make doubly sure my data limit warning is operating.


You can also have a Data Smart Cap applied to stop you being able to pay data overage at all


Only on Postpaid.

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  Reply # 970197 20-Jan-2014 18:22
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Just got a letter today about our Onebill $19 post pay plans.
Data to 30c but call minutes from 44c to 69c. That's quite a hike on minutes.. What they need to do is to allow post pay plans to buy more minutes as you can with data..




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