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#15664 2-Sep-2007 13:33
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Take Telecom Homeline or Anytime landline plan, plus Talk It Up Downunder or Overseas, and an eligible mobile plan for 12months (or have a mobile with 12 or more months remaining on an eligble plan), and get 12 (one per month), $30 monthly rental credits for 12months. The offer applies to Freetime 300, Freetime 600, Flexi Mytime and Flexi Anytime.

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http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,205517-201928,00.html

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  #84937 2-Sep-2007 19:19
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Great deal. of course the website pushes the "Freetime 300" plan even though we all know Flexi mytime is much better!

The Freetime has the usual scary overage charging and confusing matrix of on-net and off-net charging that Flexi amazingly did away with. (Remains at 10c per min off peak no matter how many minutes you use to ANY NZ based phone..)

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  #84938 2-Sep-2007 19:27
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Yet to look at the detail but, I am on 12 month contract on flexi mytime. At the moment we make little tolls but by adding talk it up effectively I will be getting free tolls (as I would be paying about the same as I am now) and we could increase toll calling.

Might be time to look at the details.....now where's that calculator.


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  #84939 2-Sep-2007 19:37
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Telecom NZ still seem to love using confusion as their chief marketing tool.




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  #85093 3-Sep-2007 14:30
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Personally, I find these Telecom Plans very one dimensional, they only offer calling deals, which aren't really anything exceptional in my opinion.

On the other hand as a comparison, I believe the many extra's that Vodafone customers get with their new plans make them a better value all round product/offer.

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I fully admit Freetime is rubbish and is just a bad "you choose" clone.

Flexi is more than "calling"
it's a fully adjustable total usage plan where 100 off peak minutes cost 0.20c per minute, thereafter off peak is just 10c a minute regardless of how many more minutes used until a new billing cycle rolls around. none of this "whoops you went over your off peak minutes, now it's back up to $1!"

You really just pay for what you use, not for all that potential wastage.

It can also include sms Messaging, Roaming charges, Downloads and even data usage! (on an added Flexi data plan)

May was $43 calls, $10 sms and $14 data (big month)

Jun was $18 calls, $10 SMS and $6 data.

Jul was $40 calls, $8 SMS and no data

August was $19 calls and $6 SMS and I made 5 minutes of peak calls to make up the the minimum $30, oh well, $30 is rather affordable.

It's the truly versatile plan that fully works around your calling patterns.

Now we just await Telecom GSM and all would be perfect! N95 heaven.







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paradoxsm: I fully admit Freetime is rubbish and is just a bad "you choose" clone.

Flexi is more than "calling"
it's a fully adjustable total usage plan where 100 off peak minutes cost 0.20c per minute, thereafter off peak is just 10c a minute regardless of how many more minutes used until a new billing cycle rolls around. none of this "whoops you went over your off peak minutes, now it's back up to $1!"

You really just pay for what you use, not for all that potential wastage.

It can also include sms Messaging, Roaming charges, Downloads and even data usage! (on an added Flexi data plan)

May was $43 calls, $10 sms and $14 data (big month)

Jun was $18 calls, $10 SMS and $6 data.

Jul was $40 calls, $8 SMS and no data

August was $19 calls and $6 SMS and I made 5 minutes of peak calls to make up the the minimum $30, oh well, $30 is rather affordable.

It's the truly versatile plan that fully works around your calling patterns.

Now we just await Telecom GSM and all would be perfect! N95 heaven.



Yes, but you can potentially spend a lot more than your base plan with these Telecom deals from what I understand by adding on Data or SMS etc, whereas comparing it directly to a Vodafone Mega Plan you get better value in my opinion & at a very reasonable price.

Mega

for just $39.95 per month on a 12 month term or above

Choose 20

20 national anytime minutes per month

+ Anytime 200

200 anytime minutes to Vodafone mobiles within NZ every month

+ TXT 2000

Send up to 2000 TXTs to Vodafone mobiles within NZ every month

+ 1 BestMate

On You Choose you can talk, TXT, PXT and video call 1 nominated Vodafone mobile within NZ as much as you want, every month, 24/7


The only thing this plan is lacking is a Data component, however I assume these could be added on if required.

 

 





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#85246 4-Sep-2007 09:47
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That's true... But the thing on Telecom plans is that you don't pay for what you don't use. For example you pay your monthly minimum fee and can have any mix of voice and SMS. So in a month you might call more than send SMS, but next month you send more SMS than call, while with the Vodafone plans you pay for everything - even if you don't use the services.

It's attractive to different type of users certainly. So please back to the plans themselves, no comparison with other operators.




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ZIMsar10: Yes, but you can potentially spend a lot more than your base plan with these Telecom deals from what I understand by adding on Data or SMS etc, whereas comparing it directly to a Vodafone Mega Plan you get better value in my opinion & at a very reasonable price.

Mega

for just $39.95 per month on a 12 month term or above

Choose 20

20 national anytime minutes per month

+ Anytime 200

200 anytime minutes to Vodafone mobiles within NZ every month

+ TXT 2000

Send up to 2000 TXTs to Vodafone mobiles within NZ every month

+ 1 BestMate

On You Choose you can talk, TXT, PXT and video call 1 nominated Vodafone mobile within NZ as much as you want, every month, 24/7


The only thing this plan is lacking is a Data component, however I assume these could be added on if required.







What stands out the most from your post is "+" this and "+" that.

Flexi is inclusive. Why would I want to pay a minimum fee +,+,+ all the add ons when Flexi allows me to use my dollars for calling, texting and wap.

Sorry but Flexi is better than any VF plan for my use.

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  #85257 4-Sep-2007 10:27
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freitasm: That's true... But the thing on Telecom plans is that you don't pay for what you don't use. For example you pay your monthly minimum fee and can have any mix of voice and SMS. So in a month you might call more than send SMS, but next month you send more SMS than call, while with the Vodafone plans you pay for everything - even if you don't use the services.

It's attractive to different type of users certainly. So please back to the plans themselves, no comparison with other operators.


Some valid points there, thanks for that, sounds like the Flexi Plans are better than I thought, however I'm very happy with what I get as it suits my needs. Sorry for going OT.

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If we wanted to change to MEGA we can't anyway. the systems are down,.. I just tried to disconnect my Vodafone and was unsuccessful due to yet another "System outage"  grrr.


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  #85309 4-Sep-2007 15:40
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paradoxsm:

If we wanted to change to MEGA we can't anyway. the systems are down,.. I just tried to disconnect my Vodafone and was unsuccessful due to yet another "System outage" grrr.



This issue is now resolved.

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  #85315 4-Sep-2007 16:19

riahon:
ZIMsar10: Yes, but you can potentially spend a lot more than your base plan with these Telecom deals from what I understand by adding on Data or SMS etc, whereas comparing it directly to a Vodafone Mega Plan you get better value in my opinion & at a very reasonable price.

Mega

for just $39.95 per month on a 12 month term or above

Choose 20

20 national anytime minutes per month

+ Anytime 200

200 anytime minutes to Vodafone mobiles within NZ every month

+ TXT 2000

Send up to 2000 TXTs to Vodafone mobiles within NZ every month

+ 1 BestMate

On You Choose you can talk, TXT, PXT and video call 1 nominated Vodafone mobile within NZ as much as you want, every month, 24/7


The only thing this plan is lacking is a Data component, however I assume these could be added on if required.







What stands out the most from your post is "+" this and "+" that.

Flexi is inclusive. Why would I want to pay a minimum fee +,+,+ all the add ons when Flexi allows me to use my dollars for calling, texting and wap.

Sorry but Flexi is better than any VF plan for my use.


Can I just point out that all those + items are INCLUDED in the price for that plan... For $39.95 you get ALL OF THAT and if you want to increase the number of minutes on the Choose side of it you can.

Cheers

Paul




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Please stop hi-jacking my thread! YellWinkYellTongue out

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  #85351 4-Sep-2007 18:57
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Mega smiley mania lol.

Yes, but dare you go over your 20 national or 200 Vodafone minutes without realizing and it's back to $1 a minute.



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