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Topic # 25665 28-Aug-2008 15:07
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Is there an additional discount for mobile phones (pre-piad) if you are a Telecom employee or contractor?


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  Reply # 160483 28-Aug-2008 15:33
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When I worked at the com (a few years back) you had to be a permanent employee for their concession ie. not a contractor or temp.  They provided a mobile phone free of charge on an on account plan then gave $100 per month towards your phone bill - the phone they give you is not on contract so there was no reason why you couldnt move it to prepay if required.

Dont know what the current deal is though....as I said this was about 3 years ago.




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  Reply # 160497 28-Aug-2008 15:59
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FunKeh:

Is there an additional discount for mobile phones (pre-piad) if you are a Telecom employee or contractor?


No.




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  Reply # 162375 5-Sep-2008 09:25
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If you are a permanent employee, you can get a discount on prepaid mobile phones only. Not postpaid or data devices. Probably you would have to arrange the purchase through an internal purchaser or through a Telecom-owned store (I don't think independant dealers would process the discount).

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sinner: If you are a permanent employee, you can get a discount on prepaid mobile phones only. Not postpaid or data devices. Probably you would have to arrange the purchase through an internal purchaser or through a Telecom-owned store (I don't think independant dealers would process the discount).

The subsidized price (ie, retail) is usually cheaper than the cost price minus the discount though.




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  Reply # 162444 5-Sep-2008 12:29
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There is no subsidised pricing on prepaid handsets though, so staff purchase is a better deal. Postpaid is excluded from any staff discounts

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  Reply # 162549 5-Sep-2008 19:04
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Subsidized as in $427 cost price for the Sanyo 6650 vs $299 retail.




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  Reply # 162974 8-Sep-2008 07:39
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munchkin: Subsidized as in $427 cost price for the Sanyo 6650 vs $299 retail.


Yes, but the original poster is talking about prepaid handsets.  Postpaid and prepaid handsets work on different costings, so the discount for staff members for prepaid handsets is cheaper than buying it retail.
Postpaid is not available at a staff disount, so cost pricing for postpaid handsets doesn't matter.
FunKeh - if you are a Telecom employee, talk to your floor coordinator or the nearest Telecom-owned store, they will be able to advise the cost. If you are a contractor, you may not be eligible for the discount.



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  Reply # 163025 8-Sep-2008 11:02
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Thanks guys.

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  Reply # 163066 8-Sep-2008 13:36
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sinner:
munchkin: Subsidized as in $427 cost price for the Sanyo 6650 vs $299 retail.


Yes, but the original poster is talking about prepaid handsets.  Postpaid and prepaid handsets work on different costings, so the discount for staff members for prepaid handsets is cheaper than buying it retail.
Postpaid is not available at a staff disount, so cost pricing for postpaid handsets doesn't matter.
FunKeh - if you are a Telecom employee, talk to your floor coordinator or the nearest Telecom-owned store, they will be able to advise the cost. If you are a contractor, you may not be eligible for the discount.


You're right, I'm thinking of the Fiesta handsets as most of the stores in R2 do not carry dedicated prepaid stock at this time of year. As of last week though, you are able to buy a postpaid 'blank' handset at prepaid pricing to avoid delays in ordering. There is more information available on the partner centre if you have access to that. Sorry for the confusion.




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