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eXDee

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#29167 27-Dec-2008 00:21
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Okay i posted in the windows mobile forum about how i received a second hand okta touch for christmas, only to find that telecom don't allow data devices on prepaid (vodafone do!?!).
Currently i have a Nokia 6585 on prepaid using $10 txt 500, and thats all i use it for each month. I simply wanted to use the okta instead but telecom have to complicate things.

So, im considering taking out a plan, but im not sure how it works exactly.
Had a look and it seems the cheapest plan was $30 per month. I dont mind paying this, if im getting a $30 value out of it, but i wouldnt use any of the free minutes at all (i make zero calls).
So i read up on how this flexi 'credit' works, and i thought well perhaps the other $20 can go towards a small amount of data.
However, its 1c per KB, which works out at $10/MB. So i'd get a grand total of 2MB for my extra $20? In terms of small, i was thinking 50mb for some light browsing, not 2mb. I don't even really want to use data at all due to these huge charges, all i want is $10 txt pretty much.

Is there seriously no plan that suits me at all? Prepaid is perfect at the moment, all i want to do is change phone.

(nb: onebill isnt possible due to being with a different provider)

I've never really had a good opinion of telecom as a company, their recent broadband offerings however have increased how good i see them as, but this has bought it right back down to the level of ridiculous.
The most frustrating thing is that vodafone seem to allow you to use any plan on any phone you want, just chuck the sim in and you're away. I cant understand why telecom have to be such a pain about it.

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  #186251 27-Dec-2008 10:30
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I guess telecom will lighten up on their moblie phones/plans  in terms of saying "if you want data you have to thave this phone" when their new network is out because you can buy a sim and chuck it in any phone.

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  #186290 27-Dec-2008 18:36
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Looks like its just going to be an mp3 player till then, but even then they probably will still be restrictive on the cdma ones.

 
 
 
 


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  #186419 28-Dec-2008 20:46
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This is also my biggest frustration with Telecom Mobile. I also make very limited calls, most of the time just sending text messages. So all I want is a solid cell with a QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging. But no, I have to tie myself into a rediculous contract just to get a decent cell phone.

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  #186422 28-Dec-2008 21:15
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The problem is, because people run into this issue, they will simply bow to telecom accepting that this is the case, bite the bullet and get on a plan like they want you to.
Even though i'm tempted to do this, and others are telling me to, i don't want to because the exact same thing is happening to me.

Seems like im trying to do the whole 'stick it to em' idea, but its mainly the fact that i'd be wasting the extra $20 credit each month.

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  #186433 28-Dec-2008 21:29
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eXDee: The problem is, because people run into this issue, they will simply bow to telecom accepting that this is the case, bite the bullet and get on a plan like they want you to.
Even though i'm tempted to do this, and others are telling me to, i don't want to because the exact same thing is happening to me.

Seems like im trying to do the whole 'stick it to em' idea, but its mainly the fact that i'd be wasting the extra $20 credit each month.


I'm very much in the same boat (have been contemplating for a few weeks now) but just cannot justify the change. B+W has the advantage of not being tied into a contract but cheapest plan is $30 essentially for 600 any NZ texts but have to add any calls on top of that. Vodafone has the starter 600 option at $29 a month with 30 anytime minutes & 600 any NZ texts, but the early disconnection fees are horrible. And with there being a posibility of me leaving the country in August, I am not that keen on paying these fees.

Might just have to hold out untill Telecoms NGN.

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  #186434 28-Dec-2008 21:34
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You could always have your landline transferred back to Telecom so you could then connect up to the Onebill plan?

You were just saying that you like Telecom for their broadband at the moment so your could connect up on the new Total Home plan for your landline and broadband so this would allow you to go on the Onebill plan?

Seems like a pretty good option to me....

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