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Topic # 29195 28-Dec-2008 16:07
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I thought I read somewhere that when the new Telecom network starts up next year, that people on plans will be able to get new phones free, depending on their current plan or phone. Can anyone expand on this?

What I want to know is whether this is a "trade-in" deal, so I give them my old contract phone for a new phone, or would I get to keep old phone?

Also by doing this, does it restart the 24 month contract from that date, or would it leave (in my case) 12 months to go?

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  Reply # 186425 28-Dec-2008 21:19
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This is on the Telecom website:

If you are an existing Telecom mobile customer who is still within contract beyond the launch of our new network, we will give you a FREE handset worth up to $149 RRP from the new range when you sign up to any 24 month plan on our new high speed network when it launches in June 2009! This offer will be redeemable from the launch of our new network until 30 September 2009. Not available with any other offer or mobile subsidy.

You would get to keep your current mobile phone as Telecom don't take 'trade ins' on the old phones.  You would have to resign up and start a new contract to be eligible for this offer.

There is a good section of information at www.telecom.co.nz/newnetwork


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  Reply # 186958 2-Jan-2009 01:25
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Will be interesting to see what becomes available at that pricepoint on the new network considering there is nothing UMTS in that range without subsidy that I have seen anywhere in the world (other then the crappy vodafone 715 which was close)

I am guessing that was written when GSM was still on the table as a way... well I would say way fowards but it isnt really....




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  Reply # 187413 5-Jan-2009 00:31
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Basically;

If you're a new customer, who signs up to certain 24 month plans, you'll get a $149 voucher towards a new phone when you resign for another 24 months from June to December (existing contract termination fees will be waived).


If you're currently a Telecom customer who is eligible for an upgrade, you may do so now with two options;

a) Upgrade to a new phone and resign into another 24 months, or;

b) Resign for 24 months, keeping your current phone.

Option A will give you a $149 voucher towards a new phone on the new network when you resign to a 24 month contract from June to December, while option B will give you a $299 voucher for a new phone on the new network if you resign for a 24 month contract from June to December. Again, for both of these options, your existing contract will have its early termination fees waived.


If you are in possession of a voucher, it's important to note that using it means you will be resigning for another 24 months, effectively restarting your contract period.

The voucher can be used to buy a phone or towards the cost of one which costs more than $149.


richms: Will be interesting to see what becomes available at that pricepoint on the new network considering there is nothing UMTS in that range without subsidy that I have seen anywhere in the world (other then the crappy vodafone 715 which was close)


Telecom have stated they will continue to subsidise handsets.




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  Reply # 187617 5-Jan-2009 18:49
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What about us loyal customers who have been on open term plans for years and want to switch to the new network!?

I hate being bonded to a contract but surely we must be able to receive some sort of voucher as well without going onto a contract.

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  Reply # 187622 5-Jan-2009 19:27

And potentially sell the new phone on Trademe and go to Vodafone tomorrow? unlikely you will receive a significant discount if any imo

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  Reply # 187636 5-Jan-2009 20:42
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bmw15: And potentially sell the new phone on Trademe and go to Vodafone tomorrow? unlikely you will receive a significant discount if any imo


Um.. huh??

I'm not a fan of the Vodafone plans at all and found no reason to switch to them.. briefly had a "fling" with them in 1999 but meh..

I'm staying with Telecom regardless anyway, the Vodafone element is irrelevant in my post.

Hopefully, open term customers can get some sort of benefit either way..

My brother  was told by some of his mates that the NGN handsets will be available from April? Perhaps the network will go live gradually from April onwards?




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  Reply # 187639 5-Jan-2009 20:52
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Damager:
bmw15: And potentially sell the new phone on Trademe and go to Vodafone tomorrow? unlikely you will receive a significant discount if any imo


Um.. huh??

I'm not a fan of the Vodafone plans at all and found no reason to switch to them.. briefly had a "fling" with them in 1999 but meh..

I'm staying with Telecom regardless anyway, the Vodafone element is irrelevant in my post.

Hopefully, open term customers can get some sort of benefit either way..

My brother  was told by some of his mates that the NGN handsets will be available from April? Perhaps the network will go live gradually from April onwards?


Well they arn't going to be selling phones with no live network to support it will they :P

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  Reply # 187641 5-Jan-2009 20:54
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Just to slightly correct munchkin's post, the requirement is you are still within (and beyond June 2009) your contract term at launch of the new W850 network. You don't have to sign to a 24month handset to get a new handset today and a $149 voucher, just the minimum, 12 months will do!

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  Reply # 187642 5-Jan-2009 20:56
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boby55:
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bmw15: And potentially sell the new phone on Trademe and go to Vodafone tomorrow? unlikely you will receive a significant discount if any imo


Um.. huh??

I'm not a fan of the Vodafone plans at all and found no reason to switch to them.. briefly had a "fling" with them in 1999 but meh..

I'm staying with Telecom regardless anyway, the Vodafone element is irrelevant in my post.

Hopefully, open term customers can get some sort of benefit either way..

My brother  was told by some of his mates that the NGN handsets will be available from April? Perhaps the network will go live gradually from April onwards?


Well they arn't going to be selling phones with no live network to support it will they :P


hehe, naturally! :D




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  Reply # 187643 5-Jan-2009 20:58
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bmw15: And potentially sell the new phone on Trademe and go to Vodafone tomorrow? unlikely you will receive a significant discount if any imo


To redeem the voucher you need to commit to a new 24month contract.

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