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Topic # 34699 28-May-2009 16:01
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Sad time for the price conscious wanting to move accross to XT...

Why would you move when voda has the same plans pretty much?

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  Reply # 218777 28-May-2009 16:06
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if you've got spare cdma phones, keep them and wait a few months! prices on trademe are sure to go crazy when people realise they won't be able to get BoostTxt on the new network. I for one will be sure to treat my aging nokia with a little more care, it's gotta last at least until 2degrees launches.

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  Reply # 218783 28-May-2009 16:10
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freitasm: They have $12 TXT, which is 20% more SMS for 20% more $. So what's the problem?


Agreed.

Are people not reading the info that has been released? There are now more text options...



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  Reply # 218784 28-May-2009 16:10
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There are people who just want text, like our sectary.
From what I was told $12 text is only on a plan. . but that's what I was told, might not be so.

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  Reply # 218791 28-May-2009 16:15
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steveonz: There are people who just want text, like our sectary.

From what I was told $12 text is only on a plan. . but that's what I was told, might not be so.


My initial thoughts from looking at the info was that they were "extras" that could be added onto each plan (including prepaid) and that with post paid it would add the extra cost to your total for the month, prepaid it would subtract from your balance.

Well thats how other telcos elsewhere seem to do it...



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  Reply # 218799 28-May-2009 16:23
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Now having a look at the matrix myself that's what it looks like, we'll find out soon.
I'm not to bothered as my current Voda plan is paid for by business. If $12 txt requires a plan then its bad news.

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  Reply # 218804 28-May-2009 16:28
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If they don't have $10 text or something very similar such as $12 they will have completely lost many young people as customers, the ones who aren't already on vodafone anyway.

$12 may be the same overall value per dollar, but prepaid topups come in multiples of $10, so it'd be more inconvenient i would think.

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  Reply # 218811 28-May-2009 16:38
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eXDee: If they don't have $10 text or something very similar such as $12 they will have completely lost many young people as customers, the ones who aren't already on vodafone anyway.

$12 may be the same overall value per dollar, but prepaid topups come in multiples of $10, so it'd be more inconvenient i would think.


They probably dont want them anywayMoney mouth

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  Reply # 218812 28-May-2009 16:39
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eXDee: $12 may be the same overall value per dollar, but prepaid topups come in multiples of $10, so it'd be more inconvenient i would think.


As many people will have found when $10TXT first appeared, you need to have $10.01 in credit to text after the first 50, so it requires a $20 top up every now and then anyway, not to mention needing extra credit for the odd voicemail access/call.




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  Reply # 218817 28-May-2009 16:43
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freitasm: They have $12 TXT, which is 20% more SMS for 20% more $. So what's the problem?


The problem is the Telecom Boost text plan, for us that send lots of text to telecom users

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  Reply # 218825 28-May-2009 16:54
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Dissapointing. I just got an Iphone of trademe, and the only way I can use it is to go with Telecom (Vodafone has no reception here), and they do not seem to have any pre-paid text plans.

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  Reply # 218828 28-May-2009 16:55
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Basekid: Dissapointing. I just got an Iphone of trademe, and the only way I can use it is to go with Telecom (Vodafone has no reception here), and they do not seem to have any pre-paid text plans.


Move.

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  Reply # 218850 28-May-2009 17:16
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Do people not read anymore? The add-ons are available on prepaid and postpaid - it says it in the press release.

"All Telecom Extras are available on postpaid or prepaid. Postpaid plans can be taken open term or for 12 or 24 months."

Not only that, but you get bonus credit when you top op, between 25% and 33% extra. This makes $12 for 600 texts cost closer to $9-9.60.

Now this doesn't compare to BoostTxt - but then again the title of this thread says $10 txt...

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  Reply # 218853 28-May-2009 17:18
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friedCrumpet: Do people not read anymore? The add-ons are available on prepaid and postpaid - it says it in the press release.



"All Telecom Extras are available on postpaid or prepaid. Postpaid plans can be taken open term or for 12 or 24 months."



Not only that, but you get bonus credit when you top op, between 25% and 33% extra. This makes $12 for 600 texts cost closer to $9-9.60.



Now this doesn't compare to BoostTxt - but then again the title of this thread says $10 txt...



Thanks for clarifying that, good work.

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  Reply # 218858 28-May-2009 17:30
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Not only that, but you get bonus credit when you top op, between 25% and 33% extra. This makes $12 for 600 texts cost closer to $9-9.60.


Thats a good point, so it is possibly better to be on prepay... depending on your usage.

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