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  Reply # 219523 29-May-2009 21:00
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Just took a closer look at plans, and the way you initially read the table it seems like as if for $12 you get 2 favorites, 600 txts and 120mb of data. Only rereading multiple times i realised its $12 for each extra (which it mentions), but the layout of the table imo implies otherwise.

I can imagine some would get confused by this?

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  Reply # 219535 29-May-2009 21:15
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eXDee:

I can imagine some would get confused by this?


Yep, I knew better from prelaunch press release, but if that was the first time I saw that table, I would think the same thing. Not to mention I was also mislead by the prelaunch table....




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  Reply # 219536 29-May-2009 21:18
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I Got It Straight Away.. But I'm Sure Some People Will. And On Topic, Telecom is Really Loosing Out With The No $10 Text, They Could Have Had So Many Customers move over.. Actually they aren't really loosing out as the still have majority of their customers on CDMA so really it dosent matter at this stage.. unless you want to upgrade your phone as i do.

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  Reply # 219539 29-May-2009 21:20
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crikarika: I Got It Straight Away.. But I'm Sure Some People Will. And On Topic, Telecom is Really Loosing Out With The No $10 Text, They Could Have Had So Many Customers move over.. Actually they aren't really loosing out as the still have majority of their customers on CDMA so really it dosent matter at this stage.. unless you want to upgrade your phone as i do.




Sorry Ive just got to say, that is the most random formatting I've ever seen.....first line all words have capitals, next line none do. Interesting concept Tongue out

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  Reply # 219551 29-May-2009 21:29
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Its totally not on purpose, thanks i suppose.
It's Just A Young Person Thing Maybe.
:O Meowcat Dolls on Rove!

By the way someone fix geekzone! it wouldnt accept my post cos i wrote (Meow)cat dolls
Just so im not completely off topic
$10 TXT

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  Reply # 219559 29-May-2009 21:36
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Decimate:
crikarika: I Got It Straight Away.. But I'm Sure Some People Will. And On Topic, Telecom is Really Loosing Out With The No $10 Text, They Could Have Had So Many Customers move over.. Actually they aren't really loosing out as the still have majority of their customers on CDMA so really it dosent matter at this stage.. unless you want to upgrade your phone as i do.






Sorry Ive just got to say, that is the most random formatting I've ever seen.....first line all words have capitals, next line none do. Interesting concept Tongue out



Interesting observation, I must agree.

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  Reply # 219561 29-May-2009 21:36
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When I first heard about $10 txt being dropped, I was quite disappointed.
As I've said elsewhere, I quite like $10 txt and Boost Txt (and I'm not alone either). The new texting extras on XT really are better value for money though.

When I first looked I thought $12 - it's more expensive, although you do get more. But when you add in the fact that you get the bonus credit when you top-up, then the value really does improve. As someone said earlier in the thread, it's $9.something for 600 texts - so it's better value than $10 txt.

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  Reply # 219569 29-May-2009 21:45
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Yes But It's Not Better Than Boost Txt plan and i think that's the major problem to the text dependent people

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  Reply # 219595 29-May-2009 22:15
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No, you're right. There isn't anything that directly replaces Boost Txt. There's TXT1500, but that's more than $10 and it's different to Boost Txt anyway. Sucks for people who want to stay Telecom, but want to get an XT phone and use Boost Txt.

I think what Telecom is doing with XT is cutting off that whole idea of on-net/off-net. That means goodbye to plans like Boost Txt, which offer 2000 texts to Telecom phones for that $10. Boost Txt hasn't been replaced directly by anything on XT and I don't think it will be. Telecom CDMA will stick around until 2012, so you've (theoretically) got until then anyway.

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  Reply # 219598 29-May-2009 22:22
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Yeah but to be honest i think they will bring boost out again, they will loose tomany customers over it

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  Reply # 219659 30-May-2009 07:45
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prokayaker: Yeah but to be honest i think they will bring boost out again, they will loose tomany customers over it


Unless they are trying to get rid of these low-level/low-profit users? At 0.5c a text it can't be worth it for them if you're only texting and not spending any money on calling/data, plus they have to provide and process $10 topups once per month.

On reflection it seems like they are trying to keep people on prepay or encourage them into it, but have them spend more. I was personally ready to move onto a plan, I'm sick of prepay topups and will spend enough to make a monthly bill easier for me, around $20 which plans used to be (eg Flexi). However because I do virtually no calling and the smallest plan is 50 mins (I was led to believe differently at first), I'm better off paying by the minute for what I do use because I will use $10 of calling on a bad month, which works out much cheaper than $29.95 every month of course. The second reason for my thinking is that they are encouraging bigger topups by getting rid of $10 topups (it seems anyway) and giving you more discount. So I will top up $60 every two months most likely, getting $80 for it, and have txt, 2 favourites and data 'modules' come out of that. This is presumably much better for them, even after $20 bonus, than my current $10, and the odd time $20, top ups for just using $10TXT, and also saves them on billing, finance, bad debts and so on.




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  Reply # 219704 30-May-2009 10:23
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I'm sorry can someone please explain how you lose?
500 texts anywhere for $10 per month
1500 texts anywhere for $18 per month

Maybe my maths is off but thats works out at 750 texts for $9 (divided by 2 to make my point
) vs 500 texts for $10....

And for the moaners, you are moaning over $8. 4 lousy gold coins...?? Really are you that hard up?

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  Reply # 219715 30-May-2009 10:35
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drquack32: I'm sorry can someone please explain how you lose?

500 texts anywhere for $10 per month

1500 texts anywhere for $18 per month



Maybe my maths is off but thats works out at 750 texts for $9 (divided by 2 to make my point

) vs 500 texts for $10....



And for the moaners, you are moaning over $8. 4 lousy gold coins...?? Really are you that hard up?


We are talking about boost as well $10 for 2000 which is 500 for $2.50 alot of differnce double the price, and its alot easier to top up $10 rather them "$18"

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  Reply # 219718 30-May-2009 10:39
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So with Vodafone having more of the mobile market, why would you want to limit yourself solely to just texting Telecom cellphones??

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  Reply # 219721 30-May-2009 10:44
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drquack32: So with Vodafone having more of the mobile market, why would you want to limit yourself solely to just texting Telecom cellphones??

As i have to phones (vodafone and telecom) i run txt2000 on both of them so thats a total of 4000 text for $20 and thats 2000 to each network but for a vodafone to text telecom it doesnt come under text2000 thats why i have a vodafone :)

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