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# 34834 30-May-2009 07:12
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Yes there are a lot of variables but it is interesting to compare like with like. Gives an idea of how good value the vodafone Txter and Talkr plans really are.

XT 50mins/120MB/600 Texts/ One favourite

50 Minutes    29.95
Favourite    6
120MB   12
600 Texts    12
Total    59.95

Vodafone Txtr 60mins/100MB/600 Texts

60 Minutes    39.95
Free Bestmate    0
100MB    10
600 Texts    0
Total 49.95

Remember Vodafone's free bestmate also includes free texts/video calling and MMS to the bestmate.

Telecoms favorites is just calls.Of course, XT is no contract, slightly more data and better coverage for 3G. That's the premium i suppose.

Would be nice to see a XT favourite being more like the bestmate.

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  # 219655 30-May-2009 07:29
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The other difference is bestmate is only to another voda mobile whereas my favs is to any telecom number including 2m landlines

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  # 219679 30-May-2009 09:27
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The biggest difference that is hard to factor in is the per sec rounding after the 1st minute.

Unless you make calls that are precisely per minute multiples you can't get your full 60 mins out from Vodafone since all calls are rounded up after the 1st minute.

Make 30 1:01 calls on Vodafone or Telecom CDMA and you've got 30:30 worth of actual calling time before your 60 mins airtime is used up.

On XT with the per sec billing after the 1st minute on bundled minutes you can get a lot closer to your 50 min allocation. If you made 1:01 calls you could get 49 calls totalling 49:49 mins.

That's a big potential increase in talktime..


 
 
 
 


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  # 219759 30-May-2009 12:26
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sbiddle: The biggest difference that is hard to factor in is the per sec rounding after the 1st minute.



Unless you make calls that are precisely per minute multiples you can't get your full 60 mins out from Vodafone since all calls are rounded up after the 1st minute.



Make 30 1:01 calls on Vodafone or Telecom CDMA and you've got 30:30 worth of actual calling time before your 60 mins airtime is used up.



On XT with the per sec billing after the 1st minute on bundled minutes you can get a lot closer to your 50 min allocation. If you made 1:01 calls you could get 49 calls totalling 49:49 mins.



That's a big potential increase in talktime..




I believe Vodafone are still per sec (after 1st min) for their on account plans. It's just prepay that is not. I made 2x 1min+ calls, and only lost 3 mins (rounded to nearest min) rather than 4mins. So this would tend to back that up.





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  # 219768 30-May-2009 12:47
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coffeebaron: I believe Vodafone are still per sec (after 1st min) for their on account plans. It's just prepay that is not. I made 2x 1min+ calls, and only lost 3 mins (rounded to nearest min) rather than 4mins. So this would tend to back that up.



Vodafone round up included minutes. Additional minutes after you have used your included minutes are billed per second.


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  # 219859 30-May-2009 15:58
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sbiddle:
coffeebaron: I believe Vodafone are still per sec (after 1st min) for their on account plans. It's just prepay that is not. I made 2x 1min+ calls, and only lost 3 mins (rounded to nearest min) rather than 4mins. So this would tend to back that up.



Vodafone round up included minutes. Additional minutes after you have used your included minutes are billed per second.


I shall need to do some more investigation on this one. Maybe some calls are rounded down or to the nearest 30 seconds. Not rulling out error on my part, as it was just a quick test.





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  # 219921 30-May-2009 19:15
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sbiddle:
Vodafone round up included minutes. Additional minutes after you have used your included minutes are billed per second.


Well my wifes on the 60 Min "talker" plan and she gets billed 1min plus second (just checked a few of her past invoices) so unless she is unique to Vodafone you might want to double check that information.  Can't comment about the pre-pay side of things though

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  # 219929 30-May-2009 19:39
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I'll do a little testing..

My understanding of how included minutes are billed is that call lengths are itemised as mins:secs but when deduced from your remaining minuntes balance they're deduced in full minutes rounded up. You do not get any part minutes.






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