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#37471 14-Jul-2009 09:01
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Telecom has announced iPhone specific plans for XT Network:

"Bring your iPhone 3G or 3GS to XT, sign up to a 24 month One Rate 180 plan or higher and get $600 account credit, plus get 240MB of data FREE each month for 24 months. Offer not available online. To sign up, visit your nearest Telecom store or call 0800 662 435."




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#235019 14-Jul-2009 09:04
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I would expect Telecom would want to make their impending launch as PR friendly as possible, but of course they will have to be innovative to do anything that wont anger OneRate plan customers. (Perhaps it will just be a renamed OneRate plan or three?).







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  #235022 14-Jul-2009 09:11
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good lord.. well done telecom! now thats a good way to win over some customers! too bad they couldnt announce this on friday as people were falling over themselves to get the iphone, most would have probally signed onto a contract

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  #235025 14-Jul-2009 09:13
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It's not a bad deal really.




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  #235026 14-Jul-2009 09:14
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If that's a sign of the offerings for if and when XT get the iPhone hardware, then I think Vodafone have just breathed a collective sigh of relief.

For $80 I'm pleased I've re-signed on my existing Vodafone iPhone $80 plan.

I'm sure this would have been a more enticing deal to people if it had been the One Rate 100 plan with the free 240MB data per month.

Still, at least people have an on account choice that seems to stack up now

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  #235028 14-Jul-2009 09:14
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wow telecom really wants your iphone business, go telecom! phone made for the network anyway wonder why they didn't get it in the first place. bummer I don't like iphones.

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  #235029 14-Jul-2009 09:14
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Hmmm Wheres my $600 for bringing my 6120 to XT? :o(







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  #235033 14-Jul-2009 09:16

Interesting offer...

So let's see, $600 credit and you get an hour's extra calling and 240MB of data for your $90/month.

Vodafone offers 120 minutes of calling but 3GB of data so you can tether.

3GB of data for the Telecom customer on that plan will set you back around $1500 (less the 240MB of course).

I know which I'd prefer - 3GB of data, tethered to my laptop. Thing of beauty. (and yes, I am paid to say that).

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  #235036 14-Jul-2009 09:19
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Wow, am I missing something here? What a sweet deal! $600 credit = 7 months plan charges free! Plus free data for 2 years?! Laters, Vodafone.




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  #235037 14-Jul-2009 09:21
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PaulBrislen: Vodafone offers 120 minutes of calling but 3GB of data so you can tether.


But the Vodafone 3GB offer is valid for the next three months only? Or are this going to be extended to 24 months too?





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  #235038 14-Jul-2009 09:22
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By signing up to the $80 Vodafone iPhone plan I also get 600 TXTs and a $580 handset subsidy which counters the $600 account credit.

The one BIG thing Telecom has here over Vodafone (the only thing really as the Telecom offering works out more expensive) is that they have 3G speed goodness :)

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  #235042 14-Jul-2009 09:28

freitasm:
PaulBrislen: Vodafone offers 120 minutes of calling but 3GB of data so you can tether.


But the Vodafone 3GB offer is valid for the next three months only? Or are this going to be extended to 24 months too?



Watch this space.

As it stands today you'd have to spend an additional $1375 to get the same level of data. That doesn't include the PXTs of course.

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  #235043 14-Jul-2009 09:30
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PaulBrislen: Interesting offer...

So let's see, $600 credit and you get an hour's extra calling and 240MB of data for your $90/month.

Vodafone offers 120 minutes of calling but 3GB of data so you can tether.

3GB of data for the Telecom customer on that plan will set you back around $1500 (less the 240MB of course).

I know which I'd prefer - 3GB of data, tethered to my laptop. Thing of beauty. (and yes, I am paid to say that).

Cheers

Paul


I was going to respond to this post, but my reply wasn't nearly sarcastic enough, so I'll let someone else do it. :DZ

Don't forget to include these tidbits

1) XT does have a 3GB plan if you want it - only an idiot would consider using a 240MB plan for 3GB of data and paying the overage charges..

2) iPhone 3GS won't work on 3G in 900MHZ coverage areas for Vodafone, only 2100 areas. iPhone 3GS will work on all of Telecom's 850 3G network.

3) The 3GB that Paul talks about is only for the first 3 months.  Then you are back to their 250MB vs 240MB (assuming you are on the iPhone 80 voda plan which is the comparable priced plan) and 60 mins less calling.

4) iPhone 3GS won't work on 3G in 900MHZ coverage areas.  (I realise I mentioned this already but thought it worth repeating)

ETA: hmmm, looks like I did reply after all.  oh well.


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  #235049 14-Jul-2009 09:41
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this is so tempting and I dont even need 180min another great offer from telecom

keep it up

What would be ideal for me is say giving $300 credit and data on lower priced plan

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  #235051 14-Jul-2009 09:47

Hello the Mantis: to answer your questions:

1) XT does have a 3GB plan if you want it - only an idiot would consider using a 240MB plan for 3GB of data and paying the overage charges..

Yes, but that's not what Telecom is offering. Instead you're on the 180 plan which includes 240MB of data. The 180 plan then goes to an overuse rate of 50c/MB. Ouch.

2) iPhone 3GS won't work on 3G in 900MHZ coverage areas for Vodafone, only 2100 areas.

We've never said it would. The 2100 network covers all the major cities and towns (19 main centres) and accounts for 70% of the population.


3) The 3GB that Paul talks about is only for the first 3 months. Then you are back to their 250MB vs 240MB (assuming you are on the iPhone 80 voda plan which is the comparable priced plan) and 60 mins less calling.

And when that offer finishes we'll have something else.

4) iPhone 3GS won't work on 3G in 900MHZ coverage areas. (I realise I mentioned this already but thought it worth repeating)

There is no four.

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  #235062 14-Jul-2009 10:13
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I am sitting here watching this thread wondering if I can add value.

On the one hand you have Paul depserately trying to convince people not to churn to Telecom (which is his job) and on the other hand you Telecom offering customers a great deal to use the the greatest consumer device ever being made on NZ's best mobile network.

It looks like things speak for themselves I'll leave this thread alone for now. :)

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