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  # 245608 12-Aug-2009 14:27
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I don't need a $20 top up.

I don't need a $20 top up.

I don't need a $20 top up.

So you're all the type to upgrade to large for $1?

I bet you are.

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  # 245618 12-Aug-2009 14:45
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You should have then asked for a $10 topup card for you girlfriends CDMA phone, and then top up the wrong phone :)




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  # 245623 12-Aug-2009 14:51
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It was just weird, because I had purchased $10 vouchers there several times.

I still don't get why it matters, as the $10 cards are cross compatible...

Why would they prevent the sale at the flagship store, but EVERY place capable of epay happily sells them to anyone.

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  # 245640 12-Aug-2009 15:21
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Ragnor: Yes of course for 4 years.  You really can't scape together $20 for a much better value top up?

Perhaps you need to harden up and spend less time posting on forums and more working part time...


Every tried doing an honours conjoint degree doing an extra paper per semester while working 20 hours a week part time to support a family?




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# 245641 12-Aug-2009 15:22
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I don't need a $20 top up.

So you're all the type to upgrade to large for $1?

I bet you are.


I guess when you're talking about 'upgrading to large' you mean a starbucks coffee or fastfood combo.  The difference is the item you are buying in those cases is typically consumed in one sitting, you don't make it last until the next meal.

Now lets say you buy a coffee every day - and they usually cost $3.  If the cafe said "look, give me $20 and you can have 10 coffees - anytime you like, over the next year" why wouldn't you do that?


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  # 245656 12-Aug-2009 15:47
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I think the point here was that he was denied a sale... It doesn't matter how much he was or wasn't willing to spend

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  # 245665 12-Aug-2009 15:55
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Denied a sale, but it does state that XT top ups start at $20. I don't see what the issue is. You can't buy $10 for XT in Telecom-branded Stores but, as you stated, you went to a dairy to buy a top up. You have options. If you don't want to go with the $20, you can choose to top up from somewhere else.


As for the availability in store, this is business decision, made by Telecom. I think it's a bit harsh, as an above poster has done, calling the lady in store stupid for following the process that is clearly outlined to them.

 
 
 
 


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  # 245678 12-Aug-2009 16:12
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While I'm pretty surprised you didn't get the $20 card for the bonus $$$ I can see where you're coming from.

What business is it of theirs really? You could have been picking up a top up for your CDMA phone, or your girlfiends. It shouldn't matter.

If they don't want $10 to work on XT then why is the top up code compatible?

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  # 245746 12-Aug-2009 18:39
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sinner: Denied a sale, but it does state that XT top ups start at $20. I don't see what the issue is. You can't buy $10 for XT in Telecom-branded Stores but, as you stated, you went to a dairy to buy a top up. You have options. If you don't want to go with the $20, you can choose to top up from somewhere else.


As for the availability in store, this is business decision, made by Telecom. I think it's a bit harsh, as an above poster has done, calling the lady in store stupid for following the process that is clearly outlined to them.


Agree totally.

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  # 245747 12-Aug-2009 18:39
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I think it's harsh to hassle the guy for being denied the opportunity to hand over his cash to his mobile phone company. So what if he doesn't have enough money to go for the more beneficial $20, what business is it of Telecoms or yours?

Where is the logic behind Telecom not selling $10 and allowing everyone else to?

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  # 245752 12-Aug-2009 18:43
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I heard before XT launched that Telecom was putting pressure on e-pay or whatever that gateway is, to remove $10 topups. Rumour but based on some written correspondence.

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  # 245754 12-Aug-2009 18:47
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Where is the logic behind Telecom not selling $10 and allowing everyone else to?


There's no logic, simply put, $10 top ups are still available for CDMA, try as they might, Telecom can tell all the other mass market retailers that they can't sell $10 top-ups for XT phones but god knows they can't stop them because they still physically work so why wouldn't they. Telecom need to find a way to stop them altogether or let it slide paerhaps, if someone chooses to miss out on the bonus credit then that's there problem. Maybe not worthy of such an angry post though. My 2c...

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  # 245755 12-Aug-2009 18:49
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Haha all they have to do is impose a $2 "surcharge" for $10 topups if they wish to, and this might stop pretty quickly :p

Like the surcharge imposed by Trademe on payments under their minimum $10.

If XT wishes to impose a $20 minimum topup then that is up to them (I neither agree nor disagree).

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  # 245775 12-Aug-2009 19:31
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they never did $10 as telecom to start with, it was for the boost mobile, only when that disappeared did they start to brand the $10 ones as telecom.




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# 245787 12-Aug-2009 20:11
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Ragnor: You really can't scape together $20 for a much better value top up?


I think I have at least $20 in coins under my couch. The OP is welcome to them if he wants to get down there with the spiders. Laughing

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