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#39988 22-Aug-2009 14:46
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I have never run out of texts before, but this month i have sent a few more texts than usual (i only have 15 left Embarassed). Anyway, i'm on $10 text. But apparantly if i put another $10 on my phone i will only get 50 more texts as they are then charged at 50cents each.

What i was wondering is if there was another way to get more "free" texts when i put more money on my phone?

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  #249668 22-Aug-2009 14:56
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I don't know about extending your SMS allowance, but standard SMS price is $0.20, not $0.50.




 

 

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  #249669 22-Aug-2009 14:58
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If TXT's where $0.50 each then you would only get 20 for $10.

20c per TXT after 500, otherwise switch to Boost TXT for 2000 Telecom to Telecom messages.

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  #249670 22-Aug-2009 14:59
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oh right, my mistake



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  #249672 22-Aug-2009 15:01
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nzbnw: If TXT's where $0.50 each then you would only get 20 for $10.

20c per TXT after 500, otherwise switch to Boost TXT for 2000 Telecom to Telecom messages.

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SO if i top up and switch to boost THIS month, i will get some more "free" texts?

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  #249673 22-Aug-2009 15:03
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You would have 2000 Telecom to Telecom TXT's for the rest of the month. TXT's to VF cost 20c each. However you can't switch from Boost TXT back to the regular 500 TXT for one month.

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  #249674 22-Aug-2009 15:05
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cool, thanks! Have you done this before?

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  #249680 22-Aug-2009 15:33
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Yes, but you can confirm when you call *333 to change your plan, all the details will be relayed to you.

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  #249696 22-Aug-2009 17:05
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So just to confirm - i do this
1) buy a top up
2) don't send any texts
3) change to boost
4) Get 1950 free texts

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  #249698 22-Aug-2009 17:23
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midgetmines: I have never run out of texts before, but this month i have sent a few more texts than usual


If it's only this month, and you think your usage will return to normal, then I'd say the best thing to do would be cut back on texting/pay 20c per text where necessary and suck it up till the end of the month - much easier than switching back and forth between texting plans, and probably cheaper in the long run - if you switch to boost and don't bother to switch back then you'll be paying $10/mth plus 20c for any txting to voda phones.




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  #249699 22-Aug-2009 17:34
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Okay, but i don't text vodafone anyway, it's just i have kinda just met someone...

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  #249702 22-Aug-2009 17:50
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midgetmines: it's just i have kinda just met someone...


I suspected as much ;-)

I personally can't stand any of the plans that limit you to one network, but if you don't ever text vodafones then Boost is probably a better option for you anyway. Or pick up the landline/IM/see this 'someone' in person...




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  #249704 22-Aug-2009 17:57
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I'm not sure if it's going anywhere (i'd like it to though, and i think she feels the same), but we have only just met, so i don't have any other details

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  #249726 22-Aug-2009 19:49
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changing to Boost Monster text is as simple as dialing *333 then following the voice prompts (2,1,1,2,1 then 1 to confirm)


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