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Topic # 42781 10-Oct-2009 14:38
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I just picked up one of those "Discover" mags for Prepaid at Dick Smith, noticed on the back it talks about Mobile Data Pricing for Prepaid and includes the option of 1 gig for $54.95.
I can't find this detail on the Telecom website (it only goes upto $18 for 240 meg) for the 500mb or 1gig data option. Is this legit or a printing error?

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  Reply # 263058 10-Oct-2009 15:16
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You might want to look here: http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobilebroadband/plansandpricing. It goes up to 3GB. You would have been looking at the add-ons at: http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/plans




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  Reply # 263061 10-Oct-2009 15:29
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Prepaid and Postpaid plans are the same, anything you get on postpaid you can get on prepaid except blackberry plans.

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  Reply # 263083 10-Oct-2009 17:27
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don;t forget you also get bonus credit. If you top up $60 you get $80 of credit. so $120 of top ups will get you enough almost enough credit for 3 months of 1Gb plan.



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  Reply # 263085 10-Oct-2009 17:37
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interesting this fact isn't really advertised but its def good to know

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  Reply # 263116 10-Oct-2009 18:58

I went into the Telecom Store today, they explained that if you are on pre-pay plan and you don't use the data, you won't be charged, whereas if you are on the post-paid plan you will be charged the monthly fee irrespective of use.

Therefore, my understanding is: if you topped up $60 on day 1 and over the next 6 mths prior to the credit expiring you only used the 1GB, you would NOT be paying the $54 pm but $54 in total over 6 mths?

Seems a very good deal if you only pay for what you use.


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  Reply # 263118 10-Oct-2009 19:00
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Yes thats how it works on Prepaid.

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  Reply # 263125 10-Oct-2009 19:15

So, that means the XT offering is better than Vodafone's, as their website says it rolled every month!


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  Reply # 263126 10-Oct-2009 19:16

So, that means the XT offering is better than Vodafone's, as their website says it rolled every month! i.e. if you don't use it, you loose it.


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  Reply # 263128 10-Oct-2009 19:18
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Yes if thats how the VF offer works. Plus VF only offer up to 500MB on prepaid.

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  Reply # 263134 10-Oct-2009 19:30
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So your data rolls over month after month, so if I use 1gb over 6 months then I only pay $54??





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  Reply # 263136 10-Oct-2009 19:36
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No, you are charged at $1 per MB (it could be $0.50) untill you reach the monthly value i.e. $54.95 then you are not charged untill you go over 1GB. Everything starts again next month on the 1st.

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  Reply # 263137 10-Oct-2009 19:39
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hmm the impression I got from the XT website was that all addons reset at the start of each month

e.g if I purchase a 1 gig addon and only use say 800mb then come 1 november I'd loose the last 200mb but have a fresh 1 gig allocation and a $54.95 charge taken from my credit

so just wanting to confirm here, if I buy a 1 gig addon but don't use any of it, I won't be charged?



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  Reply # 263140 10-Oct-2009 19:48
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nzbnw: No, you are charged at $1 per MB (it could be $0.50) untill you reach the monthly value i.e. $54.95 then you are not charged untill you go over 1GB. Everything starts again next month on the 1st.

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So come 1st of November and I want the 1 gig addon,
$54.95 is not automatically deducted, just charged $1 per meg till I hit $54.95 of credit used then data is technically free until 1 gig of use is reached?

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  Reply # 263164 10-Oct-2009 21:02
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Yes thats correct.

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  Reply # 263172 10-Oct-2009 21:31
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I've just been hunting around the Telecom website for this information and here is the link (under all the fine print)

So in a nutshell:
November 1, sign up to the 1 gig addon
Pay for traffic @ the rate of $1 per meg until $54.95 of data is reached, then traffic is technically free until 1 gig is reached.
Then as per the flyer I picked up at dick smith, data over the 1 gig is charged at 50c per meg until you've spent $15 on excess data then data after that is free until you hit 1 gig again ($69.95 total for 2 gig)

If I've got that wrong please correct me.

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