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Topic # 65307 2-Aug-2010 14:02
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Hi,

I'm trying to understand telecoms broadband pricing listed at
http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobilebroadband/plansandpricing/prepaid

If I signed up to the 500mb plan at $29.95 per month and I only used say 5mb's in that month, would i be credited $29.45 ($29.95 - (10c per MB * 5))?

"If you use less than your data allowance you'll only be charged for what you use, and your credit balance will roll over to the next calendar month."

So in theory I could use up to 298Mb's and receive a credit for unused broadband capacity, anything from 300 - 500 is free because I have got to the cap of $29.95.

So another way of working it out, if I used 60mb in the month, I would only be charged $6 ?

Thanks




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  Reply # 361573 2-Aug-2010 14:08
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Basically yes, however there would be no credit as you never would have been charged. 10c per MB up to 300MB then 200 included, same structure for the next 500MB then any coverage above 1GB is charged for at 10c per MB.

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  Reply # 361576 2-Aug-2010 14:11
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you wouldnt receive any credits


on a prepay data connection, from the start of the billing cycle you get charged 10c per mb untill the full access fee has been payed, after this point you the balance of your plan is free to use

so for example..

60mb=$6

150mb=$15

300mb=$30

480mb=$30


any excess credit on your account rolls over




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  Reply # 361578 2-Aug-2010 14:12
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ahh.. beaten to it




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  Reply # 361580 2-Aug-2010 14:13
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pageweon:
any excess credit on your account rolls over


Can you explain what is ment by the above.

Does this mean if I use 350mb in the one month I'll be charged the $30 and the additional 150mb data will be rolled over to the next month?




Barry Murphy
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Vibe Communications LTD - Business ISP and Wholesale Carrier



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  Reply # 361610 2-Aug-2010 14:39
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no your data will expire but any credit(read money) on your account will stay on there to be used later

so if you only used 240mb you would have $6 left on your account which you would be able to count towards your next months usage




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  Reply # 362334 3-Aug-2010 13:35
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Do I need to signup to the plan as I see the casual rate is 10mb for $1 then $1 per mb there after. If I signup and dont use it for the month it will be carrier over to the next month right?




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Vibe Communications LTD - Business ISP and Wholesale Carrier



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