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Topic # 10020 31-Oct-2006 09:23
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Supa Prepay

$20 min topup every 90 days

$6 month unlimited voice/video call/sms to 1 selected number with BestMate addon.
$10 month gives you 2000 Voda -> Voda SMS.
Voice calls charged at 89c min anytime.

Vodafone don't have this on their site yet but full details are on their IVR.




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  Reply # 50383 31-Oct-2006 09:40
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$6 month unlimited voice/video call/sms to 1 selected number with BestMate addon.

Sounds great, I will be into this for sure.

What are the restrictions on the "1 selected number"?
Landlines?
Or VF mobile only?
No doubt it cannot be a Telecom mobile but that doesn't affect me.



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  Reply # 50384 31-Oct-2006 09:43
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Another Vodafone mobile.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 50385 31-Oct-2006 10:10
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Does this replace the current prepay plans? And $20 min topup every 3months is a bit harsh. It was bad enough being forced to top up once a year.

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Reply # 50390 31-Oct-2006 10:28
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Nice to see yet another prepaid only special/promotion. 
Particularly with the best mate thing and also the $10 for 2000 text messages (which blows the $9.95 for 1000 text messages on Choose out of the water).
Why not throw them 1GB of mobile data for $20 too? 

Anyone would have through that VFNZ On Account customers were subsidizing these poor (read: cheap) prepaid customers....




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  Reply # 50394 31-Oct-2006 10:39
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bradstewart: And $20 min topup every 3months is a bit harsh. It was bad enough being forced to top up once a year.

Since when does $20 last for any decent amount of time at all?

You can't be serious in believing that this constitutes any restriction of the typical prepay user's rights...

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  Reply # 50396 31-Oct-2006 10:44
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bradstewart: And $20 min topup every 3months is a bit harsh. It was bad enough being forced to top up once a year.

Since when does $20 last for any decent amount of time at all?

You can't be serious in believing that this constitutes any restriction of the typical prepay user's rights...


I guess that depends on if Vodafone will still offer their existing prepaid plans with the 12month topup, as their are customers who wont use that in a year, let alone 3months. Mainly the older generation, but they still exist.

Now it will be interesting to see how Telecom respond, and if so how....







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  Reply # 50397 31-Oct-2006 10:46
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nzbnw: I guess that depends on if Vodafone will still offer their existing prepaid plans with the 12month topp, as their are customers who wont use that in a year, let alone 3months.

Yes, good point.  I would certainly be very disappointed if they didn't retain those older plans alongside the new ones because 2 of my kids would be in the $20 - $30 per year category (for now, that is...)

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  Reply # 50399 31-Oct-2006 11:08
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Older plans stay the same

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  Reply # 50400 31-Oct-2006 11:09
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when can you sign up for bestmate?

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Reply # 50402 31-Oct-2006 11:23
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action55: when can you sign up for bestmate?

I just tried to change my wife's mobile to Supa Prepay/Best Mate but the IVR system is overloaded.  It said that service wasn't currently available, please try later.  I also tried to talk to an operator...  "Call centre is overloaded, please call back later".

Not too surprising I guess...
It looks like the uptake for this will be huge!

Cheers Vodafone  Smile

P.S. Thanks Johnr for confirming that the older Prepay plans will still be available.  I think Vodafone have done an excellent job in covering all the bases here.



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  Reply # 50407 31-Oct-2006 11:32
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I wonder when Vodafone are going to make details available on their website?

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Reply # 50408 31-Oct-2006 11:37
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bradstewart: And $20 min topup every 3months is a bit harsh. It was bad enough being forced to top up once a year.
C'mon folks, think!!!

Three months of $6 BestMate deal = $18. Then the odd phone call t $0.89/minute. Not hard at all to topp $20 every thee months to keep the plan.






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  Reply # 50409 31-Oct-2006 11:50
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The plan does not expire ONLY the credit  but if you top up before the 3 months this carriers the excisting credit over for another 90 days as well as the current top up!

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  Reply # 50416 31-Oct-2006 12:16
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Hmm... interesting deals... shame most of my friends are telecom... but definitely getting bestmate :) I haven't actually topped up my vodafone this whole year... ah well.







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  Reply # 50420 31-Oct-2006 12:37

As of 11am today you can change via 777 opt 2 opt 2. and also by txting 756

Also left out was all offpeak calls to 021's (7pm-7am mon-fri, all weekend) are capped at $2 for 2hours.

Credit will expire after 3months, access is 12 months. Old plans stay the same
Add ons "roll over" 1 month from date added - TXT reminder 2 days before, if no credit on phone the add on expires and will need to be re-purchased once credit is on.
89c/min to nz numbers and top 15 destinations anytime. This is charged PER MINUTE now, not per second. Old plans still stay on per second rate after first minute.



Yes this has been launched for prepay only at the moment, new you choose add ons are on the way and bestmate will come to on account in the new year.
On account will also see about 4 services in the new year that prepay wont have access to.

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