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Topic # 10123 6-Nov-2006 10:40
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i have done some calculations and found that for 2000 texts to be sent to a vodafone mobile for $10 a month costs vodafone $400 on super prepay. are vodafone losing money on this?the one thing i do not like about super prepay is that you have to top up once every 90days to keep your account balance. if vodafone can afford to have super prepay $10 text it should lower it's text messaging charge from vodafone to vodafone to 10cents per text message as this would only cost it $200 and it should be for all prepay plans excluding super prepay.


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  Reply # 51178 6-Nov-2006 10:48
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The 90 days is a non issue because if you're paying $10 per month for TXT2000 you will need to recharge every 3 months anyway.


Vodafone certainly won't be losing money - they just make a lot when people do pay 20c for an SMS.


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Reply # 51179 6-Nov-2006 10:57
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stacey1122: i have done some calculations and found that for 2000 texts to be sent to a vodafone mobile for $10 a month costs vodafone $400 on super prepay. are vodafone losing money on this?the one thing i do not like about super prepay is that you have to top up once every 90days to keep your account balance. if vodafone can afford to have super prepay $10 text it should lower it's text messaging charge from vodafone to vodafone to 10cents per text message as this would only cost it $200 and it should be for all prepay plans excluding super prepay.



WTF there are so many experts on the mobile market in NZ

I do not see a point to this.

Customers are saving money so whats the issue




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 51183 6-Nov-2006 11:35
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No matter how good the deals people are getting, they will always want cheaper. John, did you not realise that telcos are supposed to run as a public service not a profit making corporate!!

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  Reply # 51190 6-Nov-2006 12:18
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For starters, the cost for Vodafone to have a text msg sent within their own network is nothing, excluding fixed costs. So if you pay Vodafone $10 for 2000 text messages, they won't be loosing anything... they may loose a little if you usually spent more than $10 a month on texting other Vodafone mobiles, but this new Supa PrePay plan is designed in a way that gives more value to the customers, yet still gives Vodafone ways of making more money: eg, 89c anytime, 20c per msg for 027 ect..

With this new plan, i think peopel will use the network much more.

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Reply # 51192 6-Nov-2006 12:26
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bradstewart: No matter how good the deals people are getting, they will always want cheaper. John, did you not realise that telcos are supposed to run as a public service not a profit making corporate!!


Your kidding me right stop trying to pull the wool over my eyes!!!!

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