Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




95 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 103456 7-Jun-2012 11:18 Send private message

Thought I'd share this experience, because I am sure others will benefit if they follow a similar path.

I am with Vodafone's "Smart $45" plan and I get the following; 



Plus an extra 1GB of data for the first 6months, which finishes this month. 

I was considering 2Degrees $39 pay monthly plan (with extra 1GB data and extra 100mins bonus);



..But was sad I would lose the Best Mate, network coverage (?), and paying for seconds rather than rounded-up-to nearest minute.

So called Voda and asked if they can match it. They did! They offered an extra 1GB and an extra 100mins calling on top of my Smart $45 for free for life. 

They get the thumbs up from me.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
1967 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 178

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 637247 7-Jun-2012 11:35 Send private message

So you now get 200 mins and 1.25GB per month for your $45 as long as you remain a customer?




MacBook Pro 15" w/ Retina Display (2013) | iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi+4G 128GB (Gold) | iPhone 6S Plus 64GB (Gold) | Apple TV (4th Generation) | Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm Space Grey)


99 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 637249 7-Jun-2012 11:38 Send private message

Well done.. except that we users need 2Degrees to gain users & revenue to provide better competition to VF & Telecom.
We all then benefit.

 

 





95 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 637251 7-Jun-2012 11:44 Send private message

corksta: So you now get 200 mins and 1.25GB per month for your $45 as long as you remain a customer?


Yup, plus keep my best mate, 2500texts and charged per second (not rounded up to nearest minute).


freemark: Well done.. except that we users need 2Degrees to gain users & revenue to provide better competition to VF & Telecom. 
We all then benefit.


Good point.

497 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55

Trusted

  Reply # 637264 7-Jun-2012 12:10 Send private message

Why didn't Vodafone offer you this until you blackmailed them into moving to 2Degrees?

2Degrees have just extended their 1GB national bonus data to existing customers on the $39 plan or higher to two years, and we didn't even ask for it. 2Degrees won't even force you into a contract period to get this. You'd get equal coverage but not your best mate, but go some way towards helping to give the big two dominants the middle finger. If it was me, I'd have shifted in a flash.

13635 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3191

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 637266 7-Jun-2012 12:19 Send private message

VF are generally very good for a large ISP. I am glad they did this for you!

120 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 637271 7-Jun-2012 12:36 Send private message

I, for one, hope they follow the same tack when it comes to the data block announcement.

13635 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3191

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 637276 7-Jun-2012 12:43 Send private message

Very likely I'd imagine.

99 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 637278 7-Jun-2012 12:46 Send private message

VF rolling over unused minutes yet? or offering loyal customers deals like this unprompted?

1288 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 267


  Reply # 637279 7-Jun-2012 12:47 Send private message

That's really nice for you - well done!

We had two accounts on that plan and had the 1Gb data expiring on 20th June. When I called Vodafone the answer was an unequivocal NO with nothing being offered to keep us. So, two accounts moved to 2Degrees. Due to SMS issues, I regret the move but Vodafone wasn't interested in keeping me so be it. 

2260 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 637280 7-Jun-2012 12:52 Send private message

Good job! Always great to ring the providers, and get a few extra deals out of them

Is that on a no-contract plan? Or are you stuck for 12/24 months?




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

798 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 111


  Reply # 637300 7-Jun-2012 13:14 Send private message

RamyElbeltagi: 

I am with Vodafone's "Smart $45" plan and I get the following; 




I'm out of contract with Vodafone and received a call from them wanting to "upgrade" me to this plan.  I said no thanks as far as I'm concerned that's not an upgrade for me.  

On my current plan (Smart 1) I get:
60 mins talk time
2500 texts
1 best mate
3GB data
all for $40.85 per month.

What was interesting was this was the first time vodafone have ever got in contact with me rather than me contact them.  I get the feeling they want everyone off those original smart plans which are data friendly.

1288 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 267


  Reply # 637344 7-Jun-2012 14:40 Send private message

Just a tip to others on Vodafone - if you call them make sure you are speaking to someone in their retention (or Save) team. I didn't and as a result got nowhere with them. Apparently, I wasn't speaking to the right people. Too late for me but this might help someone else. 

497 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55

Trusted

  Reply # 637353 7-Jun-2012 14:55 Send private message

Are VF letting you share that 1GB of data with up to 5x other devices or family/friends yet?

13635 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3191

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 637354 7-Jun-2012 14:56 Send private message

Retentions just did me an awesome deal too. VF you ROCK!

1916 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 110


  Reply # 637378 7-Jun-2012 15:29

Elpie: That's really nice for you - well done!

We had two accounts on that plan and had the 1Gb data expiring on 20th June. When I called Vodafone the answer was an unequivocal NO with nothing being offered to keep us. So, two accounts moved to 2Degrees. Due to SMS issues, I regret the move but Vodafone wasn't interested in keeping me so be it. 


Let me guess... You have ported your 021 number to 2degrees? Don't. The SMS/porting issue is rife! Get a shiny new 022 number and don't turn back :)

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54


NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04


Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51


2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47


2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25


Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41


HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14


After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12


Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted 15-May-2017 10:11


Pushpay named NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2017
Posted 15-May-2017 09:59


Passive Optical Lan means fibre to the desktop
Posted 12-May-2017 17:09


Finalists Named for 2017 CIO Awards
Posted 11-May-2017 20:00


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 10-May-2017 18:54


Accelerate 2017 to focus on navigating disruption with a design thinking mindset
Posted 10-May-2017 18:49



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.