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  #731360 12-Dec-2012 13:19
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What i don't get about the australian plans is they have this flag fall thing that they charge, what is that? a connection fee? why don't they just factor that into the per minute rate like they must do here?

and slightly off topic, Australia have 1800, 1900, and 13 numbers, what ones are the equivalent to 0800?





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  #731371 12-Dec-2012 13:28
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1800 = 0800. However, these are not free from mobiles. Normal call charge applies. Like NZ, 1800 numbers are reverse charge. The receiving party pays the cost of the call. (Except for mobiles where the calling party also has to pay the normal rate)

1900 = 0900 (Premium Rate). Same deal as NZ

13/1300 = 'Local rate'. Eg. Companies have these where you might be routed to a different place depending where you call from, however the call is charged as a 'local' call. So same price as a normal call from a mobile, but only free from landlines if you get free local calling (which many people don't). Local calls are often charged at an un-timed rate per call. These are generally split charged. Eg, the calling party pays for the local portion of the call, and the receiving party picks up the rest.

More info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbers_in_Australia




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  #731422 12-Dec-2012 14:46
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summary:

Oz plans MORE confusing

Oz plans may give you more value for money even after the johnr red chopper tax ... i loved how it was cheaper for me to roam in NZ with VFAU then to use the local 2D mobile phone ... BUT at the end of the day NZ is not Oz and won't "follow" Oz ... NZ needs to compete within NZ so let's see :)




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  #731624 12-Dec-2012 21:32
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Okay so my starting gambit might have been a bit strong, apologies to those delicate enough to be be offended.

The plan i am on when in Aus, allows me to use the internet (not at a great speed when in places like northern WA) with phone tethered to laptop and tablet, and more than enough credit to last for a month ringing the Perth office and home to NZ sometimes daily if not more and i very really have to top it up unless there is a particular TV show i have to download.

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  #731647 12-Dec-2012 22:29
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There is no doubt that whilst somewhat confusing, the Oz plans have had far superior value for a long time.

However, the new prepaid plans being offered in NZ by all 3 carriers are damn good and starting to get very close to what similar money might buy you in Oz.




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  #732666 14-Dec-2012 17:11
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I had the impression we establish a long time ago that comparing value between countries isn't particularly practical.
I have yet to see a situation where somebody has said hey pricing in country X is cheaper and a company has gone and then made changes. I mean I may as well point to country Y and say look at the great value we get in NZ.

Granted it can make for an interesting from an academic point of view but beyond that I fail to see much benefit.






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  #732677 14-Dec-2012 17:39
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I can't believe this thread is ongoing...

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