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  #790410 2-Apr-2013 07:35
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DjShadow: Well the call centre (0508 888 800) now brand themselves as Vodafone, website hasn't changed yet
Their website has now been updated to Vodafone branding.

Most of the stuff on telstraclear.co.nz is targeted at existing customers. I see they provide links to Vodafone.co.nz for new customers, where they now include 'InHome cable broadband' in with their existing internet offerings.

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  #790416 2-Apr-2013 08:05
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DjShadow: Well the call centre (0508 888 800) now brand themselves as Vodafone, website hasn't changed yet
Their website has now been updated to Vodafone branding.

Most of the stuff on telstraclear.co.nz is targeted at existing customers. I see they provide links to Vodafone.co.nz for new customers, where they now include 'InHome cable broadband' in with their existing internet offerings.


The pricing has changed for new customers, one could expect for it to shortly fall in line for others???

Lightspeed 60GB - $55.95
WarpSpeed 100G - $85.95
WarpSpeed 150gb - 95.95


I currently pay $75.95 for the 60GB package..

 
 
 
 


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  #790425 2-Apr-2013 08:24
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Looking at http://www.vodafone.co.nz/internet/high-speed-cable-network/broadband-tv-bundles/, it wasn't easy for me to tell if they'd put the prices down or not, since my bill contains extra decoders and sky channels etc, so normally costs quite a bit more than the base bundle costs.

Adding up the core components from my previous bill: line rental (39.94) + digital tv (50.95) + 60GB internet (45.95), and subtracting the triple service discount (13.74), it added up to $123.10. The new page on the Vodafone web page lists this bundle as $123.11, so it looks like they haven't changed the prices yet (for new or existing customers).

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  #790477 2-Apr-2013 09:48
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itxtme:
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DjShadow: Well the call centre (0508 888 800) now brand themselves as Vodafone, website hasn't changed yet
Their website has now been updated to Vodafone branding.

Most of the stuff on telstraclear.co.nz is targeted at existing customers. I see they provide links to Vodafone.co.nz for new customers, where they now include 'InHome cable broadband' in with their existing internet offerings.


The pricing has changed for new customers, one could expect for it to shortly fall in line for others???

Lightspeed 60GB - $55.95
WarpSpeed 100G - $85.95
WarpSpeed 150gb - 95.95


I currently pay $75.95 for the 60GB package..


Price of overage has been halved too - $2.95 per 2GB.
I currently pay $55.95 for 20GB, I assume next billing cycle it will automatically just go to 60GB.

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  #790478 2-Apr-2013 09:49
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Skolink:
itxtme:
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DjShadow: Well the call centre (0508 888 800) now brand themselves as Vodafone, website hasn't changed yet
Their website has now been updated to Vodafone branding.

Most of the stuff on telstraclear.co.nz is targeted at existing customers. I see they provide links to Vodafone.co.nz for new customers, where they now include 'InHome cable broadband' in with their existing internet offerings.


The pricing has changed for new customers, one could expect for it to shortly fall in line for others???

Lightspeed 60GB - $55.95
WarpSpeed 100G - $85.95
WarpSpeed 150gb - 95.95


I currently pay $75.95 for the 60GB package..


Price of overage has been halved too - $2.95 per 2GB.
I currently pay $55.95 for 20GB, I assume next billing cycle it will automatically just go to 60GB.


Nope it will not just change to a new plan,

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  #790479 2-Apr-2013 09:49
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Skolink: Price of overage has been halved too - $2.95 per 2GB.


It's always been for 2GB blocks.

Existing customers do not get the new prices.





 

 

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  #790486 2-Apr-2013 09:59
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Congrats VF, you've just pi$$ed off most of your existing TCL customers within 24 hours!

Regardless of the fact that my existing contract is 24 months, it was signed with a now defunct company and you'd have thought VF would be keen to make migrated customers feel that the changes were beneficial.

Roll on 24 months and the power to choose!

 
 
 
 


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#790494 2-Apr-2013 10:07
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langers1972: Congrats VF, you've just pi$$ed off most of your existing TCL customers within 24 hours!

Regardless of the fact that my existing contract is 24 months, it was signed with a now defunct company and you'd have thought VF would be keen to make migrated customers feel that the changes were beneficial.

Roll on 24 months and the power to choose!


Have you actually called and spoken to anyone?

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  #790500 2-Apr-2013 10:16
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freitasm:
Skolink: Price of overage has been halved too - $2.95 per 2GB.


It's always been for 2GB blocks.


I think I need to review my bills and arrange some refunds in that case.

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  #790501 2-Apr-2013 10:18
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johnr:
langers1972: Congrats VF, you've just pi$$ed off most of your existing TCL customers within 24 hours!

Regardless of the fact that my existing contract is 24 months, it was signed with a now defunct company and you'd have thought VF would be keen to make migrated customers feel that the changes were beneficial.

Roll on 24 months and the power to choose!


Have you actually called and spoken to anyone?


Yes, I have actually called and spoken to someone hence my displeasure at being told that I couldn't change to new structure until contract is up for renewal

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  #790502 2-Apr-2013 10:21
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Skolink:
freitasm:
Skolink: Price of overage has been halved too - $2.95 per 2GB.


It's always been for 2GB blocks.


I think I need to review my bills and arrange some refunds in that case.


Whether it's 2GB or 1GB depends on the plan you're on.


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  #790504 2-Apr-2013 10:23
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langers1972: Regardless of the fact that my existing contract is 24 months, it was signed with a now defunct company and you'd have thought VF would be keen to make migrated customers feel that the changes were beneficial.


I disagree here. The company is not "defunct". All assets and contracts were transferred to a new owner, which will continue to provide the services as established by the contracts. 

On the other hand for people who aren't on a contract...






 

 

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  #790505 2-Apr-2013 10:24
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langers1972:
johnr:
langers1972: Congrats VF, you've just pi$$ed off most of your existing TCL customers within 24 hours!

Regardless of the fact that my existing contract is 24 months, it was signed with a now defunct company and you'd have thought VF would be keen to make migrated customers feel that the changes were beneficial.

Roll on 24 months and the power to choose!


Have you actually called and spoken to anyone?


Yes, I have actually called and spoken to someone hence my displeasure at being told that I couldn't change to new structure until contract is up for renewal


I actually fail to see why you're so angry. You're in a term contract, the fact it's been purchased is a moot point. ISP's and telcos change pricing all the time and don't change pricing for those in contracts.

If you have a mortgage on a fixed rate do you expect your bank to change your rate if a new fixed rate becomes available?


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  #790508 2-Apr-2013 10:29
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I'm not "so angry" but I just feel like the new company could have shared the love a bit rather than alienating the TCL customers from the get go.

The contracts thing is fair enough and I agree that if I wasn't affected I'd have probably felt the same, just a little disappointed I guess.

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  #790513 2-Apr-2013 10:35
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After calling 0508662277 and speaking briefly to a kiwi, I was transferred to an asian call centre where they tried to switch me to the old TelstraClear Lightspeed 60G plan for $75.95. Eventually I managed to direct them to http://www.vodafone.co.nz/internet/naked-bb/ then I got transferred to a third person who new exactly what to do.
Next billing period I will now have 60GB instead of 20GB for the same price ($55.95/month). (I wasn't on contract BTW)

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