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Topic # 12181 3-Mar-2007 13:39
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I have accidentally expired prepay simcard here with my remaining credit.

I called Vodafone for whether I could use this simcard to open new prepay number but answer was no.

Thing is that simcard is unbelievably expensive and I feel pain to waste money on that.

So I wonder, is there really no way to reactivate this sim card?



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Reply # 62657 3-Mar-2007 13:57
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No sorry, So many reasons why which I just won't go into....

Partially company policy and partially the network, ......KI strings, IMSI, MISDN etc...



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  Reply # 62658 3-Mar-2007 14:08
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paradoxsm: No sorry, So many reasons why which I just won't go into....



Partially company policy and partially the network, ......KI strings, IMSI, MISDN etc...


Thanks for quick reply paradoxsm,

Now I just wondering why is SIM card price so high?

I remember old days when bell south sells prepay packs price same as its credit value, but now I have to pay $35 for $5 credit.

Is there any other way to buy cheap prepay sim card other than trademe?



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  Reply # 62659 3-Mar-2007 14:24
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Shin:
I have accidentally expired prepay simcard here with my remaining credit.

I called Vodafone for whether I could use this simcard to open new prepay number but answer was no.

Thing is that simcard is unbelievably expensive and I feel pain to waste money on that.

So I wonder, is there really no way to reactivate this sim card?




Main reason is the system is now fully automated for number recycling



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  Reply # 62661 3-Mar-2007 14:29
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Supa Prepay SIM same price as airtime credit at vodafone online store





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  Reply # 62679 3-Mar-2007 18:55
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Shin:
paradoxsm: No sorry, So many reasons why which I just won't go into....



Partially company policy and partially the network, ......KI strings, IMSI, MISDN etc...


Thanks for quick reply paradoxsm,

Now I just wondering why is SIM card price so high?

I remember old days when bell south sells prepay packs price same as its credit value, but now I have to pay $35 for $5 credit.

Is there any other way to buy cheap prepay sim card other than trademe?




You get $15 credit in total if you bother filling out the questionaire.

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  Reply # 62680 3-Mar-2007 19:07

As Mike said http://store.vodafone.co.nz/connections.aspx

check there as currently you can get Supa Prepay packs for $20 that include Best Mate/TXT2000/both plus credit. $25 value for $20 is cheaper than stores.



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  Reply # 62682 3-Mar-2007 19:20
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cranz: As Mike said http://store.vodafone.co.nz/connections.aspx

check there as currently you can get Supa Prepay packs for $20 that include Best Mate/TXT2000/both plus credit. $25 value for $20 is cheaper than stores.


I actually did click check-out but I found that there is $6.75 additional shipping cost.

Vodafone web store may be cheap but very insensitive Yell

I wish I can ask them to charge 90 cents for shipping fee.


BTW I have very old OA SIM card and people called it SIM ONE, is there anything good about this sim card? why people pay premium for it?


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Reply # 62683 3-Mar-2007 19:43
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No real reason I am aware of... They used to be wanted but only as many old ancient bricks of phones would not support the newer sims (3Volts)

Oooh. I just checked the website, My old number which was recently accidentally reliqushed in now in the "recycle" list of the numbers!
an old 021 217 XXXX!



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  Reply # 62684 3-Mar-2007 19:50
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paradoxsm: No real reason I am aware of... They used to be wanted but only as many old ancient bricks of phones would not support the newer sims (3Volts)



Oooh. I just checked the website, My old number which was recently accidentally reliqushed in now in the "recycle" list of the numbers!

an old 021 217 XXXX!


It feels bad isn't it... my lost number was 021 0X6655X...


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  Reply # 62685 3-Mar-2007 19:58

Still thats $26.75 for buying it online, but its $55 RRP at stores



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  Reply # 62686 3-Mar-2007 20:07
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cranz: Still thats $26.75 for buying it online, but its $55 RRP at stores


Yup, it's still cheapest option, totally agree with you,
but just wishing its shipping cost could be reasonable to be fully satisfied Smile

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  Reply # 62689 3-Mar-2007 21:07
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It really sucks that they overcharge by so much for sims, and wont let you recycle them.

Whats worse is how all the new ones the sell are on "supa" prepay. Mate got caught out with 3 of them, he had no idea they were any different to the ones he got before, and they died after 60 days not the year that he was expecting. Anyway, vodafone were _no_ help and not sympathetic at all.




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  Reply # 62696 3-Mar-2007 22:59
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SIMs don't die after 60 days on supa prepay

Credit expires after 90 days from last topup

Mobile number is still Valid for 1 year after last top up same as Motormouth and the anytime plan on prepay!

and $35 for a SIM card with up to $15.00 credit is not overcharging!! Can you do it cheaper with all the packing and paying staff and rent, power!!

Come on Richms if Vodafone had made a error with your " Mates " prepay number they would correct it



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  Reply # 62697 3-Mar-2007 23:09
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richms: It really sucks that they overcharge by so much for sims, and wont let you recycle them.

Whats worse is how all the new ones the sell are on "supa" prepay. Mate got caught out with 3 of them, he had no idea they were any different to the ones he got before, and they died after 60 days not the year that he was expecting. Anyway, vodafone were _no_ help and not sympathetic at all.


 
  • Prepay balance must be topped up at least once every 90 days or all Prepay balance will expire.
  • Customer's connection remains active for 365 days from the last Prepay balance top up.

 http://www.vodafone.co.nz/pricing_plans/supa-prepay-tandcs.jsp

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  Reply # 62699 3-Mar-2007 23:39
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Ok, so it was 3 months, not 2 like I had thought, the thing is that any sim card you get now has this, which they do not go out of their way to tell you that is the case.

He had topped them up with $100 each and given then to non english speaking visitors who were over here for a while (older asian relatives) - they stopped working within a year. Its then that he found out about supa prepay.




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