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Topic # 12704 1-Apr-2007 00:40
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Hello Folks....

Seems quite disappointing,  no big offers from either company, I was hoping for some competition....

And while this is a Vodafone forum, here's another bummer...

"It seems you can't bring in an 027 number, into vodafone prepay!  Only OnAccount customers can enjoy this service...."
Ugh....  I doubt Vodafone's onAccount plans are enticing enough to attract customers over.....

Disappointing, really...   I'm off to sleep!


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/services/transfers/number_portability.jsp

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  Reply # 65812 1-Apr-2007 09:23
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Knowing Vodafone aren't interested in 75% of Telecom's customers is great news for Telecom.


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  Reply # 65815 1-Apr-2007 09:37
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Vodafone offers 2000 sms to all Vodafone users, finally. However 2000 vf to vf sms might seem a bit bittersweet given that there is now a probability that the 'Vodafone' number you are texting has been ported over to Telecom.

In addition, the on Account requirement will probably be a bit of a stumbling block to getting numbers from Telstraclear (029) or Telecom (027), particularly with very limited options - motormouth and You Choose (which involves a contract). Since You Choose offers rather poor savings compared to prepaid and Motormouths is a old plan with the advent of number portability (how do you know the person is a vodafone customer without texting).... there aren't many options (even with handset discounts).

If you are looking for a good text, calling, and capped calling plan - Supa prepaid is the better option as you can achieve a lot more calling for less compared to You Choose. However you can't get Supa prepaid - so your stuck.

On Telecom however, you have prepaid - Mates Rate, Anytime and mytime. You have One bill which gives you prepaid rates - but billed to your account along with your landline (no month charge - only for usage). You have Flexi - mytime and anytime which do not punish you for calling, which do come in contracts and also have handset discounts too as well as account credits and vodafone trade in account credits. You have Mytime which is a set of plans for nights and weekend calling which are your more traditional plans, you also have the traditional anytime plans.

A lot of these plans do not have off/on net call pricing differences! You pay the one rate to call any number in NZ.

Add on this freedom - you can set 'free' calling to and from your (or if someone else wants to add you, theirs) landline from your Telecom mobile (postpaid or prepaid). Currently bestmate is only offered to prepaid users which is a bit of 'wtf', particularly considering Vodafones answers.

I'm on a Choose 20 plan currently and the whole porting over to Telecom to either prepaid or One Bill is looking very attractive.
On the otherhand, it is very unlikely for myself or relatives to port over to Vodafone given the current pricing, conditions and the simple fact that it is You CHoose/Motormouth (on account) only, however people pissed off at Telecom might see differently and port anyway..




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  Reply # 65816 1-Apr-2007 09:37

I wouldn't say that

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/promos/create-your-own-world/index.jsp


New connections now have a new promotion,
as for BestMate as mentioned by coke, it will be here 'Before Christmas' along with HomeZone

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  Reply # 65819 1-Apr-2007 09:49
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1/2 price mobiles on flexi http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,205517-201928,00.html?link=rdt
They also have a link to a "$200 credit when you sign up to flexi" however the link appears to refer to the same page (image appears on telecom home page but is a cycling ad ).




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  Reply # 65822 1-Apr-2007 10:31
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cranz: I wouldn't say that

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/promos/create-your-own-world/index.jsp


New connections now have a new promotion,
as for BestMate as mentioned by coke, it will be here 'Before Christmas' along with HomeZone


It's just a shame that Vodafone aren't offering any incentives for customers to tradeup on phone models when signing up. Some people may be happy with a crappy V360 but if you don't want the free $249 phone you only get $70 off a new 3G phone if you want to buy a $1000 device. With the large price ranges of phones Vodafone should really be offering some sort of scaled price discount IMHO. $70 off a $250 phone is a good deal, $70 off a $1200 phone is a joke.

Vodafone's previous 24 month deal was good, espcially if you got the staff to give you the 25% extra 3G airtime and got the GSM moto phone - I was told Vodafone had to do this to some customers who where very unhappy that the advertising up in stores inferred there was a free 3G phone (was even still up in Mobile Fone solutions in Lower Hutt yesterday) yet Vodafone had substituted the phone and were refusing to give the extra 25% free airtime because it was no longer a 3G phone.



 

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  Reply # 65823 1-Apr-2007 11:05
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Vodafone don't usually launch new offers/promos on  Sunday, even if it is the 1st.

Wait till Monday... not that i expect anything good, but if there was it would be on Monday, not Sunday.


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  Reply # 65825 1-Apr-2007 11:09
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We'll see if that is the case but in my opinion they've had plenty of leadups to number portability and should have launched their salvos when the service which live.

In the meantime - I'm considering porting my Choose 20 over to a prepaid/go one bill Anytime plan.




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  Reply # 65842 1-Apr-2007 14:29
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Does anyone have a definitive list of the handsets that will support number portability? They were _really_ busy at the telecom shop at the mall yesterday so I didn't want to bother them to find which was the cheapest etc.




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  Reply # 65863 1-Apr-2007 17:09
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richms: Does anyone have a definitive list of the handsets that will support number portability? They were _really_ busy at the telecom shop at the mall yesterday so I didn't want to bother them to find which was the cheapest etc.


There was a list posted on here a week or two ago. Can't seem to find URL at present.




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Reply # 65867 1-Apr-2007 17:52
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Most currently sold, NZBNW is the man to ask for that.. Many others are actually "compatible" but will not be supporrted but some features like Photo messages and stuff may not work.

Any older Nokia's are definatley not supported.

Telstraclear Prepay does not exist any longer so forget transferring that 021 account to them to remain on the GSM network.
Prepay Vodafone - On account Telstra might be an option... but maybe not.. hmmmmmm. This could be an interesting one for the ComCom.

Telstraclear seem to be much less than helpful with number porting anyway.

Vodafone can absorb any Telecom number to on account only...

Telecom can absorm ANY 021 number to a wide range of options (Prepay, Onebill, Off Peak, PEak plans, Flexi)

I have ported one 021 number already, VF account to prepay.. I have also made it my "bestmate" prior to the switch so we'll see how this goes ;-) I did not bother porting the Telecom number to Vodafone as i'm not paying $20 a month.Money mouth

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  Reply # 65869 1-Apr-2007 17:59
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How long does it take for them to actually port it?

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  Reply # 65876 1-Apr-2007 18:34
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simon14: How long does it take for them to actually port it?


All porting should be complete within 4 hours during work hours Mon-Fri


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  Reply # 65942 2-Apr-2007 09:59
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Last night on TV One there was a segment about NP. The most interesting thing is that the only thing talked about was mobile numbers. They didn't even touch on the possibilities of people in Wellington and Christchurch moving to TelstraClear, or people anywhere in New Zealand moving to alternatives such as VoIP...







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  Reply # 65952 2-Apr-2007 10:48
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1) Is Vodafone allowed, under NP, to only port to On Account?

2) Does anyone know if I can port my Woosh number (04 907 XXXX) to another VoIP provider, such as iTalk?




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