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Topic # 129383 13-Sep-2013 13:43
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Long story short(ish), I have been with Vodafone around 13 years, not sure if that means much these days, but anyway.. in July was a month away from my current plan finishing (120mins, 3gb data, too many texts and a best mate for $60/month). I was looking to switch from an iPhone 4 to an HTC One, and happy to resign on contract to get a good deal on a phone, but wanted plenty of data still.

Alongside this, two people I work with had been given $250 and $950 vouchers respectively, to resign with VF and buy new phones. I emailed VF and asked s what they could offer me, and was told I could have the deals t they were offering to all new customers, and nothing more. So I went out and bought an HTC One for $800 plan-less, and just stayed on my current contract.

I had a call from a VF representative today who was very helpful, and seemed dissapointed with the reaction I'd had to my initial email, promising to look into it. I've now been offered the $139 Red plan for $99 on a 12 month term. Obviously that's a good discount, but given that I never get through my texts or minutes, the unlimited amounts won't be particularly useful for me, the data drops to 2gb, but I get 4G when available and calls to Aus (only mildly useful for me personally, can live without that no problem, but would use it if I had it).

I'm not sure what I would be getting would be worth an extra $39 a month. Are there any benefits I'm missing here? If I bring my own phone to the plan I assume the replacement phone deal each year doesn't apply?

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  Reply # 895220 13-Sep-2013 13:59
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Can sign other family members up to same plan , maybe at further discount, so save the whole family some money.

Access to be able to get data on an Ipad or similar device ? 



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  Reply # 896019 15-Sep-2013 19:45
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Looks as thought it's the $129 plan, there isn't a $139 one, must have heard wrong.

Family discount may be worthwhile, but i can't see what it is?

And as far as i can tell, only the Red Super plan gets tablet data?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 896025 15-Sep-2013 20:00
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Actually i feel like i've been fooled again, i.e. made to feel like i was getting a special deal when i was just getting the standard deal. Anybody can turn up with their own smartphone, and sign up to Vodafone Red for $99/month.

Feel like an idiot, and not impressed with Vodafone's "retention program" (doesn't seem to be one)

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  Reply # 896098 15-Sep-2013 23:00
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LazyDr: Actually i feel like i've been fooled again, i.e. made to feel like i was getting a special deal when i was just getting the standard deal. Anybody can turn up with their own smartphone, and sign up to Vodafone Red for $99/month.

Feel like an idiot, and not impressed with Vodafone's "retention program" (doesn't seem to be one)


Yep, that's right! I always double check the 'deal'. I was at one point have vodafone broadband, 2x mobile accounts and close to getting sky with them. The 'retention' team could not offer anything useful (there was also that drama with doubling the broadband data - i have to email them many many times to get the same deal as others). Currently, only 1 mobile account with them. The rest are with telecom and local ISP.





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