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Topic # 13022 18-Apr-2007 19:32
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So I have a phone that is connected on the Get70 Plan.  I used to have this connected on the Get 200 plan, but we werent using the minutes etc, so dropped in down to the Get 70 aout 18 months ago...

Now we have a requirement to use the phone, so we rang Vofafone to get the phone changed back to the Get 200 plan, but was advised this is no longer possible, and recommend going on a You Choose Plan...

Currently with the Get 70 plan we are paying $20 per month, that includes 70 off peak minutes, 20 TXT messages, and 10 PXT messages.

The plan I wanted the Get 200 plan is $30 per month, that includes 200 off peak minutes, 20 TXT messages and 10 PXT messages.

It appears with You Choose, the cheapest, semi usable option I can come up with is $34.95, this is the Choose 20 core plan, and the Your Time 100 add on.  On this phone we send about 10 TXT messages a month, so I guess another $2 there.

I notice that Telecom still have the MyTime plans....  is that my only option, besides paying more for a service that is less suited to my needs?

Thanks

David

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  Reply # 67590 18-Apr-2007 20:07
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Get plans were dumped around the same time You Choose came along. You can't move between Get plans or sign up to a Get plan. Your only options for a low cost plan on Vodafone are You Choose, Motormouth or a Base plan. None of them are really suitable for somebody who just wants offpeak calling.




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  Reply # 67591 18-Apr-2007 20:09
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Unfortunately, the get plans were fazed out around the time that Choose plans were released... which were stated as offering greater flexibility, it appears for some, whom use their mobiles extensively during off peak times that they haven't got a decent answer to the Flexi Mytime or Mytime (offpeak plan) plans.

The old Get plans were grandfathered so it won't be possible to change, nor if you change to a Choose plan and want to go back... you won't be able to.




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  Reply # 67599 18-Apr-2007 21:16
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I can empathise with you.

I'm on Get70 myself. Whilst the You Choose alternative is probably better value for a lot of people, I have worked out that I am much better off on Get70 so I will stick with it until my needs change or I get told that I have to move to another plan.

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  Reply # 67605 18-Apr-2007 21:36
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Take the opportunity to look over at the flexi plan on telecom, its much better then any of the vodafone offerings in my opinion.




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  Reply # 67607 18-Apr-2007 21:44
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richms: Take the opportunity to look over at the flexi plan on telecom, its much better then any of the vodafone offerings in my opinion.


have you not read the news in the last 48 hours about the flexi plans

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  Reply # 67608 18-Apr-2007 21:49
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johnr:
richms: Take the opportunity to look over at the flexi plan on telecom, its much better then any of the vodafone offerings in my opinion.


have you not read the news in the last 48 hours about the flexi plans

Why not enlighten those of us who have not read said news?

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  Reply # 67609 18-Apr-2007 21:53
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http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200704162034/phone_charges_still_among_highest_in_oecd

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/3/story.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10434540

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  Reply # 67610 18-Apr-2007 21:56
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Someone seemed to forgotten the Choose/Base plans in the same report... dear me.




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Reply # 67611 18-Apr-2007 22:01
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cokemaster: Someone seemed to forgotten the Choose/Base plans in the same report... dear me.


I would not weigh to heavy on there findings!! Would not trust them as far as I could throw them

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  Reply # 67612 18-Apr-2007 22:03
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Trolling aside, Flexi mytime can be put on a 12 month contract... and while there is a minimum $30 spend every month - you can use that $30 however you want. Whether its off peak calling, peak calling, text messages ($10 text is included if applicable), ringtones etc.

Offpeak rate is 20c per minute for the first 100 minutes, then 10c per minute onwards. Peak rate is fairly expensive at around $1 per minute, but if you wanted heavy peak usage, there are better plans than Flexi mytime.

Its good for those who use around the 100-200+ off peak amount but aren't sure exactly how they'll use their phone.




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  Reply # 67614 18-Apr-2007 22:09
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johnr:
cokemaster: Someone seemed to forgotten the Choose/Base plans in the same report... dear me.


I would not weigh to heavy on there findings!! Would not trust them as far as I could throw them

Yet you used them to refute somebodys claim that Flexi was better than anything Vodafone had...



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  Reply # 67615 18-Apr-2007 22:14
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The Flexi MYTIME looks excellent...  great idea.... 

Cheers Guys, looks like Telecom is the best suited for my current needs....



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Reply # 67616 18-Apr-2007 22:17
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bradstewart:
johnr:
cokemaster: Someone seemed to forgotten the Choose/Base plans in the same report... dear me.


I would not weigh to heavy on there findings!! Would not trust them as far as I could throw them

Yet you used them to refute somebodys claim that Flexi was better than anything Vodafone had...


Where did I mention vodafone or say Vodafone had better plans??



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  Reply # 67617 18-Apr-2007 22:20
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Dont forget that the 500 texts deal is automatic, whereas the 600 on youchoose has to be added and paid for even if you dont send a single text




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  Reply # 67621 18-Apr-2007 22:23
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richms: Dont forget that the 500 texts deal is automatic, whereas the 600 on youchoose has to be added and paid for even if you dont send a single text


There are a range of TXT plans more than TXT600

TXT100
TXT200
TXT600
EDIT removed TXT 1000
TXT2000 VF to VF


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