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Topic # 13047 19-Apr-2007 16:07
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BREAKING NEWS!!

New base plans for OA Vodafone customers have just been signed off and will be available in a matter of weeks.

No other information is available at this time, but I heard from the grape vine that these new plans are full of value!

My opinion is, if you're thinking of leaving Vodafone, give them the benefit of the doubt and hang on for just another few weeks.

I don't know anything else regarding the matter :)

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  Reply # 67749 19-Apr-2007 16:26
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Thanks Simon,

I'm sure there's a lot of people getting itchy feet just now, myself included.

We were promised some changes "early in 2007" and they haven't materialised, which tends to leave a bad taste in one's mouth...

Let's hope that Voda offer something serious as a sweetener to persuade us against jumping ship.

Here's hoping...

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  Reply # 67751 19-Apr-2007 16:28
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I wonder if they're adding new You Choose plans or having something similar to their old get plans to deal with Telecoms' Flexi as in better offpeak deals. They like to keep things in the network though so it'll probably be better for getting in contact with other Vodafone users.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 67752 19-Apr-2007 16:29
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If I cant get it without a new number on my phone, then I don't really care what vodafone offer.




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  Reply # 67759 19-Apr-2007 16:53
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If the Base plans are just going to be modifications to the existing Base plans and still have 36 month terms, no roaming, no subsidised handsets and terrible out of bundle rates I can't see many people signing up.

I could never actually understand the point of Base plan anyway and apparently there are virtually no customers on the plan despite it being available for nearly a year. Why not keep things simple and offer people the best value for money on a single rate plan such as You Choose? Telco's still love using confusion as a marketing tool.




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  Reply # 67764 19-Apr-2007 17:09
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I didn't even know about "base" plans till I looked at their site, and I can see why they don't advertise them at all.




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  Reply # 67778 19-Apr-2007 18:52
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sbiddle: If the Base plans are just going to be modifications to the existing Base plans and still have 36 month terms, no roaming, no subsidised handsets and terrible out of bundle rates I can't see many people signing up.



YouChoose has a 12 month contract option.... and handsets are subsidised....

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  Reply # 67781 19-Apr-2007 20:14
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simon14:
sbiddle: If the Base plans are just going to be modifications to the existing Base plans and still have 36 month terms, no roaming, no subsidised handsets and terrible out of bundle rates I can't see many people signing up.



YouChoose has a 12 month contract option.... and handsets are subsidised....


But you were talking about Base plans - they are all 36 month contracts with no subsidies.


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  Reply # 67782 19-Apr-2007 20:30
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sbiddle: If the Base plans are just going to be modifications to the existing Base plans and still have 36 month terms, no roaming, no subsidised handsets and terrible out of bundle rates I can't see many people signing up.

I could never actually understand the point of Base plan anyway and apparently there are virtually no customers on the plan despite it being available for nearly a year. Why not keep things simple and offer people the best value for money on a single rate plan such as You Choose? Telco's still love using confusion as a marketing tool.





No Roaming what has the base plan on account got to do with roaming

Any connection on account can have roaming if they meet the criteria

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Reply # 67783 19-Apr-2007 20:32
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richms: I didn't even know about "base" plans till I looked at their site, and I can see why they don't advertise them at all.


What the ?? Do you live in a cave with no TV or radio

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  Reply # 67785 19-Apr-2007 20:36
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sbiddle is talking about vf's hidden horrible Base plans
http://www.vodafone.co.nz/pricing_plans/base.jsp

Hopefully simon14 is talking about some really new plans!





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  Reply # 67787 19-Apr-2007 20:46
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mike: sbiddle is talking about vf's hidden horrible Base plans

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/pricing_plans/base.jsp



Hopefully simon14 is talking about some really new plans!


This line really sells it







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Reply # 67789 19-Apr-2007 21:09
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Hidden base plans... oh I see.... and why was i never advised of such plans when my old plan became EOL (grandfathered)

But what is this "great rates in return for a reduced level of service"
"reduced" level of service? This is almost like the "revolution Telecom" in Australia which is a little-known, hidden arm of Vodafone.

20 anytime minutes.
60 Off-peak minutes
40 SMS messages

Is actually not bad for $23.

I really wish they had told me about these before forcing me on useless choose 20. stating it "was all that was available except the $40 a month motormouth"






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  Reply # 67795 19-Apr-2007 21:55
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johnr:
sbiddle: If the Base plans are just going to be modifications to the existing Base plans and still have 36 month terms, no roaming, no subsidised handsets and terrible out of bundle rates I can't see many people signing up.

I could never actually understand the point of Base plan anyway and apparently there are virtually no customers on the plan despite it being available for nearly a year. Why not keep things simple and offer people the best value for money on a single rate plan such as You Choose? Telco's still love using confusion as a marketing tool.





No Roaming what has the base plan on account got to do with roaming

Any connection on account can have roaming if they meet the criteria


Nope. Base Plan excludes roaming. Specifically says that on the website. Paradoxsm has mentioned it in his post.

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  Reply # 67796 19-Apr-2007 21:59
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richms: I didn't even know about "base" plans till I looked at their site, and I can see why they don't advertise them at all.


What the ?? Do you live in a cave with no TV or radio


Don't worry john - even some Vodafone staff aren't aware of them. When I was in a Voda store last week trying to find out about E65's we started talking about plans and the TUANZ survey showing the base plans representing the best value. He admitted that he wasn't even aware of their existance up until then!



 



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  Reply # 67805 19-Apr-2007 23:32
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OK, as far as I know, the new base plans are new YouChoose base plans, thats what I'm assuming anyway.

I was never aware of these base plans.

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