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Topic # 13175 25-Apr-2007 21:00
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Just saw the mailer that shows them having 17.50 prepay packs, so perhaps its time to pick some up spares?




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Reply # 68482 25-Apr-2007 22:52
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oooh.... Very nice.

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  Reply # 68527 26-Apr-2007 09:22
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Samsung Z540 @ $399 also, very nice 3G mobile at that price!!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 68539 26-Apr-2007 10:46
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Do you guys know if I can take my on account number to pre paid ? [possibly under number portability or do I have to take it to TCNZ first and then back to VF ;-)

I'm on get70 but seem to spend most the free minutes with my wife calling her mother in Auck, make more sense to get a perpaid for myself and then a bestmate on her pre paid


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  Reply # 68540 26-Apr-2007 10:56
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xlinknz: Do you guys know if I can take my on account number to pre paid ?

Definitely NOT at this stage.  Voda will only accept Port-In requests as On Account connections (a bit stink really).  This may change when Voda's new billing system comes on-line, but when that might happen is anybody's guess.

Your only option to keep your existing number and switch to a prepaid plan is to join Telecom.

Just a thought:  If you have a VoIP connection, your wife could make those 70 minutes of calls for just $3.50.  That would save you buying another mobile.

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  Reply # 68541 26-Apr-2007 11:07
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Grant17

1. If I change to TCNZ prepaid can I then change back to VF prepaid and if so how many 'churn' costs will be inflicted on me ?

2. I have a on account get70 and my wife a prepaid nights and weekends

3. I won't move on on VoIP until Naked DSL arrives














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Reply # 68544 26-Apr-2007 11:28
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Vodafone Pre pay packs cost about $4 bux to company thats buying them. And i get staff price, comes to about $5 for me.


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  Reply # 68546 26-Apr-2007 11:32
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xlinknz: Grant17
1. If I change to TCNZ prepaid can I then change back to VF prepaid and if so how many 'churn' costs will be inflicted on me ?

Nope, sorry.  Not at this stage anyway.
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2. I have a on account get70 and my wife a prepaid nights and weekends

I'm on get70 but seem to spend most the free minutes with my wife calling her mother in Auck, make more sense to get a perpaid for myself and then a bestmate on her pre paid

OK, I see where you're coming from now.  You already have the second mobile...

Until recently, my wife's mobile was on Supa Prepay with a Best Mate set up to my mobile.  The only problem is that I'm frequently in parts of our farm where no cellphone coverage exists.  So she ended up calling our VFX line which works everywhere by virtue of a long-range cordless phone.  That was costing 89c per minute instead of 49c per minute on Motormouth Prepay.

Added to that, everytime she called anyone else's landline or Voda mobile, that was ALSO costing 89c per minute instead of 49c previously on Motormouth Prepay.

So, to cut a long story short, in actual practice we ended up spending MORE with the Supa Prepay / Best Mate setup than previously.  The expected savings didn't eventuate, so we flagged it away and went back to Motormouth Prepay.

It would pay to have a close look at your calling patterns and see what would work out best for you before making the move.
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3. I won't move on on VoIP until Naked DSL arrives

Fair enough, I just thought it would save you some money that's all...

Given that there is no line rental on VFX until July, and assuming that you are either looking to remove the Get70 plan from your mobile, or that sometimes the free 70 minutes probably run out, it definitely would save you money.

Remember that the Best Mate number CAN ONLY be another Voda Mobile, and that the add-on costs you $6 on top of the extra calling costs (89c instead of 49c mentioned above).  $6 would buy you 120 minutes of calling on VFX which is probably more than enough, given that you mostly get away with 70 minutes at present.  As I say, my experience is that Best Mate didn't work out so well, but yours may be different.

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  Reply # 68614 27-Apr-2007 00:23
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Grant17, you need a dual sim card adapater.  Failing that, maybe a cheap phone to use....

Motormouth for calling other friends and landlines + SupaPrepay for Texting and calling girlfriend = Best of both worlds!

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  Reply # 68617 27-Apr-2007 00:47
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jesseycy: Grant17, you need a dual sim card adapater.  Failing that, maybe a cheap phone to use....

That's a good idea Jesseycy, but I don't think my wife would ever agree to it Embarassed

She thinks the whole thing is too complicated even now with just a landline and a mobile to choose from...

For myself, I don't have a problem deciding which of the 4 phones on my desk I should choose to make this call in the cheapest way possible:

1)  Business VoIP line
2)  Private VoIP line
3)  Mobile
4)  Skype Headset


Such is the life of a geek I suppose -- having a large number of gadgets at my disposal defines the Cool Factor so far as I am concerned.  But less technically-inclined people see it differently and just want everything to be as simple as possible Tongue out

Thanks anyway for your suggestion.

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  Reply # 68715 27-Apr-2007 22:10
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s.joseph:

Vodafone Pre pay packs cost about $4 bux to company thats buying them. And i get staff price, comes to about $5 for me.



The Warehouse doesn't get its Sim card packs for 'about $4', I checked this today. Also, the staff prices for new connection packs aren't close to $5 at The Warehouse, I could only wish.

Therefore, I deduce that you don't work at The Warehouse, but somewhere else that - through a bizarre twist of fate - gets very cheap sim cards straight from Vodafone. Nice.




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  Reply # 68791 28-Apr-2007 22:30
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If anyone can get them at $4 I would love to hear from them. Would take about 10 at that price, no 8 digit numbers tho thanks.




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  Reply # 68843 29-Apr-2007 18:28
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What the Warehouse does have is half price sim card packs (I think for this weekend only). I went into the Warehouse yesterday and  even though I went to several of them they had all sold out. I was so disappointed because it is a great deal.




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  Reply # 68874 29-Apr-2007 22:10
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Americancars: What the Warehouse does have is half price sim card packs (I think for this weekend only). I went into the Warehouse yesterday and  even though I went to several of them they had all sold out. I was so disappointed because it is a great deal.


From memory I think that it was the first 4000??? only, with the larger stores gettings more packs than the smaller, less busy stores. I sold the last one in the Hutt around 5PM.




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  Reply # 68886 29-Apr-2007 23:13
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richms: If anyone can get them at $4 I would love to hear from them. Would take about 10 at that price, no 8 digit numbers tho thanks.


i was actually looking for 8-number simcards, can't find them at quite a few places though....

And at $4???  Give me a box!  Seriously...  I do want 20, or even more...  6, 7, 8, even 9 numbers?  Bring them on!

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jesseycy:
richms: If anyone can get them at $4 I would love to hear from them. Would take about 10 at that price, no 8 digit numbers tho thanks.


i was actually looking for 8-number simcards, can't find them at quite a few places though....

And at $4??? Give me a box! Seriously... I do want 20, or even more... 6, 7, 8, even 9 numbers? Bring them on!



I've heard that the 8 number simcards were for contracts only. I can't confirm this though because I heard it from a friend who was on a contract.

munchkin: From memory I think that it was the first 4000??? only, with the larger stores gettings more packs than the smaller, less busy stores. I sold the last one in the Hutt around 5PM.



Wow, 5pm. We went at about midday Saturday.




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