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  Reply # 924832 31-Oct-2013 15:15
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Ah I misread the press release.. I thought it said "all on account customers" when it actually says "all current on account customers" meaning the plan must be current.

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  Reply # 928581 7-Nov-2013 10:42
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Just out of curiosity
Why wasn't the $29 Plan - open term plan upgraded to 750mb as the $59 plan use to have 750MB.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 931338 12-Nov-2013 12:18
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mrphil: my wife and i are on the smart 45 which is grandfathered now but what pisses me off is that i have been a vodafone customers before it was even vodafone (original bellsouth customer) and my wife got the free 2months 4G upgrade but i didnt.

my plan is going to finish in about 2 weeks time but i cant seem to find a similar plan to the smart 45, everything is so expensive now.
I think i will be saying good bye to vodafone and jumping ship to telecom's $19 prepay which includes 4G for free.



I am on exactly similar plan as you are mate, been on smart 45 for about 2-3 years and i even got the $10 4G add on to my smart 45 plan as when i called Vodafone to see if i can get the 4G free, i was told it was only for RED plans and not me. I renewed my plans to another 12 months before 3 months and now i pay $10 for 4G. 

Sucks that loyal customers have to pay the extra when telecom is giving 4G free to all customers.



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  Reply # 931340 12-Nov-2013 12:21
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swisshardy:
mrphil: my wife and i are on the smart 45 which is grandfathered now but what pisses me off is that i have been a vodafone customers before it was even vodafone (original bellsouth customer) and my wife got the free 2months 4G upgrade but i didnt.

my plan is going to finish in about 2 weeks time but i cant seem to find a similar plan to the smart 45, everything is so expensive now.
I think i will be saying good bye to vodafone and jumping ship to telecom's $19 prepay which includes 4G for free.



I am on exactly similar plan as you are mate, been on smart 45 for about 2-3 years and i even got the $10 4G add on to my smart 45 plan as when i called Vodafone to see if i can get the 4G free, i was told it was only for RED plans and not me. I renewed my plans to another 12 months before 3 months and now i pay $10 for 4G. 

Sucks that loyal customers have to pay the extra when telecom is giving 4G free to all customers.




Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me

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  Reply # 931351 12-Nov-2013 12:35
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Pretty sure everyone with a 4G capable fone gets it including prepay..




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  Reply # 931403 12-Nov-2013 13:20
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johnr:
swisshardy:
mrphil: my wife and i are on the smart 45 which is grandfathered now but what pisses me off is that i have been a vodafone customers before it was even vodafone (original bellsouth customer) and my wife got the free 2months 4G upgrade but i didnt.

my plan is going to finish in about 2 weeks time but i cant seem to find a similar plan to the smart 45, everything is so expensive now.
I think i will be saying good bye to vodafone and jumping ship to telecom's $19 prepay which includes 4G for free.



I am on exactly similar plan as you are mate, been on smart 45 for about 2-3 years and i even got the $10 4G add on to my smart 45 plan as when i called Vodafone to see if i can get the 4G free, i was told it was only for RED plans and not me. I renewed my plans to another 12 months before 3 months and now i pay $10 for 4G. 

Sucks that loyal customers have to pay the extra when telecom is giving 4G free to all customers.




Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


All customers are getting it, including prepay. I just orderd through telecom customer support a 4G sim card for my wife and she is on prepaid and they said its free for all customers. 

Really feel let down by Vodafone. Think its time to switch to Telecom.

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  Reply # 931413 12-Nov-2013 13:28
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swisshardy:
johnr:
swisshardy:
mrphil: my wife and i are on the smart 45 which is grandfathered now but what pisses me off is that i have been a vodafone customers before it was even vodafone (original bellsouth customer) and my wife got the free 2months 4G upgrade but i didnt.

my plan is going to finish in about 2 weeks time but i cant seem to find a similar plan to the smart 45, everything is so expensive now.
I think i will be saying good bye to vodafone and jumping ship to telecom's $19 prepay which includes 4G for free.



I am on exactly similar plan as you are mate, been on smart 45 for about 2-3 years and i even got the $10 4G add on to my smart 45 plan as when i called Vodafone to see if i can get the 4G free, i was told it was only for RED plans and not me. I renewed my plans to another 12 months before 3 months and now i pay $10 for 4G. 

Sucks that loyal customers have to pay the extra when telecom is giving 4G free to all customers.




Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


All customers are getting it, including prepay. I just orderd through telecom customer support a 4G sim card for my wife and she is on prepaid and they said its free for all customers. 

Really feel let down by Vodafone. Think its time to switch to Telecom.


I think you'll find that DC HSDPA+ provides pretty good speeds and afaik that doesn't need to be on a 4G plan.  And Telecom aren't offering HD Voice, and further to the point there call quality seems to suffer more issues than 2degrees or Vodafone in my experience. (I dunno why, I've never had a Telecom phone myself to experience what land line calls are like) 

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  Reply # 931419 12-Nov-2013 13:40
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I'm on the old $39 plan (non Ultra) on Telecom and I'm getting 4G just fine.

I believe all plans are getting 4G with Telecom.

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  Reply # 931432 12-Nov-2013 13:50
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johnr:


Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


Just following up what everyone else is saying, but including a link from Telecom, It's everyone, including pre pay users, for free.

"It is also the first carrier in New Zealand to make 4G available to its prepaid customers, who will be able to access the faster network for no extra cost. "

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  Reply # 931469 12-Nov-2013 14:29
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dolsen:
johnr:


Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


Just following up what everyone else is saying, but including a link from Telecom, It's everyone, including pre pay users, for free.

"It is also the first carrier in New Zealand to make 4G available to its prepaid customers, who will be able to access the faster network for no extra cost. "

Source


Well if I was  on a grandfathered VF plan I would certainly be looking at my options elsewhere.

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  Reply # 931481 12-Nov-2013 14:32
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kharris:
dolsen:
johnr:


Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


Just following up what everyone else is saying, but including a link from Telecom, It's everyone, including pre pay users, for free.

"It is also the first carrier in New Zealand to make 4G available to its prepaid customers, who will be able to access the faster network for no extra cost. "

Source


Well if I was  on a grandfathered VF plan I would certainly be looking at my options elsewhere.


That's what i am doing at the moment.. Looking at options with Telecom. Their Ultra 39 plans looks really appealing with the open term contract for just $39 for 1Gb data, 300 mins and unlimited texts..

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  Reply # 931483 12-Nov-2013 14:33
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dolsen:
johnr:


Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


Just following up what everyone else is saying, but including a link from Telecom, It's everyone, including pre pay users, for free.

"It is also the first carrier in New Zealand to make 4G available to its prepaid customers, who will be able to access the faster network for no extra cost. "

Source


4g on prepay is a joke.  you'll  just end up burning all of your credit even faster.


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  Reply # 931488 12-Nov-2013 14:39
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mercutio: 

4g on prepay is a joke.  you'll  just end up burning all of your credit even faster.



Because noone on prepay could possibly have the $29/2GB data pack, right?

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  Reply # 931491 12-Nov-2013 14:43
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mercutio:
dolsen:
johnr:


Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


Just following up what everyone else is saying, but including a link from Telecom, It's everyone, including pre pay users, for free.

"It is also the first carrier in New Zealand to make 4G available to its prepaid customers, who will be able to access the faster network for no extra cost. "

Source


4g on prepay is a joke.  you'll  just end up burning all of your credit even faster.



I guess that's why they offer prepaid data add-ons here

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  Reply # 931722 12-Nov-2013 21:13
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swisshardy:
johnr:
swisshardy:
mrphil: my wife and i are on the smart 45 which is grandfathered now but what pisses me off is that i have been a vodafone customers before it was even vodafone (original bellsouth customer) and my wife got the free 2months 4G upgrade but i didnt.

my plan is going to finish in about 2 weeks time but i cant seem to find a similar plan to the smart 45, everything is so expensive now.
I think i will be saying good bye to vodafone and jumping ship to telecom's $19 prepay which includes 4G for free.



I am on exactly similar plan as you are mate, been on smart 45 for about 2-3 years and i even got the $10 4G add on to my smart 45 plan as when i called Vodafone to see if i can get the 4G free, i was told it was only for RED plans and not me. I renewed my plans to another 12 months before 3 months and now i pay $10 for 4G. 

Sucks that loyal customers have to pay the extra when telecom is giving 4G free to all customers.




Not ALL plans are getting access to 4G on Telecom as I understand, Ultra plans

If I am wrong someone can correct me


All customers are getting it, including prepay. I just orderd through telecom customer support a 4G sim card for my wife and she is on prepaid and they said its free for all customers. 

Really feel let down by Vodafone. Think its time to switch to Telecom.


I totally agree. My $90 odd per month contact with 13 months remaining doesn't get me 4G but my wife on Telecom prepaid spending maybe $25 a month gets it. And come December she could also get it on Vodafone, despite providing them a quarter of the revenue I do.

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