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# 138541 8-Jan-2014 10:41
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Firstly - obviously pre-pay is not better for everyone (i.e. those unlimited plans look awesome, if I needed them or had kids with phones etc.)

I see myself as a typical user, who is wanting more of a focus on data. I use less than 100 minutes per month.

Sim only plan vs Prepay:
$29 Plan       :       $19 Prepay
500mb         :       500mb
150m           :      100m
unlimited txt  :      unlimited txt
4G               :      4G

For the average consumer pre-pay freebees make prepay the much better option.  Prepay also get given 250mb if you top up $20, 500mb if you top up $30 and 1gb data if you top up $40.  So in reality, if you went pre-pay you would get:

$29 Plan       :       $20 Prepay      
500mb         :       750mb
150m           :      100m
unlimited txt  :      unlimited txt
4G               :      4G      
                   :       $1 credit left over each month to spend as you choose

OR

$29 Plan       :       $30 Prepay      
500mb         :       1000mb
150m           :      100m
unlimited txt  :      unlimited txt
4G               :      4G
                    :      $11 credit left over each month to spend as you choose   
                            (equivalent to another 22 minutes of calling)

$29 Plan       :       $40 Prepay      
500mb         :       1500mb
150m           :      100m
unlimited txt  :      unlimited txt
4G               :      4G
                   :       $21 credit left over each month to spend as you choose   
                           (equivalent to another 42 minutes of calling)

I would like Vodafone to give me the same freebees every time I pay them $30 too!

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  # 963146 8-Jan-2014 11:24
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I don't think freebies can be combined with the $19 plan

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  # 963156 8-Jan-2014 11:43
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You can't combine FreeBees and the PrepaySmart plans but you can switch between them to use the credit you gain on FreeBees. This used to be free, but now there is a $5 plan change fee each time you switch plans.

I used to swap between Freebees Data and the PrepaySmart $19 plan as I don't need data every month. I would build up credit with FreeBees then bring it back down with PrepaySmart. You could effectively average ~$10 a month, or less if you don't use data every month. While this is still possible to do, you would want to build up a lot more credit before you switch plans to absorb the hit from the plan change fee.


 
 
 
 


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  # 963157 8-Jan-2014 11:45
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AndrewMac: I don't think freebies can be combined with the $19 plan


They can't as they are separate Prepay base plans

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  # 963197 8-Jan-2014 12:30
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are you sure freebies get 4g?




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  # 963458 8-Jan-2014 19:05
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littlehead: You can't combine FreeBees and the PrepaySmart plans



I stand corrected. They don't like things to be simple do they!

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  # 963496 8-Jan-2014 19:52
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joker97: are you sure freebies get 4g?


Its freebees and no it can't have 4G access

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  # 963498 8-Jan-2014 19:53
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sxz:
littlehead: You can't combine FreeBees and the PrepaySmart plans



I stand corrected. They don't like things to be simple do they!


It's very straight fwd different base plans can have different addons, These are shown all on the Vodafone NZ site all broken down

 
 
 
 


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  # 963507 8-Jan-2014 20:11
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johnr:
sxz:
littlehead: You can't combine FreeBees and the PrepaySmart plans



I stand corrected. They don't like things to be simple do they!


It's very straight fwd different base plans can have different addons, These are shown all on the Vodafone NZ site all broken down


Yes it is well explained, but it is still complicated. Like a Chinese restraint that has 80 options. Too many options stop things being simple or easy.

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  # 963511 8-Jan-2014 20:23
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Then we get not enough options why don't offer this and mix it with that, Better more options than not enough

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