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# 143635 22-Apr-2014 02:11
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69 cents per min calling rate on $39 open term plan:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-plans/sim-only/

Prepay Smart19Data has a 49 cents per min calling rate for $19 a month:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay-smart/

Why is this?

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  # 1028885 22-Apr-2014 06:48

They have always favoured pre pay

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  # 1028924 22-Apr-2014 08:29
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SteveON: They have always favoured pre pay

Vodafone prepay is to expensive for anyone that wants to do a lot of calling, vodafone favor their on account customers, if you have been on account for a while (1 or 2 years) you can speak to retention and they can do some pretty good deals in return for a contract then you can do some pretty serious calling on the cheap.  

 
 
 
 


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  # 1030352 24-Apr-2014 09:39
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Several of the VF plans now have zero call charges.





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  # 1030417 24-Apr-2014 10:00
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including to OZ

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  # 1030436 24-Apr-2014 10:26
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It is a shame their cheapest plan with 500MB data is twice as much as their $19 prepay plan with the same data. 

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  # 1030477 24-Apr-2014 11:30

D.W: It is a shame their cheapest plan with 500MB data is twice as much as their $19 prepay plan with the same data. 


There is a $29 Open Term plan with 150mins/unlimited texts/500MB. Hit the little black arrow to the side on this page.




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  # 1030820 24-Apr-2014 21:21
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NikT:
D.W: It is a shame their cheapest plan with 500MB data is twice as much as their $19 prepay plan with the same data. 


There is a $29 Open Term plan with 150mins/unlimited texts/500MB. Hit the little black arrow to the side on this page.


thats a silly place for it!





 
 
 
 


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  # 1036659 4-May-2014 22:52
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Still doesn't compare favourably.

Comparing the $29 prepay plan to the $29 open term plan, prepay gives you 50 more minutes (200 instead of 150), free 4G upgrade, free weekend calling to VF mobiles and a lower calling rate for extra minutes (49c instead of 79c) for the same monthly price. 2degrees will give you twice as much data (1GB instead of 500MB, plus it rolls over) and twice as many minutes (300) for the same prices. Really quite hard to justify using the on account plans, unless you go for the high-end ones.

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  # 1036663 4-May-2014 22:59
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On account people either can't count, can't be bothered, get money off their broadband, or paid for by high turn over companies.




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  # 1036708 5-May-2014 06:40
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Or have a on account plan for cheaper fixed line broadband

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  # 1036712 5-May-2014 07:29
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johnr: Or have a on account plan for cheaper fixed line broadband


Even in that case though, the $29 on account plan is $10 more than the prepay $19 plan, and gives you a $10 discount on your phone/broadband plan.

For that you gain 50 minutes, lose 4G and lose free weekend calling. Personally I'd take 4G over those 50 minutes.

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  # 1036713 5-May-2014 07:31
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michaelt:
johnr: Or have a on account plan for cheaper fixed line broadband


Even in that case though, the $29 on account plan is $10 more than the prepay $19 plan, and gives you a $10 discount on your phone/broadband plan.

For that you gain 50 minutes, lose 4G and lose free weekend calling. Personally I'd take 4G over those 50 minutes.


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  # 1036725 5-May-2014 08:26

michaelt:
johnr: Or have a on account plan for cheaper fixed line broadband


Even in that case though, the $29 on account plan is $10 more than the prepay $19 plan, and gives you a $10 discount on your phone/broadband plan.

For that you gain 50 minutes, lose 4G and lose free weekend calling. Personally I'd take 4G over those 50 minutes.


Both the $29 On Account plan and the $19 Prepay plan include 4G.




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  # 1036732 5-May-2014 08:54
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NikT: Both the $29 On Account plan and the $19 Prepay plan include 4G.


Then why does the $29 plan simply state '4G upgrade' when the $39 and other plans specifically state 'Free 4G upgrade'?

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  # 1036734 5-May-2014 09:01

michaelt:
NikT: Both the $29 On Account plan and the $19 Prepay plan include 4G.


Then why does the $29 plan simply state '4G upgrade' when the $39 and other plans specifically state 'Free 4G upgrade'?


I've raised this with the web team. The $29 plan definitely includes 4G.




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