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  Reply # 1057117 31-May-2014 16:14
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geek4me:
clinty: Fine print warning:

Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale 

help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/22042

not on older or grandfathered plans

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I'm disappointed to see that customers on "old" on account plans miss out. Not sure why we long-time Vodafone customers should get less benefits than the newest customers on the latest plans. We've been loyal to Vodafone for so long and are happy with the plan we're on. Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!).


This is because you are still on the rates that you originally agreed to when you signed up to that plan.

Any 'Old' customers wanting to get these new rates are able to move to one of our newer plans to get them at no cost UNLESS they are still under contract which then may attract a plan transfer fee to do so before their term is up.


geek4me:  If new customers make just one short  (less than 1 minute) call per day then perhaps $5 would be a lot to pay.


The idea of the capped rate is so that you don't have to limit yourself to 1 or 2 short calls per day, You can use your phone for everything you normally would back home without the worry of arriving home to huge bill.

Yes there will be some low use users who will now be paying more for roaming but I think for the majority it will allow them to use their phone a lot more than they normally would.

TLDR: If your going to use your phone while roaming, Make the day worthwhile and use your $5 worth!



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  Reply # 1057173 31-May-2014 18:13
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Andib:
geek4me:
clinty: Fine print warning:

Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale 

help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/22042

not on older or grandfathered plans

Clint


I'm disappointed to see that customers on "old" on account plans miss out. Not sure why we long-time Vodafone customers should get less benefits than the newest customers on the latest plans. We've been loyal to Vodafone for so long and are happy with the plan we're on. Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!).


This is because you are still on the rates that you originally agreed to when you signed up to that plan.



I'd be surprised if there are many (if any) grandfathered plans that represent better value than the current plans, even if you do factor in the move from min+sec rounding to min+min.

IMHO anybody who's on an older VF plan is probably paying more than they need do.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1057201 31-May-2014 20:19
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Whats the deal with getting more data on vodafone when roaming like this? I am on telecom prepay at the moment and stack the 3 gig addons onto my 19 prepay bundles 500 megs for 3500 or 6500 megs per month typically.

Is there any way to move to a vodafone plan with a similar amount for a similar price and roam at $5 a day? I would probably use more data overseas since I wouldnt have a home and work wifi to push a majority of usage onto.




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  Reply # 1057217 31-May-2014 21:04
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networkn: I am in the other boat. I use HEAPS of data whilst I am away, so I usually just buy a local simcard as overall it's cheaper. 


I too use lots more data on my personal phone when away on holiday (2degrees so it will probably have a local SIM when I'm in the US later this year, holidays within NZ it has lots of carry over data available).  My work phone on the other hand gets used a lot less when I'm on holiday :-).


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  Reply # 1057409 1-Jun-2014 09:59
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sbiddle:
Andib:
geek4me:
clinty: Fine print warning:

Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale 

help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/22042

not on older or grandfathered plans

Clint


I'm disappointed to see that customers on "old" on account plans miss out. Not sure why we long-time Vodafone customers should get less benefits than the newest customers on the latest plans. We've been loyal to Vodafone for so long and are happy with the plan we're on. Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!).


This is because you are still on the rates that you originally agreed to when you signed up to that plan.



I'd be surprised if there are many (if any) grandfathered plans that represent better value than the current plans, even if you do factor in the move from min+sec rounding to min+min.

IMHO anybody who's on an older VF plan is probably paying more than they need do.


I'm on the Vodafone on Account old "Easy 20" plan. This gives 20 anytime minutes, plus 60 night and weekend minutes and 100 texts. All this for only $17.30 p/m. Am I really paying more than I need to? If so let me know what on account plan I should be on? This plan is more than enough for my needs as I don't need any data, just make some calls and send a few texts.  Before this plan I was on the still older "Get 70" plan. Have been with Vodafone almost since they started in NZ. "Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!)."

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  Reply # 1057419 1-Jun-2014 10:37
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Hi I realise that its prepay and a different company but 2 Degrees do 60 minutes a month  that carry over, to NZ and Australia and 250 texts for $8.00.

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  Reply # 1057432 1-Jun-2014 11:15
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mrgsm021: If only this was available back in April when I travelled to Europe.


I'm on my third last day of a month long holiday... But in all honesty having to buy the two sim cards I have still works out to be cheaper, and I've been able to use much much more data, even if mobile data in France and Italy has been patchy and slow.

For a short trip it makes good sense, however on holiday I don't really want to get all the calls I usually receive :)


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  Reply # 1057442 1-Jun-2014 11:24
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mrgsm021: If only this was available back in April when I travelled to Europe.


I'm on my third last day of a month long holiday... But in all honesty having to buy the two sim cards I have still works out to be cheaper, and I've been able to use much much more data, even if mobile data in France and Italy has been patchy and slow.

For a short trip it makes good sense, however on holiday I don't really want to get all the calls I usually receive :)



I expect I will mostly do what I usually do - use it in wifi mode with Skype or Viber. However, it's great to know that if you get stuck somewhere with no wifi and need to make some calls etc, you can enable the 3G and not get charged like a wounded bull on your return! I agree that at $150 a month, it would still be fairly costly. But if you have it on 1 day a week, that is only $20 a month or so.







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  Reply # 1057445 1-Jun-2014 11:25
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geek4me:
I'm on the Vodafone on Account old "Easy 20" plan. This gives 20 anytime minutes, plus 60 night and weekend minutes and 100 texts. All this for only $17.30 p/m. Am I really paying more than I need to? If so let me know what on account plan I should be on? This plan is more than enough for my needs as I don't need any data, just make some calls and send a few texts.  Before this plan I was on the still older "Get 70" plan. Have been with Vodafone almost since they started in NZ. "Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!)."


If that suits you then no, you're not going to beat that. For $19 however you get more mins, unlimited txt, unlimited on net weekend calling and 500mb data.



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  Reply # 1057486 1-Jun-2014 12:35
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$19 is a prepay plan, I have looked at that. My $17.30 on account plan gives no data and less minutes but you got a $30 discount (now $10) off your Vodafone naked broadband plan which does not apply to prepay. This reduces the bill by $30 (now $10) so it did not make sense to move to prepay. Isn't their cheapest on account plan now $39? I prefer an on account plan.

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sbiddle:
Andib:
geek4me:
clinty: Fine print warning:

Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale 

help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/22042

not on older or grandfathered plans

Clint


I'm disappointed to see that customers on "old" on account plans miss out. Not sure why we long-time Vodafone customers should get less benefits than the newest customers on the latest plans. We've been loyal to Vodafone for so long and are happy with the plan we're on. Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!).


This is because you are still on the rates that you originally agreed to when you signed up to that plan.



I'd be surprised if there are many (if any) grandfathered plans that represent better value than the current plans, even if you do factor in the move from min+sec rounding to min+min.

IMHO anybody who's on an older VF plan is probably paying more than they need do.



ha ha the current plans are good value?? really? tell someone in another country that you pay $99 for for a mobile plan with descent data they would jump out of their skin. My Smart 1 plan has 3gb (the minutes and txts don't really matter since everything runs through data now) for $40 Per month after this plan things seem to have gone backwards. I wonder if the reason this plan is being offered is because the current plans are almost as outrageous as roaming costs anyway.
So looks like sadly when I have my next trip i'll have to use the old SIM swap approach as usual
 



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Arano:
ha ha the current plans are good value?? really? tell someone in another country that you pay $99 for for a mobile plan with descent data they would jump out of their skin. My Smart 1 plan has 3gb (the minutes and txts don't really matter since everything runs through data now) for $40 Per month after this plan things seem to have gone backwards. I wonder if the reason this plan is being offered is because the current plans are almost as outrageous as roaming costs anyway.
So looks like sadly when I have my next trip i'll have to use the old SIM swap approach as usual
 


Smart 1 would be the only plan that is still cheaper - that's why I didn't say every play. Smart 1 offers lesser value than the current plans, but is valuable because of the 3GB data which was only ever a bonus, it was never part of the actual plan.

All the other smart plans and virtually every other legacy plan VF has offers less value for money than current VF plans. I moved off my smart plan because I got more minutes and still got 3GB data for less money.

As for comparing NZ plans with other countries your claim is  basically rhetotic - yes there are some good value plans in other markets but overall NZ's mobile plans are now very competitive globally. You can even compare NZ pricing with the US and find that for low end users NZ is far better value, and pretty competitive for mid to high users. Unlimited calling and 2GB data won't cost much more in NZ that what is does in the US.

 

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  Reply # 1057629 1-Jun-2014 17:10
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geek4me:
sbiddle:
Andib:
geek4me:
clinty: Fine print warning:

Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale 

help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/22042

not on older or grandfathered plans

Clint


I'm disappointed to see that customers on "old" on account plans miss out. Not sure why we long-time Vodafone customers should get less benefits than the newest customers on the latest plans. We've been loyal to Vodafone for so long and are happy with the plan we're on. Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!).


This is because you are still on the rates that you originally agreed to when you signed up to that plan.



I'd be surprised if there are many (if any) grandfathered plans that represent better value than the current plans, even if you do factor in the move from min+sec rounding to min+min.

IMHO anybody who's on an older VF plan is probably paying more than they need do.


I'm on the Vodafone on Account old "Easy 20" plan. This gives 20 anytime minutes, plus 60 night and weekend minutes and 100 texts. All this for only $17.30 p/m. Am I really paying more than I need to? If so let me know what on account plan I should be on? This plan is more than enough for my needs as I don't need any data, just make some calls and send a few texts.  Before this plan I was on the still older "Get 70" plan. Have been with Vodafone almost since they started in NZ. "Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!)."
switch to Skinny for $16/30 days. 90 rollover minutes per month that you can use any time to AU/NZ plus unlimited texts. You do get data but just ignore that if you don't want it.




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  Reply # 1057632 1-Jun-2014 17:26
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Arano:
sbiddle:
Andib:
geek4me:
clinty: Fine print warning:

Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale 

help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/22042

not on older or grandfathered plans

Clint


I'm disappointed to see that customers on "old" on account plans miss out. Not sure why we long-time Vodafone customers should get less benefits than the newest customers on the latest plans. We've been loyal to Vodafone for so long and are happy with the plan we're on. Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!).


This is because you are still on the rates that you originally agreed to when you signed up to that plan.



I'd be surprised if there are many (if any) grandfathered plans that represent better value than the current plans, even if you do factor in the move from min+sec rounding to min+min.

IMHO anybody who's on an older VF plan is probably paying more than they need do.



ha ha the current plans are good value?? really? tell someone in another country that you pay $99 for for a mobile plan with descent data they would jump out of their skin. My Smart 1 plan has 3gb (the minutes and txts don't really matter since everything runs through data now) for $40 Per month after this plan things seem to have gone backwards. I wonder if the reason this plan is being offered is because the current plans are almost as outrageous as roaming costs anyway.
So looks like sadly when I have my next trip i'll have to use the old SIM swap approach as usual
 


Which $99 plan are you referring to?  What is 'decent' data?  3GB?

A quick look at a random major telco - Tmobile - in the US shows that their 3GB plan costs $60USD
http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans/individual.html

$60USD is around $70NZD, but bear in mind the US price excludes any sales tax (US companies always display prices exclusive of tax)  so the 'true' Nz price would be $70NZd+GST,  or around $80NZD
Now ok that is less than $99, but it's hardly a huge amount less.

However, I also think that your $99 seems on the high side.

If all you care about is data, then you can get a 3GB data pack from 2D, Telecom, or (I believe) VF  for around $50-60NZD and forget the minutes.  Most overseas carriers don't allow you to use standalone data packs on phones, but NZ ones do.

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  Reply # 1057643 1-Jun-2014 17:39
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geek4me: $19 is a prepay plan, I have looked at that. My $17.30 on account plan gives no data and less minutes but you got a $30 discount (now $10) off your Vodafone naked broadband plan which does not apply to prepay. This reduces the bill by $30 (now $10) so it did not make sense to move to prepay. Isn't their cheapest on account plan now $39? I prefer an on account plan.


If you really don't want data, I'd say 2degrees $8 carryover plan would be the best one. $8 per month, 60 minutes to NZ and Australia (anytime) and 250 text messages. The minutes carry over month to month if you don't use them.

Or just cancel the plan altogether and go with Skinny or 2degrees casual rates. 43/44c per minute calls, 8/9c per text message.

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