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Topic # 160403 5-Jan-2015 19:18
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I haven't received the letter yet but seem reports of people getting notices of Vodafone cable prices going up.

Contacted Vodafone media relations for some more information on this.





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  Reply # 1208721 5-Jan-2015 19:21
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  Reply # 1208722 5-Jan-2015 19:23
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A comment here, a Tweet there: 


 

 







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  Reply # 1208724 5-Jan-2015 19:33
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  Reply # 1208725 5-Jan-2015 19:33
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I am not aware of any pricing change but a ton of cash has been spent on the cable network since Vodafone took it over from TCL

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  Reply # 1208732 5-Jan-2015 19:47
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The "letter" (titled: "Important changes to your Broadband plan") essentially refers to: vodafone.co.nz/pricechanges

The "justification" for their $4 per month price increase is that "...there have been changes in the industry to the costs of delivering broadband and home phone services for all providers in New Zealand ...". On top of it they are raising the overage charge (in my case from "$2.95 per 2 GB additional data" to $4).

So far so bad. But I am a naked broadband customer on the Wellington cable network. And I am seriously upset that the (likely, but not yet final) cost increase due to the Chorus decision is used as a justification. Just the usual case of corporate greed IMHO ...

    

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  Reply # 1208734 5-Jan-2015 19:50
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Sorry??
Cable and Chorus??
No relation what so ever.




 


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  Reply # 1208735 5-Jan-2015 19:51
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maro: 
The "justification" for their $4 per month price increase is that "...there have been changes in the industry to the costs of delivering broadband and home phone services for all providers in New Zealand ...". On top of it they are raising the overage charge (in my case from "$2.95 per 2 GB additional data" to $4).

    


So they are just making the overage data more expensive.
Maybe try unlimited if its an issue.




 


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  Reply # 1208737 5-Jan-2015 19:52
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I find this laughable, especially with the UFB price going up too

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  Reply # 1208739 5-Jan-2015 19:54
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eXDee: I find this laughable, especially with the UFB price going up too



Downer might be charging more.
Who knows.




 


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  Reply # 1208740 5-Jan-2015 19:56
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In an email today

"Hello
We want to tell you about some important changes that we are making to the Vodafone broadband and home
phone plans. As you may have seen recently reported in the media, there have been changes in the industry to
the costs of delivering broadband and home phone services for all providers in New Zealand. These cost changes
affect the conditions that all providers operate under and unfortunately our prices will need to change to reflect
these new conditions.
From 1 February 2015, the monthly fee for your plan will increase by $4 per month. However, because you are
only part way through your contract term, we will apply a monthly credit of $4 to your account until the end of
your current contract term, so you will not have an extra charge during that time."

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  Reply # 1208741 5-Jan-2015 19:57
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TimA:
eXDee: I find this laughable, especially with the UFB price going up too



Downer might be charging more.
Who knows.

I hear they have invested a lot of money in it since they acquired it from Tels...Chor... Oh. Wait. That's right.

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  Reply # 1208743 5-Jan-2015 19:58
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eXDee:
TimA:
eXDee: I find this laughable, especially with the UFB price going up too



Downer might be charging more.
Who knows.

I hear they have invested a lot of money in it since they acquired it from Tels...Chor... Oh. Wait. That's right.


Yeah they spent some Money on it for sure. Some, like some money aeh?




 


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  Reply # 1208748 5-Jan-2015 20:08
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Cable is going up $4 no matter what plan from the look of things. Wonder if that will have any bearing on people like me (and, at a guess, Mauricio) who are still on older 130Mbit plans, not the newer 100Mbit plans. If my plan does go it I may just dump cable. I don't really need it and I'm not on a contract.

We shall see.





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  Reply # 1208749 5-Jan-2015 20:09
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I believe price is a major component of a contract, therefore if the price is raised then the consumer should have the right to exit the contract without penalty.




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  Reply # 1208753 5-Jan-2015 20:14
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KiwiNZ: I believe price is a major component of a contract, therefore if the price is raised then the consumer should have the right to exit the contract without penalty.


Can't see it happening as its not an excessive price rise and costs have gone up providing the cable network and read the cable terms and conditions

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