Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




161 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


Topic # 177255 28-Jul-2015 08:04
Send private message

Did Vodafone quietly increase the price of cable internet on us without saying anything??

I just noticed odd numbers in an email bill from Vodafone and opened the attachment (which I don't usually pay any attention to since I have an automatic payment that covers it every month and with unlimited there are no variable charges so the price is always the same).

I see that we are actually overdue on the account because the price seems to have quietly gone up by $4 on the previous bill. This is on 130Mbps unlimited going $114.99 to $118.99. There was no email, no letter, not even a mention of the increase on the bill itself for the first increased month!!!

To add insult to injury, I see that new customers only pay $99 anyway. Looking forward to them installing fibre in my street (planned to be in the next 12 months) so I can finally change to a better ISP.

Create new topic
25808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5542

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1353039 28-Jul-2015 08:06
One person supports this post
Send private message

I'm guessing this was the exceptionally well published increase earlier in the year that received massive media attention, many threads on here, and a letter from Vodafone to all customers basically telling them to suck it in because their "wholesale prices were going up".





161 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1353041 28-Jul-2015 08:09
Send private message

Can't say I've seen any letter about it. We got a letter saying they were upgrading their network but nothing about a price change.

I also recall media buzz about chorus charges for copper going up which got Spark all up in arms, but nothing about cable.

 
 
 
 


25808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5542

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1353049 28-Jul-2015 08:19
Send private message

The reason it was so topical was the fact Vodafone were essentially blaming Chorus price increases for an increase to cable prices.

If you do a search you'll see the letter on here somewhere as there were a number of long threads discussing the issue.




161 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1353050 28-Jul-2015 08:19
Send private message

I've found the other thread now http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=160403 , sorry about duplicating it, Mauricio feel free to close this. 

I just hadn't looked far enough back though the VF forum (had looked several pages, but it really was that long ago!)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.