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# 18526 13-Jan-2008 21:04
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vodafone is an expensive company and they are a bit of a ripoff (in my view). their plans are the most expensive i've seen in a while. their match for Boost TXT (telecom) is "txt 2000, which charges 10$ on top of your 1st fifty texts.


(Sorry about the original, i was in a bit of a bad mood. I Apoligise.)
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  # 104604 13-Jan-2008 21:13
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ouch

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# 104606 13-Jan-2008 21:17
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VinLew: vodafone is cheap and nasty company and they rip you off all the time. their plans are the most nasties of seen in a long, long time. their match for 10 dollar text (telecom) is "txt 2000) which charges 10$ on op of your 1st fifty texts.

DONT USE THEM


WOW mate you add great value to the internet!!

Vodafone must be doing something right have to seen the size of the global database and what they do around the world!!

and if you think they are cheap ring them up and say you want to be charged more!!

 
 
 
 


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  # 104607 13-Jan-2008 21:18
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Yes, ouch.

My opinion is that Vodafone prepaid pricing plans aren't really that bad, with bestmate and the 2000 SMS plans, its quite good value compared to plans a few years ago. Of course there are other issues.. and some that just follow big telcos.




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  # 104611 13-Jan-2008 21:25
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Chuck loves Vodafone, and because Chuck loves Vodafone YOU must too!

Chuck gets to call his lady friend as much as he wants for $6Surprised!! That is like WOW!!!


Chuck Norris.


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# 104612 13-Jan-2008 21:29
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VinLew: vodafone is cheap and nasty company and they rip you off all the time. their plans are the most nasties of seen in a long, long time. their match for 10 dollar text (telecom) is "txt 2000) which charges 10$ on op of your 1st fifty texts.

DONT USE THEM


How can $10 TXT2000 VF to VF be a match of telecom $10 TXT 500 SMS to any network in NZ (match means same)

Did Telcom not match VFNZ with Boost TXT 2000 $10 TCNZ to TCNZ

Correct me if I am wrong!!


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# 104615 13-Jan-2008 21:42
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johnr:
VinLew: vodafone is cheap and nasty company and they rip you off all the time. their plans are the most nasties of seen in a long, long time. their match for 10 dollar text (telecom) is "txt 2000) which charges 10$ on op of your 1st fifty texts.

DONT USE THEM


How can $10 TXT2000 VF to VF be a match of telecom $10 TXT 500 SMS to any network in NZ (match means same)

Did Telcom not match VFNZ with Boost TXT 2000 $10 TCNZ to TCNZ

Correct me if I am wrong!!



Boost did offer 1000 on network SMS did they not?




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# 104616 13-Jan-2008 21:44
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Yes correct CM 1000 on net SMS not 2000

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ChuckNorris:

Chuck loves Vodafone, and because Chuck loves Vodafone YOU must too!

Chuck gets to call his lady friend as much as he wants for $6Surprised!! That is like WOW!!!


Chuck Norris.



Why would Chuck Norris need to *pay* to use the phone, shouldn't the phone company pay him?




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  # 104620 13-Jan-2008 21:58
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Vodafone is losing out big time in the marketplace with no Prepay TXT plan offering TXT's to both networks. You simply can't afford to be on Vodafone Prepay if you know people on Telecom who you TXT frequently. I just fail to understand why Vodafone haven't made TXT600 (or a customised TXT plan) available on PrePay, Vodafone used to be the cool network for young people, now so many have moved to Telecom that their friends all have as well primarily because of the TXT plans.

When was the last time you saw a boy racer car with "offerz 021xxxxxxx" on the back? All you ever see are 027 numbers and since you can't port to Vodafone Prepay you can be assured they are all Telecom connections.

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  # 104621 13-Jan-2008 22:03
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munchkin: 


Why would Chuck Norris need to *pay* to use the phone, shouldn't the phone company pay him?

Because Chuck is a bible thumping, ye old party voting, ma bell monopoly supporting patriot!


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@ sbiddle: That's so true - for both points. I remember when VF used to give away key rings with the purchase of a new phone, or when the competition to win a flight around the pacific with some mates was running, or when you could swap your 025 phone for a brand new VF one.. I think their theme song was "Boys & Girls" by Blur in those days too/

Now I feel old. Thanks Tongue out

@ informationminister: I take it that you're aware he supports Mike Huckabee, [who some say is] the only person who could be worse than Bush. 
 That aside, what's wrong with Ma Bell? There was a good deal of research carried out at the Bell Labs. And, thanks to SBC's various acquisitions, AT&T is nearly back where it used to be...




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  # 104623 13-Jan-2008 22:16
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munchkin:
ChuckNorris:

Chuck loves Vodafone, and because Chuck loves Vodafone YOU must too!

Chuck gets to call his lady friend as much as he wants for $6Surprised!! That is like WOW!!!


Chuck Norris.



Why would Chuck Norris need to *pay* to use the phone, shouldn't the phone company pay him?



Chuck Norris pays for quality service.

Chuck Norris gets paid to take freebies and substandard Telco services.

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  # 104624 13-Jan-2008 22:33
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sbiddle: Vodafone is losing out big time in the marketplace with no Prepay TXT plan offering TXT's to both networks. You simply can't afford to be on Vodafone Prepay if you know people on Telecom who you TXT frequently. I just fail to understand why Vodafone haven't made TXT600 (or a customised TXT plan) available on PrePay, Vodafone used to be the cool network for young people, now so many have moved to Telecom that their friends all have as well primarily because of the TXT plans.

When was the last time you saw a boy racer car with "offerz 021xxxxxxx" on the back? All you ever see are 027 numbers and since you can't port to Vodafone Prepay you can be assured they are all Telecom connections.


I catch a train from middlemore hospital to Britomart every week day morning and its full of teenage kids and I would say %90 have GSM handsets and I would say %50 of the %90 are 3G (WCDMA) handsets!


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# 104625 13-Jan-2008 22:37
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johnr: I catch a train from middlemore hospital to Britomart every week day morning and its full of teenage kids and I would say %90 have GSM handsets and I would say %50 of the %90 are 3G (WCDMA) handsets!


Is that because they keep waving them around trying to get signal. Or every 5 minutes they loose all signal and you get a lot of people saying 'hello, can you hear me? Hello!!?!?'

By the way, it that spinning cell site in Wellington really meant to spin off the building?

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