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#191579 9-Feb-2016 13:29
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https://www.vodafonex.co.nz/

 

 

 

$16 gives 500mb & 100m.  $3 gives an extra $500mb.  Only available for under 25's. I can understand and appreciate affirmative action - but I'm not sure that's what this is.  Is it age discrimination?

 

 

 

The quivalent amount of data for the rest of us plebs will cost $39 per month on an on account plan, or $29 on a pre-paid plan.  


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  #1488052 9-Feb-2016 13:33
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@sxz I am so sorry that you are not eligible for the plan. 


 
 
 

You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
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  #1488054 9-Feb-2016 13:33
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I am a bit surprised they are doing it on age. Normally companies make discounts based on things like being a student, or being eligible for super. Can they treat customers differently based on age like this?


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  #1488059 9-Feb-2016 13:39
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I tend to look at things like this in reverse... IE, as a penalty... In this case, as a penalty for being over 25 years old.

 

And then I think to myself "Do I really want to be with a company that penalizes me?"





 

 

 




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  #1488060 9-Feb-2016 13:43
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Looks pretty easy to fool. Just need a fake facebook profile.


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  #1488062 9-Feb-2016 13:48
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Sounddude:

 

Looks pretty easy to fool. Just need a fake facebook profile.

 

 

 

 

What about the 20 year-olds who made their profile when they were 12 and are now over 25 on facebook?

 

Hiamie:

 

I tend to look at things like this in reverse... IE, as a penalty... In this case, as a penalty for being over 25 years old.

 

And then I think to myself "Do I really want to be with a company that penalizes me?"

 

 

 

 

I feel equally penalized that i cant get senior ticketing rates on Planes, Trains and busses


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  #1488075 9-Feb-2016 14:05
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It's pretty much a copy of the Skinny $16 plan except age limited. The data boost is nice though


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  #1488076 9-Feb-2016 14:05
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The under 25's can have the cheaper data I'll take the cheaper car insurance thanks.





Please note: I have a professional bias towards Vodafone.



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  #1488077 9-Feb-2016 14:06
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It sucks. We are paying all the taxes. No free train rides and no cheap phone plans.... We are being sucked dry! The whole world just sees us as a cash cow...




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  #1488082 9-Feb-2016 14:15
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Sounddude:

 

Looks pretty easy to fool. Just need a fake facebook profile.

 

 

 

 

Just wondering if it's a way of mining facebook data for further marketing - not sure how that works.


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  #1488096 9-Feb-2016 14:28
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hairy1: It sucks. We are paying all the taxes. No free train rides and no cheap phone plans.... We are being sucked dry! The whole world just sees us as a cash cow...


Leave and pay your taxes to a country that you think looks after your more then :)

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  #1488102 9-Feb-2016 14:39
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Jaxar:

 

The under 25's can have the cheaper data I'll take the cheaper car insurance thanks.

 

 

 

 

This... 

 

Check your privilege old folks..


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  #1488104 9-Feb-2016 14:43
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Life is full of challenges and things to get worked up about...this isn't one of them.  It's not age discrimination, it's target marketing.   Build a bridge.  





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  #1488111 9-Feb-2016 14:55
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scuwp:

 

Life is full of challenges and things to get worked up about...this isn't one of them.  It's not age discrimination, it's target marketing.   Build a bridge.  

 

 

Target marketing means that it is aimed at a certain age group but there is nothing stopping a different age group from using it, Skinny used to target younger people but old people could still use it


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  #1488139 9-Feb-2016 15:20
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What really grinds my gears is being considered old, just because I'm old and fat and bald and use phrases like "grinds my gears", does not automatically mean I am not young.

 

 

 

Oh, wait...

 

 

 

As you were.





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  #1488151 9-Feb-2016 15:41
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sxz:

 

https://www.vodafonex.co.nz/

 

$16 gives 500mb & 100m.  $3 gives an extra $500mb.  Only available for under 25's. I can understand and appreciate affirmative action - but I'm not sure that's what this is.  Is it age discrimination?

 

Just like children's tickets to the movies and bus fares, - get over it...

 

Fairly sure the government disciminates against me too by not paying me a pension until I get to 65 either, so it is happening everywhere....:)


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