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#19980 8-Mar-2008 19:36
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I'm aware postpay has quite a variety of data plans that one could use for their vodem etc but if there was prepay data addons, similar to TXT2000, would you use it or does it make more sense to move to postpay??

I'm just curious why prepay still has no voice or data addons.

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  #115451 8-Mar-2008 19:48
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MASSIVE generalisation here and please correct me if I am wrong

Because Vodafone is a business and would prefer assured customers or at least accurately measure their profit with On-Account users that are tied down to Vodafone on 12/24/36 month term contracts with early termination fees.

Prepay users can come and go and use the service whenever they choose. How can you expect any business to budget to plan for future investments on a chance that 60% of prepay users may use a service and may keep using bringing revenue $x.xx a month.

There is no competition in the market to force them to change their current business model. We need more network operators here!!

 
 
 

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  #115453 8-Mar-2008 20:07
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It has nothing to do with the number of operators. If you search the forums this has been discussed before and vodafone has something on the way. Prepay data rating has only just gone live in the last 2 weeks. New systems had to be put in place to handle live charging of packet data services.

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  #115490 8-Mar-2008 23:18
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mikal:
Because Vodafone is a business and would prefer assured customers or at least accurately measure their profit with On-Account users that are tied down to Vodafone on 12/24/36 month term contracts with early termination fees.


Thats strange. Those who sign up on those contracts usually receive discounts or subsidies either on the cost of the plan or the hardware itself.
Both consumer and telco benefit that way.

Remember you can get all of the data plans on open term, if you want to pay full rate for the hardware or already have the gear.





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  #115508 9-Mar-2008 03:41
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that's true cokemaster but your also paying $10 more a month to be on the open term plan. I find the 3G Broadband hardware subsidies actually really good considering how much the person is spending a month. $300 hardware subsidy on a $49.95 a month plan whereas a You Choose 120 even at $59.95 a month is at best $170 discount off hardware both on 24 month terms.

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#115526 9-Mar-2008 09:56
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mikal: that's true cokemaster but your also paying $10 more a month to be on the open term plan. I find the 3G Broadband hardware subsidies actually really good considering how much the person is spending a month. $300 hardware subsidy on a $49.95 a month plan whereas a You Choose 120 even at $59.95 a month is at best $170 discount off hardware both on 24 month terms.


But when you think about it, it is a $10 discount for being on a 24 month contract.... a subsidy.




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