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# 20661 2-Apr-2008 07:58
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I have joined this plan, I think its great value to allow family members to keep in touch, only problem is we are a 5 member family! Does anyone know if Vodafone have any plans to add to the Family numbers, ie perhaps 4 for $20, 5 for $25 etc?

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  # 120412 2-Apr-2008 08:20
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I have no idea but if they did this would be covered by NDA until it was released.

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  # 120484 2-Apr-2008 13:20
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Peejay - My girlfriend is in a similar situation.

Mum, Stepdad, 3 kids


Mum and step dad have set themselves up as Bestmates, and mum and the kids have organised the 'Family' deal within themselves.  This works well as the kids dont frequently call dad.
There might be a similar situation you are in where two people call each other moreso than the rest, and could be more suited as Bestmates.


Alternativley if I was to set up this deal, my parents being a little older and still coming to grips with cellphones and stuff, havea  phone each, but they are like pool phones, so when I call 'Mum' dad might actually answer.  In this case I'd probably just set up one of their phones rather than waste the two on a lucky dip.

Just a different way of looking at things that may be of some help for you :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 120494 2-Apr-2008 13:53
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Question..

Im looking at signing up for the Vodafone Base Plan - Basic 20 $18.95/month

Can I have the family addon with this plan ? for an extra $20/month ?

I have called help Vodafone sales.. but she couldnt tell me for sure + I couldnt understand her & my question was not on her list of answers.

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  # 121174 4-Apr-2008 19:25
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No you can't change anything about the base plans. You can only change between them but there's no room for customisation. If you could, no-one would sign up for the other You Choose plans because the base ones are cheaper and you get more free stuff!

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  # 121177 4-Apr-2008 19:48
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Be nice to see this plan available to prepay customers...

$20 for 4 people, unlimited calling, txt, video calling between all, is fantastic value, but you have to be on a plan, which means another $20 minimum....

Not worth me changing from prepay (Vodafone, are you taking notice of this?)

I currently use Best Mate for my misses...
Would like to have Vodafone Family and include my misses, old man, old lady and best mate...
But then they dont all have Vodafone...
So what I would really like to see from Vodafone, is:
  • Vodafone Family available to prepay
  • Vodafone Family and Bestmate able to include people from other networks (at a slightly higher cost of course)
I, and I am sure others, would be willing to pay extra to be able to include people from other networks in the Best Mate and Vodafone Family packages.




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  # 121178 4-Apr-2008 19:52
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I, and I am sure others, would be willing to pay extra to be able to include people from other networks in the Best Mate and Vodafone Family packages.


It will not happen cause of interconnect fees!



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  # 121184 4-Apr-2008 20:13
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I was rather waiting for this to crop up, the dreaded termination fee that is postulated as the reason for preventing cross-network connections without the pricehike!

Hmm, lets see how this works....

V calls TC, TC charges $, CUSTOMER PAYS.
TC calls V, V charges $, CUSTOMER PAYS.

Each network has approx 50% of market so...

Net result to V = 0
Net result to TC = 0

Net result to customer = $

Obviously the customer is paying the termination fee as part of the overall cost of connection. If Vodafone and Telecom got together and agreed not to charge each other we would all benefit.

Oh wait, this is too simple, sorry.

 
 
 
 


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  # 121190 4-Apr-2008 20:24
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johnr:
I, and I am sure others, would be willing to pay extra to be able to include people from other networks in the Best Mate and Vodafone Family packages.


It will not happen cause of interconnect fees!

And that regime is bollocks!

I am with vodafone for 3 main reasons I guess...
  • Video calling
  • Better quality/feature packed cellphones
  • Better 'same network' deals
But my dilemma is everyone I know is on telecom...(I gave my misses a video calling enabled cellphone to take full advantage of the Best Mate deal)

But as a result of Telecom building their new network, these better quality cellphones will be able to operate, and there will be video calling...

So once the new network is built, the question will be, will Telecom match Vodafones 'same network' deals?....
Including prepay add-ons?
If so, I will be first to jump.

I like Vodafone, wanna stay, but with Telecoms new network offering competition for 3G services, Vodafone will have to do more to retain my business, by offering better prices/packages for cross network deals.

Thats my 2 cents.




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  # 121428 6-Apr-2008 00:23
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Yosefxp: No you can't change anything about the base plans. You can only change between them but there's no room for customisation. If you could, no-one would sign up for the other You Choose plans because the base ones are cheaper and you get more free stuff!


Well they are Russell's plans used to make Vodafone's rates to the OECD look good, however, once you add those restrictions...

But really, truth is those base plans are terribly brittle for not that much reduction in price.

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