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tchart

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#20874 8-Apr-2008 14:40
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Hi,

I could be totally wrong but I swear I saw an advert on TV last night (probably TV3) that said Vodafone have a home line and unlimited national calls for $40. I couldnt find anything on Vodafones site (which BTW is hard to navigate, the specials & promos takes you to the mobile handset specials!).

Was I simply dreaming? I even said to my wife "wow thats a good deal" when I saw it so its not like I was asleep or something.

Anyone?

Trevor

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  #122127 8-Apr-2008 14:44

tchart: Hi,

I could be totally wrong but I swear I saw an advert on TV last night (probably TV3) that said Vodafone have a home line and unlimited national calls for $40. I couldnt find anything on Vodafones site (which BTW is hard to navigate, the specials & promos takes you to the mobile handset specials!).

Was I simply dreaming? I even said to my wife "wow thats a good deal" when I saw it so its not like I was asleep or something.

Anyone?

Trevor


That would be Home Phone Plus (which is on the front page of the site in the middle of the page there, big picture of a cow at the moment) but I'll link to here for your reading pleasure...

Basically it's a GSM box that you plug your existing curly-cord or cordless phone into and away you go. You can keep your existing number and local and national toll calls are unlimited. Cost is $99 for the box and $40/month for the service.

Additional calling costs

  • Calls to Vodafone mobiles within NZ cost 39c per minute
  • Calls to other mobiles cost 55c per minute
  • Calls to non-Vodafone short codes are at 20c per minute and are capped $2.50 up to two hours.


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Paul




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  #122139 8-Apr-2008 15:16
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Excellent, glad Im not going mental. I guess they won't throw in the $99 box if I sign up for 12 months?

I guess there is no 0161 calling if its a GSM box?

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  #122147 8-Apr-2008 16:11

tchart: Excellent, glad Im not going mental. I guess they won't throw in the $99 box if I sign up for 12 months?

I guess there is no 0161 calling if its a GSM box?

Trevor


The box itself is already discounted at that price (typically it should be $199) and I think 0161 is a Telecom service so the answer there is no.

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  #122947 11-Apr-2008 20:47
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If only Vodafone offered a naked DSL service, then I would sign up to this.

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  #123405 14-Apr-2008 14:51
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May I ask what "non-Vodafone short codes" are?




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  #123413 14-Apr-2008 15:15
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spazz: May I ask what "non-Vodafone short codes" are?

My educated guess is a shortcode service (e.g. "Text your name and the answer to 4455 to go in the draw to win a backwaxing") that is not hosted by Vodafone themselves (e.g. hosted by Telecom, or a 3rd party shortcode service provider).







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  #123416 14-Apr-2008 15:22
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But how on earth can you txt from a landline anyway? Besides, it says 'calls' to shortcodes.. Hence my confusion...

Oooh, maybe they mean calling 123 will cost 20c? 018? etc etc?




 
 
 
 


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  #123428 14-Apr-2008 16:29

It's for things like calling 777 and getting through to the call centre directly, that kind of thing.

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  #123458 14-Apr-2008 18:00
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Why can we only get naked dsl on fs/fs?

If we could get naked dsl on fs/128, then a package including Vodafone Homeline and ADSL internet could be quite competitive.

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