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# 208822 28-Feb-2017 21:47
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Does vodafone have a casual prepay plan with add-ons that can be purchased?

 

Not the Mates or Flex plans, they have a "re-occurring" cost each month. (minimum $11 / month)
Not the Pay & Go plan, as it looks like there are no add-ons for this plan.

 

I'm more after a plan where I can top up $20, use that causally, and on occasion purchase data add-ons when required.

 

I couldn't find anything on the Vodafone site.

 

One option is 2 degrees (e.g. casual prepay rates with $6/100Mb add-on), but interested in looking at Vodafone first.

 

Thanks


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  # 1727998 28-Feb-2017 22:19
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Pay & Go have data deals that changes every week, it's called Fantastic Fridays.

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  # 1728000 28-Feb-2017 22:32
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Those data deals are sometimes off peak only, and up to $3 for 7 days. Worst case you end up paying $12/4weeks & can't even use data during the day some weeks. Personnally the occassional free pack makes carryover on flex more useful, but I wouldn't plan to rely on Friday deals.

When I can justify buying I new phone I'd love to go 3g/4g dual, with sim1 pay & go and sim2 for data. Though I'd love to see plans change & no need for that.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1728010 28-Feb-2017 22:40
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Yes aware of fantastic friday's, but like mentioned above, not reliable for normal data purchases, and the Vodafone site does say these add-on data deals only run until 6 April 2017.

 

I guess my only option is 2 degrees casual prepay and an occasional data pack (like $10 for 300 Mb).

 

And I'm not sure skinny even allows the purchase of add-ons without a combo?

 

This for a very light user (not myself).


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  # 1728013 28-Feb-2017 22:48
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Skinny. You can buy weekly/monthly combo then cancel. It won't renew, but you can use what you paid for. There is a data only combo, $5 for 250mb for the week. Etc.

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  # 1729106 2-Mar-2017 20:16
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I have a T-stick/dongle style modem with a Spark SIM ... if casual or emergency usage is required it's $1 for 10MB per day.  OK for emails while on the move and not near wifi.

 

If more data is needed, easy to get another 100MB for $3 that lasts for 7 days (use money already in the prepay account by TXTing).




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  # 1729160 2-Mar-2017 22:06
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Rickles:

 

I have a T-stick/dongle style modem with a Spark SIM ... if casual or emergency usage is required it's $1 for 10MB per day.  OK for emails while on the move and not near wifi.

 

So if your modem uses a small amount of casual data, e.g. 100KB, are you instantly charged $1 and can then use up to 10MB that day?
Or is it part charged, like 10c or 30c / MB, up to the $1 cap per day for 10MB?

 

 


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  # 1729184 2-Mar-2017 23:02
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The $1 is charged 'instantly', so pays to keep eye on the 10MB cap.  If you don't invoke the data package deal, then anything over the 10MB is charged at a hefty 30c per MB.


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  # 1746979 24-Mar-2017 12:02
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OK so yes, you can do what you propose with Pay and Go.

 

The addons for Pay and Go are hidden inside the MyVodafone app.

 

Here's what's available:

 

Data

 

  • 300MB/today $3
  • 300MB/7 days $6
  • 500MB/30 days $12
  • 1GB/30 days $20
  • 2.5GB/30 days $45

Voice

 

  • 100 NZ min/today $3
  • 30 NZ min/7 days $6
  • 100 NZAU min/30 days $10

BestMate

 

  • 1000 min to one VFNZ mobile/30days $6
  • 1000 min to one NZ mobile/30days $10

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  # 1747023 24-Mar-2017 13:17
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snowfly:

 

I guess my only option is 2 degrees casual prepay and an occasional data pack (like $10 for 300 Mb).

 

 

@snowfly

 

Wow that is costly when compared to VodafoneNZ 300MB offer

 

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  # 1747729 25-Mar-2017 22:10
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Wow. The 2degrees 300MB is 1month expiry. Makes Vodafone offer look mean.

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