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Topic # 222649 22-Aug-2017 14:30
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https://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay/pay-and-go/

 

Texts 10c (was 1c)

 

Calls 30c (was 20c)

 

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  Reply # 1850435 22-Aug-2017 15:59
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Huge rate increases. A 10x increase on txts, not that people use txts much these days. But calling rates also shouldn't really be going up by such a big percentage.

 

I moved off the old plan, I think was super prepay, because the pay and go rates were better. So a bit annoyed they have now put the price up so much, as we can't switch back to the old plan, due to it being grandfathered.

 

Doesn't seem to be as much competition in the mobile market these days.


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  Reply # 1850438 22-Aug-2017 16:03
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Grrrrrrr.

 

That sucks. Both my wife and daughter are low users so will be hit by this.

 

Its not going to cost a fortune but is annoying.

 

And since they are still the cheapest deal in town its all pure profit - no way the cost of texts is 10c (or even 1c for that matter).


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1850441 22-Aug-2017 16:09
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I've since switched to Warehouse Mobile.

 

2c text and 4c calls, plus cheap data packs ($4/500MB). There is a caveat to note though, there's a minimum topup of $10/90 days which is double what Vodafone requires.


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  Reply # 1850458 22-Aug-2017 16:14
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The 1 cent SMS was always a promotion offer and was only meant to be valid for 90 days but carried on far longer

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  Reply # 1850467 22-Aug-2017 16:22
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DarkShadow:

 

I've since switched to Warehouse Mobile.

 

2c text and 4c calls, plus cheap data packs ($4/500MB). There is a caveat to note though, there's a minimum topup of $10/90 days which is double what Vodafone requires.

 

 

I thought warehouse mobile had a min monthly spend of $10 - is that not the case?


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  Reply # 1850470 22-Aug-2017 16:26
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Changed few weeks back to 90 days

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  Reply # 1850471 22-Aug-2017 16:27
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I looks like they're slowly trying to push everyone towards buying packages - more predictable spend per customer without the credit risks associated with post pay.

 

Since finally getting a smart phone, my dad has discovered the hard way the pitfalls of casual data vs a data pack.


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  Reply # 1850472 22-Aug-2017 16:32
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I swear by Skinny...


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  Reply # 1850504 22-Aug-2017 16:41
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Pumpedd:

I swear by Skinny...



Skinny casual rate is 20 cents so no use to my family members, I might look at moving them all to Warehouse mobile now but then issue is 2Degrees coverage where national roaming is not enabled to VodafoneNZ

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  Reply # 1850545 22-Aug-2017 16:55
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Use this plan for my SIM in my home alarm GSM module. Use it for all arming, disarming, trouble and activation notifications. May need to re-assess which notifications I get.


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  Reply # 1850549 22-Aug-2017 16:59
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kiwiharry:

Use this plan for my SIM in my home alarm GSM module. Use it for all arming, disarming, trouble and activation notifications. May need to re-assess which notifications I get.



Very very low usage the VodafoneNZ Pay & Go plan is fine

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  Reply # 1850554 22-Aug-2017 17:10
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Pumpedd:

 

I swear by Skinny...

 

 

I swear at Skinny.

 

No coverage where I play


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  Reply # 1850611 22-Aug-2017 18:30
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Pumpedd:

I swear by Skinny...



Skinny casual rate is 20 cents so no use to my family members, I might look at moving them all to Warehouse mobile now but then issue is 2Degrees coverage where national roaming is not enabled to VodafoneNZ

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Really? Comparing the Warehouse coverage map with the 2degrees one, they look pretty similar.

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  Reply # 1850713 22-Aug-2017 21:59
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kiwiharry:

 

Use this plan for my SIM in my home alarm GSM module. Use it for all arming, disarming, trouble and activation notifications. May need to re-assess which notifications I get.

 

 

Similar situation, I use this plan for a SIM in a USB dongle on a raspberry pi at a bach, which can turn the hot water cylinder on/off remotely (via servo on switch), check temperature sensors, house and garage door sensors.
I send the device TXT messages to turn water on/off and check temp, and it sends me back responses, as well as alarm notifications on door triggers, etc.

 

Unfortunately I have no better option for the cost, $20 a year is trivial, and was 2000 TXT's, but now only 200 (at 10c / TXT).

 

I'll just have to adjust my monitoring to decrease the TXT's sent from the device.


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  Reply # 1850719 22-Aug-2017 22:13
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kiwiharry:


Use this plan for my SIM in my home alarm GSM module. Use it for all arming, disarming, trouble and activation notifications. May need to re-assess which notifications I get.



Similar situation, I use this plan for a SIM in a USB dongle on a raspberry pi at a bach, which can turn the hot water cylinder on/off remotely (via servo on switch), check temperature sensors, house and garage door sensors.
I send the device TXT messages to turn water on/off and check temp, and it sends me back responses, as well as alarm notifications on door triggers, etc.


Unfortunately I have no better option for the cost, $20 a year is trivial, and was 2000 TXT's, but now only 200 (at 10c / TXT).


I'll just have to adjust my monitoring to decrease the TXT's sent from the device.



It's off topic, but if you can change it to being monitored by data instead of SMS and your main mobile is on a recent on account Vodafone plan you might be able to get $0 data share sims. So then you can share your main mobile data allocation to other devices.

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-plans/tablet-share/

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