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Topic # 225727 2-Dec-2017 18:40
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Did anyone notice their was a price increase notice on their bill this month? 

 

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/2017pricechanges/

 

 

 

Looks like there is an increase to MMS, it's increasing around 145% for On-net MMS, which I think is absurd.

 

There was a slight decrease in cost per minute to the rest of the world.

 

 

 

There is also an increase to the Wiring and Maintenance Fee to a fixed rate of $4.95 p/m vs the 1.99-3.95 variable rate currently.

 

 

 

Would love to understand how a 145% increase in cost for MMS is justified, considering data is now cheaper and readily available? 






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  Reply # 1912074 2-Dec-2017 19:46
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who uses MMS these days with all the other ways to send images, you would think they would make it cheaper so then they can send the image to the GCSB, unless they are hiking the price then claim the service was in decline and then cancel it....






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  Reply # 1912077 2-Dec-2017 19:57
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Spark is 20 cents on net 50 cents off net, Skinny and 2degrees is 50 cents for either, 


 
 
 
 


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Aaroona:

 

Did anyone notice their was a price increase notice on their bill this month? 

 

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/2017pricechanges/

 

Looks like there is an increase to MMS, it's increasing around 145% for On-net MMS, which I think is absurd.

 

There was a slight decrease in cost per minute to the rest of the world.

 

There is also an increase to the Wiring and Maintenance Fee to a fixed rate of $4.95 p/m vs the 1.99-3.95 variable rate currently.

 

Would love to understand how a 145% increase in cost for MMS is justified, considering data is now cheaper and readily available? 

 

 

Just goes to show how much VF is milking landline, because what else can they do. 

 

Welcome back Telecom, you've been missed. Oh wait it's now voda

 

 





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  Reply # 1912104 2-Dec-2017 21:09
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You still pay for MMS???

 

In Oz, MMS is free on 95% of mobile plans. Why use apps or email when an MMS is quick and simple, especially if you're already having a conversation via sms?

 

Our internet might suck, but our mobile doesn't.




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  Reply # 1912258 3-Dec-2017 13:47
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blakamin:

 

You still pay for MMS???

 

In Oz, MMS is free on 95% of mobile plans. Why use apps or email when an MMS is quick and simple, especially if you're already having a conversation via sms?

 

Our internet might suck, but our mobile doesn't.

 

 

A long while back when the iPhone 3GS/4 was released and MMS was "new" to the iPhone, they used to have plans that included MMS (around 500 a month, I think, or something stupid).

 

Why on earth they did away with, I don't know. MMS has been included in many other providers plans, internationally. It seems that NZ and in particular Vodafone have decided not to bother with it. I think a lot more people would use it if it was included in their plan. I certainly would.








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blakamin:

 

You still pay for MMS???

 

In Oz, MMS is free on 95% of mobile plans. Why use apps or email when an MMS is quick and simple, especially if you're already having a conversation via sms?

 

Our internet might suck, but our mobile doesn't.

 

 

A long while back when the iPhone 3GS/4 was released and MMS was "new" to the iPhone, they used to have plans that included MMS (around 500 a month, I think, or something stupid).

 

Why on earth they did away with, I don't know. MMS has been included in many other providers plans, internationally. It seems that NZ and in particular Vodafone have decided not to bother with it. I think a lot more people would use it if it was included in their plan. I certainly would.






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  Reply # 1912265 3-Dec-2017 14:53
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Aaroona:

 

blakamin:

 

You still pay for MMS???

 

In Oz, MMS is free on 95% of mobile plans. Why use apps or email when an MMS is quick and simple, especially if you're already having a conversation via sms?

 

Our internet might suck, but our mobile doesn't.

 

 

A long while back when the iPhone 3GS/4 was released and MMS was "new" to the iPhone, they used to have plans that included MMS (around 500 a month, I think, or something stupid).

 

Why on earth they did away with, I don't know. MMS has been included in many other providers plans, internationally. It seems that NZ and in particular Vodafone have decided not to bother with it. I think a lot more people would use it if it was included in their plan. I certainly would.

 

 

Still remember my old Vodafone $80 plan from 6.5 years ago. 3 gigs of data, 1000 MMS and unlimited texts with 300 minutes per month. Was a great plan back then. I think I sent on average... 2? MMS a month. Was a Promo plan that went along with the iPhone 4. 

 

I find I very occasionally use MMS but only by accident. Generally when I get confused between the SMS app and Facebook Messenger (on my phone they both look and act very similar). I haven't intentionally sent an MMS in years.


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