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Topic # 27276 20-Oct-2008 16:53
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So I was going over my large Vodafone bill today and figured that I want to make some substantial savings. Doing as I do, I figured the Vodafone website might be a good place to get some rate tables, advice and maybe some choices...but noooooo!

I searched "International Calling Rates" and got to a link with "savings" compared to landlines in 2005!

Here 'tis... www.vodafone.co.nz/services/international-calling/business-plans.jsp

Come on people @ Vodafone - the world has changed over the last 3 years - surely you have more competitive rates now don't you?? If not, has the International Calling Mobile Rates Product Manager gone to the International Calling Landline Rates Product Manager and compared their own tables!!!!

Here is the Vodafone Landline International tables: www.vodafone.co.nz/home-phone-and-broadband/home-phone/calling-rates.jsp

I especially love the quote at the bottom of the Mobile ones for "verification" which shows their own table must be so out of whack!
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* Sourced from Telecom New Zealand Limited's International Direct Dial Business Rates table, as of December 2005, at www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,3900,100099-1461,00.html
** Sourced from Telecom New Zealand Limited's Landline to Mobile Rates table, as of December 2005, at www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,3900,201721-1461,00.html
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Well - click on the links to figure out where this data came from - look!!!!   Page Not Found

Sorry, we could not find the page you were looking for.
It has either been taken offline or has moved.
Vodafone - you've lost the plot on International Charging...time for an Upgrade???

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  Reply # 172312 20-Oct-2008 17:14
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Vodafone's landline calling rates are high compared to other telecommunication companies than Telecom. Their national rate is high - $0.25/min!

Mobile is also pretty high - not too high if compared to Telecom, but TelstraClear's offering for $0.29/min national landline and mobile call rate has got to be matched soon, and the international from them is not too bad either.

They haven't really touched their landline ones since 2006 (other than dropping their land-to-mobile rates by 1c...) and their personal mobile international rate page actually removed the comparisons to Telecom from last year... hmm.




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  Reply # 172314 20-Oct-2008 17:18
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I agree but my point is - Vodafone Product Management are way behind the 8 ball - this info is as usefull as a 1995 Telephone Directory...

I'm simply frustrated that my provider is so tardy and I'd expect better more professional behavior rather than this 3rd tier player poor information

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  Reply # 172315 20-Oct-2008 17:19
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If you make direct dial international calls from a mobile you're just throwing your money away anyway.

With both Vodafone and Telecom you can use calling cards that offer dirt cheap calling (5c per min to Aussie for example) with no connection charge. They are in effect placing a value of somewhere around 1c - 2c per minute for the interconnect rate bwteen their mobile network and the calling card company, it's just a shame they can't offer direct dial calls at anywhere near this price..



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  Reply # 172317 20-Oct-2008 17:22
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sbiddle: If you make direct dial international calls from a mobile you're just throwing your money away anyway.


Agree once more - but I don't mind paying a "small" premium for the convenience. Being "toll raped" is another story though - and with old information / comparisons.

Lotsa dust on the International Rate file at VFNZ...

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  Reply # 172320 20-Oct-2008 17:25
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stevenewzealand: Lotsa dust on the International Rate file at VFNZ...

I can see Prepay Anytime pricing from 2004 (pretty sure this can go way further back into history).

They had $0.89 anytime calling to Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK and USA. Same now for Supa Prepay... (except more countries, but still same pricing)




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  Reply # 172326 20-Oct-2008 17:39
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Steve, I can't send you PMs, so click on the link below the signature pic. Or just navigate through the NZ Connections wiki site. Yes, we are a wiki.





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