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Topic # 33155 1-May-2009 13:21
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So vodafone finally has some competition, although im not sure i quite understand how, it seems Compass Communications have set up an agreement with Vodafone to use there network, the part i dont understand is how can Compass be so much cheaper, why would vodafone allow them to beat the pants off their own plans, i got a acll froma rep at compass who offered me a plan, i went back to vodafone, being one of their customers and they couldnt match it let alone beat it, ive been with vodafone for 6years and they have been reasonably good in terms of pricing and network coverage, i was on a talkzone zero plan with 8 connections, admittingly not a huge client, but i thought i might have been worth keeping onboard, can anyone explain why they wouldnt meet the same call plans as the other guys, a lot of competition coming into nz now i would've thought this might force their hand to lower rates, never the less im happy now i only pay $13.95 per month and only 0.24 cents per min,

Time to sharpen the pencil vodafone!


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  Reply # 211212 1-May-2009 14:18
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Was it really necessary to make two posts in different forums relaying the exact same message and information to people?

That said, if Compass is reselling Vodafone's services, and doing it for less than Vodafone themselves, how much margin are they really making?




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  Reply # 211215 1-May-2009 14:25
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munchkin: That said, if Compass is reselling Vodafone's services, and doing it for less than Vodafone themselves, how much margin are they really making?



And why would Vodafone be too concerned about this anyway? One way or the other, they're still getting you on their network.


The cut throat competition on budget pricing is only going to occur between these MVNO's. I doubt Telecom and Vodafone lose much sleep on what goes on in that domain. At the end of the day, regardless of which mobile phone operator you go with, you're on either Telecom's mobile network or you're on Vodafone's (until such a point that NZ Comms join the party - if at all).


TNZ competes with VFNZ and vice versa and that is all.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 211234 1-May-2009 15:07
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I meant the margin that Compass could be making. I know that they're all on Vodafone's network.





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  Reply # 211236 1-May-2009 15:10
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munchkin:

I meant the margin that Compass could be making. I know that they're all on Vodafone's network.





Sorry, I was directing this at the OP - simply agreeing with your point and elaborating on it :)

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