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Topic # 34689 28-May-2009 10:23
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"Be in to win a Nokia N85 valued at $1,299 everyday in June. All you need to do is top-up your Prepay mobile with at least $20 credit online (via My Vodafone) and you'll be in to win."

This is only for Prepay customers.... so if you're On Account, you can't win. How pathetic.

I'm sick of Vodafone doing things like this, they have pissed me off at the wrong time lol


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/specials-promos/topup-promo.jsp


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  Reply # 218575 28-May-2009 10:27
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Let's just be happy for all the Vodafone prepay customers (like me :) ) that have a chance to win a cool phone.




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  Reply # 218576 28-May-2009 10:28
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Haha, i love it, I think I'm going to flick my vodafone and just get a new telecom, if the network is good


Pay us $20 to top up and we'll enter you into a drawer, seems like that competition is paying for itself.




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  Reply # 218577 28-May-2009 10:30
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I much rather they lower their prices than run promos like this that i can't even enter because i spent much more every month than the average prepay users.

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  Reply # 218609 28-May-2009 11:30
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On account customers are regularly shafted by vodafone. I actually am seriously wondering if they care about on account's. 5 years of loyal service by me maybe coming to an end, they show absolutley no love to loyal customers, its pathetic..
"hey lets throw 30 $1300 phones at prepay customers that spend on average $10p/m, have no loyalty at all and are only on your network to text anyway, screw the people that regulary spend $50+ a month and have been with you for years!" yep thats a great marketing ploy. This is almost the proverbial straw that broke the camels back..



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  Reply # 218651 28-May-2009 13:08
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Exactly!!

It's easier for Prepay custoemrs to jump ship, so they offer them more promos even though they spend less.

OA customers miss out becuase Vodafone know most of them are in contracts and they don't move around as much as prepay users.

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  Reply # 218659 28-May-2009 13:13
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vinnieg: Pay us $20 to top up and we'll enter you into a drawer.


Watch your spelling - some people will pay a lot more than $20 to be put in a drawer! Wink




 

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  Reply # 218662 28-May-2009 13:17
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I switched to Vodafone from Telecom around a year and a half ago nly because I liked the phones on Vodafone better. Problem was I started spending almost twice the price for the same sort of plan. Now, unfortunately, the main reason I am looking at staying with them is because they will probably get the android phones first (I must admit, I'm a bit of an android fan boy) but we'll see. I may use it on XT and get my vodafone number transferred to telecom.

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I'm selling my Nokia N85 for $1 reserve that I won this week thanks to Vodafone's 'Find the 3G Guy'


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=222592494


I'd rather get a netbook, any recommendations?

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  Reply # 221887 5-Jun-2009 08:27
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hodgeman: I'm selling my Nokia N85 for $1 reserve that I won this week thanks to Vodafone's 'Find the 3G Guy'


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=222592494


I'd rather get a netbook, any recommendations?


You should of swapped with Alikat she won a netbook but just sold it on Trademe :)

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  Reply # 221899 5-Jun-2009 09:02
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And that's why companies are reluctant to give things away - they know some (if not most) of these prizes go to people that just want to make money, not use their services.

Good will can go just that far...




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  Reply # 221909 5-Jun-2009 09:21
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In my view the primary purpose, and value to a company, of doing a "give-away campaign" is marketing: i.e. brand awareness raising. It doesn't really matter whether the winner actually uses the prize them self.
The value to the company is in all the publicity generated both by their direct marketing actions, and if they are successful, by the viral publicity created by sectors of the public during the give-away campaign.

I doubt anyone at Vodafone is upset that the winners sold the prizes.

Mind you if we find that V. don't do anymore give-away campaigns, then perhaps we can deduce that your view is more right than mine on this. :)




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  Reply # 221911 5-Jun-2009 09:23
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freitasm: And that's why companies are reluctant to give things away - they know some (if not most) of these prizes go to people that just want to make money, not use their services.

Good will can go just that far...


well they must be giving things to the wrong people! non TM gift resellers like us never win anything :(




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  Reply # 221973 5-Jun-2009 13:01
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I think we on account customers should be given promotions not just the prepaid customers. However I see that they are doing it to get more customers and to keep existing prepaid customers. Vodafone are probably happy for them to sell the phones they win as they may be sold to a telecom user. They know that if we are on account we are going to stay a customer at least until the end of our term! :(

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  Reply # 221991 5-Jun-2009 13:49
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I've been a Vodafone mobile customer for over 5 years now, true, only a Prepay one. But since they brought Ihug, I've been paying them over $100 per month for fixed line and broadband services at home. So I don't feel bad about selling their 'giveaway' phone as I pay them enough already and have no use for it.

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  Reply # 221993 5-Jun-2009 13:51
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akia: You should of swapped with Alikat she won a netbook but just sold it on Trademe :)


She brought a iPhone though didn't she?

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