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# 37537 14-Jul-2009 21:04
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At the moment I'm on the iPhone 130 plan and have been on it since September last year. I'm looking at taking up Telecom's iPhone plan offer.


Right now if I end my contract I will be charged $670. The fee on the iPhone 40 plan is $280, so just to clarify am I right in thinking that If I drop down to the iPhone 40 plan I will only be charged this amount, despite having changed to it from my original iPhone 130 plan?

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  # 235369 14-Jul-2009 21:34
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Good question actually, Are you charged the early termination fee on the plan you signed up to or the plan you are on when you disconnect....there may be a few Vodafone customers out there wondering that right now...



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  # 235372 14-Jul-2009 22:04
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Yeah because I also used to have a 3GB mobile broadband plan with them and I changed that to the 200MB plan, but after that it was always listed on my bill as "Broadband Starter (Plan Transfer)" so it just got me thinking.




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  # 235375 14-Jul-2009 22:14
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Get this iv been with Vodafone for years now. Finally spashed out for the iPhone 3gs. Cost me 850 cash on the 60 plan. This was 4 days ago. Telecom then turn around and offer us this awesome deal on the better network and I leap for joy. I contacted telecom and got the number porting and plan set up, knowing to expect a 450 termination fee according to the website. How ever after speaking to voda about disconnecting the plan they said tha it has only been 4 days and can't cancel it until 14 days. Contact digital mobile they said and get is disocnneted with them. So I phoned them. They said I would have to return the phone for full money back to cancel my contract or pay the rest of the money owing on the full product which was 540 dollars. So should I wait 14 days or can it early. I assume both situations will included a 60 dollar monthly account for my first and last bill with Vodafone?

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  # 235377 14-Jul-2009 22:18
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There's going to be lots of people like me out there! Did u know telecom are recommending geekzones website directly to modify the iPhones settings! I think telecom are really liking this forum.

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  # 235408 14-Jul-2009 22:55
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hmm.. interesting tactic Vodafone are employing - charging customers that want to leave iPhone plans extra early termination fees...you would think they would wrapping these customers in cotton wool and offering them incentives to stay? Otherwise they are subsiding XT customers into handsets..


Will be interesting to see what kind of competitive response Voda come back with as Telecoms offer is pretty compelling!

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  # 235449 15-Jul-2009 07:31
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The digital mobile guy told me what Vodafone are going to do with theit iPhone plans after the free 3gb Data and pxt. He said that Vodafone will be increasing the data on all the plans due to tethering option now on the phone. At no extra cost. So expect that in sept. The way I look at it though is I'd rather have hsdpa where Eva I go rather than crapy 1999 GPRS 56 k speeds on the iPhone. It isn't about the quanity of data the speed has lots to do with it!

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  # 235598 15-Jul-2009 12:28
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I'm canceling my contract at the end of next week, the Xt network is just well ahead on this phone

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  # 235613 15-Jul-2009 13:06
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Darwall - why not just wait 10 days?

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  # 235649 15-Jul-2009 13:52
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Yeah Wait the 10days Man

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  # 235653 15-Jul-2009 13:59
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corksta: At the moment I'm on the iPhone 130 plan and have been on it since September last year. I'm looking at taking up Telecom's iPhone plan offer.




Right now if I end my contract I will be charged $670. The fee on the iPhone 40 plan is $280, so just to clarify am I right in thinking that If I drop down to the iPhone 40 plan I will only be charged this amount, despite having changed to it from my original iPhone 130 plan?



Corksta i belive that you will still be charged the iphone 130 plan fees even if you change your plan to a lower one because vodafone has to make up the money that they gave you off on the i-phone on the higher plan. and that seems to be a large loop hole in the plans if that was possible.

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  # 235679 15-Jul-2009 14:42
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Yeah I am going to wait 10 days, but i'm worried that when Telecom port my Vodafone number over to XT it will close my account early! As I have already joined up to Telecom, (ie sim in the mail) Any one ported a number before? Not to sure if they will do that way or not.



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  # 235718 15-Jul-2009 16:01
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Thanks jamesvini, I have a feeling you might be right because otherwise yes it is a big loophole!

Darwall (and to a lesser extent Newguy), please don't hijack my thread!!! I'd like to get an answer to my question but so far this has just blown out to a discussion not related to my question. Thank you.

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  # 235723 15-Jul-2009 16:18
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Sorry Corksta, I got carried away!

About your situation, since you are in the 6-12 month bracket with your iphone 130 you cant downgrade your plan via the early resign method, after 12 months how ever you can for $150. But once you have done this and go onto the cheaper $40 plan you would then pay $350 dollars as you would be starting from the beginning of a new 24 month contract. Total amount $500. Thats what i think.



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  # 235725 15-Jul-2009 16:25
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No that's not quite right. Since I've been on the iPhone 130 for more than six months I can downgrade my plan without penalty. What you're talking about is resigning my contract, which no I can't do within 12 months and after that it would be $150 as you mentioned.

But I want to drop to the iPhone 40 plan, which doesn't make a difference to the length of the contract, then cancel it so that's what my question relates to.

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  # 235763 15-Jul-2009 17:32
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well then you have answered your own question, ring vodafone and confirm your plan see what they say, id be surprised that they would let you with out renewing your contract though, because they lose out big time on guarantied income from you.

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