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# 38353 28-Jul-2009 17:08
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Paul's press release linked here

A step in the right direction is my initial reaction

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  # 239834 28-Jul-2009 17:38
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pretty unless plan is my reaction 20min and 40 txt? thats nothing really i guess it b ok for someone who isnt very social or is at home most of the time but not for everyday use. the 100mb free is nice tho.

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  # 239858 28-Jul-2009 18:11
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My Dad was migrated to this plan and he was very pleased

 
 
 
 


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  # 239865 28-Jul-2009 18:22
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Hmm, this plan would almost suit me yet i still feel it prudent to wait :P

This is most definitely a step in the right direction however I am sure TCNZ and 2D will come to the party in the near future so maybe not the right time to lock into a 12mth plan

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  # 239996 29-Jul-2009 00:09
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Haha great timing! ;)

So now that we can't sign up to "You Choose" any more, how do we get Vodafone Family on account??

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  # 240000 29-Jul-2009 04:53
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ahmad: So now that we can't sign up to "You Choose" any more, how do we get Vodafone Family on account??


I believe that you can still sign up to the You Choose plans but even if you can't, Family can be added to the Starter, Talker, Texter, Mega plans.

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  # 240001 29-Jul-2009 04:53
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Wade: . . . so maybe not the right time to lock into a 12mth plan


The early termination fee is very insignificant

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  # 240003 29-Jul-2009 06:39
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I don't see what the difference is...at least its not a substanial one.

These 'Easy' plans are no more than the old Base plans rebranded.

And pushing the whole cheapest plan $18.95 thing...that was the same price of the entry Base plan previously.

It all appears to be just typical marketing, talking a product up, nothing more...nothing new and exciting or enticing to see here.




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  # 240010 29-Jul-2009 07:42
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TheBartender: I don't see what the difference is...at least its not a substanial one.

These 'Easy' plans are no more than the old Base plans rebranded.

And pushing the whole cheapest plan $18.95 thing...that was the same price of the entry Base plan previously.

It all appears to be just typical marketing, talking a product up, nothing more...nothing new and exciting or enticing to see here.


They are quite different from the old base plans

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  # 240011 29-Jul-2009 07:56
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Interesting timing seeing that a certain other company is due to launch on 5th August. How about matching the vodafone plans on offer in Australia Voda?

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  # 240022 29-Jul-2009 08:15
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TheBartender: I don't see what the difference is...at least its not a substanial one.

These 'Easy' plans are no more than the old Base plans rebranded.

And pushing the whole cheapest plan $18.95 thing...that was the same price of the entry Base plan previously.

It all appears to be just typical marketing, talking a product up, nothing more...nothing new and exciting or enticing to see here.

The old plans were crap weren't they?

I remember looking at "You Choose 20" which offered 20 minutes for $20 and nothing more.

What a waste of time! Talk about pushing people onto Prepaid.

Of course it takes a third player for the biggest significant shift in lower end pricing for many years.

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  # 240162 29-Jul-2009 15:25
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So is that the only difference then...40 txt's? (educate me, I'm being lazy)

Bear in mind the free data, is only a limited time promotion, and was/is available to all new accounts.




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  # 240175 29-Jul-2009 15:48
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There's also 60mins off peak (nights and weekends in the newspeak) - For me this would be the perfect plan - I was going to switch to prepay, as I only use my mobile in emergencies now (apart from bestmates with my wife), but the early termination fees were more than changing the plan to the base.

So - $18.95 / month for 20 mins peak, 60 mins offpeak and 40 txts ... of course, this plan isn't for everyone.

I imagine that it's definitely not for those that watch a lot of youtube videos on their phone (unless video is very bandwidth light on a mobile phone ....)

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  # 240178 29-Jul-2009 15:51
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Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think you can use best mates with this plan...




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  # 240180 29-Jul-2009 15:55
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hairy1: Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think you can use best mates with this plan...


Correct, no bestmates, no family (can maybe be added to a family group though?)

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  # 240183 29-Jul-2009 16:00
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I looked at the base plans a while ago and are good value if you don't need bestmates. I was all ready to swap to this plan until I realised the lack of bestmates...




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