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# 38832 4-Aug-2009 23:21
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Are these new or have I just been out of the country for too long?

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  # 242757 4-Aug-2009 23:46
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Pretty new, about just short of a month old?

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  # 242760 4-Aug-2009 23:52
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A week old in fact. Launched last Tuesday, 28 July


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  # 242764 5-Aug-2009 00:07
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In contrast, I am paying ?15 a month (Around $40) for 300 minutes, 600 texts and unlimited internet. No contract.

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  # 242930 5-Aug-2009 11:51
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What unit is ? - and can someone please fix geekzone so its not us-ascii only so that pounds and euros will work - not ? and ? ...


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  # 243225 5-Aug-2009 20:30
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Sorry that would be pounds - in the UK (O2 Simplicity)

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  # 243237 5-Aug-2009 21:11
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Let's do some maths to compare with multiple handsets on 50c a minute prepay (Telecom's mates rates and Vodafone's Motormouth. Note that you'll need two handsets to use this method). I'll choose the $35 a month plan.

120 minutes = $60.
60 texts = $12
10 pxts = ? I'm not convinced pxts are common, so I'll choose $3.

Total = $75, so there is a discount of about 55%.

This compares with Get 200 ($30 a month), 200 off peak minutes ($100), 20 txts ($8), 10 pxts = my choice of $3; Total = $111, so there is a discount of about 73%. Note that Get 200 came out in about 2000 and is not available to new customers.

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# 244834 10-Aug-2009 16:41
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New pricing for the EASY plans

Easy 20
$18.95 old price
$16.95 new price

Easy 60
$34.95 old price
$29.95 new price

Easy 150
$59.95 old price
$49.95 new price


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  # 244847 10-Aug-2009 16:55
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Even better! Very Nice.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 244854 10-Aug-2009 17:07
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johnr: New pricing for the EASY plans
Easy 20
$18.95 old price
$16.95 new price

Yes I just called VF to ask why I am being charged $18.95 when their web site states $16.95. I was told the price dropped today !

Interesting considering Paul Brislin said in the media VF would not drop prices in reaction to 2degrees !
I'm sure VF will say these price changes are an unrelated price drop Wink 

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  # 244872 10-Aug-2009 17:39
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Good stuff, but funny how the price drop is only on the plans that you can't get add ons for?

So technically, my bestmate is costing me about $18, not $6 (as i have to buy a more expensive plan with fewer minutes to be able to get it)

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