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  # 252087 1-Sep-2009 00:24
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Ham: Then you get ripped when you call telecom or 2deg.. you can't win.

As I said, It's a mess



Maybe everyone should join vodafone so that no one ever needs to call telecom or 2 degrees.  Problem solved.

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# 252096 1-Sep-2009 07:26
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bjhoogs:
Ham: Then you get ripped when you call telecom or 2deg.. you can't win.

As I said, It's a mess



Maybe everyone should join vodafone so that no one ever needs to call telecom or 2 degrees.  Problem solved.


Yeah, monopoly will solve our problems.

 
 
 
 


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  # 252186 1-Sep-2009 12:15
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bjhoogs:
Ham: Then you get ripped when you call telecom or 2deg.. you can't win.

As I said, It's a mess



Maybe everyone should join vodafone so that no one ever needs to call telecom or 2 degrees.  Problem solved.


Yes indeed.  Right before Vodafone ratchets up the prices.  (Which would happen if any of the three got a monopoly - look at Telecom)




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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  # 252225 1-Sep-2009 14:03
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timestyles:
PaulBrislen: Also:

Those are averages of course - YMMV.

We say TXT2000 and nobody cares. We say spend $10 and get $400 worth of TXTing and someone wants to know more.

Cheers

Paul


I'd say this is misleading, because if you sent 2000 texts on 2 degrees, it would only cost you $180, not $400.  



 
Correct. VF says a text is WORTH 20c. I'd say that's pushing it just a bit.




 

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# 252314 1-Sep-2009 17:10
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TinyTim: 
Correct. VF says a text is WORTH 20c. I'd say that's pushing it just a bit.



I disagree. Its quite simple:



Don't pay for the $10 text addon pack, send 2000 sms and pay $400 on vodafone.



Or



Pay for the $10 text addon pack, send 2000 sms, effectively giving you $400 worth of texts for $10 on vodafone.





If you really want to compare the pricing to 2 degrees, you are still saving up to $180. 




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  # 252381 1-Sep-2009 19:41
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TinyTim: 
Correct. VF says a text is WORTH 20c. I'd say that's pushing it just a bit.




I disagree. Its quite simple:


Don't pay for the $10 text addon pack, send 2000 sms and pay $400 on vodafone.


Or

Pay for the $10 text addon pack, send 2000 sms, effectively giving you $400 worth of texts for $10 on vodafone.


If you really want to compare the pricing to 2 degrees, you are still saving up to $180. 


I know what the cost is, but is that what it's actually worth?




 

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  # 252401 1-Sep-2009 20:57
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TinyTim:

I know what the cost is, but is that what it's actually worth?


What you are willing to pay for them? $400 or $10?

Tough choice in the words of 2D ;)

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  # 252447 2-Sep-2009 07:58
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I don't believe *anyone* would be willing to pay $400 for 2000 on-net text messages per month.

Ergo I don't believe *anyone* would think 2000  text messages are *worth* $400 and therefore Vodafone's ads are disingenuous at best and dishonest at worst.

(Apologies for flogging this!)




 

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  # 252453 2-Sep-2009 08:38
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TinyTim: I don't believe *anyone* would be willing to pay $400 for 2000 on-net text messages per month.

Ergo I don't believe *anyone* would think 2000  text messages are *worth* $400 and therefore Vodafone's ads are disingenuous at best and dishonest at worst.

(Apologies for flogging this!)


It doesn't matter whether you think it's worth it or not - both Vodafone and Telecom charge 20c for out of bundle TXT's and therefore $400 is the price you would pay. I don't see how you could think that's dishonest in any way.


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  # 252477 2-Sep-2009 10:20
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I don't understand why some people are finding this so hard to understand. 2,000 text messages with no plan/addon pack at $0.20 each is $400. With the addon plan, the same number of messages is $10. I don't find this misleading, disingenuous or dishonest. I think it's very obvious how they acheive this figure and I have no problem with it.

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  # 252488 2-Sep-2009 10:49
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If I want to buy half a cubic metre of topsoil (a very related product...) I pay $50 for a trailerload, not $200 for fifty 10 litre bags at $4 each. The value of my dirt is $50, not $200. Yes I *could* pay $200 but nobody would do that. If the supplier turned to me and said that I'm getting $200 worth of dirt for $50 then that's... well, you know what I think it is.

Vodafone's other ads - e.g. "How much should you pay for a 60 minute call to the UK" - I have no problem with that wording.

OAO.




 

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  # 252581 2-Sep-2009 14:35
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bjhoogs:
Ham: Then you get ripped when you call telecom or 2deg.. you can't win.

As I said, It's a mess



Maybe everyone should join vodafone so that no one ever needs to call telecom or 2 degrees.  Problem solved.



Can we all please join 2 degrees instead? It'd be cheaper.

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# 252670 2-Sep-2009 17:14
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timestyles:

Can we all please join 2 degrees instead? It'd be cheaper.



How about just staying on topic?




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  # 253133 4-Sep-2009 12:08
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TinyTim: If I want to buy half a cubic metre of topsoil (a very related product...) I pay $50 for a trailerload, not $200 for fifty 10 litre bags at $4 each. The value of my dirt is $50, not $200. Yes I *could* pay $200 but nobody would do that. If the supplier turned to me and said that I'm getting $200 worth of dirt for $50 then that's... well, you know what I think it is.

Vodafone's other ads - e.g. "How much should you pay for a 60 minute call to the UK" - I have no problem with that wording.

OAO.



Pointloess analogy. I could go out the back and get dirt for free. SO your still overpaying. 

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  # 253134 4-Sep-2009 12:11
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TinyTim: I don't believe *anyone* would be willing to pay $400 for 2000 on-net text messages per month.

Ergo I don't believe *anyone* would think 2000  text messages are *worth* $400 and therefore Vodafone's ads are disingenuous at best and dishonest at worst.

(Apologies for flogging this!)



What about bottled water? More expensive than petrol... but hang on a minute!!! It comes free out of a tap....


Just because you think you know what a txt msg is worth, doesnt make it so. Convert it to US$, and check wikipedia on th eaverage cost of a txt msg, and its bang on the money... @ .20c ea. Which no one pays


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