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Topic # 51805 1-Dec-2009 12:58
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Vodafone has released a Supa Prepay TXT4000 add-on for all your crazy heavy txters out here:
Here is the link

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  Reply # 278247 1-Dec-2009 13:06
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It is still a VF2VF only thing??!! I think the walled-garden model should be broken down!!!




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  Reply # 278271 1-Dec-2009 13:36
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chiefie: It is still a VF2VF only thing??!! I think the walled-garden model should be broken down!!!

Yep it says so on the link

Isnt the Telecom $12 to any mobile and unlimited? If so a much better deal.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 278272 1-Dec-2009 13:38
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Still doesn't beat $12 for unlimited any network texts. Although not many people will send 4000, its the any network part that's the seller for myself to be on XT

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  Reply # 278320 1-Dec-2009 14:38
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4000 on network is worthless now with many 021's being moved to 2 degrees.

Do they honestly expect everyone to send the number to the number to check it before texting?




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  Reply # 278326 1-Dec-2009 14:46
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richms: 4000 on network is worthless now with many 021's being moved to 2 degrees.

Do they honestly expect everyone to send the number to the number to check it before texting?


They should have at least copied Telecom's any network TXT deal - especially because of what you said - it is getting more and more difficult to TXT with a "same network to same network" add-on without manually checking first.

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  Reply # 278355 1-Dec-2009 15:48
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"You'll need to sign up quick though - this offer is only available until 31 January 2010, and you'll be able to use it until 31 January 2011"

Thats identical to XTs non-stop text offer so it's no competition really

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  Reply # 278365 1-Dec-2009 16:12
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Still missing what customers have been asking for: a text bundle on prepay to all networks :(

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  Reply # 278387 1-Dec-2009 16:51
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Thats identical to XTs non-stop text offer so it's no competition really


Except it's not, as the Telecom deal is for txts to any network.




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  Reply # 278404 1-Dec-2009 17:18
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But but... it's $800 of value!

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  Reply # 278437 1-Dec-2009 18:32
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Well... Based on what fossie worked out earlier in the XT unlimted txting thread (that I can't link to on my JebusPhone), Telecom gives you $5760 worth of value!




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  Reply # 278446 1-Dec-2009 18:56
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munchkin:
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Thats identical to XTs non-stop text offer so it's no competition really


Except it's not, as the Telecom deal is for txts to any network.


I meant as in the time frames are the same - you have to take it up in the next couple of months and it only goes until Feb '11 or whenever it is, so unless it was a permanent offer of course Telecoms is a better deal.

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  Reply # 278447 1-Dec-2009 18:57
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munchkin:
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Thats identical to XTs non-stop text offer so it's no competition really


Except it's not, as the Telecom deal is for txts to any network.


That's right. The Telecom $12 deal is far better value.




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  Reply # 278463 1-Dec-2009 19:48
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Does anyone know if this offer is also open to OA customers?

I know the Non Stop TXT is, just curious however and couldn't see anything on their website.

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  Reply # 278465 1-Dec-2009 19:50
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nzbnw: Does anyone know if this offer is also open to OA customers?

I know the Non Stop TXT is, just curious however and couldn't see anything on their website.

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For now it specifically says "TXT4000 on Supa Prepay" - so I'll assume it's on Supa Prepay only, and not on On Account.

The OA TXT add-on page definitely doesn't have it listed at the moment.




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  Reply # 278467 1-Dec-2009 19:54
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This was a stupid and decision that little thought has gone into in my opinion. All the other carriers in NZ now support txt plans/reduced price texts to all networks. The fact that telecom XT is offering UNLIMITED texts to all networks for the same price as this is going to cause a lot of customers to give up and switch. In the process, other vodafone customers are going to find that their friends are able to text them with their XT plans, yet they cannot txt back, causing them too to switch.
The main advantage of vodafone was BestMates, but you can select Favourites for $6 on telecom now, and the fact that this does not include texts is irrelevant with an unlimited text plan.
Even 600 txts for $10 would suit many customers (myself included), but 20c per txt is just ridiculous.

Vodafone is going to have to do something soon, or will almost certainly lose many customers, myself included.

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