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  Reply # 370669 21-Aug-2010 13:48
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jjero: My you choose contract with vodafone has ended and am looking at all the options and want data on my plan.

With vodafone: $40 per month gets you 250mb after september 1, 300 txts and 30 minutes. Plus you're locked into a contract for 24 months

Equivalent plan with 2degrees: $20 for 512mb, $10 for 100txts, $12.20 (0.44c*30) 30minutes = $42.20 for double the data, 3.3 times the texts and same minutes, plus this is prepay.

???? I'm confused. The only advantage I can see is that there is a much greater 3G coverage with vodafone. Why would anyone choose the vodafone plan after the 3gb promo ends?

Am I missing something?


Here is another analysis:

Vodafone iPhone 40 plan: $40 per month for 24 months
Cost of iPhone 4: $619
Total cost: $1579

2degrees over 24 months
$10 text: $240
30 minutes of calls: $316.80
250 of data (24 x 5 x 50 MB x $6 outside Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown): $720
iPhone 4: $1099
Total cost: $2375.80

And for the privilege of supporting 2degrees and paying more, I don't get to have Vodafone Family.

David. 





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  Reply # 370877 22-Aug-2010 02:10
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I think the 24 month smart plan adds a lot of value like all other plans - as long as you use up all the minutes/texts/data and you know your usage for the next 2 years.

Personally, I'm not certain enough about what my usage is or where I'll be in the next year, let alone two, so I'm hesitant about committing to 2 year contracts! But the handset subsidy looks good, and the smart plan adds value. Definitely something to consider.

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  Reply # 370878 22-Aug-2010 02:39
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DrCheese:
Here is another analysis:

Vodafone iPhone 40 plan: $40 per month for 24 months
Cost of iPhone 4: $619
Total cost: $1579

2degrees over 24 months
$10 text: $240
30 minutes of calls: $316.80
250 of data (24 x 5 x 50 MB x $6 outside Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown): $720
iPhone 4: $1099
Total cost: $2375.80

And for the privilege of supporting 2degrees and paying more, I don't get to have Vodafone Family.

David. 


But, you don't pay for what you don't use and you get the benefit of any specials/price changes along the way, not to mention your free to leave at any time.

This in itself would quite possibly bring the cost below Vodafone.

Overall this is why i don't get a on account plan. They make it sound good buy throwing figures out there but i do wonder how many people actually use all their benefits.

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  Reply # 371012 22-Aug-2010 13:47
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DrCheese:
jjero: My you choose contract with vodafone has ended and am looking at all the options and want data on my plan.

With vodafone: $40 per month gets you 250mb after september 1, 300 txts and 30 minutes. Plus you're locked into a contract for 24 months

Equivalent plan with 2degrees: $20 for 512mb, $10 for 100txts, $12.20 (0.44c*30) 30minutes = $42.20 for double the data, 3.3 times the texts and same minutes, plus this is prepay.

???? I'm confused. The only advantage I can see is that there is a much greater 3G coverage with vodafone. Why would anyone choose the vodafone plan after the 3gb promo ends?

Am I missing something?


Here is another analysis:

Vodafone iPhone 40 plan: $40 per month for 24 months
Cost of iPhone 4: $619
Total cost: $1579

2degrees over 24 months
$10 text: $240
30 minutes of calls: $316.80
250 of data (24 x 5 x 50 MB x $6 outside Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown): $720
iPhone 4: $1099
Total cost: $2375.80

And for the privilege of supporting 2degrees and paying more, I don't get to have Vodafone Family.

David. 



2degrees

Top up $30 a month , this gives you 300 texts for free. which is the same as the iphone $40 plan

for e.g. in auckland i could buy 20$ worth of data , and use 10$ for calling (which could give you anywhere from 20-40 minutes of calling depending on landline/2degrees/telecom/vodafone)

this would give a total ownership cost of $1819 

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  Reply # 371017 22-Aug-2010 13:57

Why not wait to see their plans? They should be here by the end of sept.

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  Reply # 371021 22-Aug-2010 14:26

DrCheese:
jjero: My you choose contract with vodafone has ended and am looking at all the options and want data on my plan.

With vodafone: $40 per month gets you 250mb after september 1, 300 txts and 30 minutes. Plus you're locked into a contract for 24 months

Equivalent plan with 2degrees: $20 for 512mb, $10 for 100txts, $12.20 (0.44c*30) 30minutes = $42.20 for double the data, 3.3 times the texts and same minutes, plus this is prepay.

???? I'm confused. The only advantage I can see is that there is a much greater 3G coverage with vodafone. Why would anyone choose the vodafone plan after the 3gb promo ends?

Am I missing something?


Here is another analysis:

Vodafone iPhone 40 plan: $40 per month for 24 months
Cost of iPhone 4: $619
Total cost: $1579

2degrees over 24 months
$10 text: $240
30 minutes of calls: $316.80
250 of data (24 x 5 x 50 MB x $6 outside Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown): $720
iPhone 4: $1099
Total cost: $2375.80

And for the privilege of supporting 2degrees and paying more, I don't get to have Vodafone Family.

David. 


Here is my view of 2degrees over 24 months
Topup $50 per month = $1200

512/(1GB data for now) = $20/mo inclusive in $50
500 texts = FREE/mo
$30 to spend on calls... This can be 136 min 2d/landline or 68 minutes to anyone.

+ iphone 4 $1099
Total cost = $2299



Lets compare my $40 on vf iphone 40 plan.
30 minutes
300 txt
250 meg

2degrees
100 minutes ($30 bundle)
400 txt
100 Meg (pay an extra $10 and get 512 mb)
 

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  Reply # 371033 22-Aug-2010 14:55
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But, you don't pay for what you don't use and you get the benefit of any specials/price changes along the way, not to mention your free to leave at any time.

This in itself would quite possibly bring the cost below Vodafone.

Overall this is why i don't get a on account plan. They make it sound good buy throwing figures out there but i do wonder how many people actually use all their benefits.


Yeah, I remember feeling sorry for the people who signed up for the 24 month TXTer60/Talker60 plans when Vodafone unveiled their Simple plans - no contract term for the exact price or double their minutes for a 12 month contract. Either way, they would've been better off on the Simple plans unless there was a very significant handset subsidy.

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