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Topic # 8070 1-Jun-2006 09:10
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As you know it's the 1st of June, so the updated You Choose range comes into play today.

Changes to term:
You can now choose form 12, 24 & 36 month terms, with subsidies adjusted accordingly.
Choose 20, 60, 120 24 month subsidies have been increased.

New Add-ons:
Your time 200 (021/029) $11.95
TXT 200 (all NZ) $7.95
TXT600 (all NZ) $12.95

EDIT: Forgot to mention


Buy a 3G handset and get an extra 25% on your selected Anytime national minutes for the duration of your contract.

For full details click here (new window)

You Choose™ plan brochure



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[Moderator edit (TH): Sorry, Vodafone would need to pay to have their banner adverts on Geekzone. I have inserted the ad text in place instead. Also note that it may be a violation of an employment contract to display Voda visual trademarks, copyrights and logos in non-approved media (Other telcos also have strict rules about this as far as I am aware).]

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  Reply # 37410 1-Jun-2006 09:19
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Are these addons additional to the existing or replacing some of the existing? The new Your Time 200 is a pretty good deal.




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  Reply # 37411 1-Jun-2006 09:23
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They are additional

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  Reply # 37412 1-Jun-2006 09:24
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any sign of being able to switch from prepay and retain the same number ?



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  Reply # 37416 1-Jun-2006 09:51
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Great job, love the text 200 and 600 to any nz mobile!!

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  Reply # 37422 1-Jun-2006 10:25
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You can't go from Prepay to Contract without changing your number?!! :O

Shocker.

I'm still fairly nonplussed about all this. I can't see it being strong enough to pull Telecom people back..

And what about the prepayers? Once free txting runs out they're gonna start fleeing to 027, mark my words.




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  Reply # 37423 1-Jun-2006 10:45
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PhilM: any sign of being able to switch from prepay and retain the same number ?

Worse case scenario you will have to wait for number portability.

From what I gather though, you will have this option sooner rather than later.




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  Reply # 37424 1-Jun-2006 10:52
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spazz: You can't go from Prepay to Contract without changing your number?!! :O

Shocker.

I'm still fairly nonplussed about all this. I can't see it being strong enough to pull Telecom people back..

And what about the prepayers? Once free txting runs out they're gonna start fleeing to 027, mark my words.



Free text weekends wont run out. It will either be extended or replaced with something else.



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  Reply # 37425 1-Jun-2006 10:54
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spazz: ....Once free txting runs out they're gonna start fleeing to 027, mark my words.


I'm sure we have had a thread about that. You don't know what is going to happen so please stay calm. If it is replaced by something better are we to still “mark your words”?


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  Reply # 37436 1-Jun-2006 13:43
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Can anybody give me the rundown on the "Buy a 3G handset and get an extra 25% on your selected anytime national minutes for the duration of your contract" 

I rang a couple of stores about this to see whether it meant you automatically got an extra 25% if you had a 3G handset or whether you had to buy a 3G handset at time or purchase or buy a subsidised 3G handset at time of purchase and can't seem to get conclusive answers from anybody as to whether you get the extra 25% if you already have a 3G phone.

If Vodafone are going to give you 25% extra airtime if you buy an unsubsidised 3G handset at the time of contract then I'm not sure why it wouldn't apply to existing 3G customers.




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  Reply # 37437 1-Jun-2006 14:06
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This is the way I understand it,

If you sign up on a You choose plan and buy a 3G handset (taking advantige of the discount) you then get 25% more airtime. Choose 60 gives 15 bonus mins so you get 75 Mins for $39.95 



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  Reply # 37438 1-Jun-2006 14:09
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tonyhughes:
PhilM: any sign of being able to switch from prepay and retain the same number ?

Worse case scenario you will have to wait for number portability.

From what I gather though, you will have this option sooner rather than later.


I have been given the ok to say It will be 1Q 2007 (I suspect it wll be before that)

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  Reply # 37440 1-Jun-2006 14:46
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lokinz: This is the way I understand it,

If you sign up on a You choose plan and buy a 3G handset (taking advantige of the discount) you then get 25% more airtime. Choose 60 gives 15 bonus mins so you get 75 Mins for $39.95 


Why would a company give 25% extra to somebody who's signing up a contract with a subsidised phone and yet not give any extras to somebody signing up who brings an existing 3G phone with them?

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  Reply # 37441 1-Jun-2006 14:56
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lokinz:
I have been given the ok to say It will be 1Q 2007 (I suspect it wll be before that)


Thanks for the info


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  Reply # 37442 1-Jun-2006 14:56
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Telecoms current time and a half promotion is the same. Not available to existing accounts. New Accounts only they said. Can't get the deal on a renewed contract. That's okay. Vodafone might want my money instead.



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  Reply # 37444 1-Jun-2006 15:15
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sbiddle:
lokinz: This is the way I understand it,

If you sign up on a You choose plan and buy a 3G handset (taking advantige of the discount) you then get 25% more airtime. Choose 60 gives 15 bonus mins so you get 75 Mins for $39.95 


Why would a company give 25% extra to somebody who's signing up a contract with a subsidised phone and yet not give any extras to somebody signing up who brings an existing 3G phone with them?


I'm sorry I can't give you a definitive answer to that one but I speculate it is to drive connections and 3G handset sales.

And as NeoTech said

Telecoms current time and a half promotion is the same.


Also NeoTech it is actually cheaper on VF. eg. VF Choose 60 + 15 = 75 $39.95 TC Anytime GO 50 + 25 = 75 $50
VF Choose 120 + 30 = 150 $59.95 TC Anytime 100 + 50 = 150 $78.75 


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