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Topic # 81792 18-Apr-2011 19:51
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I was browsing the Vodafone and Telecom websites tonight as my Grandmother has used 950MB of her 500MB iPad data allowance for the month, and was thinking about upgrading her to a plan.

I noticed that on Vodafones website, they have put up that the 'mobile broadband' plans are only available for sale until 4th May 2011.

"On Account Mobile Broadband Plans are available for sale until 4 May 2011. Customers that sign up or are migrated to one of these On Account Mobile Broadband Plans, will continue to be eligible for the plan for the length of their contract or until they terminate their contract with Vodafone"


Does anyone in the know have any idea why? Are they going to be a NZ leader and offer better value mobile broadband plans? ;) 

 

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  Reply # 460285 18-Apr-2011 19:58
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Here's hoping they release some no term smartphone plans since 2D are not keen on covering this sector, the current 24mth lockin is too tough if you already own the handset

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Reply # 460287 18-Apr-2011 20:04
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jjnz1: Are they going to be a NZ leader and offer better value mobile broadband plans? ;)

ROFL



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  Reply # 460288 18-Apr-2011 20:05
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Wade: Here's hoping they release some no term smartphone plans since 2D are not keen on covering this sector, the current 24mth lockin is too tough if you already own the handset


Hmmm,
Also, in Vodafones T&C's, if you sign up to the mobile broadband plans for 12/24 months with the 6 mths half price promo, and then you disconnect, not only do you have to pay early termination fees, but also 6 months worth of half price monthly fees that VF lost out on through the promo.



 

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  Reply # 460317 18-Apr-2011 21:55
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Wade: since 2D are not keen on covering this sector


I hate it when people make uninformed, idiotic statements like this. Build your own smartphone plan on 2D, it's fantastic. For example, my 2D plan is:

220 minutes
1000 txts
1GB of Zone data, 50MB of national

...all for $59.

You still reckon they're not "covering this sector"? I think they're doing a pretty good job mate!

 




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  Reply # 460324 18-Apr-2011 22:26
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spazz:
Wade: since 2D are not keen on covering this sector


I hate it when people make uninformed, idiotic statements like this. Build your own smartphone plan on 2D, it's fantastic. For example, my 2D plan is:

220 minutes
1000 txts
1GB of Zone data, 50MB of national

...all for $59.

You still reckon they're not "covering this sector"? I think they're doing a pretty good job mate!

 


1gb is too much for me so it is not cost effective, likewise adding a $10/100mb data pack doesn't stack up either. There is probably a reason VF and XT offer smart phone plans based around 250~500mb of monthly data and this is a sector that 2D do not have sufficient range of  in currently ;) Based on my usage, why would i want to continue spending $50/mth on 2D when I can get comparative value for $40 on VF or XT? Still sound uninformed or idiotic?

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  Reply # 460329 18-Apr-2011 22:46
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Wade: Still sound uninformed or idiotic?


Yes... Your first statement did not point out any details at all... And now you are slinging critisisms around about nothing...

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  Reply # 460333 18-Apr-2011 22:55
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Wade: why would i want to continue spending $50/mth on 2D when I can get comparative value for $40 on VF or XT? 


"Value for $40"? Hang on, let's see. For $40 on Voda (on a 24 month term, I should add), you get 250MB of data, 30 minutes and 300 txts (plus a promo of 3GB that could end at any stage but that doesn't interest you anyway, right? 1GB is too much for you). If that's what you consider 'value' then well, good onya.




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  Reply # 460357 19-Apr-2011 06:10
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Paying for minutes or texts I will not use does not constitute value to me, 24mth terms don't excite me but it also does't add cost. XT have recently upgraded their smartphone plans- heres hoping VF release something exciting here.

Anyway why are you arguing the benefits of 2D in a VF related forum?

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  Reply # 460518 19-Apr-2011 14:39

Wade: Anyway why are you arguing the benefits of 2D in a VF related forum?


Because he has a point... Some people use their phones as phones, remember calling and texting? I am on the exact same deal and find for $59 220 min and 1000 texts plus 1GB is unbeatable value in the NZ market.



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  Reply # 462043 24-Apr-2011 22:03
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Noticed Vodafone just updated smart plans via website (promo):

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone/plans.jsp#expander4

$81.65 gets:

240 anytime minutes (instead of 120)
600 txts
1000 pxts
3000MB data (promo still)
$199 iPhone 4 


I am going to ring them tomorrow or Tuesday to see if they can give me double minutes since I only just resigned 2 connections 1 month ago.

 

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  Reply # 462054 24-Apr-2011 23:10
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Anything for non-smartphone customers? :)

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  Reply # 462056 24-Apr-2011 23:32
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jjnz1: Noticed Vodafone just updated smart plans via website (promo):

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone/plans.jsp#expander4

$81.65 gets:

240 anytime minutes (instead of 120)
600 txts
1000 pxts
3000MB data (promo still)
$199 iPhone 4 


I am going to ring them tomorrow or Tuesday to see if they can give me double minutes since I only just resigned 2 connections 1 month ago.

 


The double minutes promo isn't a new one, it's been around for at last the last month. I get a call from First Mobile once per month without fail trying to upsell me to a new plan. They were offering double minutes for the life of the plan when they last called.

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  Reply # 462060 24-Apr-2011 23:59
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quickymart: Anything for non-smartphone customers? :)


well if im not mistaken
there was a vodafone plan for standard mobile users without the 3g traffic part
200 vf 2 vf min
200txts

i wonder if you could purchase addons for on account customers





i was about the get a smart plan with the 3g traffic promotion.
still considering as there are no deadline for the promotion




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  Reply # 462061 25-Apr-2011 00:02
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sbiddle:

The double minutes promo isn't a new one, it's been around for at last the last month. I get a call from First Mobile once per month without fail trying to upsell me to a new plan. They were offering double minutes for the life of the plan when they last called.


Your right, its not new for the simple and other plans, but it is new for the Smart (iPhone) plans. They definitely weren't offering this 1 month ago.

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  Reply # 462081 25-Apr-2011 08:01
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argivian:
quickymart: Anything for non-smartphone customers? :)


well if im not mistaken
there was a vodafone plan for standard mobile users without the 3g traffic part
200 vf 2 vf min
200txts

i wonder if you could purchase addons for on account customers

i was about the get a smart plan with the 3g traffic promotion.
still considering as there are no deadline for the promotion


I was hoping for something with a better off-net component.

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