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#82354 27-Apr-2011 22:50
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So I'm on a positively ancient Get plan and have got myself one of these new-fangled Android phones that demands a decent data plan. VF Smart looks to be the way to go but 24 month contract - yikes!

Does anyone know if VF have any plans to allow the bonus $300 credit on a phone - which is totally useless to me - to be balanced against the contract term?

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  #463258 28-Apr-2011 09:40
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Did you try calling them to ask?


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  #463285 28-Apr-2011 10:21
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In my last few dealings with vodafone, I have found that the stores have a lot of swing when it comes to customising plans.

I would go and see the store instead, as the people who you ring have a list of what they are allowed to offer.
For example, the phone CSR's can offer you a one off 'gift', but can not set up a monthly 'gift' unlike the stores. ie more minutes for being such a wonderful customer.

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  #463300 28-Apr-2011 11:14
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Why not sign onto smart3 and buy the $199 iphone4, sell the phone, switch to smart1 in 6mths time. The return on selling the iphone will outweigh the increased monthly charge for first 6 months plan charge = maybe $600 payback

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  #463301 28-Apr-2011 11:17
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On a sidenote if VF offered me a smart plan with no 24mth term nor any phone discount I would jump ship in a heartbeat


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  #463557 28-Apr-2011 23:57
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timmmay: Did you try calling them to ask?

Yes I did - all I got was some vague hints that the CSR thought this might change in the future but couldn't give me any detail. Was hoping someone here might be able to drop some more detailed hints - or conversely tell me I'm dreaming...

Good point re talking to a store - I'll try that. 

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