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Topic # 8338 22-Jun-2006 08:46
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Is anyone jumping for joy over this deal?...or are you happy to keep camping out at your local starbucks?



also see the website here

...What would kill it for me is the 24 month contract :(

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  Reply # 39259 22-Jun-2006 09:03
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ummm this deal has been on for a month plus. i got it in the middle of april and is very good i reckon. and i have not yet use over the 1 GB. great deal! i took up the 24 months contract to get the VMC Card. hehehe




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Reply # 39261 22-Jun-2006 09:32
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oh lol....a whole month!?....hmm.....i must admit with exams on i have been rather 'hermity' lol, this was news to me lmao...

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  Reply # 39269 22-Jun-2006 09:55
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You have to justify the cost with your useage-for me a little too pricey. But it looks a good deal.
Watch this space later on this year




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  Reply # 39270 22-Jun-2006 09:57
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You don't have to sign up for 24 months if you want to buy (or if have your own) data card.

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Reply # 39271 22-Jun-2006 10:02
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And there's an equivalent plan, with same cost and data allowance from Telecom NZ. Also for some time now.





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  Reply # 39272 22-Jun-2006 10:03
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psychrn: You have to justify the cost with your useage-for me a little too pricey. But it looks a good deal.
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I look at it as great price range as i can be on mobile and yet get a reasonable good speed. I have broadband at home, sure i can stay home and surf and download huge amount of stuff (which i hardly do anyway, hard to break 5GB of 20GB allowance!!)... but i'd be tying myself to the desk, with VMC, i can be out about and at work or anywhere and still get online with my laptop. So for that $49 for 1GB, it's great price tag and give me the best mobility i couldn't have with home broadband. And certainly beat Woosh.

And of course, signed up to 24months mean I get $49 deal for 24 months, and when HSDPA card/handset is out, all i need to do is swap SIM Card and off i go on HSDPA...




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  Reply # 39276 22-Jun-2006 10:49
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psychrn: You have to justify the cost with your useage-for me a little too pricey. But it looks a good deal.
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I look at it as great price range as i can be on mobile and yet get a reasonable good speed. I have broadband at home, sure i can stay home and surf and download huge amount of stuff (which i hardly do anyway, hard to break 5GB of 20GB allowance!!)... but i'd be tying myself to the desk, with VMC, i can be out about and at work or anywhere and still get online with my laptop. So for that $49 for 1GB, it's great price tag and give me the best mobility i couldn't have with home broadband. And certainly beat Woosh.



And of course, signed up to 24months mean I get $49 deal for 24 months, and when HSDPA card/handset is out, all i need to do is swap SIM Card and off i go on HSDPA...


What happens in 6 months when Vodafone bring out an even better mobile broadband deal? You'll still be stuck on this plan - 24 months is a very very long time!

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  Reply # 39281 22-Jun-2006 10:58
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well that's the risk i will have to take, but given $49 for 1GB satisfied me now and i still see it as a great deal. Again remember, at least i have 24 months of $49 for 1GB, who knows what Vodafone will do, maybe they will pull $49 off...


It's a risk one will live with, and i am making the most of it today. Just as with any purchase you make on anything today, when you see that nice laptop on sale for $1500 for reasonable specs, how will you feel when in 6 months time, a better model replacing that model you bought selling for same $1500... It's a risk you will take when you made the purchase, you cannot sit and wait for great deal everytime, because there will always be better deal tomorrow and so on and so on... if you keep that mentality, you will never made a purchase and will never take a risk. And most things in life, things came out better when you actually tackle the risk head on.

That's something I learned in life and has work well for me.



One other great example is Apple, how will Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne know Apple will succeed? Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, along with Ronald G. Wayne form the Apple Computer Company on April Fools’ Day. And look at them today... It is the risk they willing to take.


so make the most of it today!

(gee i sounded like Vodafone)




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  Reply # 39285 22-Jun-2006 11:32
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When Voda launch HSDPA you will be stuck with a slower UMTS card that can not be upgraded.




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  Reply # 39286 22-Jun-2006 11:44
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Jama: When Voda launch HSDPA you will be stuck with a slower UMTS card that can not be upgraded.


Would this not be the same for when Telecom launch EV-DO Rev A

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  Reply # 39289 22-Jun-2006 11:52
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Jama: When Voda launch HSDPA you will be stuck with a slower UMTS card that can not be upgraded.


Well.. that's why i am waiting for HSDPA handset... or i can always get HSDPA data card... and just slot in my data SIM card and off i go... Remember, I didn't pay for $399 UMTS VMC card... :-) I'd be more incline to get HSDPA out of my own pocket when it is out... and continue using the data SIM card came with $49 for 1GB...

Gotta love GSM SIM card technology... :-)




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  Reply # 39293 22-Jun-2006 12:39
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It's a risk one will live with, and i am making the most of it today. Just as with any purchase you make on anything today, when you see that nice laptop on sale for $1500 for reasonable specs, how will you feel when in 6 months time, a better model replacing that model you bought selling for same $1500... It's a risk you will take when you made the purchase, you cannot sit and wait for great deal everytime, because there will always be better deal tomorrow and so on and so on... if you keep that mentality, you will never made a purchase and will never take a risk. And most things in life, things came out better when you actually tackle the risk head on.




You cant compare it from buying a laptop today for $1500 and a cheaper one coming out in six months! Maybe if you bought the laptop for $1500 and had to keep buying the same laptop for that same price every month for 24 months, then you could compare it.

I know what your saying, but your example doesnt make sence.

How much does it cost to buy our of the contract?


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  Reply # 39295 22-Jun-2006 12:47
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only to the difference of the VMC card. as the VMC card is subsidised from your 24 months contract. I have no problem using contract because i know i will be using that long.

Remember most contracts that are in placed are to get lock customer in for that period of term, and usually they allow you to get devices or equipment "free" as you will stay with them for the stated length of term. And if you don't like the service and decided to break out of the contract or term, then you will have to pay for penalty which usually the difference in cost of what the device/equipment would normally be if you have bought it outright in the first place.




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chiefie: only to the difference of the VMC card. as the VMC card is subsidised from your 24 months contract. I have no problem using contract because i know i will be using that long.



Remember most contracts that are in placed are to get lock customer in for that period of term, and usually they allow you to get devices or equipment "free" as you will stay with them for the stated length of term. And if you don't like the service and decided to break out of the contract or term, then you will have to pay for penalty which usually the difference in cost of what the device/equipment would normally be if you have bought it outright in the first place.


Thats the same reasoning why i decided to go on You Choose plan with a 24 month contract.

I was going to buy a 3g phone anyway but if i signed up to a Choose 60 24 month plan, i got $200 off the 3g phone. The cancellation fee for my You Choose contract is $200, so i figured i may as well test out You Choose for a while and if i dont like it, i can just cancel my contract and in the end, i would have just paid the normal price for my phone that i would have normally paid in the first place - so really, to me, im not stuck into a contract cuz i still got my $200 here i was going to spend on my phone which i can use to pay the cancellation fee :)

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  Reply # 39297 22-Jun-2006 12:55
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You cant compare it from buying a laptop today for $1500 and a cheaper one coming out in six months! Maybe if you bought the laptop for $1500 and had to keep buying the same laptop for that same price every month for 24 months, then you could compare it.

I know what your saying, but your example doesnt make sence.


Well the analogy here is, you made a decision to get something, and if the decision turned out sour, then you will have to live with that decision.

In my explanation above, I made the decision to take the plunge and signed up for 24 months of 1GB service for $49/month with included VMC card. And if this deal get cheaper tomorrow, or a better deal came out, or service plan got better etc... then those are the risks that i will face and i will have to consequencely accept it. If i'm not happy with it, then deal with it. Sell the VMC, break the contract... whatever, but as of yet, there are no better deal out yet, and i'm happy with the service and the contract and it works towards my benefit, so it's all great for now. Might not be in few months time but we never know.


In the same analogy, if you made a bad decision buying a laptop and 2 weeks later, there's a new model or cheaper deal came on for the same model, whatever the case be. And since you already made the decision to purchase it there and then, well you will have to live with the decision you made. Can't bit*h and moan about it if you have already made the decision to go ahead with your plan.

So yeah, hope you understand.


Anyway, this is going way OT from the topic above.




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