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Topic # 8593 13-Jul-2006 15:25
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Talk to any international or national destination on any network for ten minutes and only pay $2

ONLY FOR PREPAY CUSTOMERS

I am sick to death of Vodafone giving Prepay users all the best deals.

http://vodafone.co.nz/promos/2for10/2for10.jsp

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Reply # 40968 13-Jul-2006 15:54
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Thats because prepay customers are the most fickle and most willing to change networks if they are not pandered to. Hence all the pandering towards prepay customers. Most postpaid customers are locked into contracts so it doesnt matter if they arent as well taken care of.

I'm a prepay customer so I know this is true! We are a fickle bunch that require pandering

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  Reply # 40969 13-Jul-2006 16:25
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Good deal. I like the "any network" bit and "anytime" and th "video calls included"
the coolest bit is that video calls are also included to networks in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the UK.

At least with vodafone Pre Pay deals, you only need to buy a simcard (when they don't just break) to get the deals and not a whole new phone like 027.


now the bad news... my stupid Pre Pay simcard (yes it's a another fu_c_ken stupid SIM2) just died yesterday, same commom problem, loses network but the simcard still "boots" and it's a totally new phone so I know their new simcards are CRAP. that makes number 8 to die in a year, all in different phones. (3 handsets)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 40972 13-Jul-2006 16:53
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Clearly once again Vodafone shows its commitment to its On Account customers by offering this promotion to only Prepaid customers. Couplied with their inability to solve overbilling problems (303 days and counting)... just a slap in the face at the moment.
Yes I'm aware of the including calling/text bundles but all the same - you could get a lot of value out of these promotions and saying 'carry two sims' isn't acceptable.

I'm actually considering taking the hit breaking out the you choose contract and either reverting back to Vodafone Prepaid or jumping ship (though we just had a gruesome horror story about Telecom New Zealand and their inability to deal with overcharging in IRC so it might make me think twice) to Telecom.

Apart from that, the deal looks fairly good. Good to see a new deal.




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  Reply # 40975 13-Jul-2006 17:25
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cokemaster: Clearly once again Vodafone shows its commitment to its On Account customers by offering this promotion to only Prepaid customers. Couplied with their inability to solve overbilling problems (303 days and counting)... just a slap in the face at the moment.
Yes I'm aware of the including calling/text bundles but all the same - you could get a lot of value out of these promotions and saying 'carry two sims' isn't acceptable.

I'm actually considering taking the hit breaking out the you choose contract and either reverting back to Vodafone Prepaid or jumping ship (though we just had a gruesome horror story about Telecom New Zealand and their inability to deal with overcharging in IRC so it might make me think twice) to Telecom.

Apart from that, the deal looks fairly good. Good to see a new deal.


Im considering breakin out of my You Choose contract too... will think about it over the next few weeks.

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  Reply # 41004 13-Jul-2006 22:53
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Muhahaha......  Great deal!

Back in the "Vodafone free txt weekends ending soon" thread, I was guessing and hoping for some deal like that in Aus, 10cents for 10mins at night to the same operator (don't know if you guys remembered)....

But hey, this is pretty good!  And it's even for calls to landlines AND 027 as well, overseas calls, AND overseas video calls!  WOW!

I hope they will extend this deal, it's a great one, haha, much better than the "free txt weekend" IMO, finally, something from Vodafone to shake things up....



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jesseycy: Muhahaha......  Great deal!

Back in the "Vodafone free txt weekends ending soon" thread, I was guessing and hoping for some deal like that in Aus, 10cents for 10mins at night to the same operator (don't know if you guys remembered)....

But hey, this is pretty good!  And it's even for calls to landlines AND 027 as well, overseas calls, AND overseas video calls!  WOW!

I hope they will extend this deal, it's a great one, haha, much better than the "free txt weekend" IMO, finally, something from Vodafone to shake things up....


Its pretty screwed if you ask me
I would video call people if i could video call them for 10 mins for only $2, but i cant becuz im a loyal on account customer!!

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  Reply # 41023 14-Jul-2006 06:52
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simon_nz90: Its pretty screwed if you ask me
I would video call people if i could video call them for 10 mins for only $2, but i cant becuz im a loyal on account customer!!


Loyal? I don't think Vodafone have any loyal on account customers left.. It seems that the words "on account" are translated to "contract cash cow" inside Vodafone..


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simon_nz90: Talk to any international or national destination on any network for ten minutes and only pay $2

ONLY FOR PREPAY CUSTOMERS

I am sick to death of Vodafone giving Prepay users all the best deals.

http://vodafone.co.nz/promos/2for10/2for10.jsp


Vodafone introduced this offer for PrePay customers only, specifically to annoy you, knowing full well that you would immediately make a post on the Geekzone forums whinging about it, like you always do.

It's not of the end of the world as we know it dude, LMAO.

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  Reply # 41063 14-Jul-2006 16:09
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HSDPA2006: ....
It's not of the end of the world as we know it dude, LMAO.


Would you be saying that if you are on a You Loose plan?




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  Reply # 41065 14-Jul-2006 16:26
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HSDPA2006:
simon_nz90: Talk to any international or national destination on any network for ten minutes and only pay $2

ONLY FOR PREPAY CUSTOMERS

I am sick to death of Vodafone giving Prepay users all the best deals.

http://vodafone.co.nz/promos/2for10/2for10.jsp




Vodafone introduced this offer for PrePay customers only, specifically to annoy you, knowing full well that you would immediately make a post on the Geekzone forums whinging about it, like you always do.



It's not of the end of the world as we know it dude, LMAO.


I'm just expressing my opinion, if you have a problem with that then don't read my forum topics.

Cheers.

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  Reply # 41078 14-Jul-2006 17:13
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I think some people fail to realize that On Account customers show commitment and loyality to Vodafone when they are On Account Customers...  they tend to stay connected longer than prepaid, spend more cash and less likely to switch at a drop of a hat.

As a result, On Account customers should expect a reasonable deal. Currently what Vodafone is telling all On Account customers by doing this prepaid only promotion is that they are  not valued, loyality is taken for granted and they should seriously consider prepaid as many of the promotions really cut through the On Account offerings if used correctly.

So we have them rewarding customers who have extremely low loyality (changes network at a drop of a hat), spends as little as possible and is not committed to using other services... and what message does that give?

Its easy if you aren't an on account customer to say 'Well its not the end of the world', how would you feel if you were an On Account customer (either on a open term or contract) and suddenly Prepaid customers can call not just 021/landlines for $2 for 10 minutes but various overseas locations which depending on your plan maybe anywhere between 49c to $1.39  a minute.




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  Reply # 41085 14-Jul-2006 17:31
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cokemaster: So we have them rewarding customers who have extremely low loyality (changes network at a drop of a hat), spends as little as possible and is not committed to using other services... and what message does that give?



Vodafone have roughly 80% prepay customer base who contribute approximately 40% of total earnings. Since prepay users make up the bulk of connections and 40% of the total business (and are very fickle and will change networks for the best deal) it's understandable why a network would be trying their hardest to keep those customers on board.

What Vodafone are doing however is damaging the good will of on account customers who are being rewarded with their loyalty by paying more for services than prepay customers. When Vodafone started targetting prepay users with special deals they were rewarding on account customers with deals such as extra included minutes . . . suddenly these have all dried up and Vodafone's idea of a great deal is giving you 2 extra minutes per month if you sign up for a 12 month contract. Whoop de do.


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  Reply # 41087 14-Jul-2006 17:38
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Would it be that hard for them to have the deal for On Account users as well as Prepaid users?

A bit like the let yourself go promotion before they changed the rules. Yell




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  Reply # 41090 14-Jul-2006 17:48
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cokemaster: Would it be that hard for them to have the deal for On Account users as well as Prepaid users?

A bit like the let yourself go promotion before they changed the rules. Yell


It wouldn't really work for on account customers since many plans are based around included minutes or dirt cheap calls. The fairest thing to do for on account customers is to increase the included minutes. Remember the concept of any campaign is to increase revenue which this will do for prepay users while maintaining loyalty.

The $2 for 10 minute deal will make a *lot* of money for Vodafone since people will go over their 10 minutes and talk for say 12 minutes and pay another $2 for that call.

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  Reply # 41127 14-Jul-2006 20:32
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cokemaster:
HSDPA2006: ....
It's not of the end of the world as we know it dude, LMAO.


Would you be saying that if you are on a You Loose plan?


I'm on the Get 300 Plan & if Prepaid customers get bonus deals & I don't, it doesn't worry me at all. It's just not a big deal to me, however you & Simon seem to think it is a big deal, which considering that there are far more serious things in life to worry about, I find your concerns laughable.

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