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  Reply # 503765 9-Aug-2011 11:44
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Wade:
ahmad:
Wade: And bang 2D's standard offerings into the mix and vf is miles ahead in value again

Don't forget that this is a promotion. Or there will be tears (again).


It is a promotion of sorts ie there is a limited window to buy into the contract but once in it is effectively ongoing and never expires so not really a promotion in the usual sense of the term

And the implication of that is that VF see a trend downwards in mobile data costs to the end user....

Whatever the new offer is it will be based upon the usage patterns VF have seen emerge for Mobile data over the period that the offer has been in place, so I'm picking it will sit well with most users.

The whole mobile data issue (as I see it) tends to be more one of perception. When you're sitting on a datacap at home that measures in tens of Gigabytes it's hard for us to image that we can get by on a smartfone for a month with merely a few hundred megabytes... when in fact most of us do.
But of course we 'cut our coat to suit our cloth', as they say, so the half-gig of mobile data we need a month this year will be an unacceptably small amount of what we'd expect to see in our contracts a few years down the track......

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  Reply # 503835 9-Aug-2011 13:33
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Wade: And bang 2D's standard offerings into the mix and vf is miles ahead in value again

Don't forget that this is a promotion. Or there will be tears (again).


To my understanding, this is a permanent plan but you have to buy before 23/8.

I just don't see how telecom can compete here. 

 

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  Reply # 503837 9-Aug-2011 13:36
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Exactly, the only promo aspect is the timeframe in which you can lock into this

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  Reply # 503860 9-Aug-2011 14:00
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Wouldn't mind this promo but really iffy about if I want to be stuck in a 24 month contract on a smart1 plan. The exit fee's are a bit too much for me :(




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  Reply # 503868 9-Aug-2011 14:10
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taneb1: Wouldn't mind this promo but really iffy about if I want to be stuck in a 24 month contract on a smart1 plan. The exit fee's are a bit too much for me :(


You need to ask the question as to why would you want to exit?

If you require more minutes then upgrade to a Smart plan with more minutes at the time, I doubt there will be any similar deal available within two years here in NZ and if there is it most likely match rather than better it so you stand to loose nothing by locking in

Don't do it and you will regret it I say :P

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  Reply # 503893 9-Aug-2011 14:41
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I only joined vodafone a month or two ago so this is music to my ears.

I easily use 3Gb a month, and was always going well over my 1Gb on Telecom (and costing me an arm and a leg) I stream music from home via AudioGalaxy (amazing software/app if you don't have it) for +8 hours a day while at work and doing that 5x a week I still manage to keep under cap.

I will admit though that with the HTC Sensation boot loader becoming unlocked I have been downloading a few ROMS directly onto my phone... Makes it easy to chew up that 3Gb.

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  Reply # 503919 9-Aug-2011 15:20
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Wade:
taneb1: Wouldn't mind this promo but really iffy about if I want to be stuck in a 24 month contract on a smart1 plan. The exit fee's are a bit too much for me :(


You need to ask the question as to why would you want to exit?

If you require more minutes then upgrade to a Smart plan with more minutes at the time, I doubt there will be any similar deal available within two years here in NZ and if there is it most likely match rather than better it so you stand to loose nothing by locking in

Don't do it and you will regret it I say :P


I know, but as I might be returning to Uni next year might have to considering budgetting ($10 a week wouldn't be too bad I guess) will have to think about it over the next few days and maybe sign up!




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  Reply # 503935 9-Aug-2011 15:57
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Few basic questions im not exactly sure of...

1. If I sign upto a smart1 plan now, and say 8months into my 24 month contract, the calling minutes go from the 60 now to 120, and from 2500 txts to say 4000, will i get auto upgraded to the new plans?

2. It is a additional 3GB of data correct? So on smart1 we really have 250MB + 3GB? 

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  Reply # 503940 9-Aug-2011 16:05
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Has the replacement plan been announced yet?

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  Reply # 503942 9-Aug-2011 16:06
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networkn: Has the replacement plan been announced yet?


Guess that will come after aug 23rd when this current promotion ends. 

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  Reply # 503944 9-Aug-2011 16:13
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wreck90: Why would anyone go for telecom's smart plans? The vodafone 3gb offer is so enticing. eg...

Vodafone smartplan1, $40/month, 60 minutes anytime/any net calls. 2500 txt, 3 gig data.

Telecom smartphone , $40 month, 50 minutes anytime/any net calls, 300 txt, 500mb data.

Vodafone are offering a far better value package if I read this right.

Why would I buy the telecom product? Give me a reason, anyone?

If I walked into a telecom store armed with the above info, would a telecom sales person be able to throw in a few free extras to sweeten the deal?


If you mainly want data then you can get 8GB / month from Telecom for about $110....and that's the price not a promo. This is their "Mobile Broadband" pricing. You can use it in your phone. 

That's based on  $81 / month for 4GB plus another $30 month for a second 4GB if you go ver the first 4GB. 

Any phone use is at casual rates and same goes for txts. I make so few calls I didn't do anything about the minutes. 

But if data is what you want for your phone, then you can get 8GB / month from Telecom for $110.

That's pretty good, I think.

I'm on pre-pay and have the $61 for 2GB and pay another $29.95 if I go over for an additional 2GB. So that's $90 / month for 4GB. No promo. That's the price. I added a Txt2500 to that for $12 / month.




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  Reply # 503952 9-Aug-2011 16:34
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Wade:
ahmad:
Wade: And bang 2D's standard offerings into the mix and vf is miles ahead in value again

Don't forget that this is a promotion. Or there will be tears (again).


It is a promotion of sorts ie there is a limited window to buy into the contract but once in it is effectively ongoing and never expires so not really a promotion in the usual sense of the term


I thought the ‘for the life of the plan’ only applied to existing customers, not ones who sign up from now on.  correct me if I’m wrong.

 

So anyone looking to sign up now will only get the 3GB for the next month then will be on 250MB (and whatever they replace the 3GB with)


ETA: just checked vodafone website, I am right. (unless their website is wrong)

"Smart promotion: All new Smart customers will enjoy 3GB of data and 1000 PXTs per month until the 23rd of August 2011. See the Terms & Conditions for this offer."


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  Reply # 503968 9-Aug-2011 16:59
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The site is wrong, the forum announcement thread says the truth
http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/8474-3gb-for-the-life-of-your-smart-plan/ 

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  Reply # 504124 9-Aug-2011 23:27
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wreck90: Why would anyone go for telecom's smart plans? The vodafone 3gb offer is so enticing. eg...

Vodafone smartplan1, $40/month, 60 minutes anytime/any net calls. 2500 txt, 3 gig data.

Telecom smartphone , $40 month, 50 minutes anytime/any net calls, 300 txt, 500mb data.

Vodafone are offering a far better value package if I read this right.

Why would I buy the telecom product? Give me a reason, anyone?

If I walked into a telecom store armed with the above info, would a telecom sales person be able to throw in a few free extras to sweeten the deal?


If you mainly want data then you can get 8GB / month from Telecom for about $110....and that's the price not a promo. This is their "Mobile Broadband" pricing. You can use it in your phone. 

That's based on  $81 / month for 4GB plus another $30 month for a second 4GB if you go ver the first 4GB. 

Any phone use is at casual rates and same goes for txts. I make so few calls I didn't do anything about the minutes. 

But if data is what you want for your phone, then you can get 8GB / month from Telecom for $110.

That's pretty good, I think.

I'm on pre-pay and have the $61 for 2GB and pay another $29.95 if I go over for an additional 2GB. So that's $90 / month for 4GB. No promo. That's the price. I added a Txt2500 to that for $12 / month.


But I don't want to spend $110, I want to spend $40. The vodafone pretty much gives tons of data, and calls, and txt, for $40.   Telecom doesn't even come close. 



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So has the replacement plan been announced? I am on a TalkZone Zero Plan, and 200MB of data isn't getting me there.

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