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  Reply # 511593 25-Aug-2011 08:30
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Didn't you guys see?

Bonus features:
Free calls to your voicemail



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  Reply # 511595 25-Aug-2011 08:33
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^^
Saves me 20-40c/month.

More when calls go straight to voicemail even though phone is on...

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  Reply # 511601 25-Aug-2011 08:40
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Yes 1GB only for the first 6 months. Then 250MB a month (at the entry level). Then 20c a MB overage. Seriously? And I can't see the price for the 1GB add-on once the 6 months is up. Can anyone else see the price anywhere?

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  Reply # 511609 25-Aug-2011 08:52
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Ok been over the site and seen this on the plan page

"1GB of data each month*" but no where does it explain what the * means.

It just says a bonus of 1GB each month* 

that could mean each month for 3 months, for 1 month etc

Update......
Ok just saw on the front page it says for 6 months for the 1gig

I would have been very keen on this plan if the 1gig bonus was to stay 
I.e. on a $65  plan i would get 200mins, 2500text and 1.250 gigs of data i would have signed up to a new 12 - 24 month plan in the next month or so.

However as i use between 250megs - 1gig of data a month its better if i now stay on the current smart plan i have and switch to telecom/2degrees after my contract.


The thing i love about my phone is that i can pull it out anytime and read the news, use maps, etc without having to worry about going over my 250 megs.





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  Reply # 511613 25-Aug-2011 08:55
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Assuming this offering is based on actual usage history gained then it is going to keep the overall majority very happy, more minutes + sufficient data for their needs...

The geeks will be happiest keepign their 3gb/mth i would say


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  Reply # 511614 25-Aug-2011 08:57
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On a side note, anyone else noticed the "business" versions of the smart plans also now being offered (ala 2Ds but with a loosely disguised free best mate chucked in)

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  Reply # 511616 25-Aug-2011 08:57
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ahmad:
wreck90:
Why do vodafone put an asterisk next to the following statement (i could see no explanation)....

"1GB of data each month*"


That's for the first 6 months isn't it? According to posters above.


I was looking at the one month term option. I guess, the asterisk does not apply. To cutoff peoples data halfway through the term will invite dissatisfaction...

A better way for the 12 month plan would be to just offer a constant 625MB per month allowance. Total data usage remains the same and you don't cut the legs out from people half way through the year. 

I guess vodafone are counting on that people will not use their 1gb allowance. 

The only positive I can see is that telecom may bring out new plans soon. 

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  Reply # 511620 25-Aug-2011 09:00

Wade: new plans are up on VF website....

200 minutes, 2500 TXTs, 250MB + 1GB bonus data for $65/mth....

Its a win/loose compared to my $61.30 120 minutes, 2500 TXTs, 3GB data, I'm happy to be biased toward data rather than minutes


So they are only under matching the competition with limited data and lass minutes. I would have thought that they would undercut the competition. Perhaps they want to have a similar offering to adhere to the leakage of customers.

Instead of creating new plans, why not upgrade existing offerings? If I was on one of their older smart plans I would be annoyed.

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  Reply # 511622 25-Aug-2011 09:09
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wreck90:
ahmad:
wreck90:
Why do vodafone put an asterisk next to the following statement (i could see no explanation)....

"1GB of data each month*"


That's for the first 6 months isn't it? According to posters above.


I was looking at the one month term option. I guess, the asterisk does not apply. To cutoff peoples data halfway through the term will invite dissatisfaction...

A better way for the 12 month plan would be to just offer a constant 625MB per month allowance. Total data usage remains the same and you don't cut the legs out from people half way through the year. 

I guess vodafone are counting on that people will not use their 1gb allowance. 

The only positive I can see is that telecom may bring out new plans soon. 


why would they when the Telecom plans have much bigger, permanent, data allowances already?

e.g. $40 plan gets you 500MB on XT, $60 gets you 1GB, $100 gets you 2GB.

same price points on Voda gets you only 250MB, 250MB, and 500MB respectively.


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  Reply # 511623 25-Aug-2011 09:09
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I am a little surprised that they didn't make the 1GB  permanent. I know when I went from 2 degrees to a Smart 2 plan my usage jumped from 50mb a month to around 500 mb. If I was to change my wifes phone over I don't think 250mb would be enough.

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  Reply # 511625 25-Aug-2011 09:11
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Wade: new plans are up on VF website....

200 minutes, 2500 TXTs, 250MB + 1GB bonus data for $65/mth....

Its a win/loose compared to my $61.30 120 minutes, 2500 TXTs, 3GB data, I'm happy to be biased toward data rather than minutes


So they are only under matching the competition with limited data and lass minutes. I would have thought that they would undercut the competition. Perhaps they want to have a similar offering to adhere to the leakage of customers.

Instead of creating new plans, why not upgrade existing offerings? If I was on one of their older smart plans I would be annoyed.

Maybe its a good base for them to work from...

In the last few years they've had smart plans they've offered the 3gig promotion, and later doubled minutes and increased txts.

Putting any new plan in the market for any of the Telcos seems to be a long process (meaning the processes they need to go thru, including marketing etc, means it takes months for things to come thru). VF seem to be working towards a more re-active model where they put a good base plan in the market then offer varying incentives over it's life, till eventually they re-jig the base. But thats just my take....

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  Reply # 511631 25-Aug-2011 09:23
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SteveON:

Instead of creating new plans, why not upgrade existing offerings? If I was on one of their older smart plans I would be annoyed.


Correct me if i am wrong but weren't all of the smart plans eligible for the 3gb data which means they now have that for life?

Also those that signed up in the last quarter have also received double minutes for life of plan, so its most likely only going to be annoying for those that never had double minutes or only received the 3mth double minute promo as they will have to decide to stick with a low minute/high data plan or switch to a high minute/low data plan

3gb/mth data is at best an extra $50/mth on 2D and a similar price for 2gb on XT, so the old smart plan is huge value if you can consume all the data


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  Reply # 511641 25-Aug-2011 09:32
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NonprayingMantis:


why would they when the Telecom plans have much bigger, permanent, data allowances already?

e.g. $40 plan gets you 500MB on XT, $60 gets you 1GB, $100 gets you 2GB.

same price points on Voda gets you only 250MB, 250MB, and 500MB respectively.



Everyone have different needs of course. The new vodafone plans will be pleasing to some. 

I disagree slightly with your analysis.

The vodafone $45 monthly plan gets you....

100 minutes
2500 sms
1gb data (permanent)
Free voicemail (zzzzz....)

The nearest telecom $40 plan gives you...

50 minutes
300 sms
500 mb data

So, in my opinion this vodafone plan is significantly better value than telecoms offering. 

 

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  Reply # 511644 25-Aug-2011 09:35
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It's not permanent, it says clearly it's for the first 6 months.

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  Reply # 511648 25-Aug-2011 09:39
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wreck90:
NonprayingMantis:


why would they when the Telecom plans have much bigger, permanent, data allowances already?

e.g. $40 plan gets you 500MB on XT, $60 gets you 1GB, $100 gets you 2GB.

same price points on Voda gets you only 250MB, 250MB, and 500MB respectively.



Everyone have different needs of course. The new vodafone plans will be pleasing to some. 

I disagree slightly with your analysis.

The vodafone $45 monthly plan gets you....

100 minutes
2500 sms
1gb data (permanent)
Free voicemail (zzzzz....)

The nearest telecom $40 plan gives you...

50 minutes
300 sms
500 mb data

So, in my opinion this vodafone plan is significantly better value than telecoms offering. 

 

nope.  1GB is only for the first 6 months AND even then only if you sign a contract.  if you want just monthly then you don't get it, or if you take a 12 or 24 month contract then you have to live out the rest of your contract (6 or 18 months) with only 250MB of data.

for sure, those who want lots of minutes and only 250MB of data will prefer the voda plan, but then for smartphones data is the most important feature.

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