DonGould:NonprayingMantis: for example, Orcon have this website:
if you are in the Orcon+ network you can get 40GB for $71 -
When I ran the wizard for my location in Christchurch, it came back with $81.
However is also says it's a plan for business partners and not for residual consumers. However at my address I have both res and bus listed, I choose the res address and it gave me a figure anyway.
It’s just the way they promote it. Anyone can actually sign up if they have the url.
As a direct comparison I really didn't feel it compares as it's not on the main site... but then it occurred to me that you'd point out (rightly) that the Telstra offer isn't on the main site either.... so I've compromised and put the $81 dollar value in.
The reaosn it gave you $81 instead of $70 was because you presumably aren’t on the Purple network (or whatever they are calling their unbundled customers now. Same goes for the vodafone pricing, and indeed presumably for the telstra pricing at your address (you are on cable I believe, so Telstra wouldn;t offer you DSL unbundled there)
NonprayingMantis: and that is a permanent price that doesn't expire after 12 months unlike the telstra one where your price is jacked up by $30 once the 12 months 'free 40GB' has eneded. (and this isn't genius, this is normal PSTN)
We know that historically providers don't tend to take value away in large amounts and the end of a plan.
probably (although voda recently removed their 3GB on smartphones and replaced it with nothing), but then this isn't a plan, it's a promotion. You could well be right that they won't remove it, but that is supposition. According to the Ts and Cs of the offer, the free 40GB of data is only for 12 months so we must assume that at the end of the 12 months it will no longer be free. the price of 40Gb of data is currenlty $30 so in the absence of anything else that is what you would pay after twoleve months.
Same goes for Slingshot's recent 'half price broadband' promotion.
The half price was for six months only so we must assume that the price goes up at the end of the 6 months.