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  Reply # 557209 12-Dec-2011 21:22
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Hammerer: I understand you have a contract. What's the cost of getting out of it? And what would you save by getting an unlimited plan?

Also, what would it cost to get another line and add another service to what you've got?.



It may be about 200 bucks, I supposed, I don't really remember the figure. If I cancel it I have to pay for the router which is about $100, plus 100 cancelling fee. The ultimate pack red costs $90 per month, including local call and 60GB broadband data. Its much cheaper comparing to Telecom, I have no complaint about it.


I am not going to cancel it. I just make a suggestion here...but seems not welcome ...      Smile



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  Reply # 557214 12-Dec-2011 21:43
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  but I still would side with the customer who wants to buy more packs. 
 



Thanks for the support!  Laughing 

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  Reply # 557221 12-Dec-2011 22:07
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listudio:
  but I still would side with the customer who wants to buy more packs. 
 



Thanks for the support!  Laughing 


It's not a matter of taking sides. You could have contacted Vodafone directly - I presume that you did and got no joy. Me too on similar issues so I can empathise. Plus I was going to change my phone/broadband to Vodafone at one point when I was getting poor service from my current provider. I didn't change because I considered that the deal wouldn't have enough flexibility, as it turned out I was right.

Also, if you wanted support you could have started your thread with something better than being lured into a 24-month contract for a $100 saving.Laughing I'm suggesting over the next 24 months you can do much better than that offer - see below. Again, it's your choice.Smile

listudio:
It may be about 200 bucks, I supposed, I don't really remember the figure. If I cancel it I have to pay for the router which is about $100, plus 100 cancelling fee. The ultimate pack red costs $90 per month, including local call and 60GB broadband data. Its much cheaper comparing to Telecom, I have no complaint about it.


What does it cost to double your data: $30? So $120 per month with double data.

Slingshot unlimited with phone line, assuming you're in the zone, is $101 per month. So you'll get your money back in 10 months = $200 exit VF /$19 saving per month.

The figures look better if you use an imagined 180GB = payback in 4 months (= $200 / $49) and net ~$1,000 over 2 years. 240GB gives an imagined payback in 2.5 months and 24 month saving of $1,240. Although these last figures aren't a real comparison they suggest you can save a lot more than $100 on a router.




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  Reply # 557224 12-Dec-2011 22:16
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listudio: A free router lured me to sign a two-year contract with Vodafone. I have 60 GB broadband data per month. If I doubled the data, I would get 120 GB data in total (pretty good deal). But I normally finish up 110 GB in three or four days right after a new broadband anniversary date started. And then I am 'desperately' looking forward the next data renewal date. 
 


Let me get this straight,

You use 120GB of data in 4 days?!

What on earth are you doing on your connection!?

Sounds like you are better of going onto a flat rate plan with an ISP rather than basic home packages.  Yes they cost more, but you don't have caps to worry about. 

Oh and Telstra Clear have a pay as you use setup, whereas you pay for additional data if you go over your cap.



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  Reply # 557239 12-Dec-2011 23:03
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What does it cost to double your data: $30? So $120 per month with double data.

Slingshot unlimited with phone line, assuming you're in the zone, is $101 per month. So you'll get your money back in 10 months = $200 exit VF /$19 saving per month.

The figures look better if you use an imagined 180GB = payback in 4 months (= $200 / $49) and net ~$1,000 over 2 years. 240GB gives an imagined payback in 2.5 months and 24 month saving of $1,240. Although these last figures aren't a real comparison they suggest you can save a lot more than $100 on a router.



Wow, thanks a lot... I would seriously think about it.



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  Reply # 557242 12-Dec-2011 23:13
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What on earth are you doing on your connection!? 



Mmmm, a lot of downloads plus internet game. Bad habits cost money and time...probably the data cap is not a bad thing for me..Laughing


  

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  Reply # 557263 13-Dec-2011 07:28
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Are you sure you're on a 24 month contract? I signed up to naked a couple of months ago and because the salesman ticked the box for free modem etc (wasn't even asked >_>) and I got a free modem and free connection on a 12 month contract. Ultimate naked and ultimate broadband & home phone both state 12 month contracts on the vodafone website.



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  Reply # 557366 13-Dec-2011 11:34
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Yes, it is. I signed the contract a year ago. Are you sure you didn't tick the box by yourself? Laughing

See, it shows that Vodafone 'desperately' wants more customers...  

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  Reply # 561039 23-Dec-2011 19:21
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You must need to stream 4-5 movies 24/7 for 5 days straight to cap out 120gb in 4 days O_o

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  Reply # 561373 25-Dec-2011 12:25
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listudio:
Hammerer: I understand you have a contract. What's the cost of getting out of it? And what would you save by getting an unlimited plan?

Also, what would it cost to get another line and add another service to what you've got?.



It may be about 200 bucks, I supposed, I don't really remember the figure. If I cancel it I have to pay for the router which is about $100, plus 100 cancelling fee. The ultimate pack red costs $90 per month, including local call and 60GB broadband data. Its much cheaper comparing to Telecom, I have no complaint about it.


I am not going to cancel it. I just make a suggestion here...but seems not welcome ...      Smile


Vodafone or perhaps rather John in particular seems to have a problem with people wanting more data, Be it paid for or not.

All we want is the option to purchase more data at the price of the data plus a profit margin they find acceptable, Or failing that them adding another plan in one of their plan rotations they seem to do every few months.

Even bringing up the price of the first add-on block and making it possible to repeat it would be acceptable.

Surely someone could sit down and throw together the statistics of how much the original 30gb cost them without the added charges of the line requirements, slap a profit margin on there then enter it into the system at the next update?

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  Reply # 561374 25-Dec-2011 12:30
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SebS: You must need to stream 4-5 movies 24/7 for 5 days straight to cap out 120gb in 4 days O_o


Its not all that difficult to use that much data with a decent connection, I've easily used that or higher in similar periods of time, It can be something as simple as restoring a bunch of Steam games after a reinstall or similar, With the amount of international services available people could use Terabytes every month without even noticing, As a country our internet usage is a lot more restricted in a number of ways than most people realize.



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  Reply # 562627 29-Dec-2011 19:46
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SebS: You must need to stream 4-5 movies 24/7 for 5 days straight to cap out 120gb in 4 days O_o



If you tried it yourself you would know that i told you nothing but the truth o_O



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  Reply # 562631 29-Dec-2011 19:52
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All we want is the option to purchase more data at the price of the data plus a profit margin they find acceptable, Or failing that them adding another plan in one of their plan rotations they seem to do every few months.

Even bringing up the price of the first add-on block and making it possible to repeat it would be acceptable.

Surely someone could sit down and throw together the statistics of how much the original 30gb cost them without the added charges of the line requirements, slap a profit margin on there then enter it into the system at the next update?


+1  Smile

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  Reply # 562640 29-Dec-2011 20:16
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listudio:

All we want is the option to purchase more data at the price of the data plus a profit margin they find acceptable, Or failing that them adding another plan in one of their plan rotations they seem to do every few months.

Even bringing up the price of the first add-on block and making it possible to repeat it would be acceptable.

Surely someone could sit down and throw together the statistics of how much the original 30gb cost them without the added charges of the line requirements, slap a profit margin on there then enter it into the system at the next update?


+1  Smile


Vodafone bought ihug in 2006, 5 years later they still haven't managed to get mobile and homephone on the same bill, so I doubt they have the ability to simply adjust the system to allow multiple data rebuys. :)



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  Reply # 562684 29-Dec-2011 22:00
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Predated:
listudio:

All we want is the option to purchase more data at the price of the data plus a profit margin they find acceptable, Or failing that them adding another plan in one of their plan rotations they seem to do every few months.

Even bringing up the price of the first add-on block and making it possible to repeat it would be acceptable.

Surely someone could sit down and throw together the statistics of how much the original 30gb cost them without the added charges of the line requirements, slap a profit margin on there then enter it into the system at the next update?


+1  Smile


Vodafone bought ihug in 2006, 5 years later they still haven't managed to get mobile and homephone on the same bill, so I doubt they have the ability to simply adjust the system to allow multiple data rebuys. :)





There where and probably still are a bunch of rather strong legal restrictions preventing them from doing that if I remember correctly...

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