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Topic # 193702 21-Mar-2016 12:02
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Warehouse mobile has introduced voice, text and data packs. But still the minimum $10 per month spend.

 

 

 

https://www.warehousemobile.co.nz/


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  Reply # 1516844 21-Mar-2016 12:26
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HAHAHAHA I knew they'd cave eventually.




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  Reply # 1516850 21-Mar-2016 12:39
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 It is actually the same price as Skinny (once the 500mb pack gets put up to $8). You just get 10 more minutes per month. To be honest I'd prefer the simplicity + better coverage my phone on Skinny offers than that. Also, I pay $46 per month for unlimited minutes, texts and also 2.5gb data so thanks but no thanks.

 

Who here thinks having "The Warehouse Mobile" as your carrier is just erm, tacky?





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  Reply # 1516862 21-Mar-2016 12:52
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I'm on a $19 a month Vodafone prepay. Send a couple of text a month, maybe 20 minutes of calls, and can survive with 500mb data , especially with rollover to cover a heavy usage month.

 

So I reckon I could pay $10 per month for this, $8 for the data, and the other $2 to cover the text/minutes used. So overall my annual spend goes from 12 x 19 to 12 x 10. $108 saving isnt really that important to me , but I'm sure $108 means more to lots of people.

 

 


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  Reply # 1516866 21-Mar-2016 12:54
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ben28:

 

I'm on a $19 a month Vodafone prepay. Send a couple of text a month, maybe 20 minutes of calls, and can survive with 500mb data , especially with rollover to cover a heavy usage month.

 

So I reckon I could pay $10 per month for this, $8 for the data, and the other $2 to cover the text/minutes used. So overall my annual spend goes from 12 x 19 to 12 x 10. $108 saving isnt really that important to me , but I'm sure $108 means more to lots of people.

 

 

You could also save $36 per month and be on the same tier network in terms of performance etc, have rollover data etc. Honestly The Warehouse Mobile actually literally makes no sense as a product.





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  Reply # 1516905 21-Mar-2016 13:36
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but maybe if they threw in a Spark-style deal like 5gb/day when in the Warehouse store... they'd get more shoppers and more mobile users too?

 

 

 

I can imagine plenty of young 'casual' users downloading an iTunes movie or updating their Apps/ music collection 'for free' like this, especially as the Spark deal is only for bigger spenders!


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  Reply # 1516906 21-Mar-2016 13:39
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PhantomNVD:

but maybe if they threw in a Spark-style deal like 5gb/day when in the Warehouse store... they'd get more shoppers and more mobile users too?


 


I can imagine plenty of young 'casual' users downloading an iTunes movie or updating their Apps/ music collection 'for free' like this, especially as the Spark deal is only for bigger spenders!



I believe the warehouse stores pretty much all offer free WiFi. It is pretty crappy though.




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  Reply # 1516923 21-Mar-2016 13:55

Any customer currently on a $10 text pack with Voda/Spark/2D would do well to switch to this. They would still be spending $10/month but would get unlimited text plus 150 minutes of national calling.


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  Reply # 1517273 21-Mar-2016 22:25
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Received today:

 

 

Warehouse Mobile, The Warehouse’s new mobile brand has launched a new offer to customers today – Pick’n Go packs – giving NZ’s prepay users even more value and flexibility in mobile.

 

Building on its successful launch offer of 2c, 4c and 6c everyday low rates, Warehouse Mobile customers can now also choose any combination of call, text and data packs to add on whenever it suits them.

 

Customers can choose any combination of the following. All packs last 31 days from date of purchase or until fully used.

 

  • $4 unlimited NZ text pack
  • $4 110min NZ call pack
  • $8, 500Mb data pack which is available for $4 until the end of May as an introductory offer

'Tania Benyon, CEO - Group Sourcing Support and Merchandise of The Warehouse, says the addition of ‘Pick’n Go’ on top of its existing low rates, means even more flexibility for customers; with an offer to suit every kind of prepay user.

 

“Since entering the market last year Kiwis have been loving our simple, flexible and great value mobile rates.  Now with Pick’n Go, customers can also choose a combination of text, talk and data that best suits their mobile habits, which means they’re not left with extra add-ons they don’t need.

 

“For example customers who love texting may choose the $4 unlimited text pack. The pack is simply purchased from a customer’s prepay balance, leaving the remaining credit to be used any way they like on our 4c p/min and 6c p/MB rates.”

 

“Similarly, a customer who loves to talk could choose the $4, 110min talk pack or even two of these packs. Their text and data rates would remain on our 2c and 6c rates, and once they’ve used their 110mins, their voice rates will revert back to the 4c p/min rate.

 

“Finally, if a customer is big on data use they could choose to buy two data packs. Until the end of May that would be 1000MB of data for $8. Their rates for calls and text would of course remain on our 2c and 4c rates,” she said.

 

Warehouse Mobile’s number range is 0284 and numbers can be ported from other providers. SIMs and handsets are available from all The Warehouse stores, and top ups will be available at normal outlets such as petrol stations and dairys.

 





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  Reply # 1517275 21-Mar-2016 22:30
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Really slick with their marketing but the minimum spend is still $10 per month. No other prepay provider here in NZ requires a minimum monthly spend.


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  Reply # 1517281 21-Mar-2016 22:51
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For a $20 topup you could get 1gb data (2gb during the promo), and $4 credit left over to use on up to 200 texts or 100 minutes. An appealing option for those who just want data and don't need much calling or texts.



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  Reply # 1517292 21-Mar-2016 23:37
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Here's hoping it at least shakes up the market and allows the selective choice of WHAT packs the customer wants/needs. I have no issue paying $19/m to 2D and fully appreciate the extra 500mb 'bonus' I get for being a long term customer, but still feel the 800+rollover minutes accumulated at (90mins/month) show how little use I have for minutes...

I still feel that a choose-your-own-pack combo like this Warehouse one is the way forward. Set whatever price the actual elements cost (like they have done) and allow the end user the option to choose where their money goes!

All this warehouse deal is missing is the rollover concept. Sometimes I use lots more than other times, at least let the data/minutes last three months or so...?

In real world terms my 1gb data and unlimited text cost $1 more than what the WH are offering after their entry deal, so no big deal, but still a valid idea...

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  Reply # 1517488 22-Mar-2016 11:26
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Interesting pricing, will have to go grab a sim for my Pocket Wifi. Will be handy when traveling for casual data.





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  Reply # 1517515 22-Mar-2016 12:10
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PhantomNVD: Here's hoping it at least shakes up the market and allows the selective choice of WHAT packs the customer wants/needs. I have no issue paying $19/m to 2D and fully appreciate the extra 500mb 'bonus' I get for being a long term customer, but still feel the 800+rollover minutes accumulated at (90mins/month) show how little use I have for minutes...

I still feel that a choose-your-own-pack combo like this Warehouse one is the way forward. Set whatever price the actual elements cost (like they have done) and allow the end user the option to choose where their money goes!

All this warehouse deal is missing is the rollover concept. Sometimes I use lots more than other times, at least let the data/minutes last three months or so...?

In real world terms my 1gb data and unlimited text cost $1 more than what the WH are offering after their entry deal, so no big deal, but still a valid idea...

 

I expect that the 2D (/etc) $19 packs are priced with the expectation that you will use lots of one item and less of the rest.  I'd prefer that to "oh, which one will I choose, oh poo, now I need to call but I got a pack without minutes."  My usage easily fits inside a $19 pack and the carryover minutes and data provide a nice buffer -- I don't worry about the cost of making a call or using data.


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  Reply # 1832534 27-Jul-2017 21:13
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New, more customer friendly policies from Warehouse Mobile.

 

Old credit expire after 31 days
New credit no longer expire as long as you top up once every 90 days

 

Old no rollover data
New rollover data up to 90 days

 

New $8/1GB and $30/4GB packs


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  Reply # 1832555 27-Jul-2017 21:53
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ben28:

 

I'm on a $19 a month Vodafone prepay. Send a couple of text a month, maybe 20 minutes of calls, and can survive with 500mb data , especially with rollover to cover a heavy usage month.

 

So I reckon I could pay $10 per month for this, $8 for the data, and the other $2 to cover the text/minutes used. So overall my annual spend goes from 12 x 19 to 12 x 10. $108 saving isnt really that important to me , but I'm sure $108 means more to lots of people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm on their Flexi Prepay. Pay $35 one month for 3GB of carryover data (plus 50 min talk, 50 texts). Then $11 per 28 days for 100Mb, 50+50. I use the original 3GB carryover data to keep me going. 


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