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#195337 16-Apr-2016 15:26
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Hi

 

Just wondering has anyone use the Warehouse simcard yet? 

 

any feedback will be appreciated

 

Jacky

 

 


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#1534057 16-Apr-2016 17:11
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Yes I am! I'm using my second number with them as it my work ph I like it for what it worth. And my end up using the puck and go soon.

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  #1534077 16-Apr-2016 17:47
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juggalo28: And my end up using the puck and go soon.

 

What?


 
 
 
 


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  #1534084 16-Apr-2016 18:03
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quickymart:

 

juggalo28: And my end up using the puck and go soon.

 

What?

 

 

Hopefully, he meant he's into hockey.....


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  #1534113 16-Apr-2016 18:36
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Or maybe autocorrect 'fixed' PUK? ;)

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  #1534114 16-Apr-2016 18:38
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PhantomNVD: Or maybe autocorrect 'fixed' PUK? ;)

 

 

 

LOL yeah, been a long and hot day!


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  #1534121 16-Apr-2016 19:12
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Monthly topup hassle made it a non-starter for me.





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  #1609785 10-Aug-2016 19:15
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It turns out that ALL your credit expires 31 days after your last topup. Say you run out, and top up by $20, then only use $7 in the next 31 days, then then the remaining $13 expires.

 

I thought it was $10 minimum monthly spend so if you topped up by $20, used $7, then only $3 would expire. But no, that's not what happened.

 

So to minimise wastage you have to topup by only $10 each time.

 

As far as I can tell the automatic topup thing is just every 31 days, so if you run out you have to manually topup, then the automatic topup might happen less than 31 days after that.

 

I have contacted Warehouse Mobile about it, so we'll see what happens.


 
 
 
 


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  #1609791 10-Aug-2016 19:29
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I've only used 2 of the ones I bought for a few days of 500 gigs then binned them.




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  #1652636 18-Oct-2016 08:03
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I'm tempted, though I read all through their terms and never saw mention of credit expiring after 31 days. I did go back and found it on the plan page, it really should be in the terms though.

Is there anything else to watch out for? How's their internet: CGNAT, blocked ports, etc?

Are there fixed top up amounts or can I top up any dollar amount over $10? If I top up before 31 days is all credit maintained or does credit older than 31 days still expire? (Again this _really_ should be in their terms...)

The $8 500MB data & casual rates would cost me roughly $12 a month, vs paying 2D $19 with no cheaper compareable options - but if I have to top up $15 /and/ credit expires even if you top up then it's probably not worth it.

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  #1652702 18-Oct-2016 09:47
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I got myself a Warehouse Mobile SIM card as well as I hardly make any calls but do you use data occasionally so my goal was to keep costs to an absolute minimum. I did NOT realise any credit would be forfeited after 31 days. This really sucks. I wanted to just top-up the phone with say $100 (enough for a year or so) and just buy the odd data pack when I need to. This won't work because after 31 days $90 dollars would simply be confiscated by Warehouse Mobile. So I will HAVE to remind myself every 31 days to top-up, or carry a top-up receipt (what would you call it?) with the phone and only do the actual top-up when I need to. That beats being somewhere rural, wanting to phone the missus to tell her you'll be late and then discover you just ran out of credit.

 

I could possibly live with Warehouse Mobile grabbing the remainder of the lowest top-up ($10). So when I top-up $100, use $8 during the first 31 days that Warehouse Mobile would steal the $2. But NOT the remaining $92 !!!

 

That's pure theft.

 

Also, their packs kind of suck:

 

*$4 for 120 minutes of calling, normal price would be $4.80, not that much cheaper.

 

*$4 for unlimited texts, pays off if you send over 200 texts, that's about 7 a day or more, I'm nowhere near that number, so not such an interesting pack for me.

 

*$8 for 500MB of data, normal price would be $30 so that IS a good deal, BUT it only leaves you (in case of a $10 top-up) with $2 (not enough for one of the other packs) which is enough for just say 25 minutes of calling and 50 texts.

 

So only the data pack is an actual good deal but leaves you with only $2 which for most people is BY FAR not enough to cover their calls and texts.

 

So if you need both data and calling and texts you will most likely need at least a $15 top-up. This would give you the data pack plus $7 worth of calls/texts. You could spend $4 of that on say a calling pack leaving you with $3 for text or if the packs run out.

 

That's only $4 below the 2degrees $19 carry over pack which doesn't confiscate any 're-charge' credit (as Warehouse Mobile calls it) you might have after 31 days.

 

 

 

Conclusion: Warehouse Mobile is ONLY worth it if you use more than what a default $10 top-up (NO pack!) with 2degrees would give you, and your usage with Warehouse Mobile (NO pack!) would stay below $10 (but preferably as close to it as possible). As soon as you need to buy any of the Warehouse Mobile packs, you are probably better off with 2degrees carry-over as it's only $4 more expensive than but at least they don't confiscate your money.

 

For me, hardly receiving any calls and only occasionally using data, the Warehouse Mobile is just worth it. The missus got one as well and she calls and texts a lot and I'm pretty sure she'll soon go back to 2degrees.


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  #1652734 18-Oct-2016 10:29
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Vodafone ' Pay & Go ' should work out better value for low usage and you also get the fantastic Friday offers which quite often includes free data bundles

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  #1652816 18-Oct-2016 13:10
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Linux: Vodafone ' Pay & Go ' should work out better value for low usage and you also get the fantastic Friday offers which quite often includes free data bundles

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Never heard of that one yet but sounds interesting. Ta.


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  #1652929 18-Oct-2016 14:39
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I'm pretty sure Vodafone pay & go won't allow buying blocks of data, however?

Got the following response from Warehouse Mobile on facebook:
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Hey Paul, thanks for your post. You can top up online in multiples of $5 starting from $10, or any whole dollar amount from $10 in our IVR by calling 801 from your Warehouse Mobile. We also have top up vouchers available in store and from dairys and petrol stations with our logo displayed for $10, $15 and $20 values. Top ups do expire after 31 days, and topping up again does not extend the expiry on existing balances. Hope that helps! ^Jonathon


I asked a follow up question about the capabilities of the android app, whether it allows whole dollar over $10, and how/if it reports multiple balence expory dates.


Knowing this it might still be manageable to me - I already live pay cheque to pay cheque. Would manage by topping up $11~$12, buying an $8 block of data, topping up again a couple of weeks later when the remainder has nearly run out from txting/calling, use $8 from that to buy my next data block close to/at the 31 day expiry for the pack, etc.

It's not pretty, but it's granular, cheaper, and it still beats a $20 minimum top-up for a $19/month plan.

Still curious whether they CGNAT, or otherwise provide 'lesser' internet services. I already assume they won't have zero rated facebook like 2D, but half the time I end up clicking through to pictures anyway.

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  #1652931 18-Oct-2016 14:44
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PaulBags: Still curious whether they CGNAT, or otherwise provide 'lesser' internet services.
Mobile has always been internet access behind CGNAT.

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  #1652933 18-Oct-2016 14:46
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yitz:
PaulBags: Still curious whether they CGNAT, or otherwise provide 'lesser' internet services.
Mobile has always been internet access behind CGNAT.

 

And CGNAT is only a problem if you are running servers. Which is exactly the reason why I, after I joined flip, immediately got rid of them again. 


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