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Topic # 204303 26-Sep-2016 12:27
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I want to buy a phone to loan to elderly visitors or children who've mislaid their phone.

 

I want it to be on pre-pay plan.

 

It's a long time since I've had a pre-pay and I'm interested to know how quickly unused credits are lost on the various providers. Is this even still a thing or do they last forever/a long time ?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1640588 26-Sep-2016 12:29
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On Vodafone I believe it is a year from the last credit.


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  Reply # 1640622 26-Sep-2016 13:14
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Pretty sure that vf spark skinny and 2d all have credit that lasts a year.

Warehouse mobile is the only one I think which requires topping up every single month.


I think you would be better off with skinny since I believe they had the lowest minimum topup - $5 whereas the others are $10 or $20

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  Reply # 1640637 26-Sep-2016 13:34
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Check out the VodafoneNZ prepay plan called ' Pay & Go ' by far the best low casual usage Prepay plan

www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay

20 cents per minute
1 cent per national SMS

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  Reply # 1640759 26-Sep-2016 15:30
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Thanks for all the responses, I appreciate it. Went with Skinny in the end - probably would have gone with VF as the very low cost txt's tempting but in the shop I was in VF had no feature phones and that's what I wanted. Thanks again.


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  Reply # 1641194 27-Sep-2016 11:43
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Looks like you're sorted. Here's a good deal for anyone else looking for cheap backup phone.


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  Reply # 1641223 27-Sep-2016 12:47
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Sam91:

 

Looks like you're sorted. Here's a good deal for anyone else looking for cheap backup phone.

 

 

Nice. Just bought one of these for a relative who's just switched to Skinny as a temporary phone because their old device didn't support both 3g bands.






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  Reply # 1641227 27-Sep-2016 12:54
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Also with Skinny you can put on a cheap weekly pack for those occasions when needed.


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