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# 251127 10-Jun-2019 10:03
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Hi everyone what is the current best value "ultra low usage" prepaid mobile plan in NZ?

Am looking at total topup $10-20 per annum. With casual rates that won't break the bank if there is occasional TXT and calling. No data requirement for this one.

Vodafone's old plan with 1c TXTs was good until that was killed.

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  # 2255086 10-Jun-2019 10:05
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Vodafone Pay & Go

 

 


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  # 2255088 10-Jun-2019 10:10
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Warehouse mobile is also worth looking at

 
 
 
 


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  # 2255101 10-Jun-2019 10:28
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Warehouse Mobile, way cheaper thank Vodafone Pay & Go.

 

I doubt you will find better than Warehouse Mobile.

 

NB. I have no affiliation what so ever with Warehouse Mobile apart from my 13 year old uses them.

 

 

 

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  # 2255103 10-Jun-2019 10:32
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Agree with Warehouse Mobile.

 

2c text, 4c per minute calls, 6c per MB data.

 

I had thought they used to require regular top-ups, but that doesn't seem to be needed now. We have my son's phone with this, and if it wasn't for him stupidly using data unnecessarily I'd imagine $10 credit would last a year.


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  # 2255108 10-Jun-2019 10:42
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You still have to top up every 90 days with Warehouse Mobile. VF Pay & Go is 12 months validity.

 

What suits really depends how casual the usage actually is.

 

 


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  # 2255113 10-Jun-2019 10:55
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Warehouse mobile also has free calling and texting between customers so if your whole family is on it even cheaper.

 

As others have said - need to top up every 90 days or will lose your credit. But can top up as little as $5 a time.

 

So $20 a year min cost (and you need to remember to top up on time if you don't want to lose you credit (but then again if you go a month or 2 without calling them maybe no point topping up again until you need to make a call)

 

Uses 2 degrees network so if that has limited coverage at your place then also no got to you.

 

 

 

Finally if you spend $50 at the warehouse you get a $5 discount voucher on your topup (must spend $5 at time of redemption) - but if you are such a low user you won't care about that)


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  # 2255117 10-Jun-2019 11:00
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Thanks for confirming that; good to know it's still in place.

 

Minimum top-up is $5 with Warehouse Mobile, so a minimum cost of just over $20 a year ($5 every three months - they do have auto top-up).

 

Minimum top-up is $10 with Vodafone and lasts a year, so if usage is seriously minimal this may well be cheaper - but at anything other than the minimum of calls its rates will quickly devour that difference - 30c minute vs 4c minute; 10c per text vs 2c.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2255159 10-Jun-2019 12:05
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Skinny?

But wow warehouse mobile does have some low rates. I need spark due to Vodafone snd 2d blackholes for the places i frequent.




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  # 2255162 10-Jun-2019 12:10
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Batman: Skinny?

But wow warehouse mobile does have some low rates. I need spark due to Vodafone snd 2d blackholes for the places i frequent.

 

Skinny casual rates really eat into the $5 per year. Skinny definitely the "cheapest" per annum, but you pretty much can't use the phone (that's where we are at currently, but looking for options).

 


Where does it say Vodafone minimum topup is $10? I thought it was $20 and the Pay and Go page doesn't say $10. But again the casual rates are quite high.

 

 

 

Am liking the balance of Warehouse Mobile - yearly minimum commitment goes up to $20 year (if you don't want credit to expire) but the casual rates are.....great.

 

 

 

KrazyKid:

 

If you spend $50 at the warehouse you get a $5 discount voucher on your topup (must spend $5 at time of redemption) - but if you are such a low user you won't care about that)

 

 

Is this still running? I thought it was just a limited time promo?


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  # 2255168 10-Jun-2019 12:15
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dunnersdude:

 

Where does it say Vodafone minimum topup is $10? I thought it was $20 and the Pay and Go page doesn't say $10. But again the casual rates are quite high.

 

 

Umm, seek (search?) and yea shall find:

 

Things to know

 

  • If you're on Vodafone Mates, My Flex Prepay or Prepay Pay & Go, the minimum Top Up is $10 through My Vodafone ($20 through the Vodafone website).
  • For all other Prepay plans, the minimum Top up is $20
  • All Top Ups must be in a whole dollar amounts.

http://help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/4987/~/when-does-prepay-credit-expire


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  # 2255244 10-Jun-2019 13:22
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@dunnersdude  - I assume the $5 discount voucher offer is still running, I've got a $5 voucher in my wallet from late May to redeem, so it was last month.




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  # 2268807 2-Jul-2019 20:02
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OOPS.

From August our casual rates will change to: calls 8c p/min, texts 8c p/txt and data 8c p/MB

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  # 2268834 2-Jul-2019 21:12
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dunnersdude: OOPS.

From August our casual rates will change to: calls 8c p/min, texts 8c p/txt and data 8c p/MB

 

@dunnersdude I take it this is for Warehouse mobile?

 

Edit: Yes it is found it on Warehouse mobile site https://www.warehousemobile.co.nz/pricing/


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