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Topic # 65105 29-Jul-2010 16:34
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Just received from Telecom New Zealand:


Telecom’s XT Mobile Network offers Apple iPhone users 3G services and speeds across the country along with competitive prices on mobile data plans.

From today, Telecom is offering Smartphone users the opportunity to double their data for the next 3 months when they sign up to our new 500 megabyte Smartphone Extra.

This means customers can add 1GB of data and 2500 text messages for $38 per month to any prepaid or postpaid voice plan on XT until the end of September.

Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.

Telecom Head of Marketing Management, Paul Taylor says, “Our XT network offers customers a great mobile data experience and we have added new data plans to our already competitive prices so Smartphone users can make the most of it.”

Last Friday, Telecom confirmed that for $29.95 per month, XT customers can get 500MB worth of data or for $18 per month customers can get a total of 240MB on both prepaid or an open term postpaid plan.  Telecom also offers a 2GB and 4GB data plan for avid data consumers.

Telecom stores are offering micro-SIM cards to XT customers to make it easier for them to use the latest Smartphone and notebook devices.

The 500MB Smartphone Extra offer is valid until 30 September.

*The data quantity example is an estimate only based on billed activity for internet use browsing m.facebook.com on a mobile phone. Actual data amounts transferred will vary.





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  Reply # 358530 29-Jul-2010 16:39
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Is this correct? "This means customers can add 1GB of data and 2500 text messages for $38 per month to any prepaid or postpaid voice plan on XT until the end of September." - 2500 text message + 1GB data for $38 a month on prepaid/postpaid?

Sounds like its probably more like 250 txt messages? Or is it correct?


Edit/ You are correct - there is a new "Text Anyone 2500" txt bundle for $12. Its probably that thrown in.




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  Reply # 358531 29-Jul-2010 16:41
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Wow - well done Telecom.

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  Reply # 358532 29-Jul-2010 16:45
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Is there a link? Just wondering if i can transfer my vodafone credit to telecom...

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  Reply # 358557 29-Jul-2010 17:01
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NZCoderGuy:

Edit/ You are correct - there is a new "Text Anyone 2500" txt bundle for $12. Its probably that thrown in.



This has been around for a long time.




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  Reply # 358562 29-Jul-2010 17:05
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Now this is generous! And I do mean it. Kudos XT!

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  Reply # 358578 29-Jul-2010 17:20
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freitasm: Just received from Telecom New Zealand:


Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.



Dipsticks!  You get a brazillion Facebook page views per month and still don't get close to using up your 50mb because Facebook is free from Telecom.

Don't these marketing droids talk to each other!

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  Reply # 358580 29-Jul-2010 17:21
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graemeh:
freitasm: Just received from Telecom New Zealand:


Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.



Dipsticks!  You get a brazillion Facebook page views per month and still don't get close to using up your 50mb because Facebook is free from Telecom.

Don't these marketing droids talk to each other!



It's based on being "equivalent to", ie, "approximating to" 5000 views via the 0.facebook.com service.




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  Reply # 358588 29-Jul-2010 17:28
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graemeh:
freitasm: Just received from Telecom New Zealand:


Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.



Dipsticks!  You get a brazillion Facebook page views per month and still don't get close to using up your 50mb because Facebook is free from Telecom.

Don't these marketing droids talk to each other!


I thought that 0.facebook.com worked only on certain phones too, and most smartphones were not included in this? WAP browsing only?

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  Reply # 358593 29-Jul-2010 17:32
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munchkin:
graemeh:
freitasm: Just received from Telecom New Zealand:


Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.



Dipsticks!  You get a brazillion Facebook page views per month and still don't get close to using up your 50mb because Facebook is free from Telecom.

Don't these marketing droids talk to each other!



It's based on being "equivalent to", ie, "approximating to" 5000 views via the 0.facebook.com service.


They said "giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month" they did not say equivalent to or approximating or similar to or anything else!


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  Reply # 358597 29-Jul-2010 17:34
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bcourtney:
graemeh:
freitasm: Just received from Telecom New Zealand:


Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.



Dipsticks!  You get a brazillion Facebook page views per month and still don't get close to using up your 50mb because Facebook is free from Telecom.

Don't these marketing droids talk to each other!


I thought that 0.facebook.com worked only on certain phones too, and most smartphones were not included in this? WAP browsing only?


Oops, perhaps I was wrong.  I'll had in my "geek" card now Embarassed



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  Reply # 358603 29-Jul-2010 17:42
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Is Telecom still offering the "cross over to us" type deal they announced a while ago? 

I'm going for the iphone 4 tomorrow and trying to decide on a resign with VF and get the subsidy or outright buy and move to XT.

Suggestions?



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  Reply # 358604 29-Jul-2010 17:43
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Wait till tomorrow....

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  Reply # 358651 29-Jul-2010 18:46
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freitasm: Just received from Telecom New Zealand:
Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.


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  Reply # 358692 29-Jul-2010 19:21
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motorwayne: Is Telecom still offering the "cross over to us" type deal they announced a while ago? 


Yes, but only if you sign up to at least their One Rate 100 plan and sign up for 24 months. See:

http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/special-offers/500-credit 

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  Reply # 359015 29-Jul-2010 22:59
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graemeh:
munchkin:
graemeh:
freitasm: Just received from Telecom New Zealand:


Also, from 1 August for as little as $6, lower-level data users can now get a 50MB Data Extra, giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month*.



Dipsticks!  You get a brazillion Facebook page views per month and still don't get close to using up your 50mb because Facebook is free from Telecom.

Don't these marketing droids talk to each other!



It's based on being "equivalent to", ie, "approximating to" 5000 views via the 0.facebook.com service.


They said "giving customers approximately five thousand Facebook page views per month" they did not say equivalent to or approximating or similar to or anything else!



it says "m.facebook.com"

m.facebook.com is not free.  0.facebook.com is free.

so yes, they probably do talk to each other.  they know the difference between m.facebook and 0.facebook

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