Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | ... | 69
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Shop online for outdoor clothing and gear at Kathmandu.
CommanderKeen
12 posts

Geek


  #543771 10-Nov-2011 15:20
Send private message

If you click "additional details" on the XT plan selection website for the 4s, it states:

If you decide to join us with a Postpaid monthly plan for a fixed term and then find you need to end the term early, then there will be some early disconnection charges or repayment of the mobile subsidy if you chose to receive one.

That suggests that if you sign up tonight, and cancel after thirteen months (next Christmas) to buy a new model, you'll repay the full subsidy.  i.e. if you sign up to the $80pm plan, you'll get a $900 subsidy on the phone now, but pay it back in a year if you upgrade.

Crazy, if correct.

I would sign up to the plan tonight, if there was any certainty about cancellation fees.  Not even because I intend to cancel; but it is important to know what happens if I do need to.  Signing a contract with anyone before then seems foolish.  Vodafone are saying inconsistent things on the phone to their website as well.

Would be good if the Telecom employee(s) on here could give a clear answer on this matter.

Teeps
501 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #543772 10-Nov-2011 15:20
Send private message

Loismustdye: I've gotta use my prepay credit unfortunately before I can go in to my local XT and get the 64 Gb version.
Im guessing they will be hardest to get at first, but I'm still trying to chew through my leftover credit as quick as possible lol. 


You could pop your prepay sim into the 4S and use it there. But I guess if you're getting one on contract theres not much point 

 
 
 
 


Behodar
7135 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #543773 10-Nov-2011 15:20
Send private message

Loismustdye: I've gotta use my prepay credit unfortunately before I can go in to my local XT and get the 64 Gb version.
Im guessing they will be hardest to get at first, but I'm still trying to chew through my leftover credit as quick as possible lol. 

You can move your existing credit over to a new account (at least you could in 2009 when I switched from prepaid to a plan).

Boeingflyer
593 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #543775 10-Nov-2011 15:21
Send private message

Vodafone has released their plans!!

JimmyC
706 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #543776 10-Nov-2011 15:21
Send private message

akia:

No one is lining up to see me yet :(


Aww... I've been in three times today to talk to someone about porting but all the staff have been busy, or not at the desk. I'll keep trying.


freitasm

BDFL - Memuneh
68537 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #543777 10-Nov-2011 15:22
Send private message

Fabian: Vodafone has released their plans!!


You are late... Look six pages back.




 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure


Behodar
7135 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #543778 10-Nov-2011 15:22
Send private message

Fabian: Vodafone has released their plans!!

See page 38...

 
 
 
 


Boeingflyer
593 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #543780 10-Nov-2011 15:23
Send private message

I thought I might be too late!!! Sorry guys

codyc1515
1598 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


#543782 10-Nov-2011 15:26
Send private message

"...We heard a rumour that @midnightyouth will be performing at Vodafone Queen Street Auckland tonight from 10pm ^ME"

Loismustdye
696 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #543784 10-Nov-2011 15:27
Send private message

codyc1515:
Loismustdye: I've gotta use my prepay credit unfortunately before I can go in to my local XT and get the 64 Gb version.
Im guessing they will be hardest to get at first, but I'm still trying to chew through my leftover credit as quick as possible lol. 

You can't transfer it over? I think Vodafone lets you do this.


I haven't really looked into it, but I don't have many people on telecom prepay anyways that I could gift it to, and its only another $17 left on credit to use up. 

johnz79
4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #543789 10-Nov-2011 15:35
Send private message

CommanderKeen: If you click "additional details" on the XT plan selection website for the 4s, it states:

If you decide to join us with a Postpaid monthly plan for a fixed term and then find you need to end the term early, then there will be some early disconnection charges or repayment of the mobile subsidy if you chose to receive one.

That suggests that if you sign up tonight, and cancel after thirteen months (next Christmas) to buy a new model, you'll repay the full subsidy.  i.e. if you sign up to the $80pm plan, you'll get a $900 subsidy on the phone now, but pay it back in a year if you upgrade.

Crazy, if correct.

I would sign up to the plan tonight, if there was any certainty about cancellation fees.  Not even because I intend to cancel; but it is important to know what happens if I do need to.  Signing a contract with anyone before then seems foolish.  Vodafone are saying inconsistent things on the phone to their website as well.

Would be good if the Telecom employee(s) on here could give a clear answer on this matter.



My understanding is the word has "or" not "and", so basically you need to pay early disconnection fees.

CommanderKeen
12 posts

Geek


  #543792 10-Nov-2011 15:37
Send private message

johnz79:
CommanderKeen: If you click "additional details" on the XT plan selection website for the 4s, it states:

If you decide to join us with a Postpaid monthly plan for a fixed term and then find you need to end the term early, then there will be some early disconnection charges or repayment of the mobile subsidy if you chose to receive one.

That suggests that if you sign up tonight, and cancel after thirteen months (next Christmas) to buy a new model, you'll repay the full subsidy.  i.e. if you sign up to the $80pm plan, you'll get a $900 subsidy on the phone now, but pay it back in a year if you upgrade.

Crazy, if correct.

I would sign up to the plan tonight, if there was any certainty about cancellation fees.  Not even because I intend to cancel; but it is important to know what happens if I do need to.  Signing a contract with anyone before then seems foolish.  Vodafone are saying inconsistent things on the phone to their website as well.

Would be good if the Telecom employee(s) on here could give a clear answer on this matter.



My understanding is the word has "or" not "and", so basically you need to pay early disconnection fees.


I agree that "or" means one or the other (not both), but surely Telecom will choose which one it is - not you.  And if Telecom chooses "repayment of the mobile subsidy" then you're pretty much screwed big time.

NonprayingMantis
6434 posts

Uber Geek


  #543804 10-Nov-2011 15:51
Send private message

CommanderKeen:
johnz79:
CommanderKeen: If you click "additional details" on the XT plan selection website for the 4s, it states:

If you decide to join us with a Postpaid monthly plan for a fixed term and then find you need to end the term early, then there will be some early disconnection charges or repayment of the mobile subsidy if you chose to receive one.

That suggests that if you sign up tonight, and cancel after thirteen months (next Christmas) to buy a new model, you'll repay the full subsidy.  i.e. if you sign up to the $80pm plan, you'll get a $900 subsidy on the phone now, but pay it back in a year if you upgrade.

Crazy, if correct.

I would sign up to the plan tonight, if there was any certainty about cancellation fees.  Not even because I intend to cancel; but it is important to know what happens if I do need to.  Signing a contract with anyone before then seems foolish.  Vodafone are saying inconsistent things on the phone to their website as well.

Would be good if the Telecom employee(s) on here could give a clear answer on this matter.



My understanding is the word has "or" not "and", so basically you need to pay early disconnection fees.


I agree that "or" means one or the other (not both), but surely Telecom will choose which one it is - not you.  And if Telecom chooses "repayment of the mobile subsidy" then you're pretty much screwed big time.


It’s just repaying the money that you were given in exchange for committing to a length of time contract.  If you want to get out of the contract before that time is up then it seems fair that you pay back the money.

codyc1515
1598 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #543805 10-Nov-2011 15:54
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
CommanderKeen:
johnz79:
CommanderKeen: If you click "additional details" on the XT plan selection website for the 4s, it states:

If you decide to join us with a Postpaid monthly plan for a fixed term and then find you need to end the term early, then there will be some early disconnection charges or repayment of the mobile subsidy if you chose to receive one.

That suggests that if you sign up tonight, and cancel after thirteen months (next Christmas) to buy a new model, you'll repay the full subsidy.  i.e. if you sign up to the $80pm plan, you'll get a $900 subsidy on the phone now, but pay it back in a year if you upgrade.

Crazy, if correct.

I would sign up to the plan tonight, if there was any certainty about cancellation fees.  Not even because I intend to cancel; but it is important to know what happens if I do need to.  Signing a contract with anyone before then seems foolish.  Vodafone are saying inconsistent things on the phone to their website as well.

Would be good if the Telecom employee(s) on here could give a clear answer on this matter.



My understanding is the word has "or" not "and", so basically you need to pay early disconnection fees.


I agree that "or" means one or the other (not both), but surely Telecom will choose which one it is - not you.  And if Telecom chooses "repayment of the mobile subsidy" then you're pretty much screwed big time.


It’s just repaying the money that you were given in exchange for committing to a length of time contract.  If you want to get out of the contract before that time is up then it seems fair that you pay back the money.

I think its only fair that you repay the amount that you haven't already paid, say you are on a 24 month contract and you have been in the contract for 12 months you should only have to pay back half of the subsidy.

CommanderKeen
12 posts

Geek


  #543806 10-Nov-2011 15:56
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:

It’s just repaying the money that you were given in exchange for committing to a length of time contract.  If you want to get out of the contract before that time is up then it seems fair that you pay back the money.


True, except:

a) On most plans the penalty decreases the further you get through the plan; and
b) The monthly price for services (here $80) is usually artificially inflated so that the carrier earns back the subsidy over time.

So, repaying the full subsidy after more than half the term doesn't seem right.

As I said, a cancellation fee is fair in principle, but it'd be good to have full information before signing a two year agreement.



1 | ... | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | ... | 69
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

NZ-based specialty underwriting agency expands personal cyber offering internationally
Posted 1-Oct-2020 19:02


Unisys launches ClearPath MCP software on Microsoft Azure
Posted 1-Oct-2020 18:47


Slingshot offering ugly-modem to help reduce e-waste in New Zealand
Posted 30-Sep-2020 16:01


AWS launches new edge location in New Zealand
Posted 30-Sep-2020 15:35


Amazon introduces new Echo devices
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:56


Mad Catz introduces new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:34


Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09


Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43


Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34


HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02


Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17


Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48


HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.