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#233699 28-Apr-2018 12:30
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Looking at Orcons blurb on their mobile phone plans I see this: "With Orcon Mobile you have the benefits of a prepay mobile service, with the convenience of being billed on your monthly Orcon invoice."

 

How can you be billed monthly (usually called 'post-paid') for a pre-paid service?

 

What am I missing here...


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  #2004071 28-Apr-2018 13:41
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I am sure Orcon does not offer Prepaid mobile only On Account

 

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  #2005141 30-Apr-2018 13:59
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Hi there,

 

Our mobile offering operates like pre-pay in that you acquire a bundle or add-on then use it, however, you don't pay for that bundle or add-on at time of acquisition, the charge appears on the subsequent monthly bill. So in a way you're getting the best of both worlds - the flexibility of pre-pay but with deferred billing on the same bill as your broadband. :)

 

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  #2005205 30-Apr-2018 14:28
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bameron:

 

Hi there,

 

Our mobile offering operates like pre-pay in that you acquire a bundle or add-on then use it, however, you don't pay for that bundle or add-on at time of acquisition, the charge appears on the subsequent monthly bill. So in a way you're getting the best of both worlds - the flexibility of pre-pay but with deferred billing on the same bill as your broadband. :)

 

Cheers,

 

Cam

 

 

That is not like Pre-pay at all

 

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  #2005412 30-Apr-2018 19:32
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bameron:

 

Hi there,

 

Our mobile offering operates like pre-pay in that you acquire a bundle or add-on then use it, however, you don't pay for that bundle or add-on at time of acquisition, the charge appears on the subsequent monthly bill. So in a way you're getting the best of both worlds - the flexibility of pre-pay but with deferred billing on the same bill as your broadband. :)

 

Cheers,

 

Cam

 

 

Thats not the way I understand pre-paid plans.  When you make a payment (usually called a top-up) you acquire a credit balance.  When you consume resources (such as make a call, send a txt or send/receive data) you use your credit balance to pay for each unit consumed (time for calls, 1 txt or 1 MB of data at pre-paid rates.

 

What is described above is precisely a post-paid plan.


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  #2005626 1-May-2018 08:43
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OldGeek:

 

When you make a payment (usually called a top-up) you acquire a credit balance.  When you consume resources (such as make a call, send a txt or send/receive data) you use your credit balance to pay for each unit consumed (time for calls, 1 txt or 1 MB of data at pre-paid rates.

 

 

You're quite right, that's one aspect of how the pre-pay system works.

 

In many cases though, you wouldn't top up and immediately start making calls and texts - you'd usually buy a pre-pay bundle that gave you X amount of texts or minutes, and the value of that bundle would be debited from your balance immediately.

 

That is how our offering works - except without the top-ups; you get charged later (which is the part that is similar to post-pay, and why our offering is a bit of a hybrid!).


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