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Topic # 57864 27-Feb-2010 09:17
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There must be a catch... Free 3G phone or $150 off phone ,free access for a year, 20 mins calling and 100 texts included .And $0.25 per min calls after that. Keep your phone number. 1 year term.


What's the catch? Has to be something? Seems like a good deal.

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  Reply # 302653 27-Feb-2010 09:22
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vodafone have a deal out today for XT and cdma customers vodafone will cover your contract fee for closing your account and also a free nokia phone



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  Reply # 302654 27-Feb-2010 09:32
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johnr: vodafone have a deal out today for XT and cdma customers vodafone will cover your contract fee for closing your account and also a free nokia phone



Other providers are keen as to get customers had it with XT / Telecom

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  Reply # 302655 27-Feb-2010 09:37
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want a good deal.




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  Reply # 302656 27-Feb-2010 09:38
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There isn't a catch - Slingshot already offer some of the best value mobile plans in the country - I guess they're just looking at a way to get their brand out there.


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  Reply # 302663 27-Feb-2010 10:21

Their market is extremely closed due to the lack of prepaid.

Don't like all the XT bashing from competitors... should be blaming Alcatel-Lucent if anyone.

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  Reply # 302733 27-Feb-2010 17:31
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I'm finding it interesting very few people have commented on this.

Slingshot are essentially offering the best value mobile plan to ever launch in NZ - a free phone and free calling for a year if you sign up!


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  Reply # 302736 27-Feb-2010 17:36
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sbiddle: I'm finding it interesting very few people have commented on this.

Slingshot are essentially offering the best value mobile plan to ever launch in NZ - a free phone and free calling for a year if you sign up!



I wonder if it's because of a negative perception of the brand? Their persistent foreign telemarketers and Annette Presley's dirty laundry didn't exactly do them any favours.

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  Reply # 302772 27-Feb-2010 19:58
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It's a stellar plan, there are a few "hooks" but overall it's a fantastic deal.

Must be porting a number currently active on the XT network
Must commit to a minumum 12-month term. (you pay nothing for 12 months anyway)
Offer includes a SIM card and a Nokia 2730 (3G) mobile phone.

$20 a month, the $20 is waived foer the first 12 months (contracted period)
100 free any-network SMS messages
20 included anytime minutes
minutes are rounded up to the neareast full minute (but this IS plainly stated)

Calls to national landlines 25c / min
Calls to Mobile - National 25c / min
TXT Messages - National and International 20c / TXT
Mobile Internet 25c / MB
Calls to Voicemail 20c / call
MMS - Vodafone Network 20c / MMS
MMS - Other National 50c / MMS
Video Calling - Vodafone Network 25c / min
Video Calling - Other National 60c / min
Video Calling - International $1.99 / min
Directory Assistance (018) $1.00 / call
International Directory Assistance (0172) $1.95 / call


Addons,
$10 - 2000 SMS messages to Vodafone/Slingshot/Compass mobile
11.95 - 600 SMS messages to any networks.

NO BESTMATE available, yet.


Yes I'm with alasta, A bit put off from their telemarketing past and Mrs Presley but I may grab one, especially for utterly nothing! if the call quality is bad or something like that, I'm hardly got anything to lose!

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  Reply # 302775 27-Feb-2010 20:04
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Do they offer any data add-ons? $0.25 per megabyte isn't bad for casual users, but it would get expensive for smartphone users.



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  Reply # 302875 28-Feb-2010 07:57
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alasta:
Do they offer any data add-ons? $0.25 per megabyte isn't bad for casual users, but it would get expensive for smartphone users.


Off there web site...
DATA pack 200
This add-on has 200MB of mobile data for $22.95. If you reach your limit we won’t slow you down either – 100MB for $11.95 will be automatically added to your account!


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  Reply # 303135 28-Feb-2010 22:07
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I just signed up - why not, eh?

The only real "catch" is that there is a $9.95 fee to deliver the phone and sim card, which is applied to the first bill, which is understandable. So no worries for me on that part.




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  Reply # 303148 28-Feb-2010 23:17
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I wonder if I can move my CDMA mobiles to this offer. I already have 1 slingshot mobile which I moved from Vodafone and I would be keen to move my brother on Telecom CDMA over if they would allow it.





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  Reply # 303171 1-Mar-2010 02:31
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CamH: I wonder if I can move my CDMA mobiles to this offer.

It says "jump from the XT notwork". Since the CDMA network isn't called XT, and works, I don't think so...




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  Reply # 303176 1-Mar-2010 03:49
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Hmmm, I need to top my sim I use in the tstick up sometime soon, may just see about moving to them since its free for a year in any case so if I put the phone away and never use it I am no worse off...

Would get me back on a phone on vodafone too, without directly dealing with the customer disservice reps of theirs.




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  Reply # 303179 1-Mar-2010 07:31
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I don't like how Vodafone is like "New Zealand's Reliable Network".
But I am biased as I am a XT customer.




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