Vodafone Sence of Humor

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 17-Aug-2006 21:01

For those of you who aren't aware if you want to sign up with Vodafone for a Monthly Plan on a "Personal" contract (ie non business) you now have no choice but to sign up for a minimum 12 month contract unless you want to sign up for Motormouth. Vodafone claim that the old GET plans are now end of life:

Why isn’t Vodafone supporting Get plans any more?

Get plans were introduced when making calls during “peak hours” were much more expensive. That was when mobiles were mainly used by business people. Now everyone uses mobiles all the time, so we don’t split calls into peak and off peak – and that means that our customers can use their mobiles when they want rather than when their plan dictates.  Newer, more flexible plans like You Choose make much better sense, give you much better value and allow you to make the most of NOW!

Isn't it ironic then that every voice addon for You Choose is Nights & Weekends only?

I would love to switch to a You Choose plan but unfortunately can't because I steadfastly refuse to enter into a 12 month contract just because Vodafone want me to. I've been a loyal customer for over 10 years now, certainly have no plans on migrating to another network becasue of the advantages GSM offers me and would actually be spending more per month on You Choose than what I do now and would have greater flexibility. . . I guess it's your loss Vodafone.

EDIT: Just one other thing - as mentioned elsewhere by other users You Choose has a policy where you can move your base plan up levels but cannot move down. This means that if you sign up on You Choose 100 you cannot move to You Choose 20 without paying a penalty. I'd receommend that anybody who may be believe they would ever need to move sign up on You Choose 20 and then upgrade your plan for the next billing cycle.

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems. I'll also a co-founder of the TravelTalk.nz travel site. 

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.

+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.

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