Biddle Telecommunications launches fantastic new mobile plans

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 13-Nov-2008 16:23

Biddle Telecommunications are please to announce their new mobile plans into the NZ marketplace. We are sick of the rip off plans in the NZ market place and want to shake up the industry.


You Fail Sometimes (tm)

$29.97 per month 
*60 You Fail minutes to any network
*600 You Fail TXT's to any network
*250MB You Fail Data

Extra minutes cost 49c per minute

You Fail Always (tm)

$49.97 per month

*120 You Fail Minutes to any network
*600 You Fail TXT's to any network 
*500MB You Fail Data

Extra minutes cost 41c per minute

You Fail M3gA (tm)

$79.97 per month
*250 You Fail Minutes to any network
*600 You Fail TXT's to any network
*1GB You Fail Data

Extra minutes cost 31c per minute

You Fail Ultimate (tm)

$129.97 per month

*500 You Fail Minutes to any network
*600 You Fail TXT's to any network
*2GB You Fail Data

Extra minutes cost 25c per minute

You Fail L33t (tm)

$199.97 per month

*1000 You Fail Minutes to any network
*600 You Fail TXT's to any network
*5GB You Fail Data

Extra minutes cost 19c per minute

All You Fail plans feature You Fail Upgrade (tm)
If you exceed your monthly plan minutes calls are charged at our regular rate until you reach the next tier You Fail Plan. Once you reach this tier you automatically receive the airtime benefits of this plan for the current calendar month.

For example - you are on You Fail Sometimes. Extra airtime is charged at 49c per minute so once you exceed your 60 You Fail minutes you will be charged at 49c per minute up to the $49.97 You Fail Always plan cost. Once you reach this you will automatically receive the airtime benefits of this plan.

$29.97 + 49c per minute for additional airtime (41 minutes) = 101 minutes for $49.97

Once you have reached 41 minutes of additional airtime you will receive the airtime benefits of You Fail Always. This means you will receive an additional 19 minutes of usage for this month without having to pay any additional charges.

Want to upgrade your data cap? Once you exceed your data cap all additional data is charged at $19.97 per GB of data. You can however prepurchase additional data that is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase

2GB $29.97
3GB $39.97
5GB $49.97
10GB $99.97

If you prepurchase a data block this will be credited to your account at the time of purchase and will be valid for 12 months. Any data usage in excess of your monthly included allocation will deducted from this and the balance carried over. Any unused data will expire at the end of 12 months however if you prepurchase another data block of equal or greater value before the expiry date this will be carried forward and added on to your balance.

BT is also introducing the You Fail Hour. Between 7pm and 7am you can nominate an hour and receive free calling to any other mobile phone on the BT network. During this hour you can make as many calls to any other BT phones and only pay $1. Simply TXT "FAIL" to FAIL (3245) and wait for the TXT response. Once this has been received you can make as many calls as you like for the next hour and will pay no more than $1. Any calls that run over the hour will be charged at normal airtime rates. You can only use 1 You Fail Hour per 24hr period.

We are serious about our entry to the market and expect strong uptake of these plans due to their exceptional value. We aim to never be beaten when it comes to offering New Zealanders true value in the mobile marketplace.

And remember.. Don't call us - we'll call you.


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Comment by scottpalmer, on 13-Nov-2008 17:28

call me mr BP , i want to go FAIL why is it that a trolley boy can come up with such great value plans yet the big players can't (coz either they are money hungry or their wholesale provider is)

Comment by tonyhughes, on 13-Nov-2008 21:11


Comment by TinyTim, on 14-Nov-2008 07:29

What? You're not punishing your customers for using their phones more than their plans allow? How can that succeed?

Author's note by sbiddle, on 14-Nov-2008 12:15

Thankyou for the positive feedback.

Here at Biddle Telecommunications we actually want our customers to use their phones! We don't believe they should just be a fashion accessory that you can't afford to actually use.

Comment by coffeebaron, on 14-Nov-2008 14:26

Well your plans definitely match your service; because you have FAILED to call me

Comment by paradoxsm, on 14-Nov-2008 16:34

At least Telecom flexi meets a few of these requirements! as for the other companies.. well.... ugh.

Love it, been meaning to do another such post at some stage but life has taken priority :-)

Comment by Dratsab, on 14-Nov-2008 19:05

When will you launch the iFail phone to match these plans?

Comment by Aaron Tanner, on 9-Mar-2009 09:10

I was actually fooled by you lol. I believed you for a few moments there.. How scary is that?

Comment by hellonearthisman, on 28-May-2009 16:11

Have you any prepaid fail plans.

Comment by hellonearthisman, on 28-May-2009 16:44

Can I swap phone mins for more data a hair dryer.

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

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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