Slingshot offer NZ's best ever mobile plan?

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 27-Feb-2010 09:24

If you're an XT user and looked in the media today you'll see the competition are out to get your business!

Vodafone are offering to pay your early termination charges if you cancel your XT contract and are stuck with a bill for terminating this contract early. They will give you a free Nokia 6121 handset when you sign up with them.

Slingshot have also in on the act. Slingshot are MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) who piggyback on Vodafone's network. They are offering what is quite possibly NZ's best ever mobile deal.

A free Nokia 2730 handset
Free monthly access for 12 months (normally $20)
20 free calling minutes and 100 free TXT messages every month
25c calling to mobiles and landlines
12 month minimum contract

Slingshot also have a form letter quoting the CGA that you can send to Telecom explaining you would like to break your term contract and pay no fee.

If you're an XT user who is unhappy you certainly have plenty of options open to you if you do want to leave!

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Comment by simon14, on 27-Feb-2010 11:25

Wow, how can Slingshot offer that?
Someone could sign up and get the free phone, then just use 20 mins and the 100 txt per month and not have to pay a cent the entire year....then leave whenever they want after.

Comment by Chris, on 28-Feb-2010 17:04

They Don't have a automated way to check Account Bal, I was going to move to them till I found they only way to check was to call them.

So will stick with Voda (on account)

Comment by NonprayingMantis, on 28-Feb-2010 18:30

can't seem to find any further details about the plan from slingshot

e.g. how much is data? how much are SMS (after the first 100)?

Comment by simon14, on 28-Feb-2010 23:28

Have you tried going to Slingshots website????

Data is $22.95 for 200mb, txt is 20c per txt, it's all there in black, red and white.


Comment by johnr, on 1-Mar-2010 09:55

Even I have to admit its a awesome offer

Comment by Mathew Arcus, on 1-Mar-2010 20:45

I wonder if this offer applies to XT prepaid customers as well??

Comment by johnr, on 1-Mar-2010 22:13

@Matthew its a slingshot offer does not matter about what there last provider offered them!

Comment by Asmodeus, on 4-Mar-2010 11:32

Can you come from any network or just from XT?

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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

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