‘No Plans’ freetime? Well, nearly… - What's New?
Plans’ freetime? Well, nearly…
04 October 2002
Many of you readers may have realised that Vodafone has gone “No Plans” crazy - scrapping all “My Choice” call plans and leaving only the pre- and post-paid options available to all customers. Of course, there is still the “Options” plan - and not forgetting the “Business Choice” plans.
But the thing about prepaid-based services is that they don’t offer the user any “freetime” benefits. Only users on post-paid plans will get this deal; or you may just want to get the other person (who is on a plan) to call you on your prepaid service instead.
First it was 20 mins, now it’s 3+30!
“No Plans” users don’t despair! Although you may not be getting the benefits of having free Vodafone-to-Vodafone calls for the first 20 minutes during off-peak times, the network provider has given its “No Plans” users another something to talk about.
As of late September, “No Plans” users who talk for three minutes will get the subsequent 30 minutes of the call free. This means $1.80 for a 33-minute call to any number within Australia (excluding 1-2-3, IDD, WAP calls and GPRS connections), 24 hours a day! After the end of the free 30 minutes, the applicable tariff rates will apply.
The difference here is - if you haven’t noticed - is that the user will have to pay for the first three minutes of the call, while getting the next half hour free of charge. Before, on a Vodafone “My Choice” plan, you don’t need to pay a single cent for 20-minute Voda-to-Voda off peak calls.
Another thing to note is that this applies to all national numbers (whether it’s a local, STD, or mobile call to any mobile network).
Lastly, there are no restrictions on the time of day when this special offer applies. Whether it’s during your lunch break or that short 1-hour break between Uni lectures/tutorials, you can grab that phone and call someone for just $1.80 anytime (180 seconds x 1 cent per second).
What’s the catch?
Vodafone basically states that “what it says, is what the customer gets” - no loopholes or special conditions that you need to be aware of.
… Of course, that’s if you don’t consider an end date to the special offer being a “special condition”. This promotional offer is effective immediately until midnight of 15 November 2002 (Friday) - unless otherwise extended by Vodafone.
Haven’t heard anything about it?
Although advertising campaigns for this “No Plans” 3+30 offer hasn’t yet started (you should see something by 6 October), many existing pre- and post-paid users would have received a SMS (TXT) message notifying them of this special offering. If you are planning to join “No Plans” any time soon, you will still be eligible to undertake this offer based on the same set of conditions.
For more information on the “No Plans” 3+30 promotional offer and any details regarding how to join up on “No Plans”, you can call Vodafone on 1300 650 410.
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