You may remember back in November and then again in February Telecom offered you $600 if you bought your iPhone to XT well now they want to give you $800 (obviously with some conditions). Clearly they really want your business, but do you want to give it to them and what will you get in return? Keep reading to find out.
The offer seems to coincide with the launch of the White iPhone 4 but that may just be a coincidence and nothing more, although seeing as Telecom don’t offer it at all it it makes sense for them to do some kind of offer, but how do you get your $800?
Firstly you’ll need to pick a plan and not just any old plan. To get the $800 you’ll need to go on a 24 month Talk & Text Anytime $170 or Smartphone $170 plan at a cost of, well, $170 per month. But what do you get for that?
If you’re a talker and don’t use too much data you’ll want to go for the Talk & Text plan as you’ll get 1000 mins, 300 texts but only a measly 50MB data. But if you’re a data junkie and use Viber/Tango, Skype and WhatsApp then you’ll need to opt for the Smartphone plan. I believe this offers way more value money as you still get 650 minutes, but you also get 2500 texts and a whopping 3GB of data.
Now you may think this is a pretty raw deal… $4608 ($4080 for plan + $1328 for 32GB iPhone 4 – $800 credit) over the term of the 24 month contract, but when you consider the Vodafone options it doesn’t sound so bad.
For the not even nearly the same amount of texts or data (ok you get more calls) on the Vodafone Smart5 for iPhone (which must be taken on a 24 month contract) it’s going to cost you $6133.20 (incl 32GB iPhone 4) over the term of the contract. That’s over $1500 more for 550 more mins, 1900 less texts and 2GB less data (although Vodafone are currently offering 3GB data).
On the Vodafone Smart4 for iPhone $3367.40 (including cost of iPhone 4 32GB) will get you 50 less mins, the same amount of data (at the moment) and 1900 less texts. That’s just over $1200 less than Telecom but with a few less minutes and a lot less texts, so this could well be the option for you, just remember that the 3GB data offer could end at any time.
Now obviously to get the $800 you are looking at the highest end plans, but if you want you can get less credit for a lesser plan. Full details can be found at the link below.
Offer ends 31st July