03-20-2010, 09:27 AM
| | Re: Vodafone call price hike
Marts <email@example.com> wrote:
> Liron wrote...
> > If you're getting a new Vodafone cap plan, then beware, calls are 90c a
> > minute vs. 80c per minute on the old plans.
> That seems to be more expensive than what I pay on my Telstra $40
> Which prompts me to ask - why is everyone so willing to pay nearly a
> dollar a minute to make what can be considered as local calls on their
> Of course, many of them may be to people interstate. In which case,
> timed calls wouldn't be out of place compared to landline STD calls.
> Even so, they're nowhere as expensive.
Indeed, the pricing is quite artificially high. If I use my *Dutch*
Vodafone SIM in Oz to make a call in Oz, I pay *less*, about AUD 0.50 a
minute (and that's *pre-paid*, if I had a contract, it would even be
cheaper). And if you use a callback scheme, you pay even less. But the
*network* used is still the same.
So you don't pay what it costs, but what they charge.