E65 or SE W880i for $375 @ Vodaphone - save $125

19 August 2007

Been chatting to the guys on Wp and saw this offer that apparently is still on til 9th Sept
What you get is:
Free E65 or SE w880i (nokia for me)
$30 credit a month
free 100 texts, 100 free vodie mins or 100 free mins 8am-8pm
total is $720 but you can unlock it any time
and here is the beautiful thing that you can unlock the phone anytime for $15 a month
so may $30 upfront then as soon as you get the phone unlock it for $15 x 23
Total you pay is $375 but then lovly old Buckscoop give you a TOTAL $55 BACK
Just got a new phone with vodaphone but my wife is getting one of these for sure

***$55 cashback is only applicable for the $49 plan
- ant234***

TOPICS:   Mobile Phones

34 comments

  • nod
    Hot vote from me :w00t: Excellent. You sure about the unlocking fee and being able to do it so soon Wheadle?
  • nod
    So after having a look around, you would pay about $500 for either of these phones (the cheapest I can find) But with this offer you pay $375 but then get $55 back so the total you pay is $325 A nice saving of $175!!
  • wheadle
    I haven't taken up the offer yet but others on wp have and reckon it all worked fine for them.
  • nod
    Hope you don't mind Wheadle but I just put some of your calculations in the heading :)
  • wheadle
    :D no worrys. I can't find the unlock costs on the site but will keep looking for you Nod
  • ant234
    This Promotion has now finished. We appologise for any inconvenience. Please feel free to participate in any of the following offers. This is the message I got when I clicked on "Go to this deal". So the $55 cash back is over?
  • admin EDITOR
    Thats actually a very good find wheadle - thanks SE 880i can apparently be unlocked for free. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/796242.html ignore that - I guess any unlocking will be bound to this contract.
  • admin EDITOR
    2 secs ant234 - looks like we have an old reference link in there. Will just chase it down
  • ant234
    Thanks admin. Greatly appreciated!! EDIT: Sorry Admin, I think the new ref link might be wrong :( It's going to the $49 cap instead of the Hot $30plan.
  • admin EDITOR
    all mended for you sir. was an old link through the guys that track the cashback - pox on them.
  • admin EDITOR
    I had to read your post about 5 times to make total sense of it wheadle. But I think I get it now.
  • admin EDITOR
    ahhhh - so it is - I see the connection now. 2 more secs :)
  • admin EDITOR
    the scumbags - they've dropped the $55 cashback on the $30 plan and there's only the cashback on the $49 one. So my apologies - no cashback unless you go the $49 - which I dont think is the smart way to go unless you really want the minutes. I'll do some sums see what they look like.
  • ant234
    Damn! I see we've missed out on the deal! :( Thanks anyway admin
  • admin EDITOR
    the hotplan 30 contract is still valid with vodaphone so you can go there direct and get the deal just not with the $55 cashback. This what the vodaphone site says about cancellations. http://www.vodafonedirectdeals.com.au/images/vodahead_anote.gif [LIST] [*]Credit Expiry: 1 month [*]If you decide to leave before 24 months is up, just pay half of your monthly spend x the number of months left on your Contract. [*]See our ]Terms & Conditions section for details.[/LIST] I was just going to do some sums to find out what that works out to be
  • admin EDITOR
    gimme a sec to do some investigation
  • ant234
    yep, $55 just make the deal even sweeter. oh well! Here are some basic sums: $30 a month. Cancel before the first month is up, $15 x 23mths = $345 + $30 (first month) = $375. A WP member have unlocked the handset without activiting the Voda sim, it might be "possible" to cancel without starting the first month. If so: $15 * 24 = $360
  • nod
    mmmm I wish they would let us know when the cancel these things They have not bothered to let us know that they are only now offering the cashback on the $49 plan
  • nod
    Even without the $55 this is a very good offer - I will amend the title
  • admin EDITOR
    ant123 - gimme 15 mins to do a comparitive work up on the costs and benefits on each plan
  • ant234
    admin;12565
    ant123 - gimme 15 mins to do a comparitive work up on the costs and benefits on each plan
    NP. Thanks. I take it there's no point waiting for a new cashback offer for the hot30 plan?
  • nod
    I think you need to pay the first $30 and then you pay the 23 x $15 for the unlock Ant234 AND re the next hot30 offer.. we have no way of knowing I am afraid. But if they do we shall let you know And sorry for being so rude Ant234, I forgot to welcome you to Buckscoop :o http://bestsmileys.com/welcome/7.gif
  • admin EDITOR
    Ok Assuming you have to give a notice period (which means your going to pay for at least one months plan). The $49 plan is going to cost you $557.50 (factoring in cashback) the $30 plan is going to cost you $375.00 thats the basic bit - but am just playing around with other stuff so back in a sec Probably not would be your best answer ant123 - but they might go back to the $30 plan cashback at some stage.
  • nod
    The $49 plan gets you the N65 for free but you can get it for $500 elsewhere, so not an awesome deal but not bad when you factor in the extras you get with the plan
    * Free mobile of your choice * BONUS Bluetooth™ headset or 12 month magazine subscription * Now a massive $310 credit to use on standard talk and TXT to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Be quick – offer ends 26/08/07 * Monthly FREE BONUS – choose one: - 100 FREE VF to VF mins - 100 FREE TXTs - 50% off international call rates - 5% of your monthly Cap donated to charity. (You will only get electronic bills as part of this)
    And I think they need to clarify the very very broad "$310 credit" - each month?? for 24 months?? how does that work??
  • ant234
    nod;12570
    And sorry for being so rude Ant234, I forgot to welcome you to Buckscoop :o
    NP! :) Good to find nice admins like you guys! I'll just get the $30 plan as that's probably the cheapest way of getting the W880i
  • schlemster
    hay yeah WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME ANT234 my creative side is on fire tonight
  • admin EDITOR
    now assuming you actually want a new phone, stay in the contract and use the available credit you get every month (to a t and no more) then based on the fact that you get $30 credit on the $30 and $310 credit on the $49 plan here what the total cost is For the $49 plan you pay $1121 and get $7130 worth of call time so you'd save $6009 on the bill you'd otherwise get. For the $30 plan you pay $705 and get $705 worth of call time so you'd save $0 on the bill you'd otherwise get. :D - largely academic and totally redundant but a bit of fun....
  • Emma EDITOR
    Welcome from me too ant234! Sorry I cannot comment on the deal, way to complicated for me !!
  • schlemster
    where you get the $7130 call time admin? no way they give you 310 a month!!!
  • admin EDITOR
    24 * $310 - which according to vodaphone is Now a massive $310 credit to use on standard talk and TXT to anyone, anywhere at anytime. I think the vodaphone call charges otherwise suck - 30c connection and 80c pm - but then nearly all the oz ones suck.
  • nod
    But they do not state anywhere that I can find on the site that the $310 credit is per month. In fact, they have no reference about this again anywhere that I can find. I suspect that it is a total $310 credit for the 24 month contract. I think they have worded this very carefully :D
  • admin EDITOR
  • nod
    hehehehehe http://bestsmileys.com/doh/3.gif
  • nod
    If you are currently a TELSTRA MOBILE CUSTOMER and Telstra only, if you change over to Vodaphone they will give you an extra $100 credit!! I think this offer is still available but you must sign a 24 month contract. And I think they credit it after a few months

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