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Thread: Vodacom Rewards Prepaid Customers

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    now MTN is going to claim it was their idea first, like always...

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    What's up with this anyway - a rewards program by stealth - what rewards? Just bring the price down already. Deals within deals do not equal cheaper calls.

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    Agree, just drop the frikkin call costs ffs.
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    Does this also work for top up?

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    Isn't the whole idea behind paying the huge premium for prepaid to have some anonymonity. So how does that gel with a rewards program? Sounds phishy to me.

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    A buddy of mine had a prepaid balance of about R2000. Vodacom made him a 'Platinum' customer and he got a special prepaid rate of R1.80 / minute. So they've been doing special stuff for prepaid subscribers for a long time already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allyoucaneat
    Isn't the whole idea behind paying the huge premium for prepaid to have some anonymonity. So how does that gel with a rewards program? Sounds phishy to me.
    I think its just as much as milking those customers they dont deem as being acceptable credit risks.
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    From the website:

    # Points will be automatically earned on recharges and SMS bundle purchases. (See terms & conditions for recharges that are excluded from earning Points)
    # 1 point will be earned for every R10 spent on a recharge. These points will be calculated by dividing the recharge amount by 10 where after the amount will be rounded to the nearest whole number.
    # For example;

    1. A R12 recharge earns 1 point
    2. A R29 recharge earns 3 points
    3. A R55 recharge earns 6 points
    4. A R110 recharge earns 11 points
    5. A R275 recharge earns 28 points
    6. A R1000 recharge earned 100 points
    7. A R49 SMS bundle earns 5 points

    # No registration is required to earn points.
    # Points will accumulate for a period of 18 months. Points that are older than 18 months and that have not been exchanged for rewards will be forfeited.
    # Points will be retained when changing from one prepaid price plan to another eg from Vodago to 4U; however, all accumulated points will be forfeited when converting to a contract tariff package eg Talk 100 or Family Top Up.

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    For what can I Exchange my Points?

    * Points can be exchanged when the customer?s Talking Points balance reaches any one of the following levels;
    1. 150 points
    2. 250 points
    3. 500 points
    4. 1000 points
    5. 1500 points
    6. 2000 points

    heres what you can get with the points:
    http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/8248/points3xg.jpg

    Not too bad IMO but to get 150 points you have to spend R1500.. ouch..

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    this SCREAMS of "Recharge more, WE WANT your MONEY"

    Sorry - NO.
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    I would like a new phone for my points...at R110.00=11points... Have you any idea how long I'm going to wait if I want a phone?... I buy 2 x R110.00 cards a month? = 22 points a month...2000 points=New Phone....91 months=71/2 years...By then Cellphones will be long gone...If not this offer will be long forgotten...
    Last edited by disabled; 05-03-2006 at 12:29 PM.

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    What a crock. They do these deals to encourage people to make calls - why not just lower the price - people will automatically make more calls?! Because - no - they would rather give the transparent 'discounts' and 'free stuff' - while increasing their profits. Do they really think we are this dumb - and this desperate for some freebie from Vodacom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilo39
    Do they really think we are this dumb - and this desperate for some freebie from Vodacom.

    to put in a nutshell, yes.

    and here's something ****ed up -- i had a lease and R100k in the bank, and they STILL wouldn't let me get a contract because i'm a student.

    however telkom let me be contract and banks have thrown credit card offers at me.

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