Orcon just tweeted about their new residential plans, saying on Twitter “They are the best value we’ve ever had“, and on their website “These plans will offer better value than any of our plans ever have“. I’m not so sure about that. Let me break it down to the break o’ dawn for yall.
My curent plan:
- Platinum+ base plan (25GB, Phone, Voicemail, CallerID etc): $120
- 50GB data add-on: $50
- Total Cost: $170 (soon to be plus additional GST, which makes it about $173.75).
The brilliant “best value” new plan:
- Platinum+ base plan (30GB, Phone, no smart phone): $120
- 50GB data add-on: $55
- Smart phone add-ons: $10
- Total Cost: $185
To be fair, if I add the additional 5GB to my current plan at the $2/GB overage rate, it adds $10, making my current plan + GST + overage $184
In what world is this new plan “the best value ever”?
[quote]Data caps on most of the new plans have increased. What we have also done is allow people to choose what they value, and whether they want to pay for it. Orcon customers are more than welcome to stay on their current plan, or pick and choose features to build the best Telecommunications package for their needs.[/quote]
Which basically says nothing at all.