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An aggressive competitor?!

Started by: daveysludge
On: 16/10/2010 | 21:42
Replies: 30
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by: daveysludge
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:42

When I google 'giffgaff' the sponsored result on the right is 'vectone' who proudly boast of their PAYG rates and bundles...

 

They look very competetive, 100 mins for £5 etc.

 

Doe's anyone else think they are targeting GG's customers or am I being paranoid?!

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by: andreww
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:45

I do know there are 2 meanings of the word "paranoid" I know one, but you lot are keeping  the other meaning away from me, aren't you???  Smiley Very Happy

Probably having a beer in the sunshine somewhere.
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by: kevvy57
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:45
did you click on there links.

they are also using similare icons to giffgaff as well

not sure who copied who right enough
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by: mondeoman1970
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:46

Doubt it, more a case of the way google Ads are placed.

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by: daveysludge
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:50
They beat GG on everything besides MMS and mobile to mobile...

Are they Vodafones MVNO?
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by: gawright
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:52 edited: 16/10/2010 | 21:58

They charge an extra £5/month for unlimited internet (and it's not really unlimited)


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by: thinkpad
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:57
The interesting thing about Vectone is that it seems to be competing in quite a few areas (national, international). Interesting to see how it fares.

It also supports other features that we, as GG customers, are crying out for; Auto renewing of bundles (goodybags), being able to buy bundles by text.

They also managed to squeeze in telephone support alongside these cheap rates. Must hand it to them!
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by: mtj111
on: 16/10/2010 | 21:59

No free calls to 0800 numbers either like giffgaff do.

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by: callumacrae
on: 16/10/2010 | 22:00

 


@andreww wrote:

I do know there are 2 meanings of the word "paranoid" I know one, but you lot are keeping  the other meaning away from me, aren't you???  Smiley Very Happy


You're amazing! Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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by: kevvy57
on: 16/10/2010 | 22:02
how do you work this statement out

They beat GG on everything besides MMS and mobile to mobile...


from there site

smart £20 is 800 mixed mins/texts and 10 mb internet daily

with giffgaff i get 600 mins and unlimited texts and unlimited data

giffgaff wins?

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