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Gotta love your mates with Vodafone's new prepay offering
Fri, 5th Aug 2016
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Young kiwis can now call on their mates with Vodafone's latest prepay offering.

Vodafone Mates is an innovative suite of products with rewards and experiences specifically designed for the youth of New Zealand.

Delina Shields, Vodafone's head of segment marketing, says the company is incredibly excited about the announcement.

“It's going to be totally different to anything people have seen from Vodafone before, and it's going to deliver the innovation, freedom and flexibility our young customers are searching for, so they can stay in touch with their mates, their way,” says Shields.

The telecomms company says that everything about Vodafone Mates will be youth-orientated. Imaginative and real-life experiences that celebrate kiwi mateship.

The main event? A nationwide search for New Zealand's ‘Best Best Mate'. One kiwi will have the opportunity to win three of his/her friends a tropical trip to Fiji.

But, what's the catch?..The best mate has to maroon themselves on a barge in the Auckland Harbour for one whole week in order to win.

“Vodafone Mates is all about helping kiwis connect with their closest mates, and we're going to have a lot of fun bringing that to life with our search for New Zealand's Best Best Mate,” says Shields.

“On top of this, we're announcing something really exciting in Prepay.

Vodafone Mates will deliver New Zealand's first truly flexible Prepay plan, allowing customers to dial up or down their data, TXTs, and minutes to suit their needs.

Shields adds that structured prepay plans don't always fit the needs of young kiwis.

“Our customers are looking for much more flexibility in Prepay, so they can design a plan that suits them,” she says.

“Vodafone Mates is all about delivering that flexibility, and we think young kiwis are going to love it.”