25-07-2012 06:10 PM
25-07-2012 06:46 PM
The money that sites like Quidco offer comes from an affiliate marketing budget - basically sites like Quidco are passing on the money they earn from advertising. Part of the terms and conditions of such offers is that you are a new customer and are not upgrading. So you would have to cancel your current contract, take out a new contract using the Quidco offer and end up with a new contract and new number. You would not be able to move your existing number from one Vodafone Contract to another - you would have to port to to another network and then back to Vodafone.
Have you been in touch with the @VodafoneUKDeals team? While they probably can't match the £150 cash back - they've helped a lot of eForum members get better deals. Just follow the instructions in this link to get in touch with them.
25-07-2012 06:49 PM
The cashback offer from quidco comes from a completely different part of Vodafone and is offered as a marketing scheme.
There are most definatly offers available to upgrading customers!
Best thing to do is contact the @vodafoneukdeals twitter team. They specialise in fantastic upgrade deals! For info on how to contact them head over here and follow the instructions. They are a small and very popular team so they may not reply straight away, stick around though as one of the team will get back to you as soon as they can.
Even if they can't match the exact tariff you want i'm sure they can get pretty close. I've upgraded 4 lines through them recently because they have offered great deals!
26-07-2012 01:38 PM
Nabs, drey_p, thanks for your words and advice - I'll contact the team and see what they can do.
I appreciate your comments about the marketing budget etc. and where the money comes from using affiliate programs - however I'd still stand by my initial comments that the money could be put to equally good use retaining existing customers rather than losing them and having to work harder to get new customers business as at the end of the day it's still VF that will be picking up the tab regardless of which department it is - just my 2 penneth.....
Anyway - thanks again - can see why you guys are rated so highly, appreciate your time in replying.