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  Reply # 675280 21-Aug-2012 22:33 Send private message

I am so confused by tc website ...

1) how many prepaid plans are there ... What is the difference (std rate of 44c only on smart pre pay)

2) how much does international sms cost

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  Reply # 675282 21-Aug-2012 22:36 Send private message

joker97: I am so confused by tc website ...

1) how many prepaid plans are there ... What is the difference (std rate of 44c only on smart pre pay)

2) how much does international sms cost


1) 2, Smart Prepaid, 44c base rate, you can't add favourites. Pay as you go, 69c base rate and you can add favourites.

2) 30c.

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  Reply # 675289 21-Aug-2012 23:07 Send private message

Hmmm, this seems like a good deal, but I wonder if post-paid plans will be changing too? Ideally I would like more data.

Does changing to this plan take place immediately, or from the end of the current period?  I don't want to waste what I still have left to use.




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  Reply # 675291 21-Aug-2012 23:29 Send private message

Sounds awesome; I'm going to wait till my TextDataTalk pack runs out on 9 September and sign up for the $19 Big Value Pack - has everything I need especially when it comes to data and talk time :)




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  Reply # 675308 22-Aug-2012 06:58 Send private message

GeoffisPure: Hmmm, this seems like a good deal, but I wonder if post-paid plans will be changing too? Ideally I would like more data.

Does changing to this plan take place immediately, or from the end of the current period?? I don't want to waste what I still have left to use.




Immediately (well within a few minutes usually). If you have the older incrementally billed extras, these will be removed. However if you have any existing subscriptions you pay up front for these will remain. You may wish to cancel the auto renew for these existing extras.

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  Reply # 675441 22-Aug-2012 12:18 Send private message

Yusssss. Will be leaving 2degrees for this.

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Reply # 675739 22-Aug-2012 23:36 Send private message

Surely 2 Degrees are going to combat this somehow, they are going to lose a lot of customers if they don't. Most people I know are on 2 Degrees combo's that end next month and they are all jumping over to Telecom's new combo.

For me its a given, better reception on Telecom at my home and my work was simply with 2 Degrees because they offered the better deal.

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  Reply # 675761 23-Aug-2012 01:10 Send private message

Distorter: Surely 2 Degrees are going to combat this somehow, they are going to lose a lot of customers if they don't. Most people I know are on 2 Degrees combo's that end next month and they are all jumping over to Telecom's new combo.

For me its a given, better reception on Telecom at my home and my work was simply with 2 Degrees because they offered the better deal.

The biggest thing that will stop people switching is that 2degrees has 900mhz capability as well as 2G, far more common than telecoms 3G 850mhz frequency.
And high end users with phones that are quad band 3G are often on pay monthly plans.



But i agree, they will need to release something to compete. Vodafone has the same $19 combo as 2degrees now too, and another option at $25.

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  Reply # 676433 24-Aug-2012 14:13 Send private message

Looks like 2degrees have a response:

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay/pricing/value-packs/19combos/text19

Our $19 Text Combo has been upsized until the 31st of January 2013 so now you get even more Mins, Texts and Data all in one simple prepay pack. Get 5000 texts and 50 mins of talk time to any network in NZ plus 500MB of national 3G Data for just $19. It’s our best value Combo ever!

To buy simply text buy 19text to 233, or pop onto Your 2degrees to buy it online now.

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  Reply # 676440 24-Aug-2012 14:25 Send private message

Looks like the other prepay plans on 2degrees have had a face lift too, but only till 31 Jan 2013:

Data Combo:
Want more data? Our $19 Data Combo is the perfect combo for Smartphone users and it has been upsized until the 31st of January 2013. Get 600MB of national 3G Data plus 30 mins of talk time and 300 texts to any network in NZ.

Chat Combo:
Want to chat more? Our new $19 Chat Combo is the perfect combo for chatting and it has been upsized until the 31st of January 2013. Get 100 mins of talk time and 300 texts to any network in NZ plus 50MB of national 3G Data for just $19.

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  Reply # 676444 24-Aug-2012 14:35 Send private message

I would say by the end of the promo period there will be something even better, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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  Reply # 676454 24-Aug-2012 14:41 Send private message

Not really worried about it - actually I think its really good that there seems to be a lot of jockeying for our money from the Telcos. I think I will stay with 2degrees in the meantime. Lets be honest, if it wasn't for them coming into the market, we'd still be on the same overpriced plans from Vodafone and Telecom.

Come on Vodafone - "do your thing" and try and outdo 2degrees....."as if".

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  Reply # 676469 24-Aug-2012 15:40 Send private message

  Lets be honest, if it wasn't for them coming into the market, we'd still be on the same overpriced plans from Vodafone and Telecom..


I guess there is no denying that..

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  Reply # 676488 24-Aug-2012 16:16 Send private message

Just got a txt from telecom saying they have increased the data in the Big Value pack to 500mb. Awesome value now.

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  Reply # 676489 24-Aug-2012 16:17 Send private message

And Telecom have just texted me to tell me they have upped the data on the BIG Value Pack by 100MB. Now 500MB. You've gotta love competition!




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