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  Reply # 637379 7-Jun-2012 15:29

networkn: Retentions just did me an awesome deal too. VF you ROCK!

So by matching the competition they rock? Really?




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  Reply # 637388 7-Jun-2012 15:38 Send private message

SteveON:
Elpie: That's really nice for you - well done!

We had two accounts on that plan and had the 1Gb data expiring on 20th June. When I called Vodafone the answer was an unequivocal NO with nothing being offered to keep us. So, two accounts moved to 2Degrees. Due to SMS issues, I regret the move but Vodafone wasn't interested in keeping me so be it. 


Let me guess... You have ported your 021 number to 2degrees? Don't. The SMS/porting issue is rife! Get a shiny new 022 number and don't turn back :)


SMS problems don't affect everyone. I ported my 021 to 2Degrees ages ago and haven't had any problems sending or receiving txts to and from any country yet. 

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  Reply # 637398 7-Jun-2012 15:59 Send private message

Spong: SMS problems don't affect everyone. I ported my 021 to 2Degrees ages ago and haven't had any problems sending or receiving txts to and from any country yet. 

+1

I had some initial problems in 2009, but they got it sorted pretty quickly.  2D's website has a good page which deals with this issue:

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay/pricing/calling-and-texting-overseas







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  Reply # 637400 7-Jun-2012 16:05 Send private message

vinnieg: Good job! Always great to ring the providers, and get a few extra deals out of them

Is that on a no-contract plan? Or are you stuck for 12/24 months?


Still on no contract term :)



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  Reply # 637401 7-Jun-2012 16:07 Send private message

BigMal:
RamyElbeltagi: 

I am with Vodafone's "Smart $45" plan and I get the following; 




I'm out of contract with Vodafone and received a call from them wanting to "upgrade" me to this plan.  I said no thanks as far as I'm concerned that's not an upgrade for me.  

On my current plan (Smart 1) I get:
60 mins talk time
2500 texts
1 best mate
3GB data
all for $40.85 per month.

What was interesting was this was the first time vodafone have ever got in contact with me rather than me contact them.  I get the feeling they want everyone off those original smart plans which are data friendly.


Yup! My partner is on a plan with 3GB, and they tried hard to get her off it. 

It's a shame we can't get more data. I can live with no calling, and alot of data (I would just use nakedplus on my phone more :)  )



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  Reply # 637403 7-Jun-2012 16:10 Send private message

Spong: Are VF letting you share that 1GB of data with up to 5x other devices or family/friends yet?


Nope. Not that I know off. 



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  Reply # 637404 7-Jun-2012 16:11 Send private message

networkn: Retentions just did me an awesome deal too. VF you ROCK!


Do tell, what was the deal?

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  Reply # 637406 7-Jun-2012 16:20 Send private message

I actually think it might be confidential, vaguely but essentially they did bigger than normal hardware subsidies on the phones I wanted if I signed up on a contract.

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  Reply # 637419 7-Jun-2012 16:52 Send private message

Thanks Ramielbeltagi, is your plan month by month ?



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  Reply # 637421 7-Jun-2012 16:53 Send private message

kiwitrc: Thanks Ramielbeltagi, is your plan month by month ?


Yup, no contract basis.
pfft, contracts suck! Avoid them if you can (incase something better comes up) 

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  Reply # 637425 7-Jun-2012 16:55 Send private message

RamyElbeltagi:
kiwitrc: Thanks Ramielbeltagi, is your plan month by month ?


Yup, no contract basis.
pfft, contracts suck! Avoid them if you can (incase something better comes up) 


Yes agree, hence the question. We have 11 connections on the $45 plan and was just looking at 2Deg $39 plan.

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  Reply # 637426 7-Jun-2012 16:55 Send private message

I have to say that I have had contracts with VF since BellSouth days, I've only been without contracts for 3 months in all that time, and VF have been awesome with switching plans for me over that time. I've never paid a ETF in all that time, but then loyalty works in both directions. It would take a fair amount to make me switch from VF, about the only thing would be if the reception was poor.

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  Reply # 637430 7-Jun-2012 17:01 Send private message

Spong: Are VF letting you share that 1GB of data with up to 5x other devices or family/friends yet?


Yep. It’s called turning on wifi hotspot on your device.  And it is totally free!



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  Reply # 637432 7-Jun-2012 17:01 Send private message

networkn: I have to say that I have had contracts with VF since BellSouth days, I've only been without contracts for 3 months in all that time, and VF have been awesome with switching plans for me over that time. I've never paid a ETF in all that time, but then loyalty works in both directions. It would take a fair amount to make me switch from VF, about the only thing would be if the reception was poor.


Agreed about loyalty. I have been with Voda mobile for 10years now. Maybe that's why they offered this deal. (Good luck Kiwitrc with your 11connections).

On par with loyalty, I would say reception, speed, and customer service. Especially the latter. Big deal for me.

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  Reply # 637434 7-Jun-2012 17:02 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
Spong: Are VF letting you share that 1GB of data with up to 5x other devices or family/friends yet?


Yep. It’s called turning on wifi hotspot on your device.  And it is totally free!


Not quite, those family and friends can be in a different part of the country.

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