Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Awesome
4001 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 577

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 678235 28-Aug-2012 16:00 Send private message

johnr:
plambrechtsen:
stuzz: I would say VF & 2Deg are watching how much it costs etc before committing to any extension. It will be interesting to see what happens down the line.

In the meantime just enjoy the bonus!?


Or come over to Telecom buying the $5 Sim, port your number and enjoy the nationwide 3G coverage if your phone supports it :)


If you can get coverage

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=108214

@plambrechtsen I just had to post this


Depends where you are of course, and things may have changed, but espeically in Auckland as of last year I found XT coverage to be far, far, far superior to Vodafone. Not even close.




Twitter: ajobbins

11136 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 557

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 678238 28-Aug-2012 16:03 Send private message

Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.




Richard rich.ms

11136 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 557

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 678240 28-Aug-2012 16:04 Send private message

ajobbins:

Depends where you are of course, and things may have changed, but espeically in Auckland as of last year I found XT coverage to be far, far, far superior to Vodafone. Not even close.


Not at home. CDMA was acceptable all thru the house, XT is hopeless. Doesnt matter since I have wifi all over home.




Richard rich.ms

1745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 338

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 678254 28-Aug-2012 16:30 Send private message

richms: Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.


Pretty sure with Telecom you can re-connect an old disconnected sim by just ringing up the Prepaid helpdesk as that's what I have done in the past and just get it assigned a new number.




I work for Spark, but as always my views are my own.



3645 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 919

Trusted

  Reply # 678370 28-Aug-2012 20:10 Send private message

plambrechtsen:
richms: Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.


Pretty sure with Telecom you can re-connect an old disconnected sim by just ringing up the Prepaid helpdesk as that's what I have done in the past and just get it assigned a new number.

Telecom you can. 2degrees you cannot. I sent them a picture of about 40 inactive sims on twitter and they confirmed they should all be binned.

On the other hand, i have a whole bunch of inactive telecom sims just sitting in the drawer ready to be reactivated one day. No idea what id ever do with them. So far i've just thrown them to anyone who is thinking about joining telecom - which i couldn't do with 2degrees - pity for them.
Don't have to send them to the landfill though!

36 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 678398 28-Aug-2012 21:05 One person supports this post Send private message

eXDee:
plambrechtsen:
richms: Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.


Pretty sure with Telecom you can re-connect an old disconnected sim by just ringing up the Prepaid helpdesk as that's what I have done in the past and just get it assigned a new number.

Telecom you can. 2degrees you cannot. I sent them a picture of about 40 inactive sims on twitter and they confirmed they should all be binned.

On the other hand, i have a whole bunch of inactive telecom sims just sitting in the drawer ready to be reactivated one day. No idea what id ever do with them. So far i've just thrown them to anyone who is thinking about joining telecom - which i couldn't do with 2degrees - pity for them.
Don't have to send them to the landfill though!


I just sent a couple of our ones to a kid in Bangladesh who's collecting them, before you throw any away send me one and I'll fire it over to him,he's pretty passionate about deactive sims! Nice kid though,he has a blog with some of his best from around the world.

I appreciate this post is completely off topic,sorry.




Vodafone staff,you'll see me on the @vodafoneNZ twitter account and Vodafone NZ facebook page signing off as ^CB

1745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 338

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 678462 28-Aug-2012 22:23 Send private message

VodafoneCB: I just sent a couple of our ones to a kid in Bangladesh who's collecting them, before you throw any away send me one and I'll fire it over to him,he's pretty passionate about deactive sims! Nice kid though,he has a blog with some of his best from around the world.

I appreciate this post is completely off topic,sorry.


Cool.. flick me an email pl at telecom dot co dot nz and I will post mine off too, have a stash of voda / 2d / other international carriers them over the years and happy to give them to a good home. (joining in your off topic ;)




I work for Spark, but as always my views are my own.

16487 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1399

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 678464 28-Aug-2012 22:26 Send private message

We sent a wheely bin 90% full to the recycle center about 6 months ago full of SIM cards




1745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 338

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 678466 28-Aug-2012 22:28 Send private message

johnr: We threw away a wheely bin 90% full about 6 months ago full of SIM cards

What would the postage be to Bangladesh on that puppy :)




I work for Spark, but as always my views are my own.



3645 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 919

Trusted

  Reply # 678468 28-Aug-2012 22:30 Send private message

Ah all my 2degrees ones are long gone unfortunately. I'll have to find out if the telecom sims are worth hunting down or not, been too busy to be sending extra things in the mail!

And as of off topic - this thread has been interesting!

447 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 678534 29-Aug-2012 00:38 Send private message

plambrechtsen:
johnr: We threw away a wheely bin 90% full about 6 months ago full of SIM cards

What would the postage be to Bangladesh on that puppy :)


But think of the kids smile!

I've quite enjoyed the one upsman-ship in this thread by you telco lot, quite entertaining!

36 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 678972 29-Aug-2012 21:26 Send private message

A small hitch! He emailed to say he hasnt received my cards yet, Im hoping it comes soon,if so I'll be happy to do a whip around and send a few more over to him if anyone has any they can spare.






Vodafone staff,you'll see me on the @vodafoneNZ twitter account and Vodafone NZ facebook page signing off as ^CB

334 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 681137 4-Sep-2012 08:18 Send private message

Are Vodafone likely to create a $19 plan that matches (or betters) Telecom and 2Degrees... having the 19$ offer with the increased data/text/mins only available till 31st Oct is crazy. 

They are offering a considerably less usage values for the same price. 

Very tempted to move away from Voda, the telecom 19$ deal is very good!




The little things make the biggest difference.

1745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 338

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 681143 4-Sep-2012 08:30 Send private message

Shindig: Are Vodafone likely to create a $19 plan that matches (or betters) Telecom and 2Degrees... having the 19$ offer with the increased data/text/mins only available till 31st Oct is crazy. 

They are offering a considerably less usage values for the same price. 

Very tempted to move away from Voda, the telecom 19$ deal is very good!


Move move move... you won't regret it (as long as you have a phone that supports WCDMA/UMTS 850Mhz) 3G only nationwide coverage is pretty good at using up that 500Mb you now have.




I work for Spark, but as always my views are my own.

36 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 681173 4-Sep-2012 09:32 Send private message

Shindig: Are Vodafone likely to create a $19 plan that matches (or betters) Telecom and 2Degrees... having the 19$ offer with the increased data/text/mins only available till 31st Oct is crazy. 

They are offering a considerably less usage values for the same price. 

Very tempted to move away from Voda, the telecom 19$ deal is very good!


At present the only time frame we have is valid until Oct 31,but we are sharing these comments with our marketing team.

^CB




Vodafone staff,you'll see me on the @vodafoneNZ twitter account and Vodafone NZ facebook page signing off as ^CB

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by sorceror on 26-Oct-2014 21:19 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


House Auctions
Created by t0ny, last reply by Geektastic on 26-Oct-2014 22:31 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by Hobchild on 26-Oct-2014 00:11 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


VDSL, which router/modem sub $200?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 25-Oct-2014 19:48 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Neon - Sky's new streaming service
Created by JarrodM, last reply by JimmyH on 25-Oct-2014 17:37 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by kornflake on 23-Oct-2014 17:41 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Thief taunts 12 year old via stolen laptop
Created by macuser, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 23:49 (12 replies)

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by dickytim on 26-Oct-2014 12:32 (116 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.