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Topic # 86352 5-Jul-2011 12:50 Send private message

So our contract is up for renewal and we have 27 connections using iPhones. Who to use?

Roaming to Aus is needed and tethering for iPhones. We travel trhougout NZ so reception is important in rural areas.

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  Reply # 489632 5-Jul-2011 12:58

Humm,

With the $59 plans on 2degrees you get 210 Minutes + 100 bonus minutes + 150MB National 3G + 1GB Bonus National 3G + Free calling withing your 27 connections.

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  Reply # 489634 5-Jul-2011 13:03 Send private message

My vote goes for XT based upon your conditions. Coverage in rural areas is really good and the data speeds are great. Also they have an offer with porting your connection over to XT with up to $800 credit.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/simoffer




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  Reply # 489635 5-Jul-2011 13:07 Send private message

With 27 phones, you should get hold on an account manager and see what sort of deal they can knock together for you. It is pretty competitive out there at the moment so you are looking to re-sign at a good time.



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  Reply # 489636 5-Jul-2011 13:09 Send private message

Yep agree with the account manager thing I just throught it would be interesting to get my fellow Geekzoners opinions as well :)

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  Reply # 489639 5-Jul-2011 13:12 Send private message

myopinion: Yep agree with the account manager thing I just throught it would be interesting to get my fellow Geekzoners opinions as well :)



In terms of price I wouldn’t even bother looking at the plans online for all three – 27 mobiles is probably a decent whack of revenue so would (should) get you vastly superior rates to online plans,

I wouldn’t surprised though if 2Degrees are still the cheapest, but then it comes down to what is most important to you.


IMO that level of business should also get you (more importantly IMO) a dedicated account manager and a level of integration with your other services (e.g. broadband connection)



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  Reply # 489643 5-Jul-2011 13:15 Send private message

Account manager is a must.

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  Reply # 489660 5-Jul-2011 13:52 Send private message

myopinion: Account manager is a must.


+1 from me on that as well.

IME rural areas (NI) are more often than not better covered by XT than the others.  I have both a VF and XT phone and normally the VF runs out while the XT still keeps on trucking.

Not sure if there is much difference on roaming anymore, and I am sure you could gain a good deal given the custom you have to offer.








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  Reply # 489778 5-Jul-2011 19:29 Send private message

billgates: My vote goes for XT based upon your conditions. Coverage in rural areas is really good and the data speeds are great.

This has never been my own personal experience, numerous times when I have been from Palmerston North down to Timaru.

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  Reply # 489791 5-Jul-2011 19:52 Send private message

Coverage where you need it should be the determining factor.
Xt will be better in some spots, VF (2Deg) in others. Your field staff should be able to give feedback on what works best in the areas they do.
At the end of the day they'll probably offer pretty close deals and sweeteners to get your signature.... but its the delivery of the service thats most important to a business, and if theres no coverage where you need it on the network you choose its unlikely your 27phone contract will change that.



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  Reply # 489905 6-Jul-2011 08:13 Send private message

Thanks guys will let you know how I get on

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  Reply # 489920 6-Jul-2011 08:58 Send private message

Interesting the comments re XT and Voda for coverage.
As far as I have found comparing my Voda and mates XT, Voda is miles better in the South Island. Especially around Nelson - Chch and North Canterbury.

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