Black and White
And yet not a single one has a good enough value option to remain solely on their network.
I'm the kinda person who like's to use Vodafone's Bestmate or Telecom's My Favourites so he can call his family/partner any time he likes, and not have to deal with massive bills - most of my calling is done to these people.
I'm also the kind of person who has friends who won't text back if I'm on a different network to them, because they can't use their $10TXT or TXT2000.
I'm also the kind of person who doesn't want to think about what network he calls.
The majority of my calling/SMS is to Vodafone mobile phones as I live in Auckland.
I'm sure there are many people in the same boat as I am, still needing to have two connections to two different mobile carriers.
I think I'm still going to go to compass, but they don't have bestmate options.
Vodafone is contract contract contract,
Telecom CDMA is also contract contract contract,
XT is okay but I do most of my talking to 021 mobiles + contract contract contract.
2Degrees is obscure and none of my friends will want to have to pay the excess fees to contact me ( :( ) and their data is terribly priced
Black and White - No deal all round.
Compass + Vodafone Sim for bestmate seems like the best option, but I don't want to have to have two sims...