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Topic # 97087 10-Feb-2012 11:49 Send private message

Without breaking the terms of the subscription, can anyone give an indication whether this subscriber only article is indicating a plan we don't already know about, or further details?

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/skinny-mobile-re-tools-killer-data-plan-talks-online-launch-dates-ck-p-109

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  Reply # 579687 10-Feb-2012 12:35 Send private message

Haven't read the online article, but there's an article in the hard copy ("Skinny boss: We will sharpen our act") about how analysts suggest the Skinny plans are weak on text/data. Skinny boss Paul O'Shannessey agrees and says they're "preparing two new plans - one a text pack and the other a 'killer' data deal."

No details, those will come once the website goes live in a few weeks. Don't know if the online article has any more info than that...

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  Reply # 579858 10-Feb-2012 16:43 Send private message

More info here..

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/6397050/Vodafone-resolves-pre-pay-glitch

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  Reply # 579873 10-Feb-2012 17:24 Send private message

I think $4/week for 120mb nationwide 3G data is awesome. That's a killer deal already but can't wait to see what their new one is gonna be like :D





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  Reply # 580665 13-Feb-2012 08:46 Send private message

tardtasticx: I think $4/week for 120mb nationwide 3G data is awesome. That's a killer deal already but can't wait to see what their new one is gonna be like :D

It's pretty decent alright, but the problem is you can only get it in conjunction with the base option, so suddenly you're paying $35 per month. Considering on 2degrees you can get effectively 230MB for $4.60/week, it's not as great as it seems. Admittedly it's not nationwide, but don't they cover 75% of the population now or something?

Anyway, I don't think the $4+$4 skinny deal directly competes with the new $19 data combo on 2degrees just yet (it's almost twice the cost for a start) so I'd be interested to see what they come up with...  

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  Reply # 580672 13-Feb-2012 09:04 Send private message

I guess they probably will make the $4 data pack a standalone pack rather than an addon




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  Reply # 580674 13-Feb-2012 09:11 Send private message

I'd be happy if I could pay $10-20 for 1-2GB and then have it not expire for 2-3 months. Anyone who can provide that can have my tablet data business.

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  Reply # 580683 13-Feb-2012 09:48 Send private message

networkn: I'd be happy if I could pay $10-20 for 1-2GB and then have it not expire for 2-3 months. Anyone who can provide that can have my tablet data business.


At that price, nobody would want your tablet data business….

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  Reply # 580691 13-Feb-2012 10:04 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
networkn: I'd be happy if I could pay $10-20 for 1-2GB and then have it not expire for 2-3 months. Anyone who can provide that can have my tablet data business.


At that price, nobody would want your tablet data business….


Heh, I am sure that someone said something similar back in the days when people wanted cheaper Broadband data! 

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  Reply # 580697 13-Feb-2012 10:13 Send private message

networkn:
NonprayingMantis:
networkn: I'd be happy if I could pay $10-20 for 1-2GB and then have it not expire for 2-3 months. Anyone who can provide that can have my tablet data business.


At that price, nobody would want your tablet data business….


Heh, I am sure that someone said something similar back in the days when people wanted cheaper Broadband data! 


and back then, they were probably right.

Maybe once LTE gets rolled out you might get that sort of pricing (maybe!)  but for now nobody is going to make money selling data at that sort of price.

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  Reply # 580700 13-Feb-2012 10:16 Send private message

Pretty sure I saw a $10 a month 1GB tablet plan with VF not that long ago. All I am asking for on top of that, is extended expiry.


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  Reply # 580714 13-Feb-2012 10:27 Send private message

networkn: Pretty sure I saw a $10 a month 1GB tablet plan with VF not that long ago. All I am asking for on top of that, is extended expiry.



$10 for 512Meg




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  Reply # 580721 13-Feb-2012 10:30 Send private message

networkn: Pretty sure I saw a $10 a month 1GB tablet plan with VF not that long ago. All I am asking for on top of that, is extended expiry.



It was $10 for 512MB – and that is only when you already have an on account mobile with them (i.e. you are spending probably a lot more than $20 already on calling etc)



Extended expiry is also quite significant.  

Telcos make money on plan because they work on the (correct) assumption that people will on average only use a certain percentage of their allocation.  The higher the percentage that gets used, the more it costs the Telco.   Giving a 3 month expiry means that the % used will be significantly higher than on a one month expiry – and so the cost to provide that plan will also be significantly higher.

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  Reply # 580726 13-Feb-2012 10:33 Send private message

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networkn: Pretty sure I saw a $10 a month 1GB tablet plan with VF not that long ago. All I am asking for on top of that, is extended expiry.



$10 for 512Meg


I stand corrected. 

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  Reply # 580729 13-Feb-2012 10:35 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
networkn: Pretty sure I saw a $10 a month 1GB tablet plan with VF not that long ago. All I am asking for on top of that, is extended expiry.



It was $10 for 512MB – and that is only when you already have an on account mobile with them (i.e. you are spending probably a lot more than $20 already on calling etc)



Extended expiry is also quite significant.  

Telcos make money on plan because they work on the (correct) assumption that people will on average only use a certain percentage of their allocation.  The higher the percentage that gets used, the more it costs the Telco.   Giving a 3 month expiry means that the % used will be significantly higher than on a one month expiry – and so the cost to provide that plan will also be significantly higher.


Yah I understand what you are saying and that makes sense. It's a shame that the model is based on selling someone something they won't use, therefore not really providing the value.. However, not much I can personally do about it.  I can still wish for something better. In reality I prob only want 512MB a month, and I prob could make use of the $10 plan, I just want a longer expiry. 

 

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  Reply # 580754 13-Feb-2012 11:10

In Au if you topup $30 you get 512 mb free...




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