NonprayingMantis:ajobbins: I cringe every time I look at the prices for mobile usage in NZ. I've gotten very used to my Australian plan.
$30 a month gets me 1GB of data, unlimited on net calls any time and $550 of 'credit' to spend.
That credit equates to about 400 national minutes, or 200 minutes Aus to NZ, or 2000 texts, or any combination of. The next plan up ($45) would get me unlimited texts too - as well as $750 of 'credit' and 1.5GB of data - but I simply don't use enough of my $30 plan.
That's on a post paid no term contract.
You know what I cringe at? How people constantly think they are being ripped off in NZ even if they aren’t.
Let’s say you split your SMS and voice down the middle with that ozzie plan. That means you pay $30 AUD - (A smidge under $40NZD) – for 1GB, 200 mins, 1000 txts.
By contrast for the same price ($39 NZD) 2Degrees (on a no-term postpaid contract) gives you 220 minutes (including the bonus ones you get every month), 2500 txts, and 1.1GB. In other words you get more txts and more data on the NZ plan, and the minutes is only better with the ozzie plan if you do a fair amount of on-net calling.
Not only that but you don’t have to d*ck around working out how much each minute costs on your so-called ‘$550 of value’ which, quite frankly, is an utterly BS way of looking at mobile phone plans.
Does any NZ mobile provider offer in the NZ dollar equivalent
Unlimited Voice, texts, and 4GIG of data for the equivalent of $AUD39.95