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Topic # 102561 17-May-2012 07:20 Send private message

I'm looking at what I'm currently paying for 2 numbers the wife and I have on vodafone compared to the $19 2 degrees prepay plan (which probably has very close to everything we need)  and considering a switch. But can I port 2 on account 021 numbers to 2 degrees?  And am I likely to have any problems if I do, e.g with receiving txts from overseas?

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  Reply # 626628 17-May-2012 07:25 Send private message

Yes and yes.

There are still isolated issues that occur with SMS and ported numbers, and resolving these isn't easy due to the way SMS (and porting) works.


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  Reply # 626630 17-May-2012 07:35 Send private message

You can migrate on account mobile numbers to prepay and keep the same mobile number on Vodafone

You can go on Supa prepay or Prepay Smart






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  Reply # 626635 17-May-2012 07:48 Send private message

Wow, thanks for the quick replies! Am I right in thinking that a while ago it wasn't possible to move an on account number to prepay?

Hmm, the prepay smart25 does look pretty good, but I really like the option to get the extra data (300MB) on the 2 degrees combo. We rarely use much voice or TXTs (well certainly not 2500) and both recently got cheap smartphones so it's all about the data :)

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  Reply # 626636 17-May-2012 07:48 Send private message

sidefx: I'm looking at what I'm currently paying for 2 numbers the wife and I have on vodafone compared to the $19 2 degrees prepay plan (which probably has very close to everything we need)  and considering a switch. But can I port 2 on account 021 numbers to 2 degrees?  And am I likely to have any problems if I do, e.g with receiving txts from overseas?

I have done exactly that almost 3 years ago now.  My wife and I both had Vodafone mobiles and we ported our 021 numbers to 2degrees without any problems.

I have successfully sent and received TXT messages to/from:

-  Canada
-  USA
-  UK

It does depend on the carrier that the other party is using in the respective countries, but 2D have a good reference page on their website to help with this:

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/texting-with-people-overseas





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  Reply # 626637 17-May-2012 07:50 Send private message

sidefx: Wow, thanks for the quick replies! Am I right in thinking that a while ago it wasn't possible to move an on account number to prepay?

Yes indeed.  I had to wait several years until Vodafone enabled that to happen.





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  Reply # 626639 17-May-2012 08:07 Send private message

The option to move a number between postay to prepay and vice versa has been in place approx 4 years




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  Reply # 626641 17-May-2012 08:09 Send private message

sidefx: Wow, thanks for the quick replies! Am I right in thinking that a while ago it wasn't possible to move an on account number to prepay? 



Moving numbers between providers (number portability) and moving numbers between plan types on a provider are two differnet issues entirely.

The ability to move numbers between providers has existed since portability was introduced in NZ in 2007. For a year or so after that however Vodafone didn't have the ability to move numbers between their Prepay and On Account platforms.


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  Reply # 626681 17-May-2012 09:37 Send private message

All you need are 2 x 2degrees SIMs available from dairies, supermarkets, petrol stations to find your nearest check here - http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/storelocator.

Here's the details on how to port - http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/why-2degrees/bring-your-number.

Once you've got your SIM it's easy as this -

1. Pop the SIM in your Vodafone phone (it'll work on 2degrees)

2. Call 200 to activate the account, set a 4 digit security PIN (in case you need to call us we know it's you the account holder) and your Voicemail. 

3. Go to Your 2degrees - https://secure.2degreesmobile.co.nz/web/ip/login - enter your details and click on the 'Bring Your Number' tab on the left.

4. You'll need the number that's printed on your 021 SIM if you're Prepay or account number on Post Pay.

Just follow the prompts and it takes about 2-3 hours for the number to come over. In that time you will be able to use both SIMs up to the point of porting, then the old SIM is deactivated.

As noted above there's info on texting from overseas. If you get any problems send me a PM.

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  Reply # 626704 17-May-2012 10:28 Send private message

Just remember to check the status of your on-account contract term.
If you still have some time left in that there could well be costs associated with changing plans and/or providers.

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  Reply # 630400 25-May-2012 15:44 Send private message

Hi
we are also planning to switch to 2D, quick question about  data , does 2D have same 3G coverage as vodafone ? or is it only major cities ?

Thanks for the advise.

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  Reply # 630416 25-May-2012 16:01 Send private message

BTW we are planning $19 Data Combo , so am assuming there is no additional charge on roaming on vodafone ?

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  Reply # 630424 25-May-2012 16:20 Send private message

The 19combo data is national data so there is no additional charge for roaming on Vodafone.

Vodafone and 2degrees don't have matching coverage so there is no guarantee that if you have coverage on Vodafone you will also get coverage on 2degrees if you are within the 2degrees coverage "umbrella". When you are outside the "umbrella" you will roam on Vodafone so the coverage will be the same.


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  Reply # 630442 25-May-2012 16:43 Send private message

wongtop: The 19combo data is national data so there is no additional charge for roaming on Vodafone.

Vodafone and 2degrees don't have matching coverage so there is no guarantee that if you have coverage on Vodafone you will also get coverage on 2degrees if you are within the 2degrees coverage "umbrella". When you are outside the "umbrella" you will roam on Vodafone so the coverage will be the same.


Thank you wongtop, that answers my questions.

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