This would be ideal for a pre pay user like me who doesn't need unlimited texts, a fixed number of minutes, or a certain amount of data for a fixed price.
I am on a $19 plan with 2degrees only because the auto top-up and $6 data set up I had before was a nightmare (data expired and I had $3 balance so $6 data didn't auto renew due to lack of funds and balance didn't auto top-up because it was above $2, etc.). I can never remember how much it costs to ring a Vodafone mobile, whether it's included in the plan, how many minutes I have left, blah blah blah....
Here's what 2degrees should do (or Vodafone or Telecom if they are savvy)
The 10-20-30 plan;
That's it, simple, we all know how much stuff costs at all times. Whoever I text it's 10c (whatever network worldwide), whatever number I ring it's 20c (landline, mobile, answer phone), whatever data I use (2degrees or national) it's 30c for 1MB. This combined with auto-topup when below $2.
I know they currently have prepay on 9c/text, 44c/minute, 50c/MB but 9-44-50 hardly rolls off the tongue. In an ideal world NZ prices would be the same as the rest of the world, a 2-4-6 plan would be great but we all appreciate the world doesn't work like that.