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Topic # 98234 27-Feb-2012 21:19 Send private message

Have activated a new $10 2degrees card. Have checked the balance, but it is zero. Do I have to fill in a form to get the free credit with it? This page infers there is free credit on a new account http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/welcome on step 5. eg Once you have used up your free credit you will need to top it up.... normally there is some free credit when you get a new card. At least there was with Vodafone and Telecom.

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  Reply # 587594 27-Feb-2012 21:44 Send private message

mattwnz: Have activated a new $10 2degrees card. Have checked the balance, but it is zero. Do I have to fill in a form to get the free credit with it? This page infers there is free credit on a new account http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/welcome on step 5. eg Once you have used up your free credit you will need to top it up.... normally there is some free credit when you get a new card. At least there was with Vodafone and Telecom.


No freebies anymore.



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  Reply # 587599 27-Feb-2012 21:49 Send private message

ajw:
mattwnz: Have activated a new $10 2degrees card. Have checked the balance, but it is zero. Do I have to fill in a form to get the free credit with it? This page infers there is free credit on a new account http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/welcome on step 5. eg Once you have used up your free credit you will need to top it up.... normally there is some free credit when you get a new card. At least there was with Vodafone and Telecom.


No freebies anymore.


Thanks. They probably need to update their welcome page then, as mentioning free credit is a bit misleading. I actually expected that it would have $10 credit on it as it was a $10 card.

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  Reply # 587600 27-Feb-2012 21:50 Send private message

mattwnz: This page infers there is free credit on a new account


Grammar nazi alert!

The page might imply, but you infer.

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  Reply # 587624 27-Feb-2012 22:41 Send private message

jofizz:
mattwnz: This page infers there is free credit on a new account


Grammar nazi alert!

The page might imply, but you infer.

Cheers,
Joseph?


Implies is close enough. Whatever the case, they shouldn't be mentioning any free credit, if they don't actually provide it :)

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  Reply # 587695 28-Feb-2012 09:26 Send private message

Thanks Mattwnz,
I'll look at getting this reworded
Cheers
 

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  Reply # 587696 28-Feb-2012 09:29 Send private message

A $2 SIM came with no credit, but a $5 SIM came with $5.
I thought the new $10 SIM came with $10.

I could be wrong, it often happens. 

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  Reply # 587699 28-Feb-2012 09:32 Send private message

Amazing how a SIM card probably made in China for 5 cents (if that) ends up retailing here in NZ for $10.
Sorta get the feeling that consumers are being robbed.

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  Reply # 587705 28-Feb-2012 09:37 Send private message

nzkiwiman: A $2 SIM came with no credit, but a $5 SIM came with $5.
I thought the new $10 SIM came with $10.

I could be wrong, it often happens. 


The new $10 SIM comes with no credit but does get 10 minutes of National calling upon the first topup

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  Reply # 587707 28-Feb-2012 09:39 Send private message

ajw: Amazing how a SIM card probably made in China for 5 cents (if that) ends up retailing here in NZ for $10.
Sorta get the feeling that consumers are being robbed.


$10 does seem too high, but I still prefer it over the $30 charged by the other two. That's just ridiculous. 

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  Reply # 587708 28-Feb-2012 09:39 Send private message

ajw: Amazing how a SIM card probably made in China for 5 cents (if that) ends up retailing here in NZ for $10.
Sorta get the feeling that consumers are being robbed.


Actually, ours are made in Thailand, and cost a lot more than 5 cents. And while it is indeed more expensive than at launch, $10 is still cheaper than the other guys as I am sure you are already aware.




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  Reply # 587709 28-Feb-2012 09:40 Send private message

Most SIM cards come from Germany and if you can get them for 5 cents please feel free to get in contact with me.




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  Reply # 587717 28-Feb-2012 09:57 Send private message

johnr: Most SIM cards come from Germany and if you can get them for 5 cents please feel free to get in contact with me.




Giffgaff a 100% owned subsidiary of 02 is giving them away as part of the deal and has been since 2009 in the UK.

http://giffgaff.com/

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Reply # 587718 28-Feb-2012 09:59 Send private message

ajw:
johnr: Most SIM cards come from Germany and if you can get them for 5 cents please feel free to get in contact with me.




Giffgaff a 100% owned subsidiary of 02 is giving them away as part of the deal and has been since 2009 in the UK.

http://giffgaff.com/


Sorry are we in the UK?




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  Reply # 587719 28-Feb-2012 10:00 Send private message

Not really relevant - I'm sure they don't take bulk orders at the same price

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  Reply # 587722 28-Feb-2012 10:04 Send private message

Also Tmobile in the UK.

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/free-talk-sim-cards/

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