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  #2478659 7-May-2020 15:09
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I don’t understand why they don’t offer Esim it would be a lot easier to change over if that was the case.

Get rid of the friction of waiting for a SIM card to be sent out it’s 2020

 
 
 

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  #2478663 7-May-2020 15:13
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@Dochart Have 2d advised they are going to offer endless data plans? I can't see anything on website


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  #2478664 7-May-2020 15:14
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@Dochart Have 2d advised they are going to offer endless data plans? I can't see anything on website



@Linux No but with Vodafone and Spark/Skinny offering it I would assume 2degrees will follow through.




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  #2478711 7-May-2020 15:21
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Dochart: Since Skinny endless data plan costs $36 do you reckon 2degrees will beat it by offering it for a lower price? 2degrees seem to be the ones who offer the best value.

 

It's not an endless good experience. I haven't experienced data slow down, but imagine it's not good.

 

Think a lot of people would rather have data roll over so all their data is at full speed, and if run out/getting low go temporarily to a higher plan.

 

A lot of people will find $36 plan with roll over better.

 

With a lot of streaming services offering downloads to phone, including You Tube Premium, I don't use data as much as use to so $16 plan ample for me.


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  #2478714 7-May-2020 15:24
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@Dochart Have 2d advised they are going to offer endless data plans? I can't see anything on website



@Linux No but with Vodafone and Spark/Skinny offering it I would assume 2degrees will follow through.


I tried 2degees here in Whitianga for mobile and it was appalling. I almost never saw over 10Mb/s on 4g, 3-5Mb/s was more common. And constantly dropping to 3g.

In comparison, I'm on Skinny now and almost always exceed 80Mb/s on speedtest.




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  #2478715 7-May-2020 15:25
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Dochart: Since Skinny endless data plan costs $36 do you reckon 2degrees will beat it by offering it for a lower price? 2degrees seem to be the ones who offer the best value.


It's not an endless good experience. I haven't experienced data slow down, but imagine it's not good.


Think a lot of people would rather have data roll over so all their data is at full speed, and if run out/getting low go temporarily to a higher plan.


A lot of people will find $36 plan with roll over better.


With a lot of streaming services offering downloads to phone, including You Tube Premium, I don't use data as much as use to so $16 plan ample for me.



They said the slowdown was going to be 1.2mbps but I wonder if they starting enforcing the 1.2mbps slowdown or they just restricted it to 3g speeds which is good enough for normal browsing and watching SD videos.




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  #2478734 7-May-2020 15:30
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Good thing about Spark/Skinny is their coverage in rural areas due to the 4G 700mhz band 28. It seems every cell tower that Spark has is 4G 700mhz Band 28 whereas 2degrees and Vodafone only have it for some locations.

But with Spark they don’t include hotspot with the endless data plan which is a shame only Skinny and Vodafone have hotspot included.




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  #2478762 7-May-2020 16:12
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I still don't understand why there isn't an Unplan for mobile. Charged in blocks based on what you use, up to a point.


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  #2478782 7-May-2020 16:25
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Dochart: Since Skinny endless data plan costs $36 do you reckon 2degrees will beat it by offering it for a lower price? 2degrees seem to be the ones who offer the best value.

 

Doubt it... 2degrees plans are usually a few dollars more than Skinny, but they last 30 days instead of 28. They may well revise their $40 plan if they jump on the endless bandwagon.

 

boosacnoodle:

 

I still don't understand why there isn't an Unplan for mobile. Charged in blocks based on what you use, up to a point.

 

 

Cool idea! Wonder if Spark might consider that but it probably could only be a pay monthly thing.


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  #2478792 7-May-2020 16:37
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boosacnoodle:

 

I still don't understand why there isn't an Unplan for mobile. Charged in blocks based on what you use, up to a point.

 

 

That's what the casual rates are for.

 

Your choice is to either seriously over-pay for services at casual rates ($0.2 per text message!), or over-pay for a plan you don't need. The exorbitant casual rates need to come down. Why these haven't been regulated I just can't understand... it was $0.20 for a text message more than 20 years ago.


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  #2478798 7-May-2020 16:39
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@Yabanize 2degrees All pay monthly / Prepaid plans are calendar month unless you are on one of the prepaid 2 week plans


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  #2478801 7-May-2020 16:40
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@SirHumphreyAppleby When I started at Vodafone just on 20 years ago it was 20 cents an SMS then and zero included, The included SMS really only started around 2005


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  #2478806 7-May-2020 16:45
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@SirHumphreyAppleby When I started at Vodafone just on 20 years ago it was 20 cents an SMS then and zero included, The included SMS really only started around 2005

 

 

When I got my phone that could send SMS, and then they finally allowed that to be used I had to pre buy a pack of lots of SMS that from memory worked out about 7c each if I used them all, but I didnt because I only had 2 people I could send them to and neither could reply. It certainly has come a long way. Its unlimited on most plans now so its all meh about smsing till someone sends a MMS and you accidentally reply to it.





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  #2478816 7-May-2020 17:04
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Related I did message Slingshot since they resell Spark as a MVNO and they don't have anything on the cards yet, the plans were similar to Skinny's offerings.


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Just currious about MMS I am on Skinny Direct monthly and of course I cannot reply to MMS. Is there any answer to this does one have to but a monthly add on to your prepaid mongthly amount. What would seem pretty pointless considering the few times I would use it. Did find out today I ordered click and collect from PB tech and when it was ready for pickup the texted me and said reply to this message. But I cannot reply as it refuses to allow it on prepay.

 

I know the long term answer is everyone use Signal and I do but its hard to get non tech literate people to switch. Is there any other alternative

 

richms:

 

When I got my phone that could send SMS, and then they finally allowed that to be used I had to pre buy a pack of lots of SMS that from memory worked out about 7c each if I used them all, but I didnt because I only had 2 people I could send them to and neither could reply. It certainly has come a long way. Its unlimited on most plans now so its all meh about smsing till someone sends a MMS and you accidentally reply to it.

 





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