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Topic # 95555 7-Jan-2012 22:09
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OK, now that Skinny has launched and competition is increasing I thought that I would put together my wishlist;
  • The 22/2c rate following a topup to be made offnet as well as on-net, and also this should be the overage rate for those on plans
  • The $19 combo updated to match the Vodafone prepay smart offering (50 mins, 100 Mb)
  • A price drop on the 100 minute value pack - somewhere between $15 and $20.
I would also like a $15/500 mb mobile broadband datapack so that I could convince my mum to get off dialup

Anyone else have a wishlist?

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  Reply # 565930 7-Jan-2012 22:35
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I would like to see a text pack that is somewhere between the current offerings. $5 for 1000 texts would be ideal.


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  Reply # 566737 10-Jan-2012 08:37
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Cheaper per minute casual voice rate on prepay.

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  Reply # 566740 10-Jan-2012 08:44
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2Degrees put $1000 into my bank acount per week

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  Reply # 566747 10-Jan-2012 09:00
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johnr: 2Degrees put $1000 into my bank acount per week

As much as that? It's rapidly dropping...

iPad Air + iPhone SE + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

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  Reply # 566751 10-Jan-2012 09:21
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johnr: 2Degrees put $1000 into my bank acount per week

apply for new job at 2degrees and your wish will come true 

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  Reply # 566813 10-Jan-2012 11:17
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I can't see 2degrees offering a smaller text pack, they know that the majority of people with it probably don't even use half of it, so its more profitable to leave it higher.

Same for the $20 mobile broadband 1gb pack. A lot of people would be fine with a smaller amount, especially for smartphones, but they know that the 100mb national packs are too small, and they can easily sell packs like the 1gb+ on their own network equipment.

I too would shift to 2degrees if i could get a higher amount of national data for cheaper - at current rates i'd be paying $50 just for 500mb data, then another $10 for texts for the same amount as i get on telecom for $28 atm (expires soon, zzz). And you'd just join one of their monthly plans if you were going to pay that much - but i'm certainly not going to.

edit: and earlier today comparing a roaming 2deg phone with decent ("2-3 bars", -97dbM) signal on vodafone 2G (it cant get a lock on 3G, even when set to wcdma only), with a phone with rubbish signal ("0 bars", -109 to -113dBM) signal on XT, the GPRS data on vodafone is entirely unusable (smartphone cant load google), and yet the intermittent XT signal actually works impressively well. The vodafone tower is geographically closer too and there are far less obstacles in the way.

I'm going to get flamed because, I know this isn't comparing apples with apples even in the slightest, let alone a scientific test but the fact of the matter is XT seems to work far more consistently for my real world scenarios.

I'm actually posting and browsing from said XT connection now. And said phone on 2degrees is owned by someone who is rather annoyed they can't use the 100mb of data they just bought.

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  Reply # 566814 10-Jan-2012 11:19
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$20 for 30 mins talk, 1000 texts and around 500mb of data would be good

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  Reply # 566987 10-Jan-2012 16:41
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It would be nice to be able to make your own pack. When at home, I would be happy with 30 minutes/mth, 100 texts/mth, 20MB data/mth.  Travelling within NZ, then 30mins, 200 texts, 100MB.

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  Reply # 566998 10-Jan-2012 17:17

$20 - 100 min, 2500 text, 512mb

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  Reply # 567000 10-Jan-2012 17:27
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  Reply # 567013 10-Jan-2012 17:49
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$25 60mins 2500txt 500MB + 100mins bonus is something I would sign up for

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  Reply # 567130 10-Jan-2012 21:47
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This is ridiculous. 

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  Reply # 567131 10-Jan-2012 21:49
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traversd: This is?ridiculous.?

Best post so far!

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  Reply # 567156 10-Jan-2012 22:52
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2 degrees should pay me to use their service. It is a natural extension of where this thread is going.

Seriously though, I would be happy for a slightly more data focussed plan. I have the $30 plan with 60 mins calling, more texts than I have ever sent in my life and 50 mb data. If it went to a $35 plan with 150mb national data and all the rest of the stuff stayed the same, I would be stoked. This is a slight discount over buying the pay monthly plan and a $10 100mb data pack, but gives a bit more data than the plan plus a $6 50mb data pack.

Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

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  Reply # 567157 10-Jan-2012 22:53
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  • The $19 combo updated to match the Vodafone prepay smart offering (50 mins, 100 Mb)

I only see $25 / month for 50 min 100 mb 2500 txt

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