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# 225446 19-Nov-2017 17:00
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I received this txt on Friday...

 

Great news! WEv'e cranked up our $46 Ultra Combo even more with an extra 6.5GB of Rollover Data. For the same $46 you'll now get a huge 10GB of Rollover Data, Unlimited NZ/AU rollover mins and Unlimited NZ/AU Texts every 4 weeks. 

 

Surely this is the best value high data usage plan (that is not unlimited) on the market now?   I'm just gonna stream everything now. 

 

How can they just triple my data overnight? They must have quite a bit of excess capacity. 

 

 


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  # 1904103 19-Nov-2017 17:03
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What? That is even beating Skinny Direct. That makes no sense.







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  # 1904104 19-Nov-2017 17:04
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michaelmurfy:

 

What? That is even beating Skinny Direct. That makes no sense.

 

 

I was wondering if it were just a few select subscribers? Usually someone mentions these things on GZ the day it is announced?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1904106 19-Nov-2017 17:06
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surfisup1000:

 

 

 

I was wondering if it were just a few select subscribers? Usually someone mentions these things on GZ the day it is announced?

 

Nope it is everyone - it is on their website.





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  # 1904108 19-Nov-2017 17:08
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It’s only $49 for 10Gb on 2D, and Skinny BB is 100Gb/$52 so I guess the markets evening out for the big data plans. After the bandwidth aggregation, I guess cheaper data plans became much more feasible as they have to ‘prove it or lose it’ to retain the frequency chunks they bought...

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  # 1904109 19-Nov-2017 17:25
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It's interesting none of the other providers offer such large amounts of data on prepay Vodafone's My Flex Prepay only allows you to add a max of 3.5GB so the only way to get more data is to go on a Monthly plan.


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  # 1904157 19-Nov-2017 17:57
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2Degrees limits the minutes on the 10GB prepay plan to 150 minutes (still unlimited on-net calls) if the minutes was more I would consider changing to it from my $19 Prepay plan

 

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  # 1904166 19-Nov-2017 18:14
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Linux:

 

2Degrees limits the minutes on the 10GB prepay plan to 150 minutes (still unlimited on-net calls) if the minutes was more I would consider changing to it from my $19 Prepay plan

 

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When did they release a 10GB prepay plan?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1904169 19-Nov-2017 18:20
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If I could turn the 1498 rollover minutes I’ve accumulated on that same &19 combo into data (even at 1mb/min) I’d be stoked!
I honestly don’t even know how it’s gone that big as 90minsx12mnths=1080mins before they start expiring??

But $49/10Gb is still a hard pill to swallow when $52/100Gb (fixed) is still ‘cellular’ if not ‘mobile’ data cost on my Skinny BB.

Between the unlimited fibre at work and the 100Gb/month at home I’m not really a big ‘mobile’ data user except in the school holidays (I’m a Primary school teacher) when we go off to the in laws (no internet/wifi) or in the motorhome (often no cell signal anyway).

Ingress is a pretty modest data hog, and this 2D datahunt will stock me up with 10Gb (valid a year) that should take me through the holiday slot quite well this year 😉

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  # 1904183 19-Nov-2017 19:15
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2Degrees limits the minutes on the 10GB prepay plan to 150 minutes (still unlimited on-net calls) if the minutes was more I would consider changing to it from my $19 Prepay plan


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When did they release a 10GB prepay plan?



Must be recent as it has ' new ' next to it

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  # 1904263 19-Nov-2017 23:13
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The Skinny Direct plan is now $4 more expensive than this plan, but there is a small difference, Skinny Direct includes free voicemail and Skinny doesn't.


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  # 1904264 19-Nov-2017 23:21
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The Skinny Direct plan is now $4 more expensive than this plan, but there is a small difference, Skinny Direct includes free voicemail and Skinny doesn't.

 

 

 

 

Free unlimited calling, unless private number just call them back, that way can lower voice mail access costs.


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Free unlimited calling, unless private number just call them back, that way can lower voice mail access costs.

 

I always have Voicemail disabled - if it is important they'll either call back or flick me a SMS / email. Private callers are the most annoying (often my work too).





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  # 1904275 20-Nov-2017 06:03
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Sam91:

The Skinny Direct plan is now $4 more expensive than this plan, but there is a small difference, Skinny Direct includes free voicemail and Skinny doesn't.



Ultra Combo = 28 days ($1.64 / day)
Skinny Direct = 30 days ($1.67 / day)

Throw in a few voice mails to retrieve...


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PhantomNVD:

Ingress is a pretty modest data hog, and this 2D datahunt will stock me up with 10Gb (valid a year) that should take me through the holiday slot quite well this year 😉

 

and here i am counting some of my ingress sims in the sub 10mb mark ;)

 

 

 

It's hardly a hog... unless your crazy and go everywhere..

 

I average 1.5-4GB in ingress a month alone depending on how busy....





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  # 1907439 24-Nov-2017 23:47
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Sam91:

...Skinny Direct includes free voicemail and Skinny doesn't.



Just stumbled across this...






and this


"...Voicemail

Any number of voicemail messages may be checked per access. Calls to your voicemail account from your mobile phone will be charged at 18 cents regardless of duration. This charge applies when you are on a Skinny Prepaid Plan, Combo, or when you are using standard rates. Calls to Voicemail when on an active $46 Combo are included and will not be charged..."

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