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#303017 10-Jan-2023 16:47
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Posting as I wasn’t aware until today, so others may be unaware as well.


Good for people on limited data plans, or let plan lapse for a few days.


Telcos mentioned are Skinny, Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees.


I top up mobile using banking Applic, so if above works I don’t need to top up more then what using at time.

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  #3019702 10-Jan-2023 17:49
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Things like this get the net neutrality nutters up in arms.


If BNZ want to pay the telcos then that's fine, and they will probably be able to use it as a justification for getting rid of phonecall service for some things that the zero revenue customerbase keep calling about.



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  #3019707 10-Jan-2023 18:00
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Its a feel-good measure. Aside from the scenario that @rugrat posted, if you are megabyte pinching... you will have data disabled outright. 


...this great initiative from BNZ across both our Spark and Skinny brands, and as part of our broader work to help lift digital equity in Aotearoa

Decreasing the cost of data and/or making endless plans more accessible probably would go further than zerorating certain sites.


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  #3033173 8-Feb-2023 01:15
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Well that was no fun. It looks like if have active plan that has run out of data it doesn’t work.


Maybe it just means they don’t use plan data, or charge if on casual. This is on Skinny.



I can still access Skinny Applic, so as long as credit on phone looks like can data binge or select other options.


Just can’t top up through internet banking, need to use voucher or have credit/debit card on hand.


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