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# 123481 9-Jul-2013 14:40
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Not sure if it's advertised anywhere but we are now getting 100 mins on top of 500Mb data and unlimited txts ... apart from giving us 1gig data i don't know how you can beat that!




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  # 851662 9-Jul-2013 15:34
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plambrechtsen: Yep... Here is the plans in details:

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/plansandpricing/bestvalue/


Very very tempting.

 
 
 
 




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  # 851663 9-Jul-2013 15:34
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this will definitely bankrupt 2degrees oh no ... i hope they don't fold coz then there'll be no more competition *sigh




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  # 851674 9-Jul-2013 15:55
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Obviously Telecom's response to Vodafone's new plans (which were a response to Telecom's old plans!)

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Would be great up we could swap the mins for data. I never use more than 20 mins but use all the data.

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Good to see the market becoming more competitive. If you don't have a bunch of devices for you and/or family to manage, it's a good deal. But I think 2Degrees still wins because of carryover minutes and data, and shared data.

I can have my phone, iPad and the older kids all sharing data, and when I'm out of the country, I'm accumulating minutes rather than wasting them. It's $10 more to get on their cheapest Pay Monthly plan, but I save by not having to buy data bundles for all those other devices, and by banking the minutes and data I don't use, say for summer holidays.

Telecom has the better network, but it's all about trade-offs. As long as 2D are the only ones with stuff that carries over, that's a real point of differentiation that's a winner.




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  # 851854 9-Jul-2013 19:17
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Nate001: Would be great up we could swap the mins for data. I never use more than 20 mins but use all the data.


this

Telecom, are you listening Tongue Out

But i'd like BOTH Tongue Out




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  # 852081 9-Jul-2013 23:06
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Those were added a week or two ago.

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joker97: this will definitely bankrupt 2degrees oh no ... i hope they don't fold coz then there'll be no more competition *sigh


Don't hold your breath on that one.  2degrees still has cheaper data for bulk users.

I get 12gb for $99 and 6 months to use it.  Telecom haven't yet matched that.

I also get 200 minutes for $19 (or is it $20) and they are carry over minutes.

Telecom's offer is pretty good though.



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  # 852110 9-Jul-2013 23:34
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I dont know what plan or pack you're talking about.

The current $29 plan gives 160 carryover minutes and 500mb data, which is a whole 53% more than $19

The $19 prepay ether has the same minutes or the same data but not both




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  # 852116 10-Jul-2013 00:16
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graemeh:
joker97: this will definitely bankrupt 2degrees oh no ... i hope they don't fold coz then there'll be no more competition *sigh


Don't hold your breath on that one.  2degrees still has cheaper data for bulk users.

I get 12gb for $99 and 6 months to use it.  Telecom haven't yet matched that.

I also get 200 minutes for $19 (or is it $20) and they are carry over minutes.

Telecom's offer is pretty good though.


It comes down to where you're based, whilst 2* might be cheaper in some ways there is still a bulk of mobile broadband customers outside of their broadband zones. We're not going to say to our customers "Right, you've got 12gb to use but only here" instead we let them roam free on our network to use it where they pick it up. Sure it's a little more expensive but we're selling the quality factor here and have a national 3G network to maintain.

This is mainly the reason a customer will choose us or Vodafone over 2* for mobile broadband. As for mobile, yes it comes down to personal preference but both us and Vodafone have invested millions making our networks fast and up to the standard with today's mobiles on a national network.

All 3 networks have their strong points, and customers choose them based on experience, coverage, customer service and pricing. If Network A doesn't offer coverage where a customer is they'll either suffer because it's cheaper than Network B or pay the extra on Network B to have coverage etc.

That's my personal view anyway.







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  # 852118 10-Jul-2013 00:45
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who looks after the "quality" of data? in Dunedin during peak hours the 3G speeds are very very slow and they go up to ADSL speeds at night ... perhaps 4G will fix it? when's it due down here?




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michaelmurfy: It comes down to where you're based, whilst 2* might be cheaper in some ways there is still a bulk of mobile broadband customers outside of their broadband zones. We're not going to say to our customers "Right, you've got 12gb to use but only here" instead we let them roam free on our network to use it where they pick it up. Sure it's a little more expensive but we're selling the quality factor here and have a national 3G network to maintain.

This is mainly the reason a customer will choose us or Vodafone over 2* for mobile broadband. As for mobile, yes it comes down to personal preference but both us and Vodafone have invested millions making our networks fast and up to the standard with today's mobiles on a national network.


You're right on target with that comment about coverage, if you're outside of their broadband zone and you want data then your two choices are Telecom and Vodafone.  Their broadband zones have grown a lot over their original offering.

When I'm tripping around the South Island I always use Telecom for data, the service there is great.

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  # 852165 10-Jul-2013 09:19
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One thing I would like to see on Telecom's $19 post paid plans is the ability to buy extra minutes if you run out as you can do on prepay. My wife ran out last month on the 60 minutes version. Maybe OK on the 100 minute version..

It also would be nice to have two $19 prepay plans one as is now with 100 minutes/ 500 Meg and one with say 45 minutes and 1 Gig of data..

My prepay plan info got screwed up after the minutes upgrade last week. Had to call *123 and nice person in the Philippines sorted it by deleting the old pack and applying a new one with a new expiry day . Didn't phase him at all as all so I guess I wasn't the only one that had this problem..




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