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Topic # 201829 5-Sep-2016 17:36
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Received a phone call from Spark earlier today trying to discuss my current plan (and try upsell me broadband foot-in-mouth)

 

Questioned if there is any new plans with more data coming soon and he stated they are releasing, as of tomorrow. 

 

The $79.99 plan is increasing its data from 5GB to 7.5GB (So an extra 2.5gb per month) and from the sounds of it a couple of the other plans are increasing or changing as well (I think theres a $99 plan to come out - I could be wrong with that)

 

Will be interesting to see what the changes are on the other plans, but good to see Spark stepping up!





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  Reply # 1624162 5-Sep-2016 17:39
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I hope the $59 is going up to 5gigs


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  Reply # 1624238 5-Sep-2016 20:26
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I hope the $59 is going up to 5gigs



I second that. The $59 at the moment is slightly to expensive for not enough data. Hopefully they will bridge that gap with 5GB

Came across this from Skinny today. Amazing deals.

https://www.skinnydirect.co.nz/combos

They will all be competing for new iPhone 7 customers soon so hopefully that will bring some great plans for consumers.





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  Reply # 1624256 5-Sep-2016 21:14
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PoHq:
tripp:

 

I hope the $59 is going up to 5gigs

 



I second that. The $59 at the moment is slightly to expensive for not enough data. Hopefully they will bridge that gap with 5GB

Came across this from Skinny today. Amazing deals.

https://www.skinnydirect.co.nz/combos

 

 

 

Damn, I'd love to see those plans come to Spark!


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  Reply # 1624289 5-Sep-2016 21:36
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  Reply # 1624304 5-Sep-2016 22:33
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Spark's "Plans and Pricing" page is now offline. I was trying to note down the old prices but oh well.


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  Reply # 1624305 5-Sep-2016 22:43
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Here's the old plans for future reference:

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1624321 6-Sep-2016 00:34
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It always pays to check Geekzone in the morning before going to work.

 

 

 

 

Can you give us a little snippet or something? It's after midnight :D


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  Reply # 1624322 6-Sep-2016 00:35
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I'll be at work all night with plenty of downtime so will be refreshing Spark's site throughout the night... almost as exciting as a new iPhone release undecided


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  Reply # 1624325 6-Sep-2016 05:38
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Ok they are released

 

 

 

All the plans now get lightbox added, $59 plan has gone up to 4gigs of data (which is nice).  I am more happy about the lightbox being added however :)

 

Once my extra 2.5gigs each month runs out I might even jump to the $79 plan (7.5gigs)

 

 

 

I do have to say it's snotting the likes of vodafone when all the extras you now get from spark over vodafone.  The plans tend to end up very close but with the adding of the spotify and lightbox (and the cheaper movie tickets) it now really makes spark stand out.

 

The only real thing that is still a bit of a bummer is roaming on spark.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1624326 6-Sep-2016 05:42
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Well they seem competitive enough for me to stay with them when my contract expires in October. Spotify Premium, Lightbox and 4gb of data for $60 is pretty good.





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  Reply # 1624327 6-Sep-2016 06:05
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hmmmm, that does change things.

 

 

 

I have crap Vodafone coverage at home but spark is great, now that there are plans with calls to Aussie included this does open up the door.

 

I have been with Vodafone for 15 years + but the change is now viable.

 

Wonder what rebate will be given on the $79.00 plan?

 

Do they do a share plan like Vodafone do?


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  Reply # 1624328 6-Sep-2016 06:07
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hmmmm, that does change things.

 

 

 

I have crap Vodafone coverage at home but spark is great, now that there are plans with calls to Aussie included this does open up the door.

 

I have been with Vodafone for 15 years + but the change is now viable.

 

Wonder what rebate will be given on the $79.00 plan?

 

Do they do a share plan like Vodafone do?

 

 

I think they do have shared plans but they cost more than the standard ones, the site is still down so can't check


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  Reply # 1624329 6-Sep-2016 06:40
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dickytim:

hmmmm, that does change things.


 


I have crap Vodafone coverage at home but spark is great, now that there are plans with calls to Aussie included this does open up the door.


I have been with Vodafone for 15 years + but the change is now viable.


Wonder what rebate will be given on the $79.00 plan?


Do they do a share plan like Vodafone do?



I could be wrong but it looks like they are not giving any phone rebate on anything less than the $99






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  Reply # 1624330 6-Sep-2016 06:43
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PoHq:
dickytim:

 

hmmmm, that does change things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have crap Vodafone coverage at home but spark is great, now that there are plans with calls to Aussie included this does open up the door.

 

 

 

I have been with Vodafone for 15 years + but the change is now viable.

 

 

 

Wonder what rebate will be given on the $79.00 plan?

 

 

 

Do they do a share plan like Vodafone do?

 



I could be wrong but it looks like they are not giving any phone rebate on anything less than the $99

 

 

 

Phone rebates are long gone really, sure you get them but you need to be on a 24 month contract on a higher plan that does not offer as much.

 

Just do interest free payments on the phone you want over 24 months.  the difference in plan price will cover the sub you would have got anyway


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