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# 211669 6-Apr-2017 13:52
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Have press release but on mobile so here are the main points

In a new move for Spark, both Spark and Skinny Direct will launch Freedom plans on the same day. Spark will offer amazing value not previously seen in the NZ market through its Freedom mobile plan, which in addition to data without a cap will be packed with value added services including free Spotify Premium and Lightbox, for $129.99 a month. Skinny Direct will continue to hold its position as a market price leader by offering the best priced high volume mobile data plan in the market. It will offer data without a cap on its Freedom plan for just $120 a month.

Both plans offer data without a cap while managing the network for the rest of Spark’s customers. The first 22GB per month on a Freedom plan runs at full speed on the Spark mobile network. After that time, customers on this plan can continue browsing to their heart’s content but Spark may reduce their speed to protect other mobile and wireless broadband customers’ experience.




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  # 1757555 6-Apr-2017 13:59
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22GB seems a slightly random amount.  wonder how they came up with that.

 

 

 

 

 

worth noting that when spark fixed broadband had throttle on cap .  (use foirst XGB at full speed, then you can keep going at reduced speed). it was NOT allowed to be advertised as unlimited.  Wonder how they are spinning this, since structurally it's identical to those fixed line plans.


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  # 1757562 6-Apr-2017 14:06
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NonprayingMantis:

worth noting that when spark fixed broadband had throttle on cap .  (use foirst XGB at full speed, then you can keep going at reduced speed). it was NOT allowed to be advertised as unlimited.  Wonder how they are spinning this, since structurally it's identical to those fixed line plans.

 

 

I thought they always used the term 'flat rate' to market the 64k throttle on cap feature? I don't remember them getting into trouble for that. They were fined and had to refund customers on Go Large which was marketed as unlimlited but had stated a 700MB fair use traffic limit during peak hours where customers would then be at risk of being put in a traffic managed bandwidth pool.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1757567 6-Apr-2017 14:12
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Giving a number and saying they MAY limit your speed is better than "fair use policy" IMO




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  # 1757570 6-Apr-2017 14:15
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It doesn't matter anyway as they have not used the term 'unlimited' (unlike 2degrees who have).

 

 

Wonder who will be the first in NZ to have this sort of plan at the $40-$50 mark. It is quite common in the US to have plans with separate 'high speed data' allowance which is then slowed down to 2G speeds. Although this style of plan would have a hard time competing with the convenience and price of prepaid plans in NZ.

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  # 1757597 6-Apr-2017 14:49
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No hotspotting or tethering on these plans.

Must be long overdue for ordinary mobile data rates to drop from $20/GB

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  # 1757638 6-Apr-2017 15:11
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bring on 2-3gb for $16 combo skinny!!!





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NonprayingMantis:

 

worth noting that when spark fixed broadband had throttle on cap .  (use foirst XGB at full speed, then you can keep going at reduced speed). it was NOT allowed to be advertised as unlimited.  Wonder how they are spinning this, since structurally it's identical to those fixed line plans.

 

 

I believe it will be marketed as "Non-stop data (NZ use only)"





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Oh i wish they would include tethering and hotspots at a fix set of data (i.e. 1-2 gigs a month max then billed per mb).  I would totally jump on the plan but once in a blue moon I need to hotspot if the net goes down at home or some other random reason.

 

 


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  # 1757688 6-Apr-2017 16:31
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You know I would pay and extra $5 "add-on" for 1gig of hotspot data that expires in 7 days.  Maybe they should add that for people on freedom.

 

 

 

 


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Spark plan says NZ Data only so what will happen when you on overseas websites ? what is the data cap on that





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Spark plan says NZ Data only so what will happen when you on overseas websites ? what is the data cap on that

 

They mean "does not include overseas data aka roaming" so you need to be within NZ.





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