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# 214383 9-May-2017 10:57
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Spark has launched two new prepay ‘Data Lovers’ packs to cater for the growing popularity of calling and messaging apps which use data rather than minutes and text. Data amounts across both Spark and Skinny’s range of prepay packs have also been increased.

 

Spark GM Prepay, Ross Parker, said, “With the rise of messaging and calling apps, and the emergence of ‘super apps’ like WeChat that let users message, phone and video call using data, we’re seeing increasing demand from our customers for more data. In parallel to this, more and more customers don’t really want or need minutes and texts. So we’re introducing two data-only plans and increasing data across our range of existing prepaid plans.

 

The new Data Lover packs run on four-weekly cycles and come with 1.5GB data for $20 or 4.5GB data for $40. Each pack also includes Spotify Premium, 1GB free Wi-fi, and 1GB of Socialiser data for use on Facebook, Spotify and Twitter.

 

Parker explains, “For customers who almost exclusively use apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger and social media platforms to keep in touch with friends and family, a data-only plan could be just what they’ve been looking for, especially when combined with the additions of 1GB free WiFi at over 1000 Spark hotspots nationwide, 1GB mobile data for use on Facebook, Spotify and Twitter, and Spotify Premium.”

 

Spark prepay packs:

 

     

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    • $9 Pack: 30 NZ min, 1000 text (monthly)
    • $19 Value Pack: 750 MB, 150 NZ min, unlimited NZ text + 1 GB free WiFi (monthly)
    • $19 Music Pack: 750 MB, 100 NZ min, unlimited NZ text + 1 GB free WiFi + Spotify Premium (monthly)
    • $29 Pack: 1.5GB, 200 NZ min, unlimited NZ text + 1GB free WiFi + Spotify Premium (monthly)
    • NEW: $20 Data Lovers: 1.5 GB, casual text/call rates + 1GB free WiFi + Spotify Premium + 1GB free Socialiser (4 weekly)
    • NEW: $40 Data Lovers: 4.5 GB, casual text/call rates + 1GB free WiFi + Spotify Premium + 1GB free Socialiser (4 weekly)

Skinny prepay packs:

 

     

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    • $9 Mini Combo: 100MB, 50 NZ min, unlimited NZ text (4 weekly)
    • $16 Core Combo: 750MB, 150 NZ & AU min, unlimited NZ & AU text + unlimited Skinny to Skinny min + rollover min & data (4 weekly)
    • $26 Loaded Combo: 1.5 GB, 300 NZ & AU min, unlimited NZ & AU text + unlimited Skinny to Skinny min + rollover min & data (4 weekly)
    • $46 Ultra Combo: 3.5GB, unlimited NZ & AU min, unlimited NZ & AU text + unlimited Skinny to Skinny min + rollover min & data (4 weekly)

 

 





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  # 1778369 9-May-2017 12:15
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If you have broadband and mobile with spark , you qualify for a $10 discount but maybe not with this new product. 


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  # 1778388 9-May-2017 12:43
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Dammit. I wish Skinny would do this too. Now I have to consider porting to Spark! That 1.5GB @ $20 per 4 weeks would do me just fine.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1778392 9-May-2017 12:47
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As tempting as it is, rollover data still wins it for me.

 

I do the Ultra combo with Skinny for two months to stack it up and then use the Core combo until it's all gone, rinse and repeat.


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  # 1778634 9-May-2017 17:54
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martyyn:

 

As tempting as it is, rollover data still wins it for me.

 

 

Good point. No rollover = no sale.


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Would be nice if they did it for post pay as well.





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  # 1778859 10-May-2017 01:18
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How long can Vodafone hold on to not offering any rollovers? They're a bit out on a limb now.


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 With the Socialiser data does it work if I hotspot an ipad to the phone and use the FB app on the ipad?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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If I switch to spark do I have to create a new Spotify account or can I use my current Spotify premium account?

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  # 1794361 3-Jun-2017 21:15
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Lostja: If I switch to spark do I have to create a new Spotify account or can I use my current Spotify premium account?

 

Yep - existing Spotify accounts work fine. I've done it myself (when it was first released), going from a paid (via credit card) premium account to a free (Spark-enabled) premium account.





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  # 1794363 3-Jun-2017 21:25
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 With the Socialiser data does it work if I hotspot an ipad to the phone and use the FB app on the ipad?

 

 

 

 

Believe so, I haven't tried with a iPad but in the past my iPhone tethered via my cheap Huawei 4G mobile had Spotify and Facebook traffic counted towards Socialiser. 





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