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  Reply # 1857697 3-Sep-2017 18:53
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DjShadow:

 

Dial111: Hmm was hoping Spark could match 2D and skinny with the 10gb p/m in the $50-$55 bracket... looks like it's off to 2D I go.

 

I wouldn't jump yet, the past tells us when 1 telco jumps the rest jump soon after (as much as they deny it)

 

If you want to join the race to the bottom then Skinny Direct is another good option since it is on Sparks network (2degrees can be terrible in some places coverage wise). Gotta remember also you're getting quite a bit of value on Spark with Spotify, Lightbox, Free WiFi etc too.





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  Reply # 1857723 3-Sep-2017 20:27
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DjShadow:

 

Dial111: Hmm was hoping Spark could match 2D and skinny with the 10gb p/m in the $50-$55 bracket... looks like it's off to 2D I go.

 

I wouldn't jump yet, the past tells us when 1 telco jumps the rest jump soon after (as much as they deny it)

 

 

I doubt Spark will make any major moves, mainly because the high volume data plans are reserved for their 24-month contracts. Increasing the data on their open term plans would effectively kill those off for good - they're only tempting to customers because of both the phone subsidy and the data allocation. The subsidy on it's own wouldn't make them worth it.

 

I suspect the move on the unlimited pricing is their reaction to the 2degrees plans and that nothing else is coming. If they could deploy the Skinny reaction as quick as they did, then there is no reason they would drag their heels with the Spark side of things.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1857729 3-Sep-2017 20:46
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I'm on a spark corporate business plan that gets me around 10GB for around $100.

I hope my procurements team see this plan and get us a better deal.
Seems crazy that a large corporate wth bulk buyi power pays so much more than an individual consumer.

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  Reply # 1858846 5-Sep-2017 12:12
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Just sitting here waiting to hear what is going to happen next...... lol


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  Reply # 1858870 5-Sep-2017 12:34
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tripp:

 

Just sitting here waiting to hear what is going to happen next...... lol

 

 

Two Degrees announced a new plan. $70 per month gets you unlimited calls/txt to NZ/Aus, and 25GB, and you can tether and use a hot spot. Usual call/txt restrictions still apply.

 

 

 

[edit: The two degrees plan also allows you to share that data as part of the share plan, and unused data carries over from month to month.]


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  Reply # 1858883 5-Sep-2017 12:43
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tripp:

 

Just sitting here waiting to hear what is going to happen next...... lol

 

 

Two Degrees announced a new plan. $70 per month gets you unlimited calls/txt to NZ/Aus, and 25GB, and you can tether and use a hot spot. Usual call/txt restrictions still apply.

 

 

Yes did see that, waiting for sparks reply now


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  Reply # 1859169 5-Sep-2017 18:36
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NonprayingMantis: I'm on a spark corporate business plan that gets me around 10GB for around $100.

I hope my procurements team see this plan and get us a better deal.
Seems crazy that a large corporate wth bulk buyi power pays so much more than an individual consumer.


 

Join a personal plan then? A business service is always going to cost more


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  Reply # 1861478 9-Sep-2017 18:52
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NonprayingMantis: I'm on a spark corporate business plan that gets me around 10GB for around $100.

I hope my procurements team see this plan and get us a better deal.
Seems crazy that a large corporate wth bulk buyi power pays so much more than an individual consumer.

 

 

 

Don't hold your breath unless you work for a small company. Corporate plans are strange. If they're anything like V.fone, they offer iPhones as part of the current package and the bosses are suckers for those.

 

My company gets iPhones for the bosses and Samsung xpress for the plebs - complete with a whooping 30 Mb of data. What is the point of a smart phone with 30Mb of data? The smarts don't get used so it's just an out-sized, fragile dumb phone with poor battery life and high repair costs.


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