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  Reply # 1864870 14-Sep-2017 05:46
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richms:

 

The guys kids blew thru the 22 gigs in 2 days when given the phone to use to shut them up on a trip recently.

 

They couldnt watch their home CCTV on the low quality stream which from memory is about 300 kbit/sec. So the capping is somewhere below that. Spotify was also having issues on some tracks.

 

 

Ah parenting 101...... Just because it's "unlimited" does not mean you should just give kids the phone to shut them up.

 

 


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  Reply # 1864880 14-Sep-2017 06:51
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The guys kids blew thru the 22 gigs in 2 days when given the phone to use to shut them up on a trip recently.


They couldnt watch their home CCTV on the low quality stream which from memory is about 300 kbit/sec. So the capping is somewhere below that. Spotify was also having issues on some tracks.



If any truth to this that sounds like a decent nerf on speed

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1865004 14-Sep-2017 09:48
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Dial111:
richms:

 

The guys kids blew thru the 22 gigs in 2 days when given the phone to use to shut them up on a trip recently.

 

 

 

They couldnt watch their home CCTV on the low quality stream which from memory is about 300 kbit/sec. So the capping is somewhere below that. Spotify was also having issues on some tracks.

 



If any truth to this that sounds like a decent nerf on speed

 

 

 

I have only seen one person who has exceeded the 22GB limit and they were getting max speed of 1Mbps using speedtest.net app over 4G


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  Reply # 1865010 14-Sep-2017 09:59
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I really don't know how someone could do 22gigs in 2 days.  Sure they could be streaming netflix but would not one download it to the device now that they let you do it?

 

I am with another telco now on a really big plan but i can't see me using more than 10gigs in a month and that is not being on wifi most of the time anymore and streaming music when in the car and at the gym.

 

Anyway not really my business what the kids were doing but good on spark on rating the traffic after the soft limit.  It only takes a few people to stuff it for the rest and the users really don't have a right to b**** about it after they hit that 22gig soft limit.

 

Does make me wonder how much the kids would have used if it did not get rated

 

 


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  Reply # 1866327 14-Sep-2017 15:59
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nossi:

 

Davout: Anyone confirm if the $29 onebill will retain Spotify?

 

2 x kids mobiles changed today to Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan from $29.99 Mobile Share Plan...
- 100% spotify
- 1GB rollover data
- 300 mins rollover
- unlimited text
- additional 1GB 12 months for changing to the Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan
- additional 500mb 12 months data (student offer) retained which students receive
- additional 1GB 6 months which one child had remaining retained also

 

Children now have a decent amount of data to themselves and do not need to share their parent's data, with 100% spotify included on the Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan which would have reduced to 50% if parents needed more data and changed the leader plan.

 

More data with rollover for both children and parents is most excellent.

 

 

Just wondering does anyone know if the OneBill plans will change over to roll over or you have to give Spark a call to make sure they do ? Mine changes tomorrow so i thought id look into this as find data use is moderate on the one bill number as i also have one on the unlimited plan. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1866343 14-Sep-2017 16:21
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nossi:

 

Davout: Anyone confirm if the $29 onebill will retain Spotify?

 

2 x kids mobiles changed today to Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan from $29.99 Mobile Share Plan...
- 100% spotify
- 1GB rollover data
- 300 mins rollover
- unlimited text
- additional 1GB 12 months for changing to the Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan
- additional 500mb 12 months data (student offer) retained which students receive
- additional 1GB 6 months which one child had remaining retained also

 

Children now have a decent amount of data to themselves and do not need to share their parent's data, with 100% spotify included on the Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan which would have reduced to 50% if parents needed more data and changed the leader plan.

 

More data with rollover for both children and parents is most excellent.

 

 

Just wondering does anyone know if the OneBill plans will change over to roll over or you have to give Spark a call to make sure they do ? Mine changes tomorrow so i thought id look into this as find data use is moderate on the one bill number as i also have one on the unlimited plan.  

 

 

I suspect not but let  us know as my wife's Onebill rolls over in 8 days. 





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  Reply # 1867165 16-Sep-2017 04:07
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old3eyes:

 

keepexploringnz:

 

nossi:

 

Davout: Anyone confirm if the $29 onebill will retain Spotify?

 

2 x kids mobiles changed today to Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan from $29.99 Mobile Share Plan...
- 100% spotify
- 1GB rollover data
- 300 mins rollover
- unlimited text
- additional 1GB 12 months for changing to the Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan
- additional 500mb 12 months data (student offer) retained which students receive
- additional 1GB 6 months which one child had remaining retained also

 

Children now have a decent amount of data to themselves and do not need to share their parent's data, with 100% spotify included on the Mobile $29.99 Rollover One Bill Plan which would have reduced to 50% if parents needed more data and changed the leader plan.

 

More data with rollover for both children and parents is most excellent.

 

 

Just wondering does anyone know if the OneBill plans will change over to roll over or you have to give Spark a call to make sure they do ? Mine changes tomorrow so i thought id look into this as find data use is moderate on the one bill number as i also have one on the unlimited plan.  

 

 

I suspect not but let  us know as my wife's Onebill rolls over in 8 days. 

 

 

FYI - Looks like it stays on the original one bill plan, ... not a major but interesting to see with the Onebill plans not being changeable on the site will just drop past  store in the next few days and get the change done. 


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  Reply # 1867167 16-Sep-2017 06:31
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Oh by the way just got this changed via live chat (at 6:30am so impressed on this) and all sorted and new plan up and running with in 5 mins.


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  Reply # 1867841 18-Sep-2017 09:34
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I'm surprised that they have such a small limit on what carry's over, seems a bit pointless to me, I can understand why they would do if for prepay but not high paying pay monthly customers...


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  Reply # 1868037 18-Sep-2017 13:59
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Had one of their automatic e-mails this morning advising of the new plans, still no movement on increasing data-caps to follow the moves 2degrees and Vodafone have made


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  Reply # 1868144 18-Sep-2017 16:24
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DjShadow:

 

Had one of their automatic e-mails this morning advising of the new plans, still no movement on increasing data-caps to follow the moves 2degrees and Vodafone have made

 

 

I'm thinking they are sitting on it for now.  They might be looking at letting people hotspot on their unlimited and working out a way to stop it after a set amount of data each month.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1870390 21-Sep-2017 16:56
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skewt:

 

https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile-plans/prepaid.html

 

Old Plans: https://web.archive.org/web/20170724041659/https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile-plans/prepaid.html

 

Disappointing plans..

 

  • now with 28 day rollover
  • caps on the rollover minutes/data amount
  • No longer includes full spotify on any plans
  • Minutes went up but no increases in data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This totally bites :(

 

Spotify was the only reason I was on the $19 pre-paid plan. I don't care about rollover data. 
If this is the case then I'm just going to go back to purely prepay with no plan at all. 


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  Reply # 1870400 21-Sep-2017 17:10
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Guessing Spark are not going to match,surprised Skinny hasn't matched. Thought their big thing was not to be beaten on price...


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  Reply # 1870402 21-Sep-2017 17:20
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My cousin just chatted with Spark and the person claimed that if you are already on a pre-paid music pack with full Spotify that you can keep it as long as you have enough credit when it rolls over to the next month. I hope it is true.

 

 


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  Reply # 1870405 21-Sep-2017 17:28
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firefuze:

 

 

 

I have only seen one person who has exceeded the 22GB limit and they were getting max speed of 1Mbps using speedtest.net app over 4G

 

 

I've reached the limit 2 or 3 times since the launch of the plan (Mainly when travelling for work and not around wifi) and can confirm the speedtest results I got were around 1.00 Mbps Down / 2 Mbps Up.

 

Despite the speedtest results, I would say it was fairly usable while throttled. I could stream Podcasts and online radio without any buffering, apps like Instagram and Snapchat were slower then normal but it wasn't slow to the point where I would say I couldn't use it. Only issue I ever came across was trying to use Facetime over 4G.





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