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  # 2239670 17-May-2019 07:53
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tardtasticx:


Why does Spark bother with rollover data? It has a limit of 3.5GB at any time. They clearly have the capability why not just allow limitless rollover? 



@tardtasticx The bean counters in the business don't like true 12 month carryover like 2degrees offer!



The same bean counters say it's OK for Skinny.




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  # 2239673 17-May-2019 08:05
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Dratsab:

I moved to Spark from Vodafone a couple of years ago and am much happier with the service I now get but as I also qualify for Kiwi Heroes I'll be looking at shifting to 2degrees once my mobile and broadband contracts are up in another 6 months.


Spark say I get Lightbox and Spotify "free" at the moment but I see the restrictiveness of my mobile plan as actually being the payment for these, and I don't watch Lightbox anyway.


Moving to 2degrees I'd get:
- truckloads more mobile data (plus I can share it without paying extra fees)
- $200 credit for 12 month signup on broadband
- $10/month off broadband for having a pay monthly mobile plan which would give me
  - $15/month savings on my current broadband plan
  - massive broadband speed upgrade


I already pay separately for Netflix as the deal I signed up to Spark with has expired. Even with paying an extra $14.99/month for Spotify I'd easily come out on the winning side of the ledger.


However, thanks for the heads up @hio77 - I'll keep an eye out. It's gonna have to be something significant to keep me though.


Moving to entertainment plan will save you a bit on netflix(it's now bundled its not a voucher).

I'd recommend a chat with the center, they have a few options that exclude lightbox and Spotify.




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  # 2239750 17-May-2019 10:14
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What's the point of having these non-advertised plans? Most people shop for mobile or broadband plans by using comparison sites or manually working through different service provider websites. Not advertising certain plans and making them available only on request is just doing yourselves out of possible business.


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  # 2239794 17-May-2019 10:29
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28 days plans RIPPPPPPPP off

 

 

 

 

Every time I've compared Skinny's prices with Spark's they still come out better despite the 'extra' month you have to pay for. 


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  # 2239802 17-May-2019 11:08
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@Dratsab

 

This is my savings on Unplan Entertainment Fibre 100 with Landline

 

FROM

 

'Fibre100 Broadband & Landline - Unlimited GB' plus Lightbox = $104.98/mth
plus Netflix separate payment to Netflix = $14.99/mth

 

Total per month = $119.97

 

TO

 

Fibre100 Unplan Entertainment Plan & Landline including Netflix & Lightbox

 

Total per month (depending upon data usage)
= $108 (max/mth)
= $88 (min/mth)

 

SAVINGS

 

= $11.97/mth
= $ 31.97/mth

 

Thrown in for free are Lightbox and Spotify.

 

 





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My "bonus" addons with Spark have all run out so I've only got 4gig (plus a bit of rollover data) to share across 3 mobiles, the next tier up is the unlimited plans but I can't justify the extra $50 a month for it.

 

The spotify freebie I've got is great but I'm considering moving over to 2degrees unless Spark can give the data limit plans a boost


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  # 2239821 17-May-2019 11:28
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Senecio:

 

What's the point of having these non-advertised plans? Most people shop for mobile or broadband plans by using comparison sites or manually working through different service provider websites. Not advertising certain plans and making them available only on request is just doing yourselves out of possible business.

 

 

Not a decision i make :)

 

 

 

I suspect it has dependency on a system change for something, Mobile isnt my area so I'm not over all their deliverables.

 

Personally i'd love to see the plan i'm on improved..





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  # 2239869 17-May-2019 11:50
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hio77:

Senecio:


What's the point of having these non-advertised plans? Most people shop for mobile or broadband plans by using comparison sites or manually working through different service provider websites. Not advertising certain plans and making them available only on request is just doing yourselves out of possible business.



Not a decision i make :)


 


I suspect it has dependency on a system change for something, Mobile isnt my area so I'm not over all their deliverables.


Personally i'd love to see the plan i'm on improved..



Point the right team in the direction of this thread with the subject line of “just sayin” :)




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  # 2239872 17-May-2019 12:00
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corksta:

Point the right team in the direction of this thread with the subject line of “just sayin” :)

 

fair few of the teams read this forum :)

 

 

 

i do pass on feedback though where possible and reasonable





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  # 2239936 17-May-2019 13:08
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Spark's mobile plans are really uncompetitive - I have no idea how they win and retain customers. 





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  # 2239951 17-May-2019 13:42
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hio77:

corksta:

Point the right team in the direction of this thread with the subject line of “just sayin” :)


fair few of the teams read this forum :)


 


i do pass on feedback though where possible and reasonable



That’s good we appreciate that. I think there’s some pretty fair comments on here around pricing and value for money, obviously no company can cater to every single person’s wants, but I think those two aspects play a pretty big part in the decision of who to go with.




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  # 2239958 17-May-2019 13:58
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Dulouz:

 

Spark's mobile plans are really uncompetitive - I have no idea how they win and retain customers. 

 

 

I stay with Spark because of its reputation, coverage and cool name. Also its support is epic as they can usually save you $20 a month if you ask for it.


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  # 2239961 17-May-2019 14:03
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corksta:

That’s good we appreciate that. I think there’s some pretty fair comments on here around pricing and value for money, obviously no company can cater to every single person’s wants, but I think those two aspects play a pretty big part in the decision of who to go with.

 

i agree, generally geekzone has quality feedback.

 

 

 

It's only really trolls that i filter out that are like

 

OMG SPARK WORST PROVIDER PLS PEER BECAUSE MY LAME TERMINAL REQUIRES IT

 

 

 

not looking at anyone...





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  # 2239968 17-May-2019 14:52
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Dulouz:

 

Spark's mobile plans are really uncompetitive - I have no idea how they win and retain customers. 

 

 

Because their network actually works and has consistently good data speeds. Rather than sparsely spread cells, or roaming to other carriers' towers.


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  # 2239979 17-May-2019 15:24
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I have been a Spark mobile customer for many years, it would be well over ten years. I have a short flirtation with Vodafone mobile an experience I am not keen to repeat. On the whole I have found Spark mobile to be reliable, good coverage and the support on the rare occasions I have needed it very good. Their prices are higher than others although the plan I am on is not too bad, that is $59pm which gives me unlimited calling and txt (Aus/NZ) 4GB rollover data sort of, a maximum of 3.5GB , Spark Wifi, Spotify and Lightbox. This is not bad value for money. I don't really use Lightbox but I use Spotify a lot and Spark Wifi when we are out and about. 

 

I have the option to change to another provider (employment related) that I have not taken up which would cost around $38 per month for unlimited call and txt (Aus/NZ) and 6GB rollover data pm genuine. If I were to buy Spotify or similar the true cost would be around $53pm. Not a huge saving in real terms. So in my situation Spark is still reasonable and with out a compelling reason to move I see no real gain in doing so. Mileage for others of course will vary. 





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