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#272884 22-Jul-2020 12:24
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I am confused (and potentially annoyed).  

 

We now have 2 phones which are on the $19.99 monthly postpay (on account) plan with Spark (as well as Unplan fibre 100).  Been on this phone plan for ever, and the plans usually meet our needs, apart from an occasional shortage of data.  Each plan provides:
500 MB data
100 NZ minutes
Unlimited SMS
-- and no $10 bundle-up bonus anymore

 

One reason we kept these plans was that overseas roaming was always easier with the plans on account.

 

I was happy until our daughter stopped this type of plan we had for her, and went on to Spark prepay $19.99, and she gets:
1.25 GB rollover data (capped at 3.5 GB)
200 rollover minutes (capped at 500 minutes)
Unlimited SMS
Data Stack
Half price Spotify (the real reason she changed)
AND occasional extra data bestowed randomly, apparently
AND overseas roaming, while not automatic, is available for purchase.  Not that we'll be doing much of that at present...

 

I'm getting the impression that Spark wants us to go prepay, and is certainly making it worth our while.  Or maybe they want us to change to Warehouse $16 prepay plan, which is clearly better than our current plan.

 

What am I missing?  Apart from money.

 

 





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  #2527078 22-Jul-2020 13:13
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Also take a look at Skinny - their roaming deals are excellent and I only pay $16 every 4 weeks





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  #2527154 22-Jul-2020 14:02
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is your plan even offered anymore? seems like it might be a grandfathered plan.


 
 
 
 


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  #2527206 22-Jul-2020 15:25
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There was a $39.99 Endless data plan - I can’t see this advertised anymore so I am assuming this is grandfathered also?

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  #2527272 22-Jul-2020 16:19
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Delorean: There was a $39.99 Endless data plan - I can’t see this advertised anymore so I am assuming this is grandfathered also?

 

Not actively marketed but still available apparently, have to ask for it by request online/phone/instore. 





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  #2527283 22-Jul-2020 16:32
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Jase2985:

 

is your plan even offered anymore? seems like it might be a grandfathered plan.

 

 

Yes it  sounds like the old Onebill plan which  is now $29.99. 





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  #2527359 22-Jul-2020 17:47
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It's not just Spark, Vodafone and last I checked 2 Degrees are equally as bad at not offering sub $40 postpay plans. 





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  #2527432 22-Jul-2020 19:27
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Yep this sounds like the grandfathered Onebill plan on Spark. I think the main advantage over prepay is you can add an interest free phone as this is a post pay plan, but if this isn’t something that is needed than I agree the prepay plan has better value.

 
 
 
 


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  #2527440 22-Jul-2020 19:46
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Lias:

 

It's not just Spark, Vodafone and last I checked 2 Degrees are equally as bad at not offering sub $40 postpay plans. 

 

 

@Lias 2degrees Have a $30 a month plan it's not just advertised on the website, End users can select the plan in the 2d App


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  #2528013 24-Jul-2020 08:31
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It's always the way. Pre-pay seem to get much better deals than loyal customers on contract.

Then there's Skinny?!

Gotta ask myself why I stick with Spark. They changed the terms of our contacts mid-contract by ditching Lightbox. And I got an email yesterday saying they are now changing their rates mid-contract. Oh, but I have 30 days to exit my contact without fees. WTH?!

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  #2528015 24-Jul-2020 08:38
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Go an email from Spark yesterday saying that  casual call rates are going up .  This was for my wife's post paid account. 

 

 Additional data  Current $0.30/MB    New $0.59/MB

 

Additional NZ mins Current$0.69/minute,  New  $0.89/minute





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  #2528018 24-Jul-2020 08:54
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old3eyes:

 

Go an email from Spark yesterday saying that  casual call rates are going up .  This was for my wife's post paid account. 

 

 Additional data  Current $0.30/MB    New $0.59/MB

 

Additional NZ mins Current$0.69/minute,  New  $0.89/minute

 

 

@old3eyes

 

Clearly encouraging end users to move onto unlimited plans


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  #2528019 24-Jul-2020 09:02
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Linux:

 

old3eyes:

 

Go an email from Spark yesterday saying that  casual call rates are going up .  This was for my wife's post paid account. 

 

 Additional data  Current $0.30/MB    New $0.59/MB

 

Additional NZ mins Current$0.69/minute,  New  $0.89/minute

 

 

@old3eyes

 

Clearly encouraging end users to move onto unlimited plans

 

 

Yep ..   She doesn't get anywhere near using all  her  minutes or data usage now as it is on the $29.99 / month plan. . 





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  #2528070 24-Jul-2020 10:46
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antonknee:

 

Not actively marketed but still available apparently, have to ask for it by request online/phone/instore. 

 

 

Linux:

 

@Lias 2degrees Have a $30 a month plan it's not just advertised on the website, End users can select the plan in the 2d App

 

 

What's included in these plans?


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  #2528076 24-Jul-2020 10:55
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@Aaron2222 2.5GB of data and 300 minutes (carryover 12 months) and 1 hour of free data per day using Data clock


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  #2528092 24-Jul-2020 11:27
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Linux:

 

@Aaron2222 2.5GB of data and 300 minutes (carryover 12 months) and 1 hour of free data per day using Data clock

 

 

So identical to their $30 prepay plan, just as pay monthly then.


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