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  # 678235 28-Aug-2012 16:00
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johnr:
plambrechtsen:
stuzz: I would say VF & 2Deg are watching how much it costs etc before committing to any extension. It will be interesting to see what happens down the line.

In the meantime just enjoy the bonus!?


Or come over to Telecom buying the $5 Sim, port your number and enjoy the nationwide 3G coverage if your phone supports it :)


If you can get coverage

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Depends where you are of course, and things may have changed, but espeically in Auckland as of last year I found XT coverage to be far, far, far superior to Vodafone. Not even close.




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  # 678238 28-Aug-2012 16:03
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Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.




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  # 678240 28-Aug-2012 16:04
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ajobbins:

Depends where you are of course, and things may have changed, but espeically in Auckland as of last year I found XT coverage to be far, far, far superior to Vodafone. Not even close.


Not at home. CDMA was acceptable all thru the house, XT is hopeless. Doesnt matter since I have wifi all over home.




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  # 678254 28-Aug-2012 16:30
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richms: Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.


Pretty sure with Telecom you can re-connect an old disconnected sim by just ringing up the Prepaid helpdesk as that's what I have done in the past and just get it assigned a new number.



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  # 678370 28-Aug-2012 20:10
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plambrechtsen:
richms: Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.


Pretty sure with Telecom you can re-connect an old disconnected sim by just ringing up the Prepaid helpdesk as that's what I have done in the past and just get it assigned a new number.

Telecom you can. 2degrees you cannot. I sent them a picture of about 40 inactive sims on twitter and they confirmed they should all be binned.

On the other hand, i have a whole bunch of inactive telecom sims just sitting in the drawer ready to be reactivated one day. No idea what id ever do with them. So far i've just thrown them to anyone who is thinking about joining telecom - which i couldn't do with 2degrees - pity for them.
Don't have to send them to the landfill though!

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  # 678398 28-Aug-2012 21:05
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eXDee:
plambrechtsen:
richms: Because I cant reconnect a disconnected old simcard so I just keep them going with the annual topup. More sims would mean more topping up.


Pretty sure with Telecom you can re-connect an old disconnected sim by just ringing up the Prepaid helpdesk as that's what I have done in the past and just get it assigned a new number.

Telecom you can. 2degrees you cannot. I sent them a picture of about 40 inactive sims on twitter and they confirmed they should all be binned.

On the other hand, i have a whole bunch of inactive telecom sims just sitting in the drawer ready to be reactivated one day. No idea what id ever do with them. So far i've just thrown them to anyone who is thinking about joining telecom - which i couldn't do with 2degrees - pity for them.
Don't have to send them to the landfill though!


I just sent a couple of our ones to a kid in Bangladesh who's collecting them, before you throw any away send me one and I'll fire it over to him,he's pretty passionate about deactive sims! Nice kid though,he has a blog with some of his best from around the world.

I appreciate this post is completely off topic,sorry.




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  # 678462 28-Aug-2012 22:23
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VodafoneCB: I just sent a couple of our ones to a kid in Bangladesh who's collecting them, before you throw any away send me one and I'll fire it over to him,he's pretty passionate about deactive sims! Nice kid though,he has a blog with some of his best from around the world.

I appreciate this post is completely off topic,sorry.


Cool.. flick me an email pl at telecom dot co dot nz and I will post mine off too, have a stash of voda / 2d / other international carriers them over the years and happy to give them to a good home. (joining in your off topic ;)

 
 
 
 


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  # 678464 28-Aug-2012 22:26
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We sent a wheely bin 90% full to the recycle center about 6 months ago full of SIM cards

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  # 678466 28-Aug-2012 22:28
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johnr: We threw away a wheely bin 90% full about 6 months ago full of SIM cards

What would the postage be to Bangladesh on that puppy :)



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  # 678468 28-Aug-2012 22:30
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Ah all my 2degrees ones are long gone unfortunately. I'll have to find out if the telecom sims are worth hunting down or not, been too busy to be sending extra things in the mail!

And as of off topic - this thread has been interesting!

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  # 678534 29-Aug-2012 00:38
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plambrechtsen:
johnr: We threw away a wheely bin 90% full about 6 months ago full of SIM cards

What would the postage be to Bangladesh on that puppy :)


But think of the kids smile!

I've quite enjoyed the one upsman-ship in this thread by you telco lot, quite entertaining!

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  # 678972 29-Aug-2012 21:26
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A small hitch! He emailed to say he hasnt received my cards yet, Im hoping it comes soon,if so I'll be happy to do a whip around and send a few more over to him if anyone has any they can spare.






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Are Vodafone likely to create a $19 plan that matches (or betters) Telecom and 2Degrees... having the 19$ offer with the increased data/text/mins only available till 31st Oct is crazy. 

They are offering a considerably less usage values for the same price. 

Very tempted to move away from Voda, the telecom 19$ deal is very good!




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Shindig: Are Vodafone likely to create a $19 plan that matches (or betters) Telecom and 2Degrees... having the 19$ offer with the increased data/text/mins only available till 31st Oct is crazy. 

They are offering a considerably less usage values for the same price. 

Very tempted to move away from Voda, the telecom 19$ deal is very good!


Move move move... you won't regret it (as long as you have a phone that supports WCDMA/UMTS 850Mhz) 3G only nationwide coverage is pretty good at using up that 500Mb you now have.

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  # 681173 4-Sep-2012 09:32
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Shindig: Are Vodafone likely to create a $19 plan that matches (or betters) Telecom and 2Degrees... having the 19$ offer with the increased data/text/mins only available till 31st Oct is crazy. 

They are offering a considerably less usage values for the same price. 

Very tempted to move away from Voda, the telecom 19$ deal is very good!


At present the only time frame we have is valid until Oct 31,but we are sharing these comments with our marketing team.

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