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Topic # 115149 15-Mar-2013 11:26
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I am currently on the old "iphone2" plan with 60 minutes and 3gb of data for ~$60 per month, is there anything in the way of new plans in the $60-$80 range that can give me similar levels of usage?

I have no need for more than 60 minutes or some vast number of txts but no-one seems to cater for this anymore as every plan even the so called "smart phone" plans seem to have very little data attached anymore.

Does anyone offer such a thing anymore or am I doomed to live wifi to wifi?

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  Reply # 782190 15-Mar-2013 11:29
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very unlikely that carriers will do high data only type plans very much anymore.

best bet would be to go with 2Degrees or Skinny on prepaid. they have the best value data plans that don't require the purchase of any/many minutes or txts




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  Reply # 782196 15-Mar-2013 11:34
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the problem with 2D is that with their data speeds I would be better off sending a carrier pigeon

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  Reply # 782201 15-Mar-2013 11:42
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lagbort: the problem with 2D is that with their data speeds I would be better off sending a carrier pigeon


What are you doing that requires more than a few Mbps of mobile data, anyway?  My old SGS II gets 6.8MBps down in the Wellington CBD on 2Degrees... or do you live/work somewhere with terrible reception?



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  Reply # 782212 15-Mar-2013 11:51
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Working in the wellington CBD I have never seen more than 1mbps on a 2d connection, sitting in our office with 2 identical phones one in 2d and 1 on vodafone the vf phone is many times faster. At least 2 people in our office have bought and returned 2d phones due to slow data speeds and both of my parents phones (living in whitby) have seen data slow to a trickle since moving from vf to 2d. I'm sure some people see acceptable speeds but I never have.

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  Reply # 782216 15-Mar-2013 11:56
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lagbort: Working in the wellington CBD I have never seen more than 1mbps on a 2d connection, sitting in our office with 2 identical phones one in 2d and 1 on vodafone the vf phone is many times faster. At least 2 people in our office have bought and returned 2d phones due to slow data speeds and both of my parents phones (living in whitby) have seen data slow to a trickle since moving from vf to 2d. I'm sure some people see acceptable speeds but I never have.


Watch what happens over the coming few months it's going to get much much faster again and low latency

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  Reply # 782218 15-Mar-2013 11:56
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 just wondering, If the plan is suiting your needs why do you want to change? The only reason I can see is that you want a device subsidy?



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  Reply # 782219 15-Mar-2013 11:59
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scheduler:  just wondering, If the plan is suiting your needs why do you want to change? The only reason I can see is that you want a device subsidy?


That is part of it as I am almost 2 years off contract now, also I keep hearing rumours of this plan being end dated so I am trying to assess my options for if and when I am no longer able to use this plan.

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  Reply # 782222 15-Mar-2013 12:01
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lagbort: Working in the wellington CBD I have never seen more than 1mbps on a 2d connection, sitting in our office with 2 identical phones one in 2d and 1 on vodafone the vf phone is many times faster. At least 2 people in our office have bought and returned 2d phones due to slow data speeds and both of my parents phones (living in whitby) have seen data slow to a trickle since moving from vf to 2d. I'm sure some people see acceptable speeds but I never have.


The only time I've seen it crap out badly is when 3G drops and you get stuck on EDGE.  The 6.8Mbps figure I got when I made that post, with the ookla speedtest app.  This is from the Xero building opposite the MFC carpark.

Have any of the people with slow data at your office lodged faults with 2degrees?

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  Reply # 782225 15-Mar-2013 12:05
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Johnr will confirm if I am am wrong but he has stated many times that the 3GB is allocated for ever or untill you change. Of course that means if you sign for a new contract you lose it and these plans are not currently available for 4G but otherwise you can stay on them 

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  Reply # 782228 15-Mar-2013 12:13
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scheduler: Johnr will confirm if I am am wrong but he has stated many times that the 3GB is allocated for ever or untill you change. Of course that means if you sign for a new contract you lose it and these plans are not currently available for 4G but otherwise you can stay on them 


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