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Topic # 165745 19-Feb-2015 11:30
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I am on the fancy red+ business plan
- Unlimited calling and txt to any nz/aussie phone for $129+gst
- 5gb data

2degrees now has a plan for $49 that offers the same unlimited calling and 2.5gb of data.

Does vodafone have any plans to match?
I barely use 1gb of data on my phone so I am seriously thinking about switching as its almost 1/3rd the price.




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  Reply # 1242202 19-Feb-2015 11:34
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As advised many times staff can't speak about future plans / changes until official coms is released,

What is offered in the market today will be different in 1 , 3 , 6 months etc........

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  Reply # 1242240 19-Feb-2015 12:03
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you are comparing a business plan (vodafone) to a personal plan (2d). the business version of the plan is 60+gst

the equivalent plan to what you currently have on 2d is $85+gst

you could always go to a lower plan on vodafone if you dont use all the data.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1242243 19-Feb-2015 12:07
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IMHO Vodafone has historically been terribly slow at responding to changes in the market and updating it's plans (and not just mobile), but they do get there in the end.






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  Reply # 1242259 19-Feb-2015 12:41
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In my opinion, vodafone is slow at 'competing'.

2Degrees seems to be the company that set the benchmark in term of new plans etc.

I have requested vodafone to match the offer from 2Degrees. If no reply after 1 week, I am set to port to 2Degrees.





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  Reply # 1242321 19-Feb-2015 13:52
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I reckon 2 Degrees are awesome. I'm on a plan that's $29 per month for unlimited sms, 2 gig data and 420 mins, inc 120 to Aus. It rolls over too; at the moment I have 5 gig data available and 1200 minutes.

I looked at Vodafone but their packages just weren't as good.

$129 seems soooo expensive. How many calls are you making per month? I'm assuming you must make hundreds of calls?

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  Reply # 1242469 19-Feb-2015 16:53
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Remember to compare apples with apples here. The 2degrees plans are Open Term only with no subsidy.
If you want a $1000 handset its:
$49 + $41.66 = $90.66 per month for two years.

If you don't want a handset, then:
http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-plans/sim-only/
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$39 gets you 1.5gb of data
$69 gets you 3.5gb of data.

So not the $49 2.5gb, but not too dissimilar in value for money.
Granted there are other pros/cons for each (eg 2degrees has carry over data) but the equiv vodafone plans aren't that bad value.

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  Reply # 1242484 19-Feb-2015 17:18
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Well .. I'm on the Red+ Essentials at $69

Unlimited Talk / Txt , 3.5GB data (1.5GB originally with 2GB bonus data which will end in 12 month)

for the same price at 2D

I'll get Unlimited Talk / Txt with 5GB data with carry over

I'm also seriously planning to jump ship ... 


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  Reply # 1242517 19-Feb-2015 19:05
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MileHighKiwi: I reckon 2 Degrees are awesome. I'm on a plan that's $29 per month for unlimited sms, 2 gig data and 420 mins, inc 120 to Aus. It rolls over too; at the moment I have 5 gig data available and 1200 minutes.

I looked at Vodafone but their packages just weren't as good.

$129 seems soooo expensive. How many calls are you making per month? I'm assuming you must make hundreds of calls?


Wow what plan is that? I'm guessing it's a grandfathered plan? 2gigs of data for $29 is great! Especially if it has rollover as well!






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It must be a grandfathered plan.

I called 777 to ask what the remainder of my contract is (pretty sure it ended last september) but it said there was a 15 minute wait to speak to someone.
Hung up and tried going to sales - waited 10 minutes and had to leave for an appointment.

I think I should just change based on those wait times.




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  Reply # 1242551 19-Feb-2015 20:10
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raytaylor: It must be a grandfathered plan.

I called 777 to ask what the remainder of my contract is (pretty sure it ended last september) but it said there was a 15 minute wait to speak to someone.
Hung up and tried going to sales - waited 10 minutes and had to leave for an appointment.

I think I should just change based on those wait times.



Look at the screenshot shown by one of the user in the blog- http://www.geekzone.co.nz/nakedmolerat/8783

$49 for unlimited calls/text and 4GB of data!





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  Reply # 1242552 19-Feb-2015 20:13
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I used to have a 2D connection with carry-over data ("holiday connection" with carry over data to supplement my BAU data) and these plans look ok. I ended up porting it out because despite having a lot of data - the performance in Central Hawkes Bay was so poor (compared to other operators), I couldn't use the carry over data I wanted even though I was trying hard.

Interestingly - service was fine in Auckland and the tron.

Service aside, the plans look like a step in the right direction.




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  Reply # 1242573 19-Feb-2015 20:53
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Ive moved my plan from spark to 2degrees prepaid because it is better value and I was getting annoyed at the constant facebook reminders about using data that I couldnt disable.

I will move it to spark or vodafone on a contract next time I am going to go travelling to get roaming. Hope VF have something to compete by then.




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  Reply # 1242956 20-Feb-2015 11:38
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nakedmolerat:
raytaylor: It must be a grandfathered plan.

I called 777 to ask what the remainder of my contract is (pretty sure it ended last september) but it said there was a 15 minute wait to speak to someone.
Hung up and tried going to sales - waited 10 minutes and had to leave for an appointment.

I think I should just change based on those wait times.



Look at the screenshot shown by one of the user in the blog- http://www.geekzone.co.nz/nakedmolerat/8783

$49 for unlimited calls/text and 4GB of data!

 

 

 

I just saw the blog and thought I'd pipe up on here as well. If someone from VF can offer me that same plan I will jump from 2D straight away

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  Reply # 1242994 20-Feb-2015 12:15
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I have a similar deal to the $49 2D deal, with VF. 

I am on a $29.00 plan that gives me 150 min talk time (I use around 10 a month), unlimited txt and 500MB data. 
I have a free add-on of 1GB and an additional $20 add-on of 1GB

Total $49 per month for 2.5GB, 150min, unlimited txt, 4G and $5 roaming. 

I'm fairly happy with that - would just be better if it rolled the data as well. 




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