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# 38818 4-Aug-2009 18:57
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I'm interested to see if Vodafone will drop their pricing on the calling & texting soonTongue out...so people like me will not move to 2DCool

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  # 242927 5-Aug-2009 11:50
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Likewise, since the lack of data on 2o is a killer for me moving




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  # 242966 5-Aug-2009 12:41
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richms - it's folk like you that stop them from reducing their prices!

You don't want to tell them that you're not going to move because of XYZ reason when you're negotiating in a hostage situation.

tell them you're leaving unless they provide what you want...dammit, you;re leaving RIGHT NOW! then they might listen.

Your statement above is likely to make them put your text rates up! ;)




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  # 242991 5-Aug-2009 13:08
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It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Correct me if i am offtrack but in a way Best Mates/txt packages are a form of loss leader to secure the more premium business.

It could become a chicken or the egg scenario where telecom or VF decide that the marketing value of these addons outweighs the lower call rates there is no need to move so status quo = no price reduction, that said it is unaffordable for 2D to instigate a best mates option so status quo = no price reduction & no 2D best mates.

However if people then start to run two phones to take advantage of packages/best mates and 2D calling how will this affect VF and telecom?

Surely if i am able to run one phone with unlimited calls (to a single user) for $6 a month and then place my normal calls/texts with 2D then 2D is getting the creme then potentially VF/Telecom are absorbing a loss?

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  # 243005 5-Aug-2009 13:34
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Surely if i am able to run one phone with unlimited calls (to a single user) for $6 a month and then place my normal calls/texts with 2D then 2D is getting the creme then potentially VF/Telecom are absorbing a loss?


duo sims phones is the way out. one sim for voda with best mates and 2d for other calling :) looks like good dial to me.

now, what's the cheapest duo sims phones?




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  # 243024 5-Aug-2009 14:29
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there are no decent dual sim phones. There never will be since real phones are made so that they will get subsidized by the telcos. No telco will subsidize a dual sim phone.

So the only dual sim phones will always be the crap that you see out of china on trademe sold by dodgey traders which have crap software on them and will never see an update of that software ever in its life.




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  # 243026 5-Aug-2009 14:36
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Paul B was quoted in one of the papers as saying they wont be adjusting their prices in relation to 2D

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  # 243053 5-Aug-2009 15:23
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richms, samsung d880 looks pretty good to me when reading reviews :)

1 sim for txts and data
2 sim for voice calls

I thinks it's easy to tell which operator's sim goes which slot :D




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  # 243244 5-Aug-2009 21:36
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I don't think Vodafone will lower their prices becuase of 2D...

However MVNOs such as Slingshot, Orcon and the soon to join up, TelstraClear will have lower prices and Vodafone will benefit from any of their success as they will be running over the Vodafone network anyway.

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  # 243397 6-Aug-2009 11:15
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Well Samsung has got some dual-sim capable handsets and their firmwares are upgradable.
Models like:
C5212 (dual band for both SIMs)
B5702 (Quad band for both SIMs)
D980 (Touchscreen Tri-band for both SIMs)

Perfectly compatible with Vodafone and 2Degrees.

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  # 243631 6-Aug-2009 19:01
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It's hard to see why CF would lower costs until they see the impact of 2degrees. If the number of users defecting is high then action can be taken else why cut your profits for no reason.

I for my part can't see moving to 2degrees. I have two phones on account and 2 on Prepay (kids). Most of my friends are on CF so my 200 bundled anytime minutes to VF phones is very useful. I also have best mate with my wife so I can call her at will.

I would lose all that plus have inferior data service




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