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Topic # 43106 17-Oct-2009 01:17
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Hello,
I am surprise when i arrived to New Zealand, the price of the minute is very expensive! the minute cost almost 90c from cell phone. why? and why domestic calling is more expensive than international?


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  Reply # 264442 17-Oct-2009 01:20
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What mobile provider are you with?



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  Reply # 264446 17-Oct-2009 01:24
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Hello Ragnor,
Thank you for repling my topic. I am with Vodafone at the moment. Thank you for your time.



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  Reply # 264448 17-Oct-2009 01:35
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Actually, I usualy call international for 10c per a minute to mobile, however If I call cell phone in New Zealand it will cost approximately 89c per a minute! Why?

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  Reply # 264469 17-Oct-2009 08:06
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MoonEast: ِActually, I usualy call international for 10c per a minute to mobile, however If I call cell phone in New Zealand it will cost approximately 89c per a minute! Why?


A couple of reasons:

1. New Zealand is a relatively large (and hilly) land mass to cover with cell towers for a population of only 4 million

2. There are only two main telecommunication companies in New Zealand, Telecom and Vodafone. Smaller players are emerging, like 2degrees, but the big two companies have been making very generous profits for a lot of years now. Why? Because they can.



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  Reply # 264684 17-Oct-2009 21:30
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Hello, marmel. Thank you for replying my topic. Although thank you for answer my question. But why the calling cards are very cheap..? what is the technical system they use? Is it VOIP..? Because the clear sound is from mobile to mobile such as Vodafone to Vodafone, but from calling card is little bid.
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  Reply # 264734 18-Oct-2009 07:54
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Someone will correct me if I'm wrong here but I think most of the calling card companies are using voip as you suggested.

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  Reply # 264744 18-Oct-2009 09:08
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try using 2degrees for a start if you want to call mobile ... then if you find that you only want to call a few mobiles all the time use bestmate on vodafone

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  Reply # 264793 18-Oct-2009 11:57
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As joker97 said...

Go hop on down to BP or DSE and pick up a 2degrees SIM card, slap that in, top up with $20 and get 22c/min calling. =]




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  Reply # 264873 18-Oct-2009 18:12
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Hello, marmel, joker97, and HiK1000716.
Thank you for replying my topic. Thank you for your time.
Yours sincerely

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  Reply # 265005 19-Oct-2009 10:57
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how about not using prepay for cellular calls...



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  Reply # 266597 24-Oct-2009 20:03
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Hello MikeyPl.
Just now I called Vodafone customer services, they said if you have prepay number you can have it for one year with out use it, after that you have to setup the number. I hope this is the answer for your question.
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  Reply # 266614 24-Oct-2009 21:28
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I think he was making a suggestion, not asking you a question :)

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