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Master Geek

# 70050 17-Oct-2010 20:52
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ok so after working for Telecom the past 3 and a half years I've recently quit and so no longer get lots of free stuff!
So now I have to delve into the depressing world of paying for my own mobiles, broadband and sky :P

I have done a fair bit of research over the weekend and I have determined my requirements:

1 mobile plan - no data required, minimal mins and some txting (for the wife)
1 mpbile plan - at least 250 megs required (for my iphone), some texting
1 broadband plan - 30-40 gigs per month. naked plan preferred as i dont need phone.
1 Sky plan. Basic package.

I live in Kapiti Coast so I can get the naked Telstra cable and I think Vodafone coverage is good here...?
Looking around I am provisionally looking at:

1x Vodafone TXTer60 plan $40 (and upgrade the wifes cdma phone to a FREE Samsung E1310B)
1x Vodafone Smartone plan for iPhone $40 (and buy an iphone 4G since theyre offering it for $600 with 3gig free data/month)
1x Telstra  Lightspeed 40Gig Internet only plan $70
1x Basic Sky package $52

Total: $202.00 / month

Anyone else got any alternative suggestions? i've read that voda are doing some deal where you get free myskyhdi etc but not sure about their broadband offerings as never tried them before etc.

Any advice greatly appreciated. Looking to make the change in the next week or so.



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Uber Geek

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  # 392944 17-Oct-2010 20:58
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2 x vodafone plans: $80 total
Naked Vodafone broadband $65 (smart plans qualify) with 30 GB data.
Free Mysky Hdi with Naked DSL.
Basic Sky $52.

Total: $197.00

Very similar but less data and ADSL. On the other hand all on one bill and free HDi valued at $15 per month. Pay to check that naked dsl is available at your address. Not available everywhere...

Cheers, Matt

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Master Geek

  # 392950 17-Oct-2010 21:11
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cheers Matt,
yeah i know i can get the Telstra naked broadband as that's what I was on when I first moved to Kapiti a year ago until i was able to get a Telecom line put in :)


If anyone else has any alternatives to add feel free :)


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  # 392969 17-Oct-2010 22:29
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won't it be much cheaper for your wife to go on prepaid?
because of the minimal min and some txting, just grab a txt bundles, eg. the 2 degrees plan
or try the vodafone simply prepay with auto top up

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  # 392981 18-Oct-2010 00:04
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wanghou168: won't it be much cheaper for your wife to go on prepaid?
because of the minimal min and some txting, just grab a txt bundles, eg. the 2 degrees plan
or try the vodafone simply prepay with auto top up

probably voda prepaid would be better than 2D because of bestmates.   Unlimited txts, calls (and pxts?) for $6/month to your 'mate'.

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