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#90485 22-Sep-2011 11:58
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I am living in Australia and regularly call to NZ and make trips across the tasman often.

I use VFAU - somewhat unreliable 3G service even in metro melbourne (esp in metro melb maybe because the waves are overloaded???).

But when it comes to calling home WOW. on a contract that gave me the SGS2 for pretty much nothing ... paying AUD50/mth I get $500 worth of usage and 1.5GB data -

here's the thing: calling to NZ costs $2.50/min so you kinda get 200mins-ish ...

even better: i was in NZ roaming - ALL the calls i made were charged at AU local rates and taken off my available credit WOW. of the hours i spent talking I was charged AUD 1.50 for receiving a call made from a blocked number hrrrmmph. errr ... just don't use data or send sms though ;p

just in case this benefits someone on GZ




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  #524544 22-Sep-2011 12:01
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(in fact sending an SMS may be billed $1 from available credit so that might not make it so bad ... )

but the customer service is pathetic - you spend hours on the phone and no one can answer some simple enough questions :( it actually took me 2.5 hours of talking to many departments to get my old number ported across




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  #524554 22-Sep-2011 12:15
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Yes, the Australian model is... Interesting. E.g. Pay $50 for *$500 worth of value!* calls cost $2.50/min... You end up with 200 minutes, or, really 25c/min, etc.

Why not just say the rate is 25c/min (which, incidentally, is more expensive than the 2degrees rate to call Aus, which is 22c/min NZ even on prepay)?

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  #524570 22-Sep-2011 12:37
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Give me a Samsung SGS2, SaltyNZ, and I'll switch!!!

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  #524576 22-Sep-2011 12:50

SaltyNZ: Yes, the Australian model is... Interesting. E.g. Pay $50 for *$500 worth of value!* calls cost $2.50/min... You end up with 200 minutes, or, really 25c/min, etc.

Why not just say the rate is 25c/min (which, incidentally, is more expensive than the 2degrees rate to call Aus, which is 22c/min NZ even on prepay)?

//Salty takes off his rose coloured glasses to clean them and remembers that people can't do maths.


The also have unlimited calling/texts for only $39... http://www.amaysim.com.au/

Anyway, what amazes me is that Australians can roam in NZ and pay local rates. A friend of mine recently came over from oz. I was so pissed or pessed...

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SteveON:
SaltyNZ: Yes, the Australian model is... Interesting. E.g. Pay $50 for *$500 worth of value!* calls cost $2.50/min... You end up with 200 minutes, or, really 25c/min, etc.

Why not just say the rate is 25c/min (which, incidentally, is more expensive than the 2degrees rate to call Aus, which is 22c/min NZ even on prepay)?

//Salty takes off his rose coloured glasses to clean them and remembers that people can't do maths.


The also have unlimited calling/texts for only $39... http://www.amaysim.com.au/

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That's infinity dollars of value!!!!!

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  #527671 30-Sep-2011 13:22

SteveON:Anyway, what amazes me is that Australians can roam in NZ and pay local rates. A friend of mine recently came over from oz. I was so pissed or pessed...


Don't VFNZ and 2degrees both charge home rates for outgoing voice calls, when you roam in Australia?

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Glee:
SteveON:Anyway, what amazes me is that Australians can roam in NZ and pay local rates. A friend of mine recently came over from oz. I was so pissed or pessed...


Don't VFNZ and 2degrees both charge home rates for outgoing voice calls, when you roam in Australia?


Yes. Of course, ours are lower than theirs. ;-)




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SaltyNZ:
Glee:
SteveON:Anyway, what amazes me is that Australians can roam in NZ and pay local rates. A friend of mine recently came over from oz. I was so pissed or pessed...


Don't VFNZ and 2degrees both charge home rates for outgoing voice calls, when you roam in Australia?


Yes. Of course, ours are lower than theirs. ;-)


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  #528052 1-Oct-2011 17:55

Salty, I thought that 2Degrees would be above this sort of blatant advertising on a support forum. Keep it to the Offers and Wanted Forum please

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