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#133788 2-Nov-2013 10:52
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Not sure if this is the right forum, but anyway:

I've been looking at all the new on-account plans for a standard business mobile plan, and this is what I've found. Telecom seems to have really pushed the boat out:


2degrees:
Carryover $39 + 220 mins oz/nz + unlimited text + 750mb data. $0.49/min, $0.50/mb, 20c/voicemail as overage rates.  

Vodafone:
Business BYO $40.25 + 350mins nz + unlimited text + 500mb data. $0.79/min, $0.20/mb, voicemail is charged I think.

Telecom:
Ultra $39 + 300mins nz + unlimited text + 1gb + 1gb wifi. $0.69/min, $0.20/mb, 20c/voicemail. 

Feels like Telecom has the edge today. Appreciate this is just comparing basic plans and does not include the phone subsidy options, but I was just looking for the simplest I could get.

Have I missed something?




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  #926192 2-Nov-2013 10:56
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The business version of the Ultra $39 includes free voicemail and free team calling (between all phones under the same customer):

http://www.telecom.co.nz/business/ourproducts/mobilephones/pricing/

Note that it HAS to be set up as a business account to get these.

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  #926319 2-Nov-2013 17:15
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Vodafone has 4G in heaps more places than Telecom ;)

In my view they win simply because of that. To be fair though I wasn't a massive Vodafone fan a year ago due to coverage issues down here in the Manawatu. Since the 4G and U900 upgrade though things have been excellent.
Telecom may have wifi in their phone boxes but Vodafone has superior mobile data.

IMO 2Degress is really a non starter. They have weird 3G covergae due to how they roam and it just seems they are aimed at the low end users.

Edit: We don't pay for Voicemail on our business plan but is is the $80-odd plan.

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  #926325 2-Nov-2013 17:30
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Since you are comparing monthly amounts, note that telecom includes 1GB of wifi data per DAY not per month, so it could be as much as 31GB of wifi data every month.


Vodafone has better 4G coverage, (telecom launching 4G in a week or so, but coverage will be rolling out somewhat behind Vodafone I imagine) but if you only get 500MB on the plan you are comparing anyway, then it hardly seems much more value as if you truly make use of the 4G speeds that is going to be gone in no time at a all.

(I.e. Doing stuff at 50Mbps like downloading an iTunes movie, will get you through 500MB in just a few minutes)



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  #926330 2-Nov-2013 17:44
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Even the folks of Whitianga and Hahei are enjoying Vodafone NZ 4G now

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  #926345 2-Nov-2013 17:59
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NonprayingMantis: Since you are comparing monthly amounts, note that telecom includes 1GB of wifi data per DAY not per month, so it could be as much as 31GB of wifi data every month.


Vodafone has better 4G coverage, (telecom launching 4G in a week or so, but coverage will be rolling out somewhat behind Vodafone I imagine) but if you only get 500MB on the plan you are comparing anyway, then it hardly seems much more value as if you truly make use of the 4G speeds that is going to be gone in no time at a all.

(I.e. Doing stuff at 50Mbps like downloading an iTunes movie, will get you through 500MB in just a few minutes)


Except Telecom wifi is capped at 1Mbps. Also how good is the wifi going to be when 20 people are connected to a box with only ADSL backhaul. I would pay extra for mobile data any day.

I'm not a heavy mobile data user but I do have a SIP softphone on 24/7 and use wifi hotspot at least an hour per day. Then there is all the standard usage like emails, facbook etc. So far I haven't broken a 2GB cap. 

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chevrolux:
NonprayingMantis: Since you are comparing monthly amounts, note that telecom includes 1GB of wifi data per DAY not per month, so it could be as much as 31GB of wifi data every month.


Vodafone has better 4G coverage, (telecom launching 4G in a week or so, but coverage will be rolling out somewhat behind Vodafone I imagine) but if you only get 500MB on the plan you are comparing anyway, then it hardly seems much more value as if you truly make use of the 4G speeds that is going to be gone in no time at a all.

(I.e. Doing stuff at 50Mbps like downloading an iTunes movie, will get you through 500MB in just a few minutes)


Except Telecom wifi is capped at 1Mbps. Also how good is the wifi going to be when 20 people are connected to a box with only ADSL backhaul. I would pay extra for mobile data any day.

I'm not a heavy mobile data user but I do have a SIP softphone on 24/7 and use wifi hotspot at least an hour per day. Then there is all the standard usage like emails, facbook etc. So far I haven't broken a 2GB cap. 


Umm, no it isn't capped at 1Mbps, and a lot of the phone boxes have vdsl backhaul so speeds will be decent. Certainly they have been in my experience.

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  #926368 2-Nov-2013 18:55
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chevrolux:
NonprayingMantis: Since you are comparing monthly amounts, note that telecom includes 1GB of wifi data per DAY not per month, so it could be as much as 31GB of wifi data every month.


Vodafone has better 4G coverage, (telecom launching 4G in a week or so, but coverage will be rolling out somewhat behind Vodafone I imagine) but if you only get 500MB on the plan you are comparing anyway, then it hardly seems much more value as if you truly make use of the 4G speeds that is going to be gone in no time at a all.

(I.e. Doing stuff at 50Mbps like downloading an iTunes movie, will get you through 500MB in just a few minutes)


Except Telecom wifi is capped at 1Mbps. Also how good is the wifi going to be when 20 people are connected to a box with only ADSL backhaul. I would pay extra for mobile data any day.

I'm not a heavy mobile data user but I do have a SIP softphone on 24/7 and use wifi hotspot at least an hour per day. Then there is all the standard usage like emails, facbook etc. So far I haven't broken a 2GB cap. 


sounds like you are happy with VF then, that's great would be silly staying with them if you weren't.




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