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Topic # 136189 18-Nov-2013 12:20
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Hey - seeking some advice re best options for data for a tablet.

I'm currently on just a $19 pre-paid monthly pack from 2 Degrees; I'm planning on shifting to the $29 carry-over plan, given the 500MB is more than enough for my mobile so I should just about cope with this spread over a mobile and tablet using 2 Degrees data-sharing. (The ability to carry over data  is a key advantage to these 2 Degrees plans).

That said, assuming that a total of 500MB between devices is adequate, are there any other good-value options from any of the NZ providers that I should be considering? I've loooked at their websites and can't find anything that stands out, but thought I should check. Eg, 500MB for $15 (Telecom) or $20 (Vodafone) isn't really worth it, given it's an additional $10 for moving to the 2 Degrees carry-over plan which will enable me to share the data. I can't see any data-only plans from Skinny.

My new phone's a 4G model, as will the tablet we purchase, but at this point in time having 4G data speeds isn't a must-have.

Any advice much appreciated!

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  Reply # 936607 18-Nov-2013 13:21
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freitasm: Remember that from now until 31 January 2014 2degrees is increasing data and voice allowances by 100% in their $19 prepay plan.





Yes, I did see this when I was looking at the various websites, but unfortunately they haven't spread the love to their post-pay carry-over plans. I guess a way to make the most of this is to tether the tablet to my phone to use its data (given I can't share the data on a pre-paid plan accross devices).

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+1 tether for a couple of months then swap to postpaid.

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