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Topic # 143975 3-May-2014 18:01
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I am using my VF 3GB smart1 plan for then last few years, with 30 minutes of calling and $41 per month. I never use up my data plan, and indeed rarely over 2 GB even though I didn't bother to using wifi from work. I normally don't make much phone calls and can always make phone calls from work if I want, I occasionally I used up 30 minutes of call time. That is where I received $69 bill from last month.

Now I am thinking of budget my spending, first thing would be using a plan or figure out a plan better than the current one which have more than enough data for me to waste on one hand but not enough talk time on the other hand.The first thing I am going to do is trying to find the cheapest plan that I think I might be able to live with (2degrees 500MB carryover plans for example), and trying to living withing that plan, and even that didn't works out, I should be able move up to a larger plan later.

I am not on a contract anymore and not planing using any fixed term contract to get a new phone. Normally I ust search for a best deal when I need a new phone and either buy it locally or from overseas.

So the question is which plan? I always using VF and never bothered to think about switch to different carrier. As I almost always stay at Auckland, so I would think coverage wouldn't be an issue? I would think 2degree would be the best bang for the bucket. I also received a letter from Telecom offered $10 discount for bundle up my existing Telecom broadband with Telecom Mobile plans. I don't need 4G now so VF doesn't seems offer anything better than Telecom or 2degree. So I am thinking move to either 2degree $29 plan or Telecome $39 with $10 discount at the end of my VF billing period. Unless there are better plans like prepay I am not aware of.

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  Reply # 1036139 3-May-2014 18:45
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$19 prepay 4g or $39 plan (which is basically a double $19 plan but you lose $1)

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  Reply # 1036144 3-May-2014 18:52
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If you want to stay on account DM mobile number we could work something out



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  Reply # 1036175 3-May-2014 19:43
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joker97: $19 prepay 4g or $39 plan (which is basically a double $19 plan but you lose $1)


All things equal, $39 plan is $10 more expensive for me than Telecom one, 2degree don't have 4G, but it have carry over. But I might try the prepay one :D.


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  Reply # 1036205 3-May-2014 21:11
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2degrees is not too far away from launching 4G. Where are you based ?







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  Reply # 1036213 3-May-2014 21:39
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nakedmolerat: 2degrees is not too far away from launching 4G. Where are you based ?


Centre Auckland, I am aware that 2degree 4G is comming, but it is not my concern, I don't think my Galaxy S3 4G capable anyway, and enough data is more important to me than speed now. Or if signal strength is different between carriers in Auckland centre, I want know.

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  Reply # 1036223 3-May-2014 22:12
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Another option is telecom prepay, combine the $9 talk pack( 30min + 1000texts) plus $29 1.5gb data pack which is/was doubled to 3gb


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