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  Reply # 1833127 28-Jul-2017 23:09
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michaelmurfy:

 

Who here thinks having "The Warehouse Mobile" as your carrier is just erm, tacky?

 

 

Perhaps. But who is going to know if you've ported your number?


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  Reply # 1853239 27-Aug-2017 12:43
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DarkShadow:

 

New, more customer friendly policies from Warehouse Mobile.

 

Old credit expire after 31 days
New credit no longer expire as long as you top up once every 90 days

 

Old no rollover data
New rollover data up to 90 days

 

New $8/1GB and $30/4GB packs

 

 

This change is making me consider moving my number over and using these guys.

 

I don't make many calls and 4c per minute is pretty cheap for when I do need to.

 

I send less than 50 texts a month - $10 with 2D, Spark or Skinny, Was 50c with Vodafone but soon changing to $5, with Warehouse Mobile it would cost me $1 per month for 50 texts.

 

I mainly want data available and now at $4 for 500MB and data rolling over if you renew the data pack before it has expired, that's pretty cheap.

 

So for $5 per month I could receive all the calls I want and send 50 texts and use 500MB of data, compared to what it would cost to do similar with Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Skinny, Spark or Skinny Direct - Warehouse Mobile is where I could get a bargain!

 

Skinny Mini Combo $9 only offers 100MB data, I could get 1GB data and 50 texts for $9 per month which is still cheaper than $9 per 28 days!

 

I'm not seeing very good value in the Warehouse Mobile $4 NZ Talk pack - 120 minutes isn't much more than the 100 minutes you would get for $4 on the casual rate. 

 

The $4 for unlimited texts would be great value for someone that sends well over 200 texts per month, not needed by me though.

 

The data packs are great value compared to paying 6c per MB though because the casual rate would work out at $60 per GB and you can get a pack for $8 per GB.  But the $4 pack is just as cheap and if you only used 300MB or 400MB then one $4 pack would be sufficient.

 

So, any reason to not ditch Vodafone and get myself a Warehouse Mobile SIM?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1853245 27-Aug-2017 13:07
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MarkH67:

 

This change is making me consider moving my number over and using these guys.

 

I don't make many calls and 4c per minute is pretty cheap for when I do need to.

 

I mainly want data available and now at $4 for 500MB and data rolling over if you renew the data pack before it has expired, that's pretty cheap.

 

 

 

 

You and me both. I don't make many phone calls (12 minutes in the last 2 months!) and send even less texts - I pretty much only want data. I've been with Skinny since Telecom shut off the CDMA network 5 years ago but I'm seriously considering Warehouse Mobile now as I currently spend $16 month on the Core combo, with 150 minutes and unlimited texts that I never use, but that could be $8 for just the 1GB data. I hate paying for things I don't use which is one reason I'll never have Sky until they unbundle the channels.

 

If Skinny had a data only offering I probably wouldn't even be considering a move.


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  Reply # 1853249 27-Aug-2017 13:19
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You and me both. I don't make many phone calls (12 minutes in the last 2 months!) and send even less texts - I pretty much only want data. I've been with Skinny since Telecom shut off the CDMA network 5 years ago but I'm seriously considering Warehouse Mobile now as I currently spend $16 month on the Core combo, with 150 minutes and unlimited texts that I never use, but that could be $8 for just the 1GB data. I hate paying for things I don't use which is one reason I'll never have Sky until they unbundle the channels.

 

If Skinny had a data only offering I probably wouldn't even be considering a move.

 

 

Depending on what Skinny would charge for such a plan, I presume.

 

How much data do you use?  If you don't use the full 1GB per month then you could buy between one & two of the 500MB plans since they give half the data for half the price = just as good value.  It could be that you might spend $6 per month!  I'm thinking that changing to the Skinny $16 combo would cost me $16 x 13 = $208 per year but the Warehouse Mobile prepay with 500MB combos bought as needed would cost anything from $50 to $120 per year depending on how much data I use.  If it was say $88 per year then that would mean I'd saved $120.

 

I can definitely afford $208/year but why spend that if I don't have to?  I could use that money on something else more worthwhile to me.


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  Reply # 1853250 27-Aug-2017 13:21
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cadman:

 

Perhaps. But who is going to know if you've ported your number?

 

 

I agree with this!

 

I've had my 021 number for quite a few years (021 and then only 6 digits) and I've used it with Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Vodafone again and might soon be porting it to Warehouse Mobile.


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  Reply # 1853304 27-Aug-2017 16:47
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MarkH67:

 

 

 

So, any reason to not ditch Vodafone and get myself a Warehouse Mobile SIM?

 

 

They use the network with the worst (comparatively speaking) coverage in New Zealand. I mainly stay in a city so that's not a big one for me but something to think about if you travel a lot.


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  Reply # 1853327 27-Aug-2017 17:01
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They use the network with the worst (comparatively speaking) coverage in New Zealand. I mainly stay in a city so that's not a big one for me but something to think about if you travel a lot.

 

 

I suspect they do the standard 2Degree trick of using Vodafone's network where there isn't coverage.

 

When you check the Warehouse Mobile site for coverage they claim 98.5% which is suspiciously identical to what Vodafone claims.

 

I never had problems when I was on 2 Degrees, but I wasn't using data hardly ever so I can't be 100% sure of how the data performance compares.

 

What I do know is that 500MB of data and 50 texts per month would cost $16 with Skinny or $5 with Warehouse Mobile which makes me think it could be worth changing to Warehouse Mobile even if after a few months I decide to move to Skinny due to issues.  I don't see that I'd be risking too much by trying them out.


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  Reply # 1853760 28-Aug-2017 09:43
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MarkH67:

 

 

 

I suspect they do the standard 2Degree trick of using Vodafone's network where there isn't coverage.

 

 

That's a common misconception about how 2d's roaming works. You only get to roam on Vodafone in locations where 2d has signed an agreement, not in all the places where 2d has no coverage.

 

As an anecdote, I didn't get any coverage on Warehouse while in Wanaka. Having said that, after a few months on Warehouse I think it is good enough for everyday use.


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  Reply # 1854199 28-Aug-2017 16:54
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It looks like there is 4G on the 2 Degrees network where I live (Morrinsville) and also where I work (Cambridge) so that is a plus.


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  Reply # 1854910 29-Aug-2017 18:28
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How is this for a plan?

 

I'll use up my balance with my Vodafone prepay, when I'm just about out of balance I'll buy a Warehouse Mobile SIM card.  I'll put about $15 on the account and I'll port my number over and buy a $4 data pack.  I'll renew that data pack each month and as I get up to 90 days and need to top up my account I'll do one of the following 2 things:

 

1. Top up my account and carry on

 

2. Buy a Skinny SIM and port my number over to Skinny, buy a $16 combo and set up auto-renewal.

 

If I'm happy with how everything is working with WM I'll go with option 1, if I'm dissatisfied with WM I'll go with option 2.  Honestly I don't see any great problem with trying out the cheaper option and see how well it works.

 

Skinny do offer some benefits like the unused data rolling over for up to a year.  But WM is that much cheaper than I could just spend another $8 any time I like and buy another 1GB data - still way less money spent per year.  Instead of paying $16 per 28 days and using half of it with the unused data rolling over, I could spend $4 on 500MB bundles and not be paying for data I'm not using so I don't need it rolled over.


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  Reply # 1859277 5-Sep-2017 21:57
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With Warehouse Mobiles new plans, do the data packs stack up? For example, if I have a $4 data pack with say 50MB and 2 days left, and I buy another $4 data pack, I'll get 550MB and 31 days to use it? Or does buying a new pack cancel out the old pack?

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  Reply # 1859314 5-Sep-2017 23:45
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stinger: With Warehouse Mobiles new plans, do the data packs stack up? For example, if I have a $4 data pack with say 50MB and 2 days left, and I buy another $4 data pack, I'll get 550MB and 31 days to use it? Or does buying a new pack cancel out the old pack?

 

https://www.warehousemobile.co.nz/pricing/

 

Warehousemobile: "31 Day Roll Over Data — At the end of 31 days any unused data can roll over for up to 90 days. Just purchase another data pack prior to expiry"


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  Reply # 1859364 6-Sep-2017 08:31
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MarkH67:

 

How is this for a plan?

 

I'll use up my balance with my Vodafone prepay, when I'm just about out of balance I'll buy a Warehouse Mobile SIM card.  I'll put about $15 on the account and I'll port my number over and buy a $4 data pack.  I'll renew that data pack each month and as I get up to 90 days and need to top up my account I'll do one of the following 2 things:

 

1. Top up my account and carry on

 

2. Buy a Skinny SIM and port my number over to Skinny, buy a $16 combo and set up auto-renewal.

 

If I'm happy with how everything is working with WM I'll go with option 1, if I'm dissatisfied with WM I'll go with option 2.  Honestly I don't see any great problem with trying out the cheaper option and see how well it works.

 

Skinny do offer some benefits like the unused data rolling over for up to a year.  But WM is that much cheaper than I could just spend another $8 any time I like and buy another 1GB data - still way less money spent per year.  Instead of paying $16 per 28 days and using half of it with the unused data rolling over, I could spend $4 on 500MB bundles and not be paying for data I'm not using so I don't need it rolled over.

 

 

 

 

Similar to what I'm planning - use up my VF credit then switch. Pay $4 for 500Mb and PAYG for texts and minutes (maybe $2-$3 a month). Might go to $8/1GB if I find myself using more data.

 

I'll topup $10 every month which should keep me going so the 90/180 day credit expiry wouldn't be an issue. May miss a month depending on how much credit I have. 

 

The other bonus is the 31 day month compared to 28 days. Get an extra month each year that way.


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  Reply # 1867657 17-Sep-2017 19:28
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So I'm changed over :)

 

Two more questions.

 

1) From the terms and conditions "Two Degrees Mobile Limited (2degrees), is the Mobile Provider and provides the Services for Warehouse Mobile to you". What's the Warehouse's involvement with this other than giving them use of the Warehouse name? Clause 15 seems to absolve The Warehouse Limited (and its related companies) from any involvement.

 

2) Given the above, is a number connected to Warehouse Mobile considered a 2 degrees mobile number for the purpose of a 2 degrees customer getting unlimited calls to 2 degrees mobile (e.g. the $19 carryover pack)? And if not, how is a person meant to know if a number is connected to 2 degrees or Warehouse Mobile, given that texting my number to 300 says "Hi. Good news! The number you've asked about is a 2degrees number"


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  Reply # 1868091 18-Sep-2017 15:13
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Looks like they've now launched a '4GB for $30' pack too


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