Yep, and it sounds like my anecdotal experiences are far from representative!
Given it is not a competition can we get back to the point in the original post.
Unless you live in Foxton you can't really give the guy the answer he requires.
Both Spark and VF offer similar services and have similar 4G coverage. Some of the lower priced plans require you to pay a fee for accessing your voice mail, others don't. Best to read the small print for that. Depending on your budget you might want to consider 2 degrees, Warehouse Mobile, or Skinny as these all provide other pricing options.
Thanks for the understanding. I was hoping for this to be an opinion of the two networks and not the usual "bitching". Had that with Vader Vault, Genesis Customs Saber and "Saferforge". Im a Nerd not a geek ( see Mayim Bialik, Grok nation and "Are you a Geek or a Nerd") and therefore I'm more uncomfortable with people (and increasing over time but I feel safer and comfortable with it) and would prefer to ask the internet people than "Live" people. My concerns with switching is that I don't want to sacrifice the reception I have but I do like the Free Spotify premium and the possibility of having a better service. As to checking the small print before getting into anything, my sim is not tied to a contract so I can leave whenever I wish. Coming from Australia I took for granted the service for mobile phones: $30/calendar month (Not 28 days), 3Gig data, Unlimited texting (Including pictures and anything the iPhone does) and I cant remember how much the calls were (I never used it all and it included international). But with home broadband thats where Australia was a Chocolate Tea Cup. It was so poor and they don't understand about fibre optic (they're logic and understanding is just a joke).
I live in Feilding (Not sure where Foxton came from) and the nearest Sparks shop is in Palmerston North (Somewhere where I go only if I have to). I will travel there some time soon and consider a change 🤔 Or may be phone them...
Thank you for the help. 🖖🏻