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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 228986 1-Feb-2018 23:56
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Hello. So I've found myself in the need of visiting New Zealand fairly soon. I've been out of the game with the New Zealand mobile market so thought I should ask here.


I'll be in the country for approximately 1 to 2 weeks, and the more data for my MiFi hotspot the merrier. (I shouldn't need any minutes or any SMS as I'm using other options for those.)


As I have previously lived in New Zealand and upon leaving decided to keep my numbers, I have been keeping a Vodafone prepay SIM and a 2degrees prepay SIM alive with annual top-ups; they have $118 and $102 respectively, so to me it makes sense to use the balances on either.


First, can someone confirm that the best I can get on Vodafone is and 4 GB, 50 mins and 50 SMS for $46?


Also, can someone confirm that the best deal I can get with 2degrees is for 12 GB, 0 mins and 0 SMS for $99?


Or am I missing something with either?


I am also willing to consider Skinny as I have two of their SIMs lying around unactivated should I choose them, and Spark tell me they have a kiosk at AKL and WLG if I chose them.



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  Reply # 1950409 2-Feb-2018 00:39
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Since you have the credit already, 2degrees. Be aware the 'zone' data packs only work where 2degrees have their own network. Where you are roaming to Vodafone through 2degrees it won't be using that pack - it'll be casual rates eating up any credit balance. So for that purpose, I'd load on a prepay plan too. Or you can 'data clock' as required which I believe is not zone dependant. I know it says "no tethering" but they don't actually mean it.


Personally, I'd just use the cellphone as a hotspot - much easier to keep an eye on data use with the provider app.


In future, instead of topping up regularly to keep your numbers, just port the number around different providers every <12 months. It's virtually free - just need a SIM from the new provider (just the SIM number so anyone here can get them for you). Or port them to Skinny and leave them there - their minimum top is only $5.

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