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Topic # 239563 23-Jul-2018 22:31
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Hey guys

 

You know the telephone company is a way promoting shares data for family or use your current data on other device, but the things is how can it is so expensive for an additional connection like $25-29..

 

whats the points of having this kind of facilities and it seems we better off opening a new connection instead.

 

if the additional connection is $10 each, i am happily going to pay for this services...

 

just a thoughts anyway.

 

Jacky 


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  Reply # 2061411 23-Jul-2018 22:45
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Vodafone's data sharing is $10. 2degree's is free.


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  Reply # 2061414 23-Jul-2018 23:47
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Data sharing can be done between a Postpay and a prepaid connection on 2degrees as well

 

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/help-and-support/mobile/products-and-services/shared-data/

 

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  Reply # 2061432 24-Jul-2018 07:17
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Vodafone data sharing is free (or $10 if you sign up when they're not running a promo) and 2degrees let you share data between any device for free.

 

If you're subscribing to one of the share plans such as Vodafone's Red Share for $19 the plan offers unlimited minutes and SMS along with data share. I think this is a very reasonable price for this offering.

 

 


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  Reply # 2061644 24-Jul-2018 12:13
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Related, and probably not worth creating another topic for.

My phone is with 2D, on pre-pay. I have a Nexus 7 tablet with Sim slot (but currently no Sim) mounted in my Cruiser that has Torque OBDII monitoring, TPMS and Waze running on it. I normally just hotspot from my phone to the tablet for data but somedays this is rather a pain and I'd just like to put a sim in the tablet. Is it possible to do this and only use the data from the phone account? Not an issue if I have to change to post-pay but just curious as to any options if this is possible.

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  Reply # 2061657 24-Jul-2018 12:55
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@Ge0rge The question is answered in the link above I posted

 

" If you’re on an eligible Pay Monthly or Business Mobile Plan, you can share your NZ data with up to 5 family and friends who are also with 2degrees, for free! Or if you’d prefer to keep it for yourself, you can share it across up to five of your devices with 2degrees SIMs. Either way, sharing is caring "

 

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  Reply # 2061687 24-Jul-2018 14:09
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I would love it if Skinny had a better data share option, similar to 2 degrees (where you have one main plan, and can share data for free to 5 other prepay devices, with no limitations such as expiry, only limit is the amount of data on main plan)

 

Currently Skinny only offer 'Gifting', where each gift transaction costs 50 cents, and you can only gift a maximum of 500 MB in one transaction, and 1 GB per 28 day period.
Plus the very annoying part is, the person receiving the gift only has 7 days to use it (if its a prepay plan, not rollver).

 

Pretty useless if I have my main rollover plan with Skinny, and want to share data to a SIM in a wireless modem at holiday house, or to Wife's phone, or to a tablet.

 

See: https://support.skinny.co.nz/article/skinny-gifting-faqs-601.html and

 

Would change everything over to 2 degrees (and use free data sharing), but unfortunately the network isn't as good as Skinny in the places we travel to :(


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  Reply # 2061794 24-Jul-2018 16:29
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Thanks @Linux, I musn't have quite read your initail post right the first time. That's what I was after - It would seem I have to change to Post Paid, and spend an extra $11 a month for the privelige essentially. Is there any ongoing cost for the second sim - I guess I'd need to top it up $20 a year to keep it alive?

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  Reply # 2061798 24-Jul-2018 16:34
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Ge0rge: Thanks @Linux, I musn't have quite read your initail post right the first time. That's what I was after - It would seem I have to change to Post Paid, and spend an extra $11 a month for the privelige essentially. Is there any ongoing cost for the second sim - I guess I'd need to top it up $20 a year to keep it alive?

 

Check the FAQ / Things to know section

 

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  Reply # 2061799 24-Jul-2018 16:39
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one of the reasons i stay with 2degrees now is data sharing.  Have 3 devices sharing my plan data :)


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