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#283865 16-Mar-2021 17:03
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Been with Spark for a few years now ported from 2d found their coverage to be terrible at the time frequently dropping back to 3g 

 

Want to drop plan as I don't use much data any more and Spotify is no longer free

 

Currently on $59 Carryover got a $10 off for 12mnths

 

Experiences with Vodafone and Skinny? (Yes im aware its spark)


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  #2675650 16-Mar-2021 18:04
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There is also Kogan Mobile (on Vodafone) which seems to be well priced and also, just launched today, 2Talk Mobile (also on Spark).

 

No experience with either, just throwing in the list.





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  #2675652 16-Mar-2021 18:08
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2talk mobile dont look half bad i have tried Kogan it was quite slow and the support is really slow too 


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  #2675658 16-Mar-2021 18:17
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I like that 2talk mobile concept of unlimited data on all plans - basically paying for speed, not data cap, more like a fixed line connection.




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  #2676016 17-Mar-2021 11:10
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Because of covid i use much less data so will be some people so could be an option 


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  #2676028 17-Mar-2021 11:38
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I’ve been on Kogan the last 6 months for a grand total of $2 with unlimited text and calls (NZ and AU) plus 32gb of data per month.

It runs off the Vodafone network and I’ve had very few issues over the 6 months. My plan is due to expire in a week so I have to decide where to go next. I’m thinking I’ll stick with Kogan as for $27 pm you get unlimited calls and texts plus 15gb of data. No one else really comes close at that value.

  #2676087 17-Mar-2021 13:39
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I too, have used Kogan mobile, and whilst they are not the fastest, I find it is “adequate”.  I have had several ‘plans” in the past, the most recent one just expired a couple of days ago so I shelled out $160 for a year’s use at 1.5GB data per month for a total of 18GB over the entire year, and I believe unlimited calls/text too. I used this on my iPad so never paid attention to the calls/text allowances, but for data 1.5GB per month on my iPad is adequate. I have to agree to @GSManiac that for the price/data/calls etc it is difficult to beat Kogan.

 

Having said that I must say that my main mobile phone is with Spark prepaid, and I love it for speed vs what I need, most of my monthly usages gets carried over.


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  #2676099 17-Mar-2021 14:04
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If anyone’s interested I just did a Speedtest from my phone running 4g Kogan mobile. I can’t say I’ve noticed it being any slower than my previous provider, Skinny.

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  #2676123 17-Mar-2021 15:13
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How much data is "not much".  I'm on Spark's $19 prepay deal and with the data stack, that currently gives me 4GB per month

 

Travels around NZ in the last year has shown me that Spark consistently outperforms 2D in coverage and speed

 

Could you save more by switching package than switching carrier?


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  #2676283 17-Mar-2021 20:28
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shk292:

 

How much data is "not much".  I'm on Spark's $19 prepay deal and with the data stack, that currently gives me 4GB per month

 

Travels around NZ in the last year has shown me that Spark consistently outperforms 2D in coverage and speed

 

Could you save more by switching package than switching carrier?

 

 

Called up spark today and well their prepay option was quite decent and well they have good network speeds and well kogan was really slow when i tried one of their 1$ sims for many people it would be adequate but for me no.

 

Downgraded to the $19 plan but will get more data in the coming months. 

 

Great Rep on the phone too who even offered the $39 plan with spotify at a discount (nice) but said my usage would not be cost effective.

 

Voda was shit on the phone not really interested in a potential customer and shifted offshore disappointing.

 

Heard 2D is good but in a recent trip to Thames had really poor reception which does show the maturity of their network but great prices if you live urban.


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  #2676284 17-Mar-2021 20:47
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2degrees are about to finish their MoRAN project where in around a month so there will be no more reliance on Vodafone to plug holes in their coverage, would be worth re-evaluating their coverage


  #2676285 17-Mar-2021 20:58
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DjShadow:

 

2degrees are about to finish their MoRAN project where in around a month so there will be no more reliance on Vodafone to plug holes in their coverage, would be worth re-evaluating their coverage

 

 

Agreed, MoRAN has put 2degrees much closer to coverage parity with Spark/Vodafone. Already seeing significant improvements around Northland and Waikato last couple of months. SH 1 between Auckland and Hamilton is now much better than it used to be for example.


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  #2676288 17-Mar-2021 21:23
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As above 2d MoRAN is getting deployed quite quick and making a big difference


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