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Topic # 98735 5-Mar-2012 18:38
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At the current time (March 2012) what in your opinion is the best Iphone plan for your money?

What is the best Iphone plan around the $50 area?

How much data do you use?



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Nathan

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  Reply # 591756 7-Mar-2012 14:12
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I bought my phone outright and use 2 degrees.

I use the base plan, 60 mins (anywhere NZ) plus you get 100 bonus mins, 2500 txts, 50 Mb, which is $29 a month.

I then add a 1gb data block for $20 which expires after a month.

All up I pay about $50 a month which at the time I swapped was a good saving, haven't checked since. Although I notice 2 degrees is offering free 1gb data to anyone signing up to a $39$ plan and above. I would do that!

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  Reply # 591766 7-Mar-2012 14:24
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Yep - I agree. I am with 2Degrees on the $39 plan. That gives me 120mins + bonus 100mins every month, 2500 texts, and 100MB of data. And since I signed up for 12 months on that plan, I get a bonus 1GB every month.

So for $39 I get;

   220mins
   2500 texts
   1.1GB data

Pretty good deal I reckon!! 

Plus their text/call rates to OZ/UK are very reasonable.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 591768 7-Mar-2012 14:27

scotteffone: I bought my phone outright and use 2 degrees. 

I use the base plan, 60 mins (anywhere NZ) plus you get 100 bonus mins, 2500 txts, 50 Mb, which is $29 a month. 

I then add a 1gb data block for $20 which expires after a month. 



Your paying $10 too much a month.

SumnerBoy: Yep - I agree. I am with 2Degrees on the $39 plan. That gives me 120mins + bonus 100mins every month, 2500 texts, and 100MB of data. And since I signed up for 12 months on that plan, I get a bonus 1GB every month.

So for $39 I get;

   220mins
   2500 texts
   1.1GB data

Pretty good deal I reckon!! 

Plus their text/call rates to OZ/UK are very reasonable.


This is what I did with my iP4. I am on this plan without the 12 month contract, you can sign up online without signing into 12 months. However I am looking at upgrading to the latest Galaxy (S3)... Whenever it is out.

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  Reply # 591769 7-Mar-2012 14:29
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Actually you might be right there - I upgraded my plan online and there is now no mention of any contract length. 

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  Reply # 591830 7-Mar-2012 16:05
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+1 2degrees, the wife's iPhone bought outright and not on 2degrees prepay.
1gb data for $20 covers most of her usage (yay iMessage) and a few more bucks for texts and occasional call.

Cheers,
Joseph



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  Reply # 591840 7-Mar-2012 16:26
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2degrees it is. cheers - now just got find a iphone 4 or 4s on trademe...

one more question... what about size... is 8gb not enough 32gb too much - 16gb just right? - i suppose it all depends on what you do with it

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  Reply # 591868 7-Mar-2012 17:27
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eforknz: 2degrees it is. cheers - now just got find a iphone 4 or 4s on trademe...

one more question... what about size... is 8gb not enough 32gb too much - 16gb just right? - i suppose it all depends on what you do with it


You've been sold a lie, son. Size *definitely* matters. 

Ahem...

I have a 16GB iPad, but a 64GB iPhone 4s. Most of the 64GB is music.




iPad Air + iPhone SE + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


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  Reply # 591889 7-Mar-2012 18:40

I have a 16gb ip4. Just enough for music and photos. Mine may end up on TM soon. I am starting to get over the poor wifi performance.

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  Reply # 591891 7-Mar-2012 18:47
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Another vote here for 2degrees. They're not perfect, but telcos never are. 

I particularly like the fact that you can easily buy extra data during your billing cycle, or switch between different data add-ons if your data usage is quite inconsistent.  

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  Reply # 592002 7-Mar-2012 21:33
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jofizz: +1 2degrees, the wife's iPhone bought outright and not on 2degrees prepay.
1gb data for $20 covers most of her usage (yay iMessage) and a few more bucks for texts and occasional call.

Cheers,
Joseph


Ack. I cocked that up! Perhaps I meant she is NOW on 2 degrees.
To summarise: iPhone - Great, 2degrees - great!

Cheers,
Joseph 

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  Reply # 592032 7-Mar-2012 22:02
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I agree with all the 2 degrees votes. I have a 16gb iPhone & it's good, definitely wouldn't want any less. The more storage capacity you can afford the better. But an 8 or 16gb iPhone is better than no iPhone.

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