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#228543 11-Jan-2018 07:20
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Anybody have any thoughts on Orcons mobile coverage?

 

i understand they use the Spark network - I was told that while this is the case, it may be “throttled” access which may not provide as good coverage as an actual Spark customer may find. 

 

Their plans are certainly better than Sparks - if the coverage is the same it’s probably a no brainer. 

 

Cheers

 

 


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  #1935961 11-Jan-2018 08:08
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Throttled coverage now I have heard it all and all I can say is no way and who told you this must be smoking the glass pipe

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  #1936005 11-Jan-2018 09:29
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Ha ha. I hope he wasn’t! He was driving at the time 😎😎


 
 
 
 


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  #1936019 11-Jan-2018 09:35
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woody99:

 

Ha ha. I hope he wasn’t! He was driving at the time 😎😎

 

 

Any body that comes out with that information should not be allowed to offer advice on mobile networks / coverage

 

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  #1936032 11-Jan-2018 09:52
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Hi there,

 

From a network perspective the service is identical....

 

Please sing out with any other questions if you have them.

 

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  #1936034 11-Jan-2018 09:54
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quentinreade:

 

Hi there,

 

From a network perspective the service is identical....

 

Please sing out with any other questions if you have them.

 

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

Thanks Quentin!


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#1944445 21-Jan-2018 15:33
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Hi, Can someone please clarify what network provider Orcon is actually piggy backing onto, Vodafone or Spark?

 

According to when they originally launched it was Vodafone (https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=82&topicid=64543), and on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_in_New_Zealand) they are listed as virtual network operators under Vodafone.

 

However when I spoke to an operator today they told me Orcon used the Spark network .

 

 

 

Reason for asking is I only get good cell coverage on Vodafone network at my rural place, whereas Spake & 2degrees is only good for TXTing.

 

 

 

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  #1944460 21-Jan-2018 16:24
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They are an MVNO of Spark.

 
 
 
 


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  #1946839 25-Jan-2018 20:43
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Thanks laughing, Oh well looks like Vodafone is my only option undecided.


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  #2242831 22-May-2019 00:32
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Thinking of switching from Spark to these plans.

 

Anyone using these plans?

 

Do they still use the Spark network?

 

What are the limits and expiry's on the carry over data, is it just data or voice/call minutes also?


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  #2243227 22-May-2019 16:58
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I'm using Orcon Mob myself and have never had any issues but I might be biased.

 

 

 

Network wise, yes we still use Skinny's (which is Spark).

 

In terms of roll over, the data does for up to 12 months and unfortunately calling does not.

 

 

 

Let me know if you had further questions.


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  #2243343 22-May-2019 20:51
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MatteGreen:

 

I'm using Orcon Mob myself and have never had any issues but I might be biased.

 

 

 

Network wise, yes we still use Skinny's (which is Spark).

 

In terms of roll over, the data does for up to 12 months and unfortunately calling does not.

 

 

 

Let me know if you had further questions.

 

 

Fantastic thank you for the reply.


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  #2243346 22-May-2019 20:55
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As noted, orcon is simply a mvno, just like skinny and many others :)

 

 

 

No network difference.





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  #2301042 17-Aug-2019 20:08
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Bit the bullet and signed up for Orcon mobile for myself and partner, I'm currently on Skinny $16 plan but will make use of Orcons offer for $15 same allowances, but Voicemail calling is for free which I do like and how it should be. My partner is moving from Spark $19 to Orcons $20 plan which was nice to find out we get for free due to having power with Orcon as well, she will just pay for the Spotify separately for $15 a month, so essentially saving $21.50 a month and getting 0.5GB more data as opposed to Spark.


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