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  Reply # 353334 19-Jul-2010 12:16
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Hmm. 2D's vs Orcon:
Minutes:
2D's has 100minutes for $10/month. Orcon has 60 minutes per $10.
Txting:
2D's has 500txt for $10/month. (1000/month for the rest of the year). Orcon has 500txts for $10/month.

On-net txts
2D is 2c a txt. Orcon is $10/2000 (2c a txt, basically)


Orcons mobile is basically just the same as VFs, so nothing exciting there.


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Reply # 353338 19-Jul-2010 12:23
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kyhwana2: Hmm. 2D's vs Orcon:
Minutes:
2D's has 100minutes for $10/month. Orcon has 60 minutes per $10.
Txting:
2D's has 500txt for $10/month. (1000/month for the rest of the year). Orcon has 500txts for $10/month.

On-net txts
2D is 2c a txt. Orcon is $10/2000 (2c a txt, basically)


Orcons mobile is basically just the same as VFs, so nothing exciting there.



thought 2D is $30 for 100 minutes?

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/everyone100

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 353366 19-Jul-2010 13:25
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Oop, as Jonhr pointed out, it's $30 for 100 minutes on 2d's.
I guess I was looking at the wrong numbers.
(Blast this not being able to edit posts after 15 minutes thing)

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  Reply # 353378 19-Jul-2010 13:32
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I will say congrats as mobile competition is always a good thing :) 

But I'd also like to offer the following skit:


Broadband
Cust: "Man, broadband lately is teh suxxors"
Orcon: "Yeah ... Telecom have issues with some of their provisioning to us"
Cust: "oh meh ... damned Telecom"

020
Cust: "what the who!?  My calls are dropping left and right ... I can't order a damned pizza"
Orcon: "Yeah ... Vodafone are munching our heels and not delivering"
Cust: "oh meh ... damned Vodafone"


i.e. fix current stuff or at least give better updates & information :)

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  Reply # 353382 19-Jul-2010 13:35
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johnr:
kyhwana2: Hmm. 2D's vs Orcon:
Minutes:
2D's has 100minutes for $10/month. Orcon has 60 minutes per $10.
Txting:
2D's has 500txt for $10/month. (1000/month for the rest of the year). Orcon has 500txts for $10/month.

On-net txts
2D is 2c a txt. Orcon is $10/2000 (2c a txt, basically)


Orcons mobile is basically just the same as VFs, so nothing exciting there.



thought 2D is $30 for 100 minutes?

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/everyone100


True, and the Orcon pricing is $30 for 60 minutes as well. So the comparison is valid.

Plus the Orcon text pricing is $12 not $10 if you're picking nits...




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  Reply # 353413 19-Jul-2010 14:23
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Wasn't there a spreadsheet that someone did of all the various mobile offerings? Maybe they could update it for the orcon plans..

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  Reply # 353424 19-Jul-2010 14:46
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shame there's not a 100MB mobile data add-on like Vodafone. I use it a bit more than casual, but wouldn't even go anywhere near 1GB

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  Reply # 353434 19-Jul-2010 15:14
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allstarnz: shame there's not a 100MB mobile data add-on like Vodafone. I use it a bit more than casual, but wouldn't even go anywhere near 1GB

It would basically be the same as everyone else though. Like slingshots 220MB data pack that costs... you guessed it, $22.
 

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Reply # 353464 19-Jul-2010 16:00
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Orcon enters the mobile market - handbags at dawn? :-)

Ok, low shot. Look like very nice man (laptop?) bags.




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  Reply # 353537 19-Jul-2010 18:14
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freitasm:
old3eyes: Wonder if they will be selling 3G data sticks??


Did you read the entire press release? You missed the paragraph "Mobile broadband plans range from $29.95 per month for 500MB through $49.95 for 2GB to $69.95 for 4GB with an additional data fee of 50 cents per MB. Customers can either buy a USB mobile modem for $199 or rent one for $5 a month.?? All figures are inclusive of GST. "






Thanx for that. Think I'll buy a Tstick and put in a 2D SIM when the data expires as 2D seems the best for casual data..




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  Reply # 353539 19-Jul-2010 18:20
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kyhwana2:

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On-net txts

2D is 2c a txt. Orcon is $10/2000 (2c a txt, basically)


Math screwed there too - 2c/TXT versus 0.5c/TXT Tongue out

 

Anyway, I think the $0/mth pay-as-you-go plan was well overdue from any provider to be honest - something that means that you don't have to worry about top ups, and pay for your calls later.

The included minutes and no term contracts are a step above other providers. Their mobile handset/account credits are repayable if you leave within 3 months - which is to be expected, but at least better than the 12 months that Black+White enforce (and they charge a fixed $100 fee for that... even with a $5 handset subsidy!).

Other than that, most of the stuff is pretty similar to Vodafone.

Orcon's supplying a Nokia CS 15 USB Modem stick for mobile broadband.




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  Reply # 353542 19-Jul-2010 18:45
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I definitely like the pay as you go plan, and the no contract term. Unfortunately, they only have the option of 1GB data addon.

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  Reply # 354165 20-Jul-2010 20:36
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It looks very much the same, HOWEVER.... no contract term is a very good unique selling point.

Handy for people like me who might be staying somewhere for a month or two without broadband (and can get mobile broadband from Orcon) before moving on.




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