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  Reply # 636579 6-Jun-2012 11:54
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Digmarx: I've recently joined 2degrees on the $39/mo plan specifically for the 1gb/mo for a year data perk, and today I got an email informing me that it's been extended to 2 years.


+1 so happy to read the e-mail. Thanks 2Degrees!

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  Reply # 636587 6-Jun-2012 12:10
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Wonder why they don't make it part of the plan, instead of "bonus data". A marketing gimmick, perhaps

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 636595 6-Jun-2012 12:19
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corksta:
Antzzz: Very tempting, particularly now they are doing shared data as well...

Any idea if the 1gb bonus is national data, or only within the 2Degrees zones?

Seems that so far Vodafone's only response is data plans that are approx 2x the price for the same amount of data?!


It's national data.


Are you sure it's national data?
I'm on the plan now and I see nothing about it being national data. Please, please prove me wrong!



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  Reply # 636604 6-Jun-2012 12:25
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That's their standard packs you can add to a plan.

It's all here in the T&Cs:

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=ae1539e8-072d-45a6-b385-0510cfb1c98b&groupId=10128





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  Reply # 636607 6-Jun-2012 12:29
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sxz: Dear 2 degrees:

This plan sounds awesome and please extend the offer until 1 October.

My Vodafone plan is about to run out, and when it does I want this deal!

(and no I don't want to sign up now and pay for two plans for three months...)

Cheers!


**cough**

You've got it! See Corksta's link, it's for sign ups by the 7th Oct. 

:) 

..and it IS National Data btw. 

:)

... and it is for existing customers already receiving the 1GB 'bonus'. 

:)

^POB


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  Reply # 636626 6-Jun-2012 12:54
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corksta: That's their standard packs you can add to a plan.

It's all here in the T&Cs:

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=ae1539e8-072d-45a6-b385-0510cfb1c98b&groupId=10128



Very good, thank you!
I was getting the 1gb pack before they started giving it for free. When I switched to getting it free, it was either different or I assumed that it was just the same as what I was paying for.

This will make life easier!

sxz

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  Reply # 636639 6-Jun-2012 13:15
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Wow that is amazing value!

good bye vodafone!

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  Reply # 636643 6-Jun-2012 13:18
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Most of our connections currently are $29/month plans no contract. If we upgrade to $39/month plans will they each get 1GB even though there is no contract?





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  Reply # 636657 6-Jun-2012 13:35

Zeon: Most of our connections currently are $29/month plans no contract. If we upgrade to $39/month plans will they each get 1GB even though there is no contract?


Yes - I have no contract and get it.

SimonGeorgeBrown:
corksta:
Antzzz: Very tempting, particularly now they are doing shared data as well... 

Any idea if the 1gb bonus is national data, or only within the 2Degrees zones? 

Seems that so far Vodafone's only response is data plans that are approx 2x the price for the same amount of data?!
 

It's national data.
 

Are you sure it's national data? 
I'm on the plan now and I see nothing about it being national data. Please, please prove me wrong! 




No where does it say that it's broadband zone only...

GeoffisPure: Wonder why they don't make it part of the plan, instead of "bonus data". A marketing gimmick, perhaps


My point exactly, by saying that it's free for a limited time they are in fact loosing customers. Also by not committing to this as part of the plan; it is considered a promotion.

I was at a BYO the other week and found out that 2 of my friends work for vodafone, I asked them if they could get me a better deal. What they told me was that the 2degrees plan is only a promotion and that I should not count on the 1GB being free.

Also on websites like NBR and plan comparison websites they ignore the 1GB promotion and compare plans on the non promotional offer.

IMO there should be a bonus, but the bonus should get bigger on the more that you pay. 

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  Reply # 636665 6-Jun-2012 13:48
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GeoffisPure: Wonder why they don't make it part of the plan, instead of "bonus data". A marketing gimmick, perhaps


a few possibilities for why they might have 'bonus' things.

1) it sounds great. they say "we are the only network that gives you bonus data and bonus minutes"
2) it gives them more room to remove it should people start using more data than they predicted and they need to reduce the caps.  It;s easier to extend the offer than it is to change a fundamental component of the plan.  This is what Vodafone did with their smart plans last year which previously had 'free' 3Gb of bonus data.
3) it makes it easier to sell the more epxensive plans to customers "If you want more data permanently you will need to buy a larger plan."
4) the bonus minutes don't carry over, meaning the impact of having carry over minutes is very small since most people will either not accrue any (if they are eating into their bonus minutes it means their normal minutes are gone and so won't carryover), or will acrrue minutes they will never use. (if they are accruing minutes then they are not even touching their bonus minutes, meaning they are very unlikely to get through their bonus minutes to eat into their carried over minutes.)
5) competitors are less likely to respond meaningfully to something they perceive is a temporary promotion

the downside being the reasons others have posted, such as price comparisons in the media tend to ignore it's effect, some customers choosing not to buy because of the uncdertianty about what will happen after the promo period is over, and just general increase in confusion about what people are actually getting for the price.

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  Reply # 636670 6-Jun-2012 13:55
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YUSSS 2d FTW

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  Reply # 636701 6-Jun-2012 14:44
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Got the email today too. Thanks 2degrees.

Edit:  I am not sure it is doing much for their ARPU.  Got a usb modem and shared my data with it to finally get my mum off dialup.

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  Reply # 636736 6-Jun-2012 15:31
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wongtop: Got the email today too. Thanks 2degrees.

Edit:  I am not sure it is doing much for their ARPU.  Got a usb modem and shared my data with it to finally get my mum off dialup.


Cool! Now she can surf and call her favourite son on the landline at the same time!  :)



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  Reply # 636737 6-Jun-2012 15:33
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Excellent work 2Degrees.
Interestingly when I connect my Nokia N8 to laptop & use Ovi to get a connection it tells me and dials vodafone, with a 460.8 kbps speed. Location is East Tamaki, dark blue on the 2degrees coverage map.

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  Reply # 636772 6-Jun-2012 16:28
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Thanks 2Degrees :)
And thanks for the confirmation that it is national data. This is something I had trouble confirming easily!

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