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  # 936877 18-Nov-2013 19:36
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nzbnw:
JarrodM: wonder if the others will respond. telecom already has free calling to telecom mobiles and nz landlines til end of january when topping up $20, so will be interesting if they respond.


And 1GB per day on 750 WiFi hotspots spread throughtout NZ ;-)


Essentially every phone booth.  There's a lot more than you think!  
I've been using it for the last month and a half from time to time, it's very useful.

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  # 936880 18-Nov-2013 19:40
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nzbnw:
JarrodM: wonder if the others will respond. telecom already has free calling to telecom mobiles and nz landlines til end of january when topping up $20, so will be interesting if they respond.


And 1GB per day on 750 WiFi hotspots spread throughtout NZ ;-)


oh yes. made use of that today. probably looked weird a dude just standing around a payphone for 10 minutes. haha

 
 
 
 


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  # 936891 18-Nov-2013 19:50
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JarrodM:
nzbnw:
JarrodM: wonder if the others will respond. telecom already has free calling to telecom mobiles and nz landlines til end of january when topping up $20, so will be interesting if they respond.


And 1GB per day on 750 WiFi hotspots spread throughtout NZ ;-)


oh yes. made use of that today. probably looked weird a dude just standing around a payphone for 10 minutes. haha


I do that as well, it must look strange.  When I run low on broadband I go up the road (there's on 3 mins from my house) and casually float around there downloading my Youtube Subscriptions on my phone.

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  # 936934 18-Nov-2013 20:34
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saeran:
nzbnw:
JarrodM: wonder if the others will respond. telecom already has free calling to telecom mobiles and nz landlines til end of january when topping up $20, so will be interesting if they respond.


And 1GB per day on 750 WiFi hotspots spread throughtout NZ ;-)


Essentially every phone booth.  There's a lot more than you think!  
I've been using it for the last month and a half from time to time, it's very useful.


Nah, there are 3061 telecom payphones in NZ :P

I wish they all had them. Now that would be cool

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  # 936936 18-Nov-2013 20:35
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Yabanize:
saeran:
nzbnw:
JarrodM: wonder if the others will respond. telecom already has free calling to telecom mobiles and nz landlines til end of january when topping up $20, so will be interesting if they respond.


And 1GB per day on 750 WiFi hotspots spread throughtout NZ ;-)


Essentially every phone booth.  There's a lot more than you think!  
I've been using it for the last month and a half from time to time, it's very useful.


Nah, there are 3061 telecom payphones in NZ :P

I wish they all had them. Now that would be cool


My bad.  All the ones I've noticed have it but could be because I'm talking about ones in urban areas and in the city.

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  # 936993 18-Nov-2013 21:37
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haha this happened the day after i topped up and renewed my $19 combo.

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  # 937007 18-Nov-2013 21:52
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jonovw: haha this happened the day after i topped up and renewed my $19 combo.


Yeah that's a pain.  I'm patiently waiting for my combo to renew.

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  # 937035 18-Nov-2013 22:27
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saeran:
jonovw: haha this happened the day after i topped up and renewed my $19 combo.


Yeah that's a pain.  I'm patiently waiting for my combo to renew.


I wish they would credit people like that..



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  # 937037 18-Nov-2013 22:34
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Not worth worrying over $19 surely




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  # 937040 18-Nov-2013 22:44
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joker97: Not worth worrying over $19 surely
Yeah I'm not bothered.  I got what I paid for and just happened to be unlucky.

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  # 937070 19-Nov-2013 00:37
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saeran: Remember when the first 2degrees $19 combo came out? 30 mins, 2000 texts and 50mb?
2degrees used to be the only telco to offer anything close to that. Since then all the telcos have suddenly (up to 500mb when Telecom started their $19 deal) and have continued to slowly push things.
If 2degrees never entered the market I doubt this would have ever happened. The market would be nearly identical to 5 years ago.
It's great to see mobile plans become so affordable for the average person.


Telecom offered something similar called the "Talk Text Data" plan which offered off the top of my head 30mins, 300mb and 300txt for $20, this was before 2degrees. Telecom are actually being the game changers here having launched the first "insane" $19 pack where others followed + competition rocked on.




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  # 937071 19-Nov-2013 00:43
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saeran: Remember when the first 2degrees $19 combo came out? 30 mins, 2000 texts and 50mb?
2degrees used to be the only telco to offer anything close to that. Since then all the telcos have suddenly (up to 500mb when Telecom started their $19 deal) and have continued to slowly push things.
If 2degrees never entered the market I doubt this would have ever happened. The market would be nearly identical to 5 years ago.
It's great to see mobile plans become so affordable for the average person.


Telecom offered something similar called the "Talk Text Data" plan which offered off the top of my head 30mins, 300mb and 300txt for $20, this was before 2degrees. Telecom are actually being the game changers here having launched the first "insane" $19 pack where others followed + competition rocked on.


the 2Degrees $19 pack came out first.

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  # 937075 19-Nov-2013 01:25
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michaelmurfy:
saeran: Remember when the first 2degrees $19 combo came out? 30 mins, 2000 texts and 50mb?
2degrees used to be the only telco to offer anything close to that. Since then all the telcos have suddenly (up to 500mb when Telecom started their $19 deal) and have continued to slowly push things.
If 2degrees never entered the market I doubt this would have ever happened. The market would be nearly identical to 5 years ago.
It's great to see mobile plans become so affordable for the average person.


Telecom offered something similar called the "Talk Text Data" plan which offered off the top of my head 30mins, 300mb and 300txt for $20, this was before 2degrees. Telecom are actually being the game changers here having launched the first "insane" $19 pack where others followed + competition rocked on.


the 2Degrees $19 pack came out first.

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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=85992



Yes, but didn't Telecom beat them with it and 2degrees followed? It's been happening for a while. Telecom launched the real game changer $19 pack with 400mb, 60mins and 2500 txt for $19 I believe (don't quote me on the plan specifics), I only know this since I was working with them at the time and were excited to "pwn" the other providers, it's just been going up from here but Telecom have been very competitive. Anyway, this is not the thread but I wonder how Mobile Congestion will work out with 2degrees?




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  # 937184 19-Nov-2013 10:08
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Re the Telecom Wi-Fi hotspots, wish I had the same experience as others in this thread! I'll whip out my phone, go to check a map or load a website and it won't load, or goes very slowly. Then I notice i'm on Wi-Fi, and of course its Telecom. Disable and use mobile data and it loads. Oh well..

On the 2 degrees deal, with the timing it seems to me its just a response to Vodafone and now Telecom having 4G. Need some incentive to keep people from jumping ship..

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  # 937185 19-Nov-2013 10:17
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jonovw:
joker97: Not worth worrying over $19 surely
Yeah I'm not bothered.  I got what I paid for and just happened to be unlucky.


Great summary jonovw and I wish more people had your attitude towards deals/offers.  Can't be easy for suppliers dealing with 'irate' customers when they offer things like this - someone will always 'miss out'.




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