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Topic # 165614 15-Feb-2015 11:24
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I figured that with the three carriers having fairly similar plans, it might be time for 2Degrees to try and further differentiate themselves again.
Apparently that's going to happen tomorrow (16 Feb). I'm told by a senior staff member via Twitter that there'll be a new simplified plan line-up, "huge data options", and the ability to get a new phone every year.
I'm looking forward to it as the market has been a bit quiet of late.
In my experience, big changes like this one appears to be often leave some people feeling like they're worse off, so it'll be interesting to see what's on offer, and whether existing plans are grandfathered.
Insufficient data on NZ mobile carriers has always been a criticism here, so if they really are being bold in this area, it could make a big difference, particularly if that data continues to carry over and can continue to be shared across devices.




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  Reply # 1239299 15-Feb-2015 11:30
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They've taken out the entire outer wrap of the NZ Herald. 4 full pages. A little lacking in the details of the annual upgrade option I feel. Will look more into it later.




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  Reply # 1239301 15-Feb-2015 11:40
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Nice, perfecting timing as my wife's plan is due for renewal shortly.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1239303 15-Feb-2015 11:41
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I got a text this morning saying my $69 share everything plan was going to have a data increase from 2GB per month to 5GB per month.




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  Reply # 1239304 15-Feb-2015 11:44
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charsleysa: I got a text this morning saying my $69 share everything plan was going to have a data increase from 2GB per month to 5GB per month.


Wow! If this kind of generosity is across all other plans, then I may have to jump ship too!

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  Reply # 1239311 15-Feb-2015 11:57
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Pay monthly:

$29 750MB
$39 1.5GB
$49 2.5GB
$69 5GB
$89 8GB




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  Reply # 1239316 15-Feb-2015 12:06
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  Reply # 1239322 15-Feb-2015 12:09
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BigHammer: Pay monthly:

$29 750MB
$39 1.5GB
$49 2.5GB
$69 5GB
$89 8GB


Thanks.

So no increase for the $29 and $39 by the looks, 1GB more for the $49, 3GB more for the $69.

It does sound like there will be more to it than just this though, yay :-)

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  Reply # 1239325 15-Feb-2015 12:15
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Still, if my number wasn't tied to monthly payments on a phone with a competitor....




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  Reply # 1239327 15-Feb-2015 12:28
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BigHammer: Still, if my number wasn't tied to monthly payments on a phone with a competitor....


The grass actually is greener on the 2degrees side of the fence :-)

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scottjpalmer:
BigHammer: Pay monthly:

$29 750MB
$39 1.5GB
$49 2.5GB
$69 5GB
$89 8GB


Thanks.

So no increase for the $29 and $39 by the looks, 1GB more for the $49, 3GB more for the $69.


I'm on the $29 plan and I'm currently getting 1Gb as that was the deal when I signed up to it originally. From that point of view this is a step backwards.



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  Reply # 1239344 15-Feb-2015 12:55
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alasta:
scottjpalmer:
BigHammer: Pay monthly:

$29 750MB
$39 1.5GB
$49 2.5GB
$69 5GB
$89 8GB


Thanks.

So no increase for the $29 and $39 by the looks, 1GB more for the $49, 3GB more for the $69.


I'm on the $29 plan and I'm currently getting 1Gb as that was the deal when I signed up to it originally. From that point of view this is a step backwards.

I'm in the same position and hope they will continue to grandfather the 1GB for those of us who signed up for that.




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  Reply # 1239346 15-Feb-2015 12:56
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alasta:

I'm on the $29 plan and I'm currently getting 1Gb as that was the deal when I signed up to it originally. From that point of view this is a step backwards.


Same - and I don't see the point of the $25 Familyshare option either. Doesn't sound that good unless you're a high talk user.



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  Reply # 1239347 15-Feb-2015 13:01
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alasta:

I'm on the $29 plan and I'm currently getting 1Gb as that was the deal when I signed up to it originally. From that point of view this is a step backwards.


Same - and I don't see the point of the $25 Familyshare option either. Doesn't sound that good unless you're a high talk user.




The family share option already existed as $29/month/number.
It's useful for people that talk, text, and use data, and also want to have everything on one post-paid bill.




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  Reply # 1239353 15-Feb-2015 13:17
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According to the call centre, those of us who were receiving 1gb on the $29 plan will continue to do so as long as the current contract is active.




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  Reply # 1239382 15-Feb-2015 14:16
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charsleysa:
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alasta:

I'm on the $29 plan and I'm currently getting 1Gb as that was the deal when I signed up to it originally. From that point of view this is a step backwards.


Same - and I don't see the point of the $25 Familyshare option either. Doesn't sound that good unless you're a high talk user.




The family share option already existed as $29/month/number.
It's useful for people that talk, text, and use data, and also want to have everything on one post-paid bill.


The only advantages I see is if you a high talk user and need the unlimited talk time, that and the one bill.

Otherwise you're better off signing everyone else on the $19 prepaid pack and data share with them. They get the same unlimited text, talk time is limited at 100min but they get their own 500MB data before data sharing.

And you save $6 per month per extra user.

If you are all high data users and within zone, buy a 12GB Data Zone pack for $99 which gives you 6 months to use it.


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