Evening, I'm currently a Vodafone customer grandfathered on their Smart1 plan: 5GB of 3G data, 30min and 2500txts for $49/month. I'm considering moving to 2Degrees mainly for the Carryover Data, and I am finding myself needing more minutes.
I would like to know if 2Degrees' network is any good these days? I've looked at coverage maps, and they cover all the places I usually go, but I also leave the city from time to time for hikes and general exploring, so I would also like to know, while roaming on the Vodafone network with my 2D SIM, would I get the same 3G/4G speeds and call quality? I am a heavy data user who regularly uses up my 5GB every month. 2D also needs to be able to stream internet radio on my commute without any interruptions as Vodafone is able to do.
I've been with Vodafone for about 10 years now and their network has been rock solid, but being able to carry over my data is a huge draw to make me jump ship. I just don't want to find out after switching that the service becomes unusable after leaving the cities which some reviews I've read from 2014/2015 have lead me to believe.
Cheers for any replies
P.S. I live in East Tamaki, Auckland and travel into the city daily for uni.