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# 208692 23-Feb-2017 05:34
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2degrees are weeks away from a new prepay plan that is said to rock the NZ market, unlimited calls and texts are becoming the norm now, is unlimited data finally about to arrive?

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  # 1724829 23-Feb-2017 05:58
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Keep dreaming.

 

If they ever did unlimited data, it would be on account only (remember they're focused on getting prepay customers to change to Pay Monthly). If there is some new prepay stuff coming, it would be more likely be something to allow them to compete with Skinny Direct.


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  # 1724831 23-Feb-2017 06:41
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Watch the data network grind to a standstill they are not spectrum Rich

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  # 1724837 23-Feb-2017 07:21
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Sure.. You want something like the US unlimited plans which aren't actually unlimited? And at a price similar to the US which is far more than we pay for mobile services here in NZ now?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1724853 23-Feb-2017 08:19
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Something like $20 for unlimited calls/txt + 1/2/3Gb on 4G and after limited to 256kbps for unlimited data, but fair use policy applies will shake market a bit :)





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  # 1724858 23-Feb-2017 08:30
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kobiak:

 

Something like $20 for unlimited calls/txt + 1/2/3Gb on 4G and after limited to 256kbps for unlimited data, but fair use policy applies will shake market a bit :)

 

 

 

 

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  # 1724883 23-Feb-2017 09:00
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All fair replies and it's not something I expected them to do, but a new plan is being released that is going to rock the market, any other ideas what it could be?

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  # 1724906 23-Feb-2017 09:28
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Prplppleater: All fair replies and it's not something I expected them to do, but a new plan is being released that is going to rock the market, any other ideas what it could be?

 

They're currently offering 1GB for $29 compared to Skinny Direct's 3GB for $30, so they have a long way to go to just catch up, let alone "rock the market".

 

More texts/minutes aren't going to tempt anyone. Data is the only important component of a mobile plan in 2017.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1724907 23-Feb-2017 09:28
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I think you should have a question mark at the end of your thread title if it is just speculation.

 

 


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  # 1724908 23-Feb-2017 09:31
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 When did 2Degrees say there was a new plan on the way? Where has this information come from?





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  # 1724911 23-Feb-2017 09:32
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Why not just wait to see what 2D is going to release. I don't have psychic abilities.




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  # 1725392 23-Feb-2017 20:46
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The current system outages are due to 2degrees merging all of their current databases and CRM systems into their new system, Stuart Sheriff the CEO told staff on Wednesday the system was delayed a few days due to further testing required as a new prepay data plan that was going to rock NZ telcos needed to be added for its release on a couple of weeks.

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  # 1725408 23-Feb-2017 21:26
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@allio: ... More texts/minutes aren't going to tempt anyone. Data is the only important component of a mobile plan in 2017. 

 

Living a bit in your own tech bubble there? Please consider stepping out of your own echo chamber.

 

While I like my data, I also know that there are people out there that live very different lives and to them, hearing somebodies voice is more important than Facebook or a YouTube video.

 

 





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  # 1725466 24-Feb-2017 06:21
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Yeh even if it is unlimited data, it will run fairly poorly when everyone who cant get anything faster than a poor ADSL line starts smashing it. It will make the network drop a few packets to say the least. 

Some fair use policy will apply. 






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  # 1725536 24-Feb-2017 09:51
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IcI:

 

@allio: ... More texts/minutes aren't going to tempt anyone. Data is the only important component of a mobile plan in 2017. 

 

Living a bit in your own tech bubble there? Please consider stepping out of your own echo chamber.

 

While I like my data, I also know that there are people out there that live very different lives and to them, hearing somebodies voice is more important than Facebook or a YouTube video.

 

 

 

 

Two points in response:

 

1) I don't mean that there's any significant appetite for mobile plans without voice/text allowances. I simply mean that we long ago reached the point where even entry level plans have enough of those two things. I'm on the cheapest 2D plan and have unlimited texts and something like 5000 carryover minutes (despite using my mobile as my primary phone). I think the number of people crying out for more minutes and texts is low.

 

2) In 2017, voice and texts go through data anyway. Messaging apps have almost entirely replaced SMS, and as soon as data allowances become more generous, VOIP is going to replace phone calling.


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  # 1725543 24-Feb-2017 10:03
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The odd thing is MMS / PXT Traffic is climbing

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