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# 210599 3-Apr-2017 13:23
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Introducing NZ’s first unlimited* mobile data plan… 

 

Market disruptor 2degrees has today launched NZ’s first unlimited* mobile data plan. 

 

In a move that will ‘test the waters’ of the current market, 2degrees is offering customers unlimited* mobile data, calling and text for $129 per month. 

 

Chief Marketing Officer Roy Ong says while this is a big step for the fast growing telco it’s also what customers have been asking for. 

 

“Kiwis are increasingly data hungry, they’re consistently telling us they want and need more data so we’re going to test the waters with this new plan. 

 

“2degrees has a proud history of being an innovator and challenger, we introduced the first unlimited voice plan in 2010, we believe in leading the way and trying new things with our customers.” 

 

Ong stresses that the new plan is at this point for a limited time only. 

 

“We’re being really up front about the fact that this is a bit of a trial for us and the market.  It has to work for customers but it also has to be economic – if it doesn’t stack up on either of those aspects we will rethink continuing to offer it.” 

 

About 2degrees Max

 

  • Unlimited Calling - NZ & Australia
  • Unlimited Text – NZ & Australia
  • Unlimited Data - NZ
  • Available to business and consumer customers
  • $129 per month

*Fair Use Policy applies – Unlimited NZ Data is for personal use on a customer’s eligible Mobile Phone only. Customers must not use Unlimited NZ Data as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, to tether with other devices or use for machine to machine communications. 2degrees Max is not eligible for Shared Data. See www.2degreesmobile.co.nz for full T&Cs.

 

 

 





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  # 1753754 3-Apr-2017 13:26
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*Customers must not use Unlimited NZ Data as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, to tether with other devices or use for machine to machine communications.

 

Seriously


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  # 1753758 3-Apr-2017 13:29
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Fair use policy, so not actually unlimited?
Where would the t&cs be found, looks interesting.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1753759 3-Apr-2017 13:29
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dryburn:

 

*Customers must not use Unlimited NZ Data as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, to tether with other devices or use for machine to machine communications.

 

Seriously

 

 

Can't see how an unlimited data mobile plan could possibly be offered in New Zealand without this disclaimer, at least in the next five years. Otherwise tech savvy customers will immediately cancel their $80 home broadband plans and start blowing through 300GB a month of mobile data.


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  # 1753768 3-Apr-2017 13:33
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allio:

 

dryburn:

 

*Customers must not use Unlimited NZ Data as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, to tether with other devices or use for machine to machine communications.

 

Seriously

 

 

Can't see how an unlimited data mobile plan could possibly be offered in New Zealand without this disclaimer, at least in the next five years. Otherwise tech savvy customers will immediately cancel their $80 home broadband plans and start blowing through 300GB a month of mobile data.

 

 

 

 

agreed so rather put a cap on the data, 100GB


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  # 1753769 3-Apr-2017 13:35
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tardtasticx: Fair use policy, so not actually unlimited?

They should be okay they have not specified a soft data cap or anything like that.


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  # 1753771 3-Apr-2017 13:39
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Other carriers I am sure will follow sooner rather than later but nice move, I would be worried about how other customers on 2D will be impacted due to the amount of spectrum they have compared to Spark / VodafoneNZ

 

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I was reading this story on stuff the other week, guessing now if mobile providers are willing to try this then Wellington Regional Council just saved a lot of money?


 
 
 
 


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# 1753776 3-Apr-2017 13:44
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dryburn:

 

*Customers must not use Unlimited NZ Data as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, to tether with other devices or use for machine to machine communications.

 

Seriously

 

 

How would they know? Magic crystal ball

 

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  # 1753777 3-Apr-2017 13:46
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Fair usage, can't hotspot or teather.

 

 

 

I'm sure that wont be abused at all...

 

 





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Linux:

 

dryburn:

 

*Customers must not use Unlimited NZ Data as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, to tether with other devices or use for machine to machine communications.

 

Seriously

 

 

How would they know? Magic crystal ball

 

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technically they could do the same move some European RSP's do, requiring a mangle to hotspot due to TTL





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  # 1753782 3-Apr-2017 13:49
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Can 2degrees modify the carrier bundle for iOS just for these customers to remove the option of mobile hotspot?


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  # 1753787 3-Apr-2017 13:54
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What about roaming onto the VodafoneNZ network?

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  # 1753799 3-Apr-2017 14:03
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What business user doesn't need to use a hotspot from time to time?  

 

Seriously.  If they even can monitor hotspot usage, put a limit on how much data can be used on hotspot - don't ban it.


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  # 1753800 3-Apr-2017 14:03
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Questions I have:

 

1) What constitutes an eligible Mobile Phone only?

 

2) How can they tell whether you're tethering?

 

3) What constitutes "Fair Use" given that nothing is mentioned on their website when I click on 'terms apply' link.





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  # 1753802 3-Apr-2017 14:04
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Using the word unlimited means it's unlimited you can't hide behind a fair use policy

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