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Topic # 222928 4-Sep-2017 14:04
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Big Data Minus the Side of Hot Spot/Speed Restrictions

 

2degrees have boosted their latest mobile plan line-up to offer a 25GB for $70 big data option without hot spot or speed restrictions.

 

2degrees Chief Marketing Officer Roy Ong says this is all about keeping it simple and giving customers the freedom to use data their way.

 

“We think bigger data users will appreciate the simplicity of what 2degrees is offering; 25GB for $70, with the freedom to hotspot, share and carryover data.”

 

“Customers have told us they want more data but that they also want the flexibility to use it on their terms, that means being able to hot spot to their laptop or even share data with friends and family, without the worry of breaking the rules or having their speed throttled.”

 

Ong says that 2degrees was already migrating customers from their old $89.95 to the new $70 plan and today these customers will get an even better data bonus. 

 

“2degrees has a proud history of challenging the norm in the mobile market and driving value for our 1.4million customers.  We try and do this in a way that solves a genuine customer need.”

 

And to that point Ong says even though mobile data use is growing quickly the reality is that the majority of Kiwi’s won’t be shopping at the unlimited data or 25GB data end of the market.

 

“On average our customers use less than 5GB a month so our recently launched 10GB for $55plan is in the sweet spot of what most customers actually want and need, with some built in head room as well.”

 





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  Reply # 1858172 4-Sep-2017 14:18
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Flat rate data plan, with roll over, Tether allowed.

 

 

 

I'll be honest I'm not seeing much of a downside to this on paper..

 

IMO, this is where the key target should be rather than Unlimited plans as the line is drawn in the sand.





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  Reply # 1858177 4-Sep-2017 14:21
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Flat rate data plan, with roll over, Tether allowed.

 

 

 

I'll be honest I'm not seeing much of a downside to this on paper..

 

IMO, this is where the key target should be rather than Unlimited plans as the line is drawn in the sand.

 



Totally agree,

 

Very pleased to see this offering. If it supports the share function so I can include my sis on this I will be switching from VF, Waving goodbye to 16 years! 





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  Reply # 1858180 4-Sep-2017 14:24
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Coil:

 

hio77:

 

Flat rate data plan, with roll over, Tether allowed.

 

 

 

I'll be honest I'm not seeing much of a downside to this on paper..

 

IMO, this is where the key target should be rather than Unlimited plans as the line is drawn in the sand.

 



Totally agree,

 

Very pleased to see this offering. If it supports the share function so I can include my sis on this I will be switching from VF, Waving goodbye to 16 years! 

 

 

Surely share would not be included on this?

 

 

 

Would be an insane offer....





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  Reply # 1858183 4-Sep-2017 14:27
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I actually saw this on their site today while comparing phone plans. Really decent offering.


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hio77:

 

Coil:

 

hio77:

 

Flat rate data plan, with roll over, Tether allowed.

 

 

 

I'll be honest I'm not seeing much of a downside to this on paper..

 

IMO, this is where the key target should be rather than Unlimited plans as the line is drawn in the sand.

 



Totally agree,

 

Very pleased to see this offering. If it supports the share function so I can include my sis on this I will be switching from VF, Waving goodbye to 16 years! 

 

 

Surely share would not be included on this?

 

 

 

Would be an insane offer....

 

 


Actually Bro...

 

“We think bigger data users will appreciate the simplicity of what 2degrees is offering; 25GB for $70, with the freedom to hotspot, share and carryover data.”





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  Reply # 1858207 4-Sep-2017 15:02
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Coil:

 

Actually Bro...

 

“We think bigger data users will appreciate the simplicity of what 2degrees is offering; 25GB for $70, with the freedom to hotspot, share and carryover data.”

 

 

my hat off to 2d for such a plan, i hope their network doesn't get flogged by a flood of folk moving across :)





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Surely it's time for Vodafone to stop sitting on the sidelines and make a change to their plans? Closest they have is $99.99 for 15GB....


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  Reply # 1858272 4-Sep-2017 16:31
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hio77:

Flat rate data plan

 

 

You mean 25 GB data plan? Flat rate implies there is no explicit limit or cap on data usage.

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  Reply # 1858287 4-Sep-2017 16:37
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hio77:

 

Flat rate data plan

 

You mean 25 GB data plan? Flat rate implies there is no explicit limit or cap on data usage.

 

 

 

Yeah, bad terminology sorry!





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  Reply # 1858322 4-Sep-2017 17:16
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This is nice, I'd get it but I like spark network. 


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  Reply # 1858323 4-Sep-2017 17:16
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Good work, 2degrees. Like the others above I am cynical about these 'unlimited' plans, so from my perspective this offering is great.


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  Reply # 1858337 4-Sep-2017 17:59
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hio77:

 

Flat rate data plan, with roll over, Tether allowed.

 

 

 

I'll be honest I'm not seeing much of a downside to this on paper..

 

IMO, this is where the key target should be rather than Unlimited plans as the line is drawn in the sand.

 

 

IMHO Jason Paris is the only person in NZ who really cares about unlimited plans. After the launch of their new plan he also struggled to see why people needed to tether devices.

 

Launching products without really looking at what the market needs never does well.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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It is interesting times.  I myself also like a fix amount of data as there are always people that stuff it for the rest.  

 

This new plan is really making me think about moving now.  Not that I would ever use 25gigs but it's nice knowing that if i travel around NZ then i can don't have to use hotel/motel wifi (when tends to be c***).

 

 

 

This does remind me of the early 2000's when ISP's did the "unlimited" but with a catch.

 

 


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guyl:

 

Surely it's time for Vodafone to stop sitting on the sidelines and make a change to their plans? Closest they have is $99.99 for 15GB....

 

 

Both Spark and Vodafone, to a degree, have one hand tied behind their backs.

 

They both still do 24-month contracts and use high data allocation combined with phone subsidies to tempt customers into signing onto them. If they increase their open-term plans data allocations, then the attractiveness of the 24-month contracts nosedives and would eventually die off due to lack of interest from the public.

 

Last I heard, those contracts make them more money than open-term, so they have to be careful with how they respond to anything that 2degrees does (who don't have to worry about this because they killed off consumer contracts long ago).


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I'd be happy as punch if did a Red Share with 10-12GB of data for the same price as the 5GB we get between 4 of us now. 

 

 


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