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Topic # 223259 21-Sep-2017 10:14

I'm about to go to Oz for 2 weeks or so.  I have a 2degrees mobile and also an iPad with 2 degrees SIM that I will take.  There's a possibility I might need to place long calls to NZ and receive long calls (from a 2degrees mobile).  Presumably, if I have an australian SIM, a 2degrees phone in NZ can call me for free, right?  Whereas If I am roaming with my NZ number, incoming calls get expensive.

 

The 2$ a day optus deal looks like a good deal.  

 

Any comments or recommendations?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1870045 21-Sep-2017 10:28
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The 2degrees new $35 Aussie roaming pack lasts 14 days, has 1GB of roaming data, and unlimited voice and SMS.





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  Reply # 1870053 21-Sep-2017 10:36
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I've always used the $2 a day Optus deal and it's worked out great. The 2Degrees $35 pack is no good to me as I'm not on a business plan.





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  Reply # 1870055 21-Sep-2017 10:38
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Stu:

 

I've always used the $2 a day Optus deal and it's worked out great. The 2Degrees $35 pack is no good to me as I'm not on a business plan.

 

 

 

 

The packs are available on consumer postpay also.





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  Reply # 1870059 21-Sep-2017 10:42
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Ahh, but not prepay. There's always a gotcha!





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  Reply # 1870067 21-Sep-2017 10:47
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We reduced the data roaming rates in the countries covered by the packs to 50c/MB even for prepay (10c/MB for postpay) so we're not leaving prepay completely out in the cold... 





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  Reply # 1870088 21-Sep-2017 10:59
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rossmcm: Presumably, if I have an australian SIM, a 2degrees phone in NZ can call me for free, right?  Whereas If I am roaming with my NZ number, incoming calls get expensive.


Correct, provided they're on the right plan.

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Reply # 1870091 21-Sep-2017 11:02
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We reduced the data roaming rates in the countries covered by the packs to 50c/MB even for prepay (10c/MB for postpay) so we're not leaving prepay completely out in the cold... 

 

 

Oh absolutely. I have no complaints with the offerings for prepay. (But if you did feel like offering the $35/14day roaming pack to prepay, I wouldn't complain!)





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  Reply # 1870099 21-Sep-2017 11:05
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Stu:

 

 

 

Oh absolutely. I have no complaints with the offerings for prepay. (But if you did feel like offering the $35/14day roaming pack to prepay, I wouldn't complain!)

 

 

 

 

Who knows? Organise enough loud complaints. :-D





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rossmcm: ...  Presumably, if I have an australian SIM, a 2degrees phone in NZ can call me for free, right?  Whereas If I am roaming with my NZ number, incoming calls get expensive. 

 

Looking at the conditions of my plan, I would have to agree with you.


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  Reply # 1870240 21-Sep-2017 13:19
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If you need lots of data, get the Optus $2 per day plan and let people know your Oz phone number.

Optus can do this for you at the airport, they even change the SIMs for you. The $2 a day gives you 1GB of data each day (which my teenage daughter still managed to exceed but you won't) so it's something you can just use and never worry about.

Oh, and be sure that your phone is not locked to a NZ network before you go.

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  Reply # 1870243 21-Sep-2017 13:22
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Also if you buy an Australian sim on the right plan you get "standard calling TO New Zealand mobiles included as free"

 

Standard calling is basically mobiles and land lines (ie not 0900 numbers etc)

 

I wend over in July & $40 got me 14G data, free Spotify Data, unlimited calling to NZ & Aussie Standard numbers for 28 days.

 

It was a deal  with Optus - just signed up at Brisbane airport when I landed.

 

Even managed to use the full 14G as I took my chromecast along and streamed Netflix from my phone on the last couple of nights :)
(note: to cast like this you will need 2 devices - one as a hotspot, the other to cast Netflix)


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The new 2degrees plans are now the best deal!

 

 


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  Reply # 1870373 21-Sep-2017 16:29
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Ive used telatra the last couple of times ive been there

 

https://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/prepaid-mobiles/offers-and-rates#pre-paid-extra


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  Reply # 1872447 25-Sep-2017 13:22
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sbiddle:

 

The new 2degrees plans are now the best deal!

 

 

*business plans only. The post pay consumer plans are good, but not as good





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  Reply # 1877413 4-Oct-2017 19:10
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Might be a bit late but I recommend just grabbing a pocket WiFi with data bundle. They're pretty cheap and you can get some great data deals there. I've always found it better than roaming. I picked up a pocket WiFi with 4GB data for $39. Pay as you go/monthly plans have deals like 2GB for $15, 7GB for $30 and so on. This is through Vodafone Aus: http://www.vodafone.com.au/mobile-broadband/plans/state/sim/month-to-month/filter


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