Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


BDFL - Memuneh
60602 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11535

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 230569 2-Mar-2018 10:13
2 people support this post
Send private message

Just received:

 

 

You know those phones - held together with sticky tape, permanently plugged in to a power cable, cracked screens.

 

We want these phones.

 

On March 15, 2degrees is switching off its 2G network. It’s time. Customers want more speed, more data, more video content and for that we need to say goodbye to 2G phones forever.

 

To mark the occasion, 2degrees is giving away a host of goodies, including a Samsung S9, the latest smartphone that offers Wifi Calling, only from 2degrees.

 

We’ll also have daily spot prizes for those customers who can show us their crustiest, nastiest 2G phones.

 

And while we’re taking photos of them, why not bring them and recycle them? Come in to any 2degrees store and you can drop off your old handsets for a proper disposal and help support both the environment and the community. 

 

To enter the competition, simply take a photo of the oldest phone you can find and post it to our Facebook page or on Twitter with the hashtag #crusty2g and we’ll pick out the best each day for prizes and treats. And if you take a photo of yourself dropping off the phone at a 2degrees store you’ll get two entries to win.

 

Simple. Just like us.

 

So raid Grandma’s glove box, dig out those old phones and get snapping because on March 15, the 2G network is history.

 





Create new topic


BDFL - Memuneh
60602 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11535

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

197 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 43

Trusted

  Reply # 1966955 2-Mar-2018 10:58
2 people support this post
Send private message

but if you DO want to enter the competition hit up 2degrees on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #crusty2G and you might win a Samsung S9.

 

 

 

And if you can remind all the oldies you know who might have a 2G phone hanging around that they'll stop working, that would be totally awesome. Don't forget to recycle.

 

 

 

Chur


3062 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1713

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1968910 6-Mar-2018 14:09
Send private message

Loads of people on Trademe advertising GSM / 2G only phones that will work on 2Degrees and VodafoneNZ

 

Linux





Ex JohnR VodafoneNZ 17 years 4 days

965 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 175

Trusted

  Reply # 1968966 6-Mar-2018 14:56
Send private message

is it open for 2d customer only?





helping others at dev.icqz.net

562 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 362


  Reply # 1979938 19-Mar-2018 16:09
Send private message

It's a shame the competition isn't the reverse. I have loads of 2G phones in good running condition and loads of 3G phones that have smashed screens. It seems they don't make phones as tough as they used to.

 

I'm going to have to stage some evidence. 


3062 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1713

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1979951 19-Mar-2018 16:13
Send private message

tripper1000:

It's a shame the competition isn't the reverse. I have loads of 2G phones in good running condition and loads of 3G phones that have smashed screens. It seems they don't make phones as tough as they used to.


I'm going to have to stage some evidence. 



Say what?

Linux




Ex JohnR VodafoneNZ 17 years 4 days

562 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 362


  Reply # 1979981 19-Mar-2018 16:43
Send private message

I was being a little facetious. I have draw full of good 2G phones and busted 3g phones.

 

IMO the stereo type 2dm was trying to project onto 2G phones actually fits 3G phones better. I've never seen some many damaged phones in use or permanently connected to power supplies (power banks in peoples bags) since the advent of the Smart phone.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.