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Topic # 248891 15-Apr-2019 09:34
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Just received:

 

 

2degrees has launched a new Unlimited mobile plan that lets its customers hotspot or tether for free, and team up with family or friends to pay as little as $40 per month, per person.

 

“In any other industry, the more you spend, the more you’re rewarded. At 2degrees, we’ve always been proud to give Kiwis a fair deal and this year – the year of our 10th birthday - is no exception,” said Chief of Consumer Scott Taylor.

 

“The plan comes with an Unlimited data allowance, 40GB of which can be used at the available max speed. After that, a customer’s maximum speeds will slow down to 1Mbps until their next bill, but that speed still offers plenty of juice for normal smart phone use, including music and videos.

 

“We think it’s only fair that customers can choose how they use their data, so we’ve made sure that hotspotting is part of our Unlimited Mobile Plan, at no extra cost.”

 

The Pool plan pricing works by having a ‘leader’ of the pool who oversees the plan and takes care of the bill. Then, there’s a lower price for each number that’s added to the account. When it gets to four people, it works out to $40 per person, per month.

 

Taylor said the plan would likely appeal to families, siblings and groups of friends as a hassle-free way to get Unlimited data on mobile and potentially save money at the same time.

 

“In addition, by being both a 2degrees mobile and broadband customer means you’ll get a further $10 off your broadband bill per month.”

 

The Unlimited Mobile Plan comes off the back of a series of announcements from 2degrees in recent months – largely in the broadband.

 

First, it announced it was freezing broadband plan prices for its residential broadband customers for the duration of 2019. Then it launched Amazon Prime Video which the telco is offering free for 12 months, when customers signs up to a 12 month unlimited broadband plan.

 

“With 10 years of fighting for fairness in the telco market under our belt, we’re still delivering value for Kiwis. It’s just what we do,” said Taylor.

 

The marketing campaign for Pool Plan offers a sneak peak of the new brand look and feel, which uses emoji – the universal language of the mobile and digital world – and was crafted together with TBWA.

 

Notes:

 

- Fair Use Policy applies. Max speeds reduce to 1 Mbps after 40GB, per person until the start of the next billing & hotspotting speeds may be reduced further during periods of network congestion. This still offers heaps of juice for normal smart phone use – including watching videos (albeit some might notice slightly longer loading times and lower resolution when watching videos).
- $40 per person / month based on total bill of $160 per month divided by 4 people. One account and one bill.
- Hot spotting included for free – a first in NZ for an unlimited mobile plan
- Unlimited plan where max speeds reduce after a generous 40GB allowance

 

 

Not mentioned in this release - the plan cost for a single user is $85.





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  Reply # 2217240 15-Apr-2019 09:51
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Looks good, would be roughly $25/month cheaper than Spark's version of it (primary plus 2 shares).

 

Big thumbs up for allowing hotspotting too.

 

Now lets see what Spark and Vodafone come up with to counter this, or if they will just sit on their hands.


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Reply # 2217243 15-Apr-2019 09:57
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lets its customers hotspot or tether for free

 

@2degreescare Awesome :)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2217254 15-Apr-2019 10:16
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If they offer the Kiwi Hero’s discount on this it would be absolutely amazing.

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  Reply # 2217267 15-Apr-2019 10:26
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Paparangi: If they offer the Kiwi Hero’s discount on this it would be absolutely amazing.

 

 

AFAIK the discount is on any plan (but I am not 100% certain!).




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Reply # 2217270 15-Apr-2019 10:33
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Paparangi: If they offer the Kiwi Hero’s discount on this it would be absolutely amazing.

 

@Paparangi I'm sure 2degrees will


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  Reply # 2217274 15-Apr-2019 10:42
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"We think it’s only fair that customers can choose how they use their data, so we’ve made sure that hotspotting is part of our Unlimited Mobile Plan, at no extra cost."

 

I love this subtle dig at the other telcos who make you pay extra for a "Hotspot add-on" or just forbid it entirely.

 

I'm tempted to upgrade to this plan as I occasionally need to tether for a few days at a time (when travelling around NZ but still needing to work).

 

Awesome work as always, 2degrees!


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  Reply # 2217296 15-Apr-2019 12:06
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1mbps "offers plenty of juice for normal smart phone use, including music and videos." not sure how I feel about that statement.

 

So the 40GB is shared between the 4 people?


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  Reply # 2217301 15-Apr-2019 12:25
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Hi there, it is 40GB per month for EACH person!


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  Reply # 2217487 15-Apr-2019 15:34
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Is it possible for a single individual to get 80Gb by paying the fee for two people?


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  Reply # 2217510 15-Apr-2019 16:13
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alasta:

 

Is it possible for a single individual to get 80Gb by paying the fee for two people?

 

 

@alasta that would require 2 SIMs with 2 different mobile numbers then


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  Reply # 2217549 15-Apr-2019 16:20
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Bugger. It would have been a viable replacement for low usage home broadband.


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  Reply # 2217585 15-Apr-2019 17:00
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SaltyNZ:
Paparangi: If they offer the Kiwi Hero’s discount on this it would be absolutely amazing.
AFAIK the discount is on any plan (but I am not 100% certain!).

 

I am pretty sure it is not avaliable on any plan. Currently I am on the $30 plan while the cheapest Kiwi Heros plan is $36 (which is a discount off the $40 I believe). Happy to be corrected though as I am a teacher considering moving to a cheaper prepay plan (not neccessairly with 2degrees) and a cheaper deal could encite me to stay on account with 2degrees and keep my carry over data.


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  Reply # 2217586 15-Apr-2019 17:00
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alasta:

 

Bugger. It would have been a viable replacement for low usage home broadband.

 

 

One sim for your phone, another sim for a hotspot/router thingy?


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  Reply # 2217613 15-Apr-2019 19:13
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Wonder if they've migrated customers from the old Max plan to this one... There didn't used to be any sort of systems in place that tracked usage against the fair usage policy - I know for a fact that there used to be at least one customer that was using over 200GB a month for a large period of time and no-one ever picked up or did anything about it.


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  Reply # 2217619 15-Apr-2019 19:40
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alasta:

 

Bugger. It would have been a viable replacement for low usage home broadband.

 

 

This is exactly what these plans are not for and generally why providers opt to block tethering etc.

 

 

 

Interesting move 2d folk, breaking the what seems to be worldwide 22gb figure :)





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