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# 252871 15-Jul-2019 07:48
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Pay Monthly

 

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile/pay-monthly/

 

Looks like some Prepay pricing has increased but I could be wrong but they have introduced 14 day Prepay plans

 

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile/prepay/

 

My Pay monthly plan has increased from 3GB to 4GB and 400 minutes to unlimited

 

 


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  # 2276681 15-Jul-2019 08:11
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There are a whole bunch of new prepay plans (they're not combos anymore, they're plans!) which match the postpay ones - including the $85 unlimited plan. There are also several new plans that recur fortnightly instead of monthly.





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  # 2276685 15-Jul-2019 08:17
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@SaltyNZ On Prepay when you click on 14 day plans the page still advises Monthly plan

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2276691 15-Jul-2019 08:34
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Yeah, we noticed that. *Sigh* I'm sure someone will fix it some time today.





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  # 2277037 15-Jul-2019 14:37
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@SaltyNZ On Prepay when you click on 14 day plans the page still advises Monthly plan

 

 

Having the options show Monthly Plan is very confusing if 14 Day Plans is selected - sure it's a monthly plan... which you might accidentally pay twice per month for.  Guessing they're trying to cash in on the Skinny market and their weekly options.  

 

Silly question but what's the "Data Hotspotting for no extra charge" about as can't find any other reference to it on their site?  I thought it was a case of enabling a hotspot on your own device allowing other devices to piggy back your mobile data via their local wifi?




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  # 2277041 15-Jul-2019 14:43
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Groucho:

 

Silly question but what's the "Data Hotspotting for no extra charge" about as can't find any other reference to it on their site?  I thought it was a case of enabling a hotspot on your own device allowing other devices to piggy back your mobile data via their local wifi?

 

 

Correct Tethering aka PHS - Personal hotspot

 

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  # 2277068 15-Jul-2019 15:40
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Groucho:

 

Silly question but what's the "Data Hotspotting for no extra charge" about as can't find any other reference to it on their site?  I thought it was a case of enabling a hotspot on your own device allowing other devices to piggy back your mobile data via their local wifi?

 

 

Some providers (eg. not 2degrees) either forbid Hotspotting on their unlimited plans, or make you pay extra to use it.

 

The "Data Hotspotting for no extra charge" is 2degrees' way of saying you can do what you want with your data (including using it to Hotspot), the way it should be.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2277093 15-Jul-2019 16:03
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Benjip:

 

Some providers (eg. not 2degrees) either forbid Hotspotting on their unlimited plans, or make you pay extra to use it.

 

The "Data Hotspotting for no extra charge" is 2degrees' way of saying you can do what you want with your data (including using it to Hotspot), the way it should be.

 

 

Ah, thanks for that.  I had no idea other telcos forbid hot spotting let alone could enforce it.  Can see why they might have done that in the early days when their networks weren't as well provisioned but seems totally ridiculous now.  I know two people who Spark have effectively "encouraged" to move their fixed line services to their 4G network so Spark don't have to pay Chorus for the connection each month.  Those customers then receive a modem which effectively is a mobile device hot spotting to everyone in the household via the same 4G mobile network.


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I'm on the (old) $30 pay monthly plan.  In the past 2degrees have been pretty good about updating to new plan allowances without requiring any intervention on the customers part.  Does anyone know whether existing customers will automatically be moved to the increased data allowances on the new plans, or whether we need to ask to change plans?




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  # 2277196 15-Jul-2019 17:14
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wongtop:

 

I'm on the (old) $30 pay monthly plan.  In the past 2degrees have been pretty good about updating to new plan allowances without requiring any intervention on the customers part.  Does anyone know whether existing customers will automatically be moved to the increased data allowances on the new plans, or whether we need to ask to change plans?

 

 

@wongtop If you are on a old plan that is no longer offered then I would be very surprised if 2degrees will make any changes to plans that are no longer offered @SaltyNZ


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Actually I just logged in to the 2degrees portal, and can see that my data allowance has been updated from 1.5 to 2.5 GB per month, so it seems that no action is required from me and I have been automatically been put onto the new plan (which for the $30 plan at least is just an increase in the data allowance, compared to the old $30 plan).




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  # 2277199 15-Jul-2019 17:22
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wongtop:

 

Actually I just logged in to the 2degrees portal, and can see that my data allowance has been updated from 1.5 to 2.5 GB per month, so it seems that no action is required from me and I have been automatically been put onto the new plan (which for the $30 plan at least is just an increase in the data allowance, compared to the old $30 plan).

 

 

@wongtop So you must be on the in market $30 plan not an old plan


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Groucho:

Benjip:


Some providers (eg. not 2degrees) either forbid Hotspotting on their unlimited plans, or make you pay extra to use it.


The "Data Hotspotting for no extra charge" is 2degrees' way of saying you can do what you want with your data (including using it to Hotspot), the way it should be.



Ah, thanks for that.  I had no idea other telcos forbid hot spotting let alone could enforce it.  Can see why they might have done that in the early days when their networks weren't as well provisioned but seems totally ridiculous now.  I know two people who Spark have effectively "encouraged" to move their fixed line services to their 4G network so Spark don't have to pay Chorus for the connection each month.  Those customers then receive a modem which effectively is a mobile device hot spotting to everyone in the household via the same 4G mobile network.



Yes, a fixed-wirlesss connection uses the same network but because it’s fixed telcos can monitor a sites usage adjusting/restricting other connections in the area. When you have ‘unlimited’ mobile plan, because they’re mobile, a telco can’t predict what sites will face congestion as people are moving all over the place - add in tethering and it’s just additional load. Hence why they’re restricted at 40gb as people would drop their fixed-line connections and hotspot off their phones

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  # 2277234 15-Jul-2019 19:14
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Since joining 2D Pay Monthly my plans gone from 1gb to 1.5, to 3 and now to 4 with only a $5 increase (one plan change upwards). I use around 1gb a month... I'm going to be overwhelmed with data at this rate!

 

Great work 2D, always happy to see data tracking the right way. I'm not sure what I will do with Unlimited Minutes but nice to have them I guess.




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  # 2277248 15-Jul-2019 19:29
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@kingjj You could move down a plan and save some $$


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