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#268577 26-Mar-2020 18:40
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Kia ora,

Does anyone know if the data caps being removed for broadband will also apply to the unlimited mobile plan?
As you may know 2degrees limits the speed to 1mbps after 40GB.

Currently with video calling and remote working I'm using 1.2-1.8GB/day. I can see getting quite close to the 40GB limit in a month.

I have an ADSL link as a backup, but 4G through 2degrees blows that away. The ADSL link isn't fast enough for multi-party video calling on Zoom, whereas it's completely seamless on 4G. I'm quite impressed actually. ADSL is fine for doing source code check-ins, but the 4G is perfect for video links and keeping the VPN running.

I've bought an additional cheap 4G phone with simcard (thanks the warehouse), as a backup should I burn through 40GB before my plan renews, but I'd love to know if 2degrees have removed the data cap so I don't need to use that. Anyone?

Ta in advance,
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  #2447484 26-Mar-2020 18:43
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At the moment the 40GB cap is still in place. If it is removed or changed we will make an announcement.





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  #2447491 26-Mar-2020 18:53
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I hope the cap is not increased or removed!

The mobile network needs to be protected from further congestion

 
 
 
 


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  #2447517 26-Mar-2020 19:38
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Possibly see if you can order a vodafone sim on their new plan since its half price for 3 months, so thats another 40 gigs for not too much on that sim.





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  #2447573 26-Mar-2020 21:36
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Linux: I hope the cap is not increased or removed!

The mobile network needs to be protected from further congestion

 

I'm sure they will manage it and wouldnt do it if it would compromise their network.




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  #2448535 28-Mar-2020 08:38
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SaltyNZ:

At the moment the 40GB cap is still in place. If it is removed or changed we will make an announcement.



Thanks for the quick reply!

To protect the network from general overload I'd totally pay more for an "Unlimited+" plan short-term that had a larger cap before throttling.

I'm still going to use the same amount of data from the same cellsite/area, I'm just splitting it by using another simcard to avoid the cap. The network is still going to have me suck the same amount of data across it. I'm happy to pay for both the convenience of one simcard, and the security of not getting throttled at 40GB, because it could affect how I can do my job remotely.

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