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# 37662 16-Jul-2009 17:38
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Dunno if this has already been discussed but i am being told that a sim for 2degrees will be $2 from the supermarket.

Makes me laugh at telecom's xt sims at $19.95 that come with no credit.




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  # 236200 16-Jul-2009 17:42
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All of these are just rumors. 2Degrees hasn't released any pricing whatsoever yet.

Although it would be really nice :D





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  # 236201 16-Jul-2009 17:42
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i have heard the supermarket part before but not the $2 bit seems likely depending on your source because they are free if you sign up to the Chinwag





 
 
 
 




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  # 236202 16-Jul-2009 17:49
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Source is the 2degrees PK party they had at east pier in Napier so they could hype everything up for the local sales drones at noels, dse and harveys.


Unfortunatly they didnt give away plan pricing or any other good info but they did have some nice looking drinkbottles they gave out.





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  # 236203 16-Jul-2009 18:03
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thefatmould: i have heard the supermarket part before but not the $2 bit seems likely depending on your source because they are free if you sign up to the Chinwag

Not everyone is guaranteed a simcard from the Chinwag promotion though.

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  # 236206 16-Jul-2009 18:07
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I'd say there is plenty of SIMs for that Chinwag promo though....

I'd be surprised if heaps of people missed out

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  # 236214 16-Jul-2009 18:45
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You may find it's a retail thing, for supermarkets to sell something it needs to have a price.

Also stops people just grabbing handfuls of them using the credit and tossing them.

Does anyone know how much wholesale SIM's would cost?




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  # 236226 16-Jul-2009 19:31
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exportgoldman:

Also stops people just grabbing handfuls of them using the credit and tossing them.





You're assuming they're coming preloaded with credit though.

Obviously yes, the price would be higher should they have included credit,

but I wouldn't mind paying a small fee for sim card only.

Even to have your one REPLACED from vodafone or telecom its still like $19.95 or something stupid.





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  # 236258 16-Jul-2009 20:31
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They are $2 with $2 of credit, or there's one for $20 that comes with $20 of credit..

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  # 236277 16-Jul-2009 21:28
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Aaroona:
exportgoldman:

Also stops people just grabbing handfuls of them using the credit and tossing them.


You're assuming they're coming preloaded with credit though.
Obviously yes, the price would be higher should they have included credit,
but I wouldn't mind paying a small fee for sim card only.
Even to have your one REPLACED from vodafone or telecom its still like $19.95 or something stupid.


I am assuming that because everyone keeps talking about this 2D $5 credit SIM deal they are going to be doing, but it's all just rumour till they launch.

I wonder if it's too geeky to print out 2D's SIM artwork and cover over my Telecom SIM with it hehe.

Yeah I was suprised even signing up to XT on like the OneRate 400 plan they asked me to pay $20 for the SIM - but I did signup a 9am on launch day and I have a feeling it was a mixup and they don't usually. (There were telly cameras in the store and it was pretty chaotic...)

I hope they release some more details soon... There was a special on TVNZ 7 at 9:10PM tonight I just missed which was talking about all the telco's...2D mentioned it on facebook from memory.




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  # 236278 16-Jul-2009 21:31
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exportgoldman:
Aaroona:
exportgoldman:

Also stops people just grabbing handfuls of them using the credit and tossing them.


You're assuming they're coming preloaded with credit though.
Obviously yes, the price would be higher should they have included credit,
but I wouldn't mind paying a small fee for sim card only.
Even to have your one REPLACED from vodafone or telecom its still like $19.95 or something stupid.


I am assuming that because everyone keeps talking about this 2D $5 credit SIM deal they are going to be doing, but it's all just rumour till they launch.

I wonder if it's too geeky to print out 2D's SIM artwork and cover over my Telecom SIM with it hehe.

Yeah I was suprised even signing up to XT on like the OneRate 400 plan they asked me to pay $20 for the SIM!

I hope they release some more details soon... There was a special on TVNZ 7 at 9:10PM tonight I just missed which was talking about all the telco's...2D mentioned it on facebook from memory.



whats their artwork? did I miss it?





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  # 236287 16-Jul-2009 22:10
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Aaroona: whats their [SIM] artwork? did I miss it?


The SIM artwork goodness starts here with a look back on the visual history of SIM's in NZ, all the way through to the yet to be launched 2 Degree's artwork we all pine for :)

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=37391&page_no=2




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  # 237002 19-Jul-2009 22:59
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gonna be sweeeeeeeeet if they sell $2 sims :-)

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  # 237011 19-Jul-2009 23:13
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Aaroona:
Even to have your one REPLACED from vodafone or telecom its still like $19.95 or something stupid.


OT but if the SIM is faulty then Telecom will replace it for you. You only pay $19.95 if it's lost, stolen or broken.

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  # 237012 19-Jul-2009 23:14
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in the UK, go on a plan and you get 5 prepaid sims free to give to your friends and family so they are on network...

infact look at the deals here - http://www.freesimcardsnow.co.uk/




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  # 237029 20-Jul-2009 00:20
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Or a huge $29.95 from Vodafone regardless, R I P off...

In Australia Vodafone sims (with no credit) were $2 and they used to be heaps cheaper here too (free for on account and the equivalent credit value for prepay, $10-$20).

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