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.




3413 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 37662 16-Jul-2009 17:38
Send private message

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.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
429 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 236200 16-Jul-2009 17:42
Send private message

All of these are just rumors. 2Degrees hasn't released any pricing whatsoever yet.

Although it would be really nice :D





893 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 236201 16-Jul-2009 17:42
Send private message

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





 
 
 
 




3413 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 236202 16-Jul-2009 17:49
Send private message

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.





Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




3306 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 236203 16-Jul-2009 18:03
Send private message

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.

193 posts

Master Geek


  # 236206 16-Jul-2009 18:07
Send private message

I'd say there is plenty of SIMs for that Chinwag promo though....

I'd be surprised if heaps of people missed out

1200 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 236214 16-Jul-2009 18:45
Send private message


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?




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

Human
2940 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 236226 16-Jul-2009 19:31
Send private message

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.





 
 
 
 


37 posts

Geek


  # 236258 16-Jul-2009 20:31
Send private message

They are $2 with $2 of credit, or there's one for $20 that comes with $20 of credit..

1200 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 236277 16-Jul-2009 21:28
Send private message

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.




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

Human
2940 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 236278 16-Jul-2009 21:31
Send private message

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?





1200 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 236287 16-Jul-2009 22:10
Send private message

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




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

24 posts

Geek


  # 237002 19-Jul-2009 22:59
Send private message

gonna be sweeeeeeeeet if they sell $2 sims :-)

2366 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark

  # 237011 19-Jul-2009 23:13
Send private message

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.

nzbnw







22614 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 237012 19-Jul-2009 23:14
Send private message

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/




Richard rich.ms

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 237029 20-Jul-2009 00:20
Send private message

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).

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.