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# 38218 26-Jul-2009 09:29
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Hey Geekzoners,

As we zoom towards our August launch we've teamed up with Kidscan to auction off 85 of our golden numbers on Trademe.

With 10 million new numbers in our number range if you join the 2degrees network, you'll be able to port over your existing number (in it's entirety - so including the prefix) or you'll be able to pick and mix a new 022 number.

Over the next three weeks you'll see some numbers appearing in the Trademe auction so take a look everynow and again and see if your perfect number is in there and place a bid for the kids.

www.trademe.co.nz/2degrees

Cheers!
2degrees


 





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  # 239010 26-Jul-2009 09:50
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Great initiative 2dm! Well done.

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  # 239028 26-Jul-2009 10:52
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Good to know that the numbers I want are NOT there. Gives me hope.




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  # 239029 26-Jul-2009 11:04
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Be nice if you could book a number you want and at least be given first go at getting it.

The charity auctions are a nice idea...

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  # 239046 26-Jul-2009 12:34
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Is there going to be the ability to change number to something that we want? Telecom would do that for me but vodafone refused. I have a few in mind that I wouldnt mind grabbing on launch, and it would be good if you guys would do that say on the $20 sims since that would mean that you get to have a greater number of sims sent out at launch time.




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  # 239048 26-Jul-2009 12:40
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If you have 022 4SPIDEY or 022 SPIDEY I'd totally pay good money for it!

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  # 239058 26-Jul-2009 13:00
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richms: Is there going to be the ability to change number to something that we want? Telecom would do that for me but vodafone refused. I have a few in mind that I wouldnt mind grabbing on launch, and it would be good if you guys would do that say on the $20 sims since that would mean that you get to have a greater number of sims sent out at launch time.





From facebook...


Regarding changing 2° phone numbers.


2° Said...  

"Just quietly, there will be a feature on our web site that let's you search for numbers.  You'll need to have a 2degrees SIM card before you can use it.  If you've signed up for Chinwag then that won't be a problem."



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  # 239059 26-Jul-2009 13:04
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richms: Is there going to be the ability to change number to something that we want? Telecom would do that for me but vodafone refused. I have a few in mind that I wouldnt mind grabbing on launch,


this would be good, but with a limit of say 2 per customer. Otherwise you'll get people buying heaps of good numbers then just selling them on TM for a profit Undecided

 
 
 
 


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  # 239061 26-Jul-2009 13:12
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That sounds like a good idea to me - no different to personalized plates except that most people cant even get the cost of a brand new one for a used one these days... 2degrees are obviously testing the water for what people with pay with their own listings on there making people feel good that its for charity.

Also do you end up with a donation recipt for the bid price to put thru on your tax refund?




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  # 239067 26-Jul-2009 13:20
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andrewcnz:
richms: Is there going to be the ability to change number to something that we want? Telecom would do that for me but vodafone refused. I have a few in mind that I wouldnt mind grabbing on launch, and it would be good if you guys would do that say on the $20 sims since that would mean that you get to have a greater number of sims sent out at launch time.








From facebook...




Regarding changing 2° phone numbers.




2° Said...  




"Just quietly, there will be a feature on our web site that let's you search for numbers.  You'll need to have a 2degrees SIM card before you can use it.  If you've signed up for Chinwag then that won't be a problem."






Fantastic, just signed up for chinwag myself, so I look forward to seeing if that number if available, or if a fellow geekzoner can reserve it for me that would be fantastic :D

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  # 239075 26-Jul-2009 13:43
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I have an unusual first name, "myname smith" on Google gives about 1000 matches.  I'd pay $100 for 022 myname.  But I don't want it as a charity donation, I want to give 2 degrees the money so they can compete better with VF and Telecom (ie more cell sites, less roaming).  By the way, that list of names on Trademe that you're going to auction, well sucks.  It could be 10 times larger.



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  # 239106 26-Jul-2009 16:32
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We've only put on a small selection of numbers up for auction so from launch there should be plenty of opportunity for you to pick n' mix through our range for a number that is more "you".
From launch there will be a feature on our website that will let you search through the available numbers but you will need to have purchased a 2degrees SIM card to do that. If you've signed up for Chinwag - well then you've got that part covered!

Cheers!
2degrees




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  # 239108 26-Jul-2009 16:52
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2degrees: We've only put on a small selection of numbers up for auction so from launch there should be plenty of opportunity for you to pick n' mix through our range for a number that is more "you".

From launch there will be a feature on our website that will let you search through the available numbers but you will need to have purchased a 2degrees SIM card to do that. If you've signed up for Chinwag - well then you've got that part covered!



Cheers!

2degrees


so are we able to reserve/change our number online, or just see if the one we want is available?


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  # 239145 26-Jul-2009 19:35
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This is a really bad question!!!

If you win the auction, can you port the winning 022 number onto a current plan with another provider?? Innocent

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  # 239161 26-Jul-2009 20:28
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ahmad: This is a really bad question!!!

If you win the auction, can you port the winning 022 number onto a current plan with another provider?? Innocent


All that effort.. to get a preferential number and then port it? If i was 2Degree's i'd frown at such actions. They are creating initiatives and ideas to help attract users to their network. If by chance, you won an auction by them, then use some common sense and courtesy and stay with them for some time!




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  # 239163 26-Jul-2009 20:38
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Damager:
ahmad: This is a really bad question!!!

If you win the auction, can you port the winning 022 number onto a current plan with another provider?? Innocent


All that effort.. to get a preferential number and then port it? If i was 2Degree's i'd frown at such actions. They are creating initiatives and ideas to help attract users to their network. If by chance, you won an auction by them, then use some common sense and courtesy and stay with them for some time!



That question was bound to come up... 

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