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  # 239913 28-Jul-2009 19:55
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DarkShadow:


Question for 2°: Would you be here if you didn't get that Maori spectrum?


 

They have spectrum in other bands too - the GSM 900 band (which they got from Vodafone and MED in the last year or so and are using for their network  now) as well as the GSM 1800 band (which they picked up in the 2GHz spectrum auction in 2000), so presumably yes!




 

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  # 239991 28-Jul-2009 23:57
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Can't wait guys!




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  # 240053 29-Jul-2009 09:19
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Yeah - perfect timing. Thanks for the launch date.

I BOUGHT my 3.5G phone from a Vodafone dealer. Will I have to do anything (e.g. unlock) before using it with 2 Degrees? How do I find out if my phone is locked to the Vodafone network (rather than wait till I get the actual sim in 10 days or so)?




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  # 240055 29-Jul-2009 09:21
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BlueToothKiwi: Yeah - perfect timing. Thanks for the launch date.

I BOUGHT my 3.5G phone from a Vodafone dealer. Will I have to do anything (e.g. unlock) before using it with 2 Degrees? How do I find out if my phone is locked to the Vodafone network (rather than wait till I get the actual sim in 10 days or so)?


Vodafone doesn't lock handsets. You will have the Vodafone customisation there though, regardless of operator, unless you "de-brand" the handset - but that's all.





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  # 240059 29-Jul-2009 09:24
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I see 2degrees have also reached agreement with Telecom Wholesale on Home Zone calling, that means when your at home you can use your mobile like a landline. What is the impact of this to Telecom and other fixed line providers? Surprised Telecom did the deal, I am.

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  # 240071 29-Jul-2009 10:46
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Vodafone have a similiar deal, I guess it was just a matter of time before 2degrees got something too. 2degrees was originally asking for more (ie non-geographical) so maybe they've backtracked a little and just gone with a similiar thing to Vodafones arrangement?

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  # 240075 29-Jul-2009 10:54
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I?ll be interested to see how that pans out. A few questions (which I know won?t be answered until 4th of August)

Will your whole family get to use their mobiles in the same home zone, or will you be restricted to only one number per home zone??
How big is the home zone?
Will calls from your home zone mobile to the local area count as local calls (and so be free)? What about TXTs?
If you want fixed line broadband, will you have to get Naked DSL?


Looking forward to seeing the pricing when it comes out.

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  # 240109 29-Jul-2009 13:01
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"2 Degrees, for so long so coy about the detail of its offerings and its launch date, has finally broken cover, announcing it will go live for customers next Wednesday.

A media preview will kick off the launch, on Tuesday, with newly appointed CEO Eric Hertz unveiling 2 Degrees' full range of services, prices and handsets, at the new flagship Dick Smith store on Queen Street, a note received today says.

Thousands of people have registered for a free SIM card with $5 credit to try out the new network, the company says.

Vodafone immediately followed the 2 Degrees announcement with one of its own, offering what it descirbes as "New Zealand’s cheapest on account mobile-only plan"."

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/netw/5C19310859AFC37ACC25760100137E4E

Guess we will have to wait until then..




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  # 241448 2-Aug-2009 15:34
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We got our referendum voting papers on Friday, the first day they were sent out. Hope the post is as fast delivering the 2degrees SIMs!

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  # 241450 2-Aug-2009 15:38
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Probably depends where you are in the queue as well. I doubt they'll send all 50000 on day one.




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  # 241454 2-Aug-2009 16:11
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old3eyes: "2 Degrees, for so long so coy about the detail of its offerings and its launch date, has finally broken cover, announcing it will go live for customers next Wednesday.

A media preview will kick off the launch, on Tuesday, with newly appointed CEO Eric Hertz unveiling 2 Degrees' full range of services, prices and handsets, at the new flagship Dick Smith store on Queen Street, a note received today says.

Thousands of people have registered for a free SIM card with $5 credit to try out the new network, the company says.

Vodafone immediately followed the 2 Degrees announcement with one of its own, offering what it descirbes as "New Zealand’s cheapest on account mobile-only plan"."

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/netw/5C19310859AFC37ACC25760100137E4E

Guess we will have to wait until then..


OMG! Vodafone's new plans suck!

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/plans/easy-plan/index.jsp#expander1

$18.95 a month for 20 anytime mins, 60 national night and weekend mins, 40 txts and 10 pxts. No data? hmmm. Best in NZ my A%&




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  # 241457 2-Aug-2009 16:17
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tardtasticx:
old3eyes: "2 Degrees, for so long so coy about the detail of its offerings and its launch date, has finally broken cover, announcing it will go live for customers next Wednesday.

A media preview will kick off the launch, on Tuesday, with newly appointed CEO Eric Hertz unveiling 2 Degrees' full range of services, prices and handsets, at the new flagship Dick Smith store on Queen Street, a note received today says.

Thousands of people have registered for a free SIM card with $5 credit to try out the new network, the company says.

Vodafone immediately followed the 2 Degrees announcement with one of its own, offering what it descirbes as "New Zealand’s cheapest on account mobile-only plan"."

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/netw/5C19310859AFC37ACC25760100137E4E

Guess we will have to wait until then..


OMG! Vodafone's new plans suck!

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/plans/easy-plan/index.jsp#expander1

$18.95 a month for 20 anytime mins, 60 national night and weekend mins, 40 txts and 10 pxts. No data? hmmm. Best in NZ my A%&

They didn't say it was the best. That would be the urReamed 10,000 plan which gets you unlimited voice minutes, unlimited TXTs and PXTs, 10Gb of data, and costs $10,000 per month.


Sorry - were you expecting that for $18.95?

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  # 241462 2-Aug-2009 16:28
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I'll give 2degrees a go, but with them roaming on Vodafone WCDMA900 outside of metro areas, I think I'll stick with XT. More compatible with my iPhone.

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  # 241470 2-Aug-2009 16:39
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I was expecting atleast 100MB of data a month or quite a few more txts.




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  # 241472 2-Aug-2009 16:41
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It is $19 per month! They are already charging $10 for 100Mb, and that's not to say that is cheap, but that's what they have been and still charge!

It's going for the low end of the market, and they don't use data.

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