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  # 242570 4-Aug-2009 18:18
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BarTender: One thing you should include is website useability.

2Deg - 10
Voda - 2 (Hey I am being nice)
Tnz - 4

Just got my $2 2Deg sim, logged into the web site, changed my number to a cooler one, all very easy and a FAST website. In comparison to VF it was a painless experience.

Was the number an 0220****** number  or other as there appears to only be 022****** numbers available

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  # 242599 4-Aug-2009 18:53
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Sorry I don't have the excel skills to do this. I tried just now but gave up.

Use the table to work out if you would benefit from add-ons, and this should help you work out where you are best off.


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  # 242642 4-Aug-2009 19:52
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ahmad, I can clearly see that your comparison chart is completely correct.

NonprayingMantis, you are forgetting the assumption that the user sends the free 100 texts. If texts were $1 each the user would, without magic, be spending $100 on texts.

Sadly having no text plan prevents me from switching. I send around 150 texts a month which would cost nearly $15 on 2degrees, vs $4.50 on Telecom XT with $60 topups.

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  # 242675 4-Aug-2009 20:58
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BarTender: One thing you should include is website useability.

One benefit they have is concentrating on their core market.  They only do mobile, so their systems are just setup to cater for that.

Vodafone/Telecom have to account for broadband, business lines, home lines etc so their systems will be vastly more complex than that of 2degrees.

I think the big difference is 2degrees don't suffer from legacy systems.
I work very closely with one of the incumbents and know their web development team well and am a (soon to be ex) customer of the other.  I find the systems that both companies are massivly outdated and overly complex for what customers actually needs.
That's the reason why they have a good solution, not because it doesn't need to be complex.

Do customers really need the thousands of options that the customer never uses???

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