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  Reply # 322671 25-Apr-2010 14:59
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SteveON:
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Yip. Check out Virgin, Vodafone and 3 in Australia who all offer unlimited "free" on net calls with most of their new plans.


Vodafone & 3 Aus is not a great comparison, since they are a JV.

And it's not really "free" on Virgin either; you need to pay at least $19 each month to get it, and you must have at least 1c balance. In other words, it isn't free, it's $19/mth. And it's also worth noting that mobile calling rates on mere mortal plans were already under 30c/min when I left Aus in 2002. They've had real competition for a lot longer than NZ.


I would pay $30-50/mo for unlimited on-net/landlines calls. Means no more landline! 


Would you have issues with the Commerce Commission if they prevented the launch of such a product?

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  Reply # 322672 25-Apr-2010 15:00
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SteveON:
SaltyNZ:
sbiddle:
Yip. Check out Virgin, Vodafone and 3 in Australia who all offer unlimited "free" on net calls with most of their new plans.


Vodafone & 3 Aus is not a great comparison, since they are a JV.

And it's not really "free" on Virgin either; you need to pay at least $19 each month to get it, and you must have at least 1c balance. In other words, it isn't free, it's $19/mth. And it's also worth noting that mobile calling rates on mere mortal plans were already under 30c/min when I left Aus in 2002. They've had real competition for a lot longer than NZ.



I would pay $30-50/mo for unlimited on-net/landlines calls. Means no more landline! 


What are you going to use for broadband.  3G and another $50 / month plus??




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  Reply # 322675 25-Apr-2010 15:06

old3eyes:
SteveON:
SaltyNZ:
sbiddle:
Yip. Check out Virgin, Vodafone and 3 in Australia who all offer unlimited "free" on net calls with most of their new plans.


Vodafone & 3 Aus is not a great comparison, since they are a JV.

And it's not really "free" on Virgin either; you need to pay at least $19 each month to get it, and you must have at least 1c balance. In other words, it isn't free, it's $19/mth. And it's also worth noting that mobile calling rates on mere mortal plans were already under 30c/min when I left Aus in 2002. They've had real competition for a lot longer than NZ.



I would pay $30-50/mo for unlimited on-net/landlines calls. Means no more landline! 


What are you going to use for broadband.  3G and another $50 / month plus??


3G is okay, but there are some pretty good wireless networks out there. Heard of Naked DSL?? Telstra Clear, and there is a new provider out there who provide microwave links with a guaranteed speed. I do not mind paying for what I get. If you pay FA EXPECT JS. 

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  Reply # 322690 25-Apr-2010 15:46
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old3eyes:
SteveON:
SaltyNZ:
sbiddle:
Yip. Check out Virgin, Vodafone and 3 in Australia who all offer unlimited "free" on net calls with most of their new plans.


Vodafone & 3 Aus is not a great comparison, since they are a JV.

And it's not really "free" on Virgin either; you need to pay at least $19 each month to get it, and you must have at least 1c balance. In other words, it isn't free, it's $19/mth. And it's also worth noting that mobile calling rates on mere mortal plans were already under 30c/min when I left Aus in 2002. They've had real competition for a lot longer than NZ.



I would pay $30-50/mo for unlimited on-net/landlines calls. Means no more landline! 


What are you going to use for broadband.  3G and another $50 / month plus??


I use naked dsl.

With the slingshot phone being so cheap and the $10 credit each month from them with having the naked dsl, I am thinking of dropping my italk plan since it just means that cheap people have a number to call me on which usually means the call is not important.




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  Reply # 322730 25-Apr-2010 18:07
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I heard something about sim cards, though i expect this will probably be more significant.

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  Reply # 322787 25-Apr-2010 20:40
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eXDee: I heard something about sim cards, though i expect this will probably be more significant.


What are going to do with sims? change the colours?

I just want some data. 50c is driving me crazy.

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  Reply # 322813 25-Apr-2010 21:41
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Kickass:

What are going to do with sims? change the colours?



Do you have a preferred colour? Personally I could go a nice lilac. Awewwww yeah....




iPad Air + iPhone SE + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.




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  Reply # 322818 25-Apr-2010 21:54

eXDee: I heard something about sim cards, though i expect this will probably be more significant.



If that is the change... then LAME! 

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  Reply # 322829 25-Apr-2010 22:08
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If it is SIM's I expect Micro SIM's. More likely is 3G and cheaper data but time will tell!!





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  Reply # 323068 26-Apr-2010 14:59
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sbiddle:
Yip. Check out Virgin, Vodafone and 3 in Australia who all offer unlimited "free" on net calls with most of their new plans.


If Vodafone offered a similar plan here it would be very interesting, and I don't think it would be classed as anti-competitive.  I say this because the monthly fee you pay gives you $X to spend on calling off-net.  You're paying it anyway and not spending any of it for on-net calling (well, maybe texts but why text when calling is free), so you are not as discouraged from calling your friends on another network.


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  Reply # 323088 26-Apr-2010 15:43
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SteveON:
old3eyes:
SteveON:
SaltyNZ:
sbiddle:
Yip. Check out Virgin, Vodafone and 3 in Australia who all offer unlimited "free" on net calls with most of their new plans.


Vodafone & 3 Aus is not a great comparison, since they are a JV.

And it's not really "free" on Virgin either; you need to pay at least $19 each month to get it, and you must have at least 1c balance. In other words, it isn't free, it's $19/mth. And it's also worth noting that mobile calling rates on mere mortal plans were already under 30c/min when I left Aus in 2002. They've had real competition for a lot longer than NZ.



I would pay $30-50/mo for unlimited on-net/landlines calls. Means no more landline! 


What are you going to use for broadband.  3G and another $50 / month plus??


3G is okay, but there are some pretty good wireless networks out there. Heard of Naked DSL?? Telstra Clear, and there is a new provider out there who provide microwave links with a guaranteed speed. I do not mind paying for what I get. If you pay FA EXPECT JS. 


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  Reply # 323092 26-Apr-2010 15:48

I think that is the one, one of our partners has just partnered up with the company and I was considering looking into it.

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  Reply # 323101 26-Apr-2010 16:16
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hmmmm nothing UBER-BIG happening this week....
However, nice things going on all the time:
1) We've just launched a new promo whereby we'll credit your account with $24.00 if we haven't completed your number port within 24-hours. http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/transfer
2) We've also released our new Auto Top Up advertisement with the lovely Rhys...check it out on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/2degreesmobile






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  Reply # 323121 26-Apr-2010 17:03
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jhickmott: Hopefully their data per mb costs will be cheaper?


I hope so, as this (and 3G) is the only thing stopping me and my friends moving to 2Deg.  VF's $10 for 100MB is what I use now, and its pretty good for a growing number of users who demand light use of email and social media on their mobile devices.

Something like that or better would be perfect !!! Laughing
 

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  Reply # 323177 26-Apr-2010 19:20
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2degrees: hmmmm nothing UBER-BIG happening this week....
However, nice things going on all the time:
1) We've just launched a new promo whereby we'll credit your account with $24.00 if we haven't completed your number port within 24-hours. http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/transfer
2) We've also released our new Auto Top Up advertisement with the lovely Rhys...check it out on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/2degreesmobile





Nice to know.  For  a while I though you were going to announce the sale of 2D to TelstraClear..  New name Telstra2




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