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#62804 15-Jun-2010 09:16
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Just received this press release:


2degrees launches lowest any-network pre-pay calling rate in New Zealand

2degrees, New Zealand’s newest mobile network company, today dropped the cost of calls between networks by nearly a third, from 44 cents to 30 cents per minute with the launch of its Everyone100 Pack. This new pack represents the lowest-priced, and only, any-network pre-pay talk pack in the country.

Everyone100 offers 100 minutes of calling time to any mobile or landline network in New Zealand for $30—an effective rate of just 30c per minute. The Pack is valid for 30 days, and can be purchased multiple times each month.

According to 2degrees chief marketing officer, Larrie Moore, the new Everyone100 Talk Pack gives 2degrees customers the value they’ve been looking for.

“With Everyone100, 2degrees is now the market leader with any-network pre-pay rates,” says Larrie.

“Rates on the competitors’ pre-pay plans are 89c and I’ve yet to find one of their long-term contract plans that gets the rate below 32c per minute.”

“Never before has there been this sort of value on pre-pay,” he said.

Everyone100: Call anyone on any network

With the Everyone100 Pack, customers don’t need to worry about who they’re calling or to which network they belong. When they buy 100 minutes, they get just that, keeping mobile use simple—the way it ought to be.

“Customers are hungry for value. They don’t want to have to think about the way they use their phone, or modify their calling behaviour to get a decent deal. People want to be able to pick up their phone and call whoever they want, whenever they want. The new Everyone100 Pack lets them do just that,” said Larrie.
          
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell what network someone belongs to, as more people keep their mobile number when switching networks. Any-network packages like Everyone100 are therefore becoming more important for customers to provide certainty around calling costs and prevent bill shock.
The new Everyone100 Pack, combined with the recently released $10 Text Pack and the $6 50MB Data Pack, means that 2degrees pre-pay customers can enjoy even better value on the things they use the most. In addition, today 2degrees also launched two international calling packs offering 120 minutes of call time to India and China for $10.

How to Buy the New Pack

To purchase the Everyone100 Pack, customers can text ‘buy every100’ to 233.

More than 200,000 New Zealanders have joined 2degrees since it launched in August 2009 with the promise of bringing better value to New Zealand mobile users. More than 75,000 of these customers have brought their mobile number with them from another mobile network. 







 

 

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  #341793 15-Jun-2010 09:20
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Nice and will go a long way to helping them get more customers dissatisfied with vodafone to move over.




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  #341796 15-Jun-2010 09:23
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2degrees - the innovative mobile carrier!

Well done guys.

 
 
 
 


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  #341811 15-Jun-2010 09:58
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So, assuming a top within the last month, the 2 degrees on-net calling rate is effectively 30c/min instead of 22c/min if purchasing this calling pack?

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  #341814 15-Jun-2010 10:00
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walt12: So, assuming a top within the last month, the 2 degrees on-net calling rate is effectively 30c/min instead of 22c/min if purchasing this calling pack?


Yes. Fixed lines too.




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  #341815 15-Jun-2010 10:00
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 I am not sure that the $30.00 talk pack is that good a value unless you make a lot of off net mobile  calls. Assuming you top up every 30 days and maintain your top up and get rewards you are going to be paying 22c a minute to landlines and 2 degrees mobiles. leaving off net telecom and vodafone mobiles at 44c a minute.

If you take a difference of 14c a minute you would need to make 215 minutes of off net calling to recoup your $30.00. ie 215*.14=$30.10. As this pack only gives 100 minutes of calling I really can't see what the advantage is unless the Top up and get rewards are going to be axed.

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  #341816 15-Jun-2010 10:01

That is BAD - so basically instead of calling a 2degrees phone on 22c its gone up to 30c. I was about to buy this plan then I realised ill be missing out on 22c/onnet

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  #341820 15-Jun-2010 10:10
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Hi all,

The $30 pack gives you an overall better rate if you do a lot of calling to other mobile networks. At the moment it's 44c to call another mobile network. However, if you're not a huge caller to other networks and most of your calling is to other 2degrees mobiles then you can stick with the rate you get everytime you top-up of 22c to call 2degrees mobiles and landlines (valid for 30-days from top-up) and manage with the odd 44c call.

Cheers
Bryony




 
 
 
 


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  #341822 15-Jun-2010 10:15
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I thought 2Degrees' strategy was to make all this stuff simple, with all the add ons coming out it's getting a bit like the Da Vinci code bit in the original ads ;)

Got to give credit where it's due though, I have had nothing but excellent service since moving from Vodafone.

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  #341825 15-Jun-2010 10:19
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They have some other packs for India and China too, sorry if this has been mentioned:



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  #341827 15-Jun-2010 10:21
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Awesome News!

I knew I made the right choice changing!

Keep it up 2degrees!! :)

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  #341829 15-Jun-2010 10:26
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That's right, we've also launched two great new Talk Packs to China (including Hong-Kong) and India.
They are called China120 and India120 and for just $10 you get 120 minutes of calling, again valid for 30-days. The detail can all be found here:

http://blog.2degreesmobile.co.nz/in-the-news/new-talk-packs-for-india-and-china-from-2degrees/

Cheers
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  #341831 15-Jun-2010 10:35

langers1972: I thought 2Degrees' strategy was to make all this stuff simple, with all the add ons coming out it's getting a bit like the Da Vinci code bit in the original ads ;)

Got to give credit where it's due though, I have had nothing but excellent service since moving from Vodafone.


Mate - Go have a look at Vodafone's site, look at all the plans they have. Its so hard to find the right one. With 2degrees it's simple. You just add on a new pack. You don't have to go for a smart 20, talk 60 or whatever. 

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  #341833 15-Jun-2010 10:39
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2degrees: That's right, we've also launched two great new Talk Packs to China (including Hong-Kong) and India.
They are called China120 and India120 and for just $10 you get 120 minutes of calling, again valid for 30-days. The detail can all be found here:

http://blog.2degreesmobile.co.nz/in-the-news/new-talk-packs-for-india-and-china-from-2degrees/

Cheers
Bryony


That's just crazy - that's nearly only a third of the cost to call another number in NZ! Sigh - those darn termination rates!!

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  #341835 15-Jun-2010 10:43
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I thought there was no termination for landlines in NZ, so the india/china rates is no different to the crap that vodafone pull with the calling cards etc.




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  #341837 15-Jun-2010 10:44
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Confusion... the main marketing tool of Vodafone and Telecom!

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