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Topic # 62905 16-Jun-2010 22:57
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I currently have a txter plan
$40 / month
600 txt (i only use about 300 txt)
70 min (i often go over the 70min)
1 best mate (which i don't use)
I don't use any mobile data (unless i accidently surf the web in my pocket)
I send about 2 pxt / month on average.

I was thinking of switching to 2 degrees
for $30 top up / month i get 300 txt
then for $30 i buy 100 min calling

Are there any disadvantages for me switching to 2degrees (i live in chch)

If I port by 021 number to 2 degrees, then eventually decide to go back to vodafone (possibly for iphone plan) can I re-port my 021 number back to vodafone again?




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  Reply # 342489 16-Jun-2010 23:01
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I've Just ported from Choose 20 + TXT200 and based on my usage (slightly less than yours) The savings are good.

You can port your number backwards and forward between different providers as situations change. 



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  Reply # 342496 16-Jun-2010 23:14
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cool thanks, i was a bit worried about not being able to port numbers back to vodafone, i had a feeling i might of read that in the past, but wasn't sure.




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  Reply # 342502 16-Jun-2010 23:32
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International SMS is not as solid as Vodafone. Otherwise, no complaints here.

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  Reply # 342987 18-Jun-2010 12:32
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"then for $30 i buy 100 min calling"

Do you mean spend another 30 on calling? With the $30 top up and 22 cent calling, youll be getting 100+ minutes of calling anyway (depending who you call :)

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  Reply # 342993 18-Jun-2010 13:01
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He's talking about the new plan, that is $30 for 100 minutes. 22c is only landline and on-net mobile, otherwise it's 44c.

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  Reply # 343008 18-Jun-2010 13:35
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Yes, I meant he wouldnt have to spend another $30 - he already gets those minutes depending who he calls by spending his existing $30 top up



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  Reply # 343014 18-Jun-2010 13:46
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0.22 x 64 min + 0.44 x 36 min ~ $30

So if I didn't use the pack i would need to be calling 2degrees mobiles atleast twice as often as non 2degrees numbers.  The fact is that more than half my calls would be off network, and I already make more than 70min worth of calls / month. So i am better off with the $30 pack.




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  Reply # 343015 18-Jun-2010 13:56
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bazzer: He's talking about the new plan, that is $30 for 100 minutes. 22c is only landline and on-net mobile, otherwise it's 44c.


slightly incorrect - it's 22c only for on-net mobile, landline & off-net mobile are 0.44
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/pricing




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 343040 18-Jun-2010 15:14
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With the top up, on net and land lines are 22c



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  Reply # 343046 18-Jun-2010 15:41
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Thanks, didn't notice that bit! I probably don't need to bother with the $30 pack perhaps. I think I will make the switch then.

I'm currently On Account with vodafone (No termination fee, bc I have been with them for about 12 years)

So I just goto the shop buy a 2degrees sim card
Then contact 2degrees with my vodafone account details and they transfer my number to the sim I bought
Then I also need to contact vodafone to cancel my account?

Is that how it works?




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Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
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  Reply # 343048 18-Jun-2010 15:48
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Pretty much pop in a new SIM, go to https://secure.2degreesmobile.co.nz/web/ip/login and select to bring your number from there - couldnt be easier! They seem to swap within the business day, but normally a lot faster. For prepay, you dont need to contact VF. Im guessing your VF contract is pretty straight forward to cancel?

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  Reply # 343051 18-Jun-2010 15:50
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haha if you're in chch i have a 2d sim card to give away. (bought a phone, got a card). otherwise might have to bin it. just a thought

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  Reply # 343064 18-Jun-2010 16:53
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the only possible disadvantage I can think of is that if you have a lot of friends on vodafone they may be less willing to txt you (or reply to your txts) if you are on 2degrees since it will generally cost them more money to do so. (txt2000 only applies to voda to voda txts, if they txt voda to 2D they will pay 20c)

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  Reply # 343068 18-Jun-2010 16:56
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NonprayingMantis: the only possible disadvantage I can think of is that if you have a lot of friends on vodafone they may be less willing to txt you (or reply to your txts) if you are on 2degrees since it will generally cost them more money to do so. (txt2000 only applies to voda to voda txts, if they txt voda to 2D they will pay 20c)


I wonder how long it till take friends and family to realize the texts are costing them when they are texting an 021... 



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  Reply # 343073 18-Jun-2010 17:10
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Thanks, I'll let you know. What suburb do u live in?

Just to make things complicated my brother said he can get me the following deal (?corporate) with telecom

open term
$20 per month
24cents per min
$10 text if wanted
50 free off peak
+ $250 free credit




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AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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