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Topic # 68209 16-Sep-2010 19:21

So the details of the first plan from 2degrees is...

$39 - 120 minutes + 600 txts.
And if you pre-registered you will get another 100 minutes.
Minutes are saved up for 12 months and if you run out it's 30c/min 

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  Reply # 380821 16-Sep-2010 19:28
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Correct. Also $10 for the SIM, apply online and get $10 credit. If credit check fails you can use SIM as prepay.

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  Reply # 380842 16-Sep-2010 19:46
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did they mention when the formal release of the plans will be?
or just wait for tomorrow morning?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 380926 16-Sep-2010 22:09
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First things first...

The On Account plans will be available from this Friday 17th September.

I had a meeting with 2degrees in Auckland today and I was given some information - On Account Pack, press release and FAQ.

I will start with some pictures:







To join:

- Insert the SIM card in your mobile and then call 200 to activate it
- Then visit www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/paymonthly to join the service

You will need a NZ driver licence, an email ccount, physical home address and be able to pay via online banking or Visa card. You will receive a monthyl bill via email. If the application is unsccessful the SIM will work as a normal prepay SIM.

The launch plan is $39 a month with 120 included minutes and 600 included SMS to any network in New Zealand. Excess minutes will be charged at $0.44/minute for calls to anyone in New Zealand and $0.09 per SMS to anyone in New Zealand.

Calls are charged by the minute.

If you know you are going over the included minutes you can buy an Everyone100 Pack with 100 minutes for $30, valid for 30 days.

Unused included minutes roll over at the end of the month and accumulate for 12 months.

If you need mobile data you can buy the $6 mobile data pack including 50MB. Casual mobile data is still $0.50 per megabyte.

As usual for their plans you can buy as many extra packs you need, via SMS.

There is no contract, and this is an ongoing 30 days term.

Customers will have a credit limit and will be notified when approaching this limit, via email and SMS. You can set your own limit through their website, to the max credit you have.

Roaming is instantly charged to your account, so the balance you see online is the actual balance, when you travel.

If you join 2degrees Pay Monthly before 30th September 2010 you wull receive 100 bonus minutes every month, for a year. To get the bonus minutes you must send a SMS "bonus100" to 233 once your application has been approved. Bonus minutes are valid for 30 days and will be used after the standard plan minutes.







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  Reply # 380934 16-Sep-2010 22:19
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Thanks for the details, Mauricio. How do you port your number in? Is there an option to do that after you've signed up online and activated your SIM?

My only gripe is having to buy the 50MB every month, and having to do so multiple times if I am going to use more than 50Mb in a given month. Admittedly it's only a minor hassle, but it takes away some of the convenience of being on account.

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  Reply # 380937 16-Sep-2010 22:21
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alasta: Thanks for the details, Mauricio. How do you port your number in? Is there an option to do that after you've signed up online and activated your SIM?

My only gripe is having to buy the 50MB every month, and having to do so multiple times if I am going to use more than 50Mb in a given month. Admittedly it's only a minor hassle, but it takes away some of the convenience of being on account.


Well, you could buy a broadband bundle instead if you prefer...




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  Reply # 380939 16-Sep-2010 22:30
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Will there be more than one plan? eg somthing that includes data?


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  Reply # 380941 16-Sep-2010 22:36
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Shame its smartphone unfriendly. Data would make it ridiculously expensive.

Good start point though




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  Reply # 380942 16-Sep-2010 22:39
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Not what I've hoped for tbh. I assume there will be other plans?

I mean why not have something like this at the same price ($39) for smartphone users:

80 mins talk time
300 texts
and 50mb of data

At the moment I'm paying (Telecom) $35.95 for 300 minutes (off peak), 20 mins peak, 300 txts and 50 mb of data. This is more than enough for me. Therefore I have no incentive coming to 2Degrees, because I will end up paying extra $10 per month to get something that offers me only extra txt and talk minutes which I don't need.

No doubt this will suit some people well tho. :>


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  Reply # 380944 16-Sep-2010 22:45
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If you have to purchase the data pack every month it would feel more like prepay.

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  Reply # 380946 16-Sep-2010 22:47
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yeah not really impressed with that plan. 100 minutes is $30, and i'd get 300 free texts by topping up monthly to pay the $30 for the 100 minutes.

so for another $9 (or 30% more) i get 20 more minutes, and 300 more text messages.... err i never use over 100 text messages, and never use all my 100 minutes.

i was hoping for something more along the lines of

100 minutes
200 texts
100mb data
$30-$40

ill stick with prepay.

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  Reply # 380947 16-Sep-2010 22:48
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SaltyNZ:
alasta: Thanks for the details, Mauricio. How do you port your number in? Is there an option to do that after you've signed up online and activated your SIM?

My only gripe is having to buy the 50MB every month, and having to do so multiple times if I am going to use more than 50Mb in a given month. Admittedly it's only a minor hassle, but it takes away some of the convenience of being on account.


Well, you could buy a broadband bundle instead if you prefer...
This would mean a person needs to pay $60 ($39 plan + $20 for 1GB of data) per month with 2Degrees. A smartphone user would look at this plan and laugh, because for the same $60 they will be getting 3GB of data, 600 txt and 60 minutes with VF. Admittedly this mean you will have less talk minutes, but smartphone users predominately would prefer data over talk minutes, imo.   

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  Reply # 380949 16-Sep-2010 22:49
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The significant thing is introduction of rollover minutes to the NZ market. In that sense it is a game changer, and a very welcome one. Using your cell phone to make calls could be the next big killer app.




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  Reply # 380950 16-Sep-2010 22:55
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jmosen:  Using your cell phone to make calls could be the next big killer app.
LOL! 

And I agree re minute roll over. :> 

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  Reply # 380958 16-Sep-2010 23:02
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jmosen: The significant thing is introduction of rollover minutes to the NZ market. In that sense it is a game changer, and a very welcome one. Using your cell phone to make calls could be the next big killer app.


true 5 years ago......

These days we have smartphones facebook and twitter. They need data.

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  Reply # 380982 17-Sep-2010 01:23
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In relation to them requiring a drivers license - they may have a big problem if I have interpreted it correctly.
Telecommunications Information Privacy Code 2003 (Page 25 of pdf)
Rule 12 - Unique Identifiers
(4) A telecommunications agency must not require an individual to disclose any
unique identifier assigned to that individual unless the disclosure is for one of the
purposes in connection with which that unique identifier was assigned or for a
purpose that is directly related to one of those purposes.

A drivers license number comes under the definition of unique identifier. The Privacy Commissioner has dealt with a similar matter recently:
Case Note 200062 [2010] NZ PrivCmr 6 : Woman complains about mobile phone company taking a photocopy of her driver's licence

My interpretation of all this is that they can ask you for your drivers license details but it must be voluntary - they can require you to show them your license but they can't record the details or make a copy of the license unless you consent.

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