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  # 446346 7-Mar-2011 16:18
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chiggah:
NonprayingMantis: yes, that will work on every network.


Nice. I'd be keen to try out the XT network - it's much much faster than voda & 2D yea ? 

my own andecdotal testing even with 3.6 and 7.2 devices says yes XT seems to have better latency and faster data. 



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  # 446355 7-Mar-2011 16:43
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taneb1:
chiggah:
Telecom XT
$12 per month
- 2x My Favourites to any Telecom mobile
- Text Anyone 2500 to any NZ network
- 120MB national 3G data
- Downside = no free weekend minutes like Vodafone is offering when you top up $20

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Should be
Telecom XT
$36  per month (Favourites - $12. Text Anyone 2500 - $12. 120MB National 3G data - $12.)
- 2x My Favourites to any Telecom mobile
- Text Anyone 2500 to any NZ network
- 120MB national 3G data
 


Yeah can't edit it ><

 
 
 
 


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  # 446478 7-Mar-2011 22:43
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You'll be struggling to keep to 50MB per month on a smartphone. Your best option if you run with Telecom is to choose the 512MB option as you get charged at 10c per meg for what you use up to $29.95.
If you have a decent data plan then you start using features like SIP calling(voip) and messenger type apps which reduce your calling costs. Check out viber, Whatsapp, skype, 2talk etc.

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chiggah: I'm looking to update my plan as I've purchased a smartphone recently and the plans offered by 2degrees and telecom look quite good.

These should be sufficient for me per month - txt1000, 50mb data, 100 minutes and a bestmate for call spams

What plan would best suit me ? I would like to keep my 021 number as well.

I dont mind prepaid addons or plans... whichever is more cost efficient for me i suppose. Would like to keep it as low as possible $20-30 range

Just had a look at the following and they seem attractive:

Telecom XT
$12 per month
- 2x My Favourites to any Telecom mobile
- Text Anyone 2500 to any NZ network
- 120MB national 3G data
- Downside = no free weekend minutes like Vodafone is offering when you top up $20

2 Degrees
$29 per month
- 60 minutes to any NZ network
- 1000 txts to any NZ network
- 50MB local 3G data
- Downside is no "bestmates"

Vodafone
$22 per month - Txt2000 ($10), 50MB data ($6), 1x Bestmate ($6)
- 100 minutes for 2 weekends to Voda network
- 2000 txts to Voda network
- 50MB local 3G data

The Voda prepaid plan suits me really well, but Voda can do better as the pricing is almost similar to 2Degrees's $29 plan per month. I also wish 2degrees had more custom-made plans.

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With the Pay Monthly plans you're not tied in to lengthy contracts and can add data packs as you need them on top of the included 50Mb National data. If you're in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown you can use our Mobile Broadband packs - http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay/mobilebroadband

If you want Pre-Pay top-up $30 and buy a $20 1GB Mobile Broadband pack you'll have 300 free texts to any network in NZ and a 22c calling rate to other 2degrees mobiles and landlines in 22 countries, including NZ.

^POB

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  # 446713 8-Mar-2011 17:58
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1eStar: 
If you have a decent data plan then you start using features like SIP calling(voip) and messenger type apps which reduce your calling costs. Check out viber, Whatsapp, skype, 2talk etc.


Also try and convince your friends with smartphones to use gtalk or FB chat or something. 

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