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# 81766 18-Apr-2011 10:49
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NZ’s first ‘talk as much as you like’ plan
2degrees makes groundbreaking offer permanent
Auckland, 18th April - Due to demand, 2degrees is making New Zealand’s first ever ‘talk as much as you like’ Pay Monthly Plan a permanent offer from today.

Trialled since December, the ‘Pay Monthly $149 Plan’ is the only offer in the market, which gives both the individual user and business customer the freedom to talk as much as they like for a fixed monthly fee.
The $149 Plan covers all standard national calls to any NZ mobile and landline*, so customers can keep talking without worrying about the size of their bill. The plan also comes with 1000 texts to anyone in NZ plus 250MB of 3G data.

While offers like this have been available to mobile users overseas for some time, the $149 Plan is the first and only offer of its kind in NZ. And Kiwi mobile users can now enjoy the offer on a permanent basis, on a 12 or 24 month contract or month by month.

“This offer will change the way people in New Zealand use their mobile,” says 2degrees Chief Marketing Officer, Larrie Moore. “Being able to call anyone, any time and talk for as long as you like without being charged a cent more for it is a completely new concept for most mobile users here.  It’s offers like this that change the market for the benefit of consumers. Anyone spending over $149 a month on their mobile phone needs to seriously consider this plan.”

With an announcement regarding the regulation of Mobile Termination Rates coming at the end of the month, 2degrees has already started to pass the benefits on to New Zealand consumers. With as much any network talk time as you want, 1000 texts and 250MB of data, the 2degrees $149 Pay Monthly Plan offers consumers one of the best calling plans in the country.

*Standard calls exclude calls to premium rate numbers (e.g. 018, 0900) or when roaming overseas. A fair use policy applies.

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  # 460088 18-Apr-2011 12:59
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$149 is a lot of money per month..



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  # 460092 18-Apr-2011 13:13
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I didn't even realise it was only a trial before.


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  # 460095 18-Apr-2011 13:20
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old3eyes: $149 is a lot of money per month..

Considering the boss was paying like $500 a month with Vodafone before its not a bad deal!

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# 460107 18-Apr-2011 13:33
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$149 is a lot for personal users, but only a drop in the bucket for corporate and high users who have previously been spending hundreds per month.

Vodafone have always had the Talkzone plan, I think around $156, but limited to groups who have 5 plus mobiles on the plan.

2degrees is the first true solution for personal users, and sole traders without 5 handsets.

Interested that neither Telecom or Vodafone have responded with anything similar. 

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  # 460118 18-Apr-2011 13:53
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I'm on the plan, although I spend a bit more as I always use more data... hopefully got that under control now.

Compared with the previous CEO's monthly spend (usually well over double, gusting up to $600+ on a bad month and that's not counting months with overseas travel) it's fantastic.

Looking at last month's bill I talked for 700 minutes. I don't hesitate to ring from my mobile at all.



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  # 460235 18-Apr-2011 17:34
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If many users do not abide by the FUP, 2D will suffer a heavy loss. Since $149 is really under the cost for lots of calls made to mobiles of another carrier.

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  # 460266 18-Apr-2011 19:17
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Has anyone actually had a clarification of what they consider fair use? I was going to recommend it to a business user who uses ~1000 minutes per month but dont want to if he will be kicked off the plan after a month for what they term excessive use



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  # 460274 18-Apr-2011 19:31
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nickb800: Has anyone actually had a clarification of what they consider fair use? I was going to recommend it to a business user who uses ~1000 minutes per month but dont want to if he will be kicked off the plan after a month for what they term excessive use

Basically anything that is personal use is OK, anything not personal use (eg PABX connected GSM gateway) is not permitted. Can't see why your business user would be excessive, assuming he is not hiring his phone out at the food court after hours :-)

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  # 460332 18-Apr-2011 22:53
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1000 mins sounds reasonable
that is just roughly 1 hr talk per day really, 20+ working days * 60 min approx each day

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  # 460358 19-Apr-2011 06:19
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charles2011: If many users do not abide by the FUP, 2D will suffer a heavy loss. Since $149 is really under the cost for lots of calls made to mobiles of another carrier.

The fact the plan has been available since November as a "trial" is probably a good indication that real life use has mirrored their modelling and delivering a sustainable plan. Also remember that MTRs will be dropping this year.

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