Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


BDFL - Memuneh
60326 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11358

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 81766 18-Apr-2011 10:49
Send private message

Just received:


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.







Create new topic
7787 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 776

Subscriber

  Reply # 460088 18-Apr-2011 12:59
Send private message

$149 is a lot of money per month..




Regards,

Old3eyes


6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 460092 18-Apr-2011 13:13
Send private message

I didn't even realise it was only a trial before.

3393 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 396

Trusted

  Reply # 460095 18-Apr-2011 13:20
Send private message

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!





342 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 56


Reply # 460107 18-Apr-2011 13:33
Send private message

$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. 

197 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 43

Trusted

  Reply # 460118 18-Apr-2011 13:53
Send private message

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.

cheers

Paul

9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 460235 18-Apr-2011 17:34
Send private message

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.

1889 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 275

Trusted

  Reply # 460266 18-Apr-2011 19:17
Send private message

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

n4

955 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73


  Reply # 460274 18-Apr-2011 19:31
Send private message

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


http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/fairusepolicy

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 :-)




Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees

453 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 460332 18-Apr-2011 22:53
Send private message

1000 mins sounds reasonable
that is just roughly 1 hr talk per day really, 20+ working days * 60 min approx each day




Cheapest Online Bookstore Free Worldwide Delivery

http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=lhou021
 
MOBILE: Nexus 6 & HTC U Play
TABLET: Ipad 2017
OTHER: Asus Vivobook + Intel NUC5i3 + A family of Raspberry Pi x 9 + Amazon Echo


26351 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5922

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 460358 19-Apr-2011 06:19
Send private message

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.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.