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Topic # 83264 13-May-2011 08:56
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Cost of standard data roaming rates in Australia cut in half

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1105/S00461/cost-of-standard-data-roaming-rates-in-australia-cut-in-half.htm




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  Reply # 468594 13-May-2011 08:59

Links broken :)

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  Reply # 468595 13-May-2011 09:04
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Don't know why this happens when inserting a link.


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1105/S00461/cost-of-standard-data-roaming-rates-in-australia-cut-in-half.htm

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 468600 13-May-2011 09:16
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Because when you paste a link you MUST include http:// in front of it otherwise browsers will default to the local domain. If you are using the rich text editor it warns about it. I say it's PBKAC...




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  Reply # 468607 13-May-2011 09:20
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And a big thanks to Scott for helping us with the testing while on his trip!




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  Reply # 468633 13-May-2011 10:08

So economies of scale is finally working out?!

Good to see that 2degrees is finally becoming an all round mobile operator. the $149 plan is a NZ first and the new text packs is great. A lot of changes; let them be small, are happening. Hope the other two can match/keep up!

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  Reply # 468656 13-May-2011 10:42
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it was only about a fortnight ago they said they couldn't reduce rates because of wholesale charges being so high

2/5/11
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10722788

"2degrees' chief operating officer Bill McCabe argued its roaming charges reflected what it had to pay to Australian wholesalers.

He said 2degrees could not offer the same price as its competitors because it had "fewer natural partners" across the Tasman."

so presumably in the last two weeks they have managed to negotiate a ~80% discount on wholesale rates. Pretty impressive.
I look forward to telecom and voda negotiating similar discounts in the near future

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  Reply # 468933 13-May-2011 22:06
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The pricing is still the same on the 2degrees website.

When does this take affect?





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  Reply # 468980 14-May-2011 07:21
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It took effect yesterday. :)




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  Reply # 468982 14-May-2011 07:23
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SaltyNZ: And a big thanks to Scott for helping us with the testing while on his trip!


My pleasure :-) 

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  Reply # 468989 14-May-2011 08:53
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2degrees has some amazing things since they launched, pushing the boundaries and being a market leader in pricing.

Let's hope Vodafone and XT follow suit, very shortly.

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Anyone know who they did the deal with? Judging by the three countries and the rates, my best guesstimate is they've entered into some deal with Tru. I hope that means NZ-based Tru SIMs soon!  

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  Reply # 469136 14-May-2011 19:21
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willnz: Anyone know who they did the deal with? Judging by the three countries and the rates, my best guesstimate is they've entered into some deal with Tru. I hope that means NZ-based Tru SIMs soon!  


What's TRU? 





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  Reply # 469142 14-May-2011 19:32
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http://www.truphone.com

They have MVNO agreements in the UK, USA, and Australia

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  Reply # 469158 14-May-2011 22:08

heavenlywild: 2degrees has some amazing things since they launched, pushing the boundaries and being a market leader in pricing.


Let's hope Vodafone and XT follow suit, very shortly.


 

Yes, but are they actually making money? At the moment I think their main thing is getting as big a customer base as they can, and they are currently in a growth phase.

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  Reply # 469193 15-May-2011 06:50
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When does USA start? I get reminded every time I start my gps that its $30 a mb roaming.... Happy to test a lower rate for you ;-)

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