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Topic # 83640 19-May-2011 15:59
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okay so looking at the new roaming rates, it seems to be cheaper to call than to text? logical? I think not.





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  Reply # 471171 19-May-2011 16:03
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hamish225: okay so looking at the new roaming rates, it seems to be cheaper to call than to text? logical? I think not.



Isn't it 79c per SMS and $2.44 per minute? In AU UK US that is. 79c and $4.xx elsewhere.


EDIT: Ahhh I see, cheaper voice from Oz, meh 80c is pretty standard for SMS from abroad, I'd take the voice price as a bonus bargain :-)

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  Reply # 471185 19-May-2011 16:20
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SMS connectivity has very little to do with voice calling.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 471318 19-May-2011 21:23
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how though dont they go through the same channels more or less? what's the scene in an international operator charging more for texts than calls?





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  Reply # 471407 20-May-2011 06:23
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Maybe you should read the top thread in this forum which explains how SMS works.

Voice traffic and SMS have nothing in common with each other.

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  Reply # 475396 29-May-2011 12:19
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Annoyingly these great rates kicked in just *after* we came back from the US!

At one stage I had to make a 1800 call there, lasted 6 minutes, cost about $35. :(

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  Reply # 475443 29-May-2011 15:35
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That's when you use a local phone or a payphone or calling card. I never used my phone for calls when I was over there, only texting.

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  Reply # 475457 29-May-2011 16:17
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There was some urgency to that call, otherwise I would have. I have a VoIP app on my iPhone back to my Asterisk PBX and on from there to Xnet, but at that time I couldn't get to any free WiFi to be able to use it.

I didn't think about a payphone, I can't remember the last time I used one!!

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  Reply # 477474 3-Jun-2011 15:57

NZ 44c/min. That's what, AU35 c/min. It seems to be cheaper for an Australian to use a 2degrees SIM card to make (outgoing) calls than it would be to use an Australian SIM card.

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  Reply # 477649 4-Jun-2011 02:03
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Glee: NZ 44c/min. That's what, AU35 c/min. It seems to be cheaper for an Australian to use a 2degrees SIM card to make (outgoing) calls than it would be to use an Australian SIM card.


Not sure who's pricing you are looking at, but there are plenty of Australian carriers who offer pricing that is far cheaper than this.

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  Reply # 478461 7-Jun-2011 10:29

I only looked here www.telstra.com.au/mobile/prepaid/rates, which suggests that a prepaid call with Telstra has a connection fee of AU 35-39c then a per min rate of AU80-89c/min.

As you say, though, I'm sure there are better offers out there, including from Telstra. I find the Australian "bonus" credit system very confusing.

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  Reply # 478514 7-Jun-2011 12:57

Glee: I only looked here www.telstra.com.au/mobile/prepaid/rates, which suggests that a prepaid call with Telstra has a connection fee of AU 35-39c then a per min rate of AU80-89c/min.

As you say, though, I'm sure there are better offers out there, including from Telstra. I find the Australian "bonus" credit system very confusing.


Finally; someone who read the small print! I worked it out a year ago that the average call using the Aussie bonus scheme works out to be 20c a minute! 

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  Reply # 487398 29-Jun-2011 13:10
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Just wish 2D would update their roaming rates on their website. Still shows calling cost as $1.39 / minute and data at $30 / Meg for roaming to Ozz..




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  Reply # 487407 29-Jun-2011 13:44
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old3eyes: Just wish 2D would update their roaming rates on their website. Still shows calling cost as $1.39 / minute and data at $30 / Meg for roaming to Ozz..


Not for me

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/roaming/pricing




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  Reply # 487491 29-Jun-2011 16:49
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old3eyes: Just wish 2D would update their roaming rates on their website. Still shows calling cost as $1.39 / minute and data at $30 / Meg for roaming to Ozz..


Not for me

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/roaming/pricing


Try tying roaming into the search bar and see what you get.

I get

InternationalRoamingTermsAndConditions 17March11
Section: Document

CALLING PLANS AND SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS International Roaming Terms... apply when you use your Mobile Phone in one of our approved international roaming... use your 2degrees Mobile Phone are: Zone International Roaming Destination...
More >>

March 2011 is rather old..




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