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Topic # 85557 21-Jun-2011 10:46
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Just received:


2degrees has new data roaming rates for customers travelling to Australia:

Prepay –.95/MB

Pay Monthly $29, $39 Plans - .95/MB

Pay Monthly $59 and higher Plans - .50/MB





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  Reply # 483538 21-Jun-2011 10:48
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Well done 2Degrees!

Thanks for the update.

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  Reply # 483546 21-Jun-2011 10:57
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Oh wow... you can almost leave Windows Update turned on at those rates. :)




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  Reply # 483549 21-Jun-2011 11:05
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I presume they mean $0.95/MB rather than 0.95c/MB

:P


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  Reply # 483553 21-Jun-2011 11:13
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NonprayingMantis: I presume they mean $0.95/MB rather than 0.95c/MB

:P



Yes, that would be correct. :-)




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  Reply # 483558 21-Jun-2011 11:19
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  Reply # 483619 21-Jun-2011 13:15
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Cool Thanks 2DEGREES




that would be an ecumenical matter

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  Reply # 483679 21-Jun-2011 14:41
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You have to give them credit for trying, but $950/GB is still pretty insane. It costs about $100/GB roaming to Vodafone in NZ, $20/GB on their network and $1/GB on a fixed line. No-one in their right mind would use more roaming data than they absolutely had to.




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  Reply # 483717 21-Jun-2011 16:08

They buy the national roaming service from VFNZ but the international roaming service from Australian operators, so the better comparison would be with how much it costs for a VF Australia or 3 customer to roam onto another Australian operator. 

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  Reply # 483720 21-Jun-2011 16:10
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Glee: They buy the national roaming service from VFNZ but the international roaming service from Australian operators, so the better comparison would be with how much it costs for a VF Australia or 3 customer to roam onto another Australian operator. 


I understand that, but i'm not really interested. The price is still outrageously expensive.




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  Reply # 483739 21-Jun-2011 16:36
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timmmay:
I understand that, but i'm not really interested. The price is still outrageously expensive.

So are Mens razors....

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  Reply # 483743 21-Jun-2011 16:38
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oxnsox:
timmmay:
I understand that, but i'm not really interested. The price is still outrageously expensive.

So are Mens razors....


So use disposables (local sim card)
 

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  Reply # 483754 21-Jun-2011 16:54
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oxnsox:
timmmay:
I understand that, but i'm not really interested. The price is still outrageously expensive.

So are Mens razors....


I have been wondering why we dont get get cheap chinese knockoffs for Gillette blades etc?

Is that much off topic?

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  Reply # 483764 21-Jun-2011 17:20


You get what you pay for; the knockoffs are crap. Mobile is a completly different delivery path than landline. Some people treat it as of right, it isn't...

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  Reply # 483770 21-Jun-2011 17:39
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It's not like there's any significant extra cost to supply data to roaming customers. The billing arrangements are already in place, data goes direct to the destination not via NZ, it's really a huge ripoff. I wouldn't be surprised if Australasian regulations appear in the next few years.




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  Reply # 483777 21-Jun-2011 17:50
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For years Telcos have had to base pricing models on Voice/txt services. I suspect the increase in smart phones has seen quite a shift in how folk use and roam (and most people don't use the hardware to its full ability) with data. Yet.

Of course the charging models will change... customers will make that happen.

But we'll still be paying too much for razors

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