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  Reply # 2078411 24-Aug-2018 11:54
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landcruiserguy:

 

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landcruiserguy: Go 2 degrees. The network isn't as good as spark in rural areas but they are a much better company than spark and Vodafone.

 

@landcruiserguy 2Degrees Don't offer 4G roaming and no $5 daily roaming so not the best advice

 

John

 

 

Agreed, as I said notwork not as good in rural areas particularly considering that Spark are building a 700mhz 4g network through all of Canterbury.  Still a better company and most people in this life don't go any further than the local mall.

 

Still no text from PB tech to go and pick up my new preciousss

 

 

@landcruiserguy VodafoneNZ & SparkNZ have been building out the 4G 700Mhz network across NZ for years not just Canterbury check out the gis.geek.nz/celltowers

 

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  Reply # 2078414 24-Aug-2018 11:57
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I'd just like to offer my thoughts and prayers for those that have had to wait a couple of extra days for their new phone.

 

Mine's sitting in Akl still but at least I have a tracking number. I am hoping my current phone doesn't stop working completely before Monday. Please wish me luck. Any hints or tips on how I can avoid breaking or losing my current phone until Monday? I'm so worried.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 2078416 24-Aug-2018 11:58
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Talkiet:

 

I'd just like to offer my thoughts and prayers for those that have had to wait a couple of extra days for their new phone.

 

Mine's sitting in Akl still but at least I have a tracking number. I am hoping my current phone doesn't stop working completely before Monday. Please wish me luck. Any hints or tips on how I can avoid breaking or losing my current phone until Monday? I'm so worried.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

You work for Spark, just go to the warehouse and get it man! :) Gotta be some perks...

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2078419 24-Aug-2018 11:59
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Talkiet:

 

I'd just like to offer my thoughts and prayers for those that have had to wait a couple of extra days for their new phone.

 

Mine's sitting in Akl still but at least I have a tracking number. I am hoping my current phone doesn't stop working completely before Monday. Please wish me luck. Any hints or tips on how I can avoid breaking or losing my current phone until Monday? I'm so worried.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

Freeze it in a block of ice, that should keep it safe 


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  Reply # 2078426 24-Aug-2018 12:00
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Well I got a call from a nice man from VF who is going to fix me up.

 

They might send me another phone from another location on urgent courier and then I can return the one that arrives in the future.

 

If that's the case, I'll be happy and moderately impressed.

 

 


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  Reply # 2078427 24-Aug-2018 12:01
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Chickens sit on their eggs to keep them warm and safe. If you choose this route, please send photos.

 

 


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  Reply # 2078428 24-Aug-2018 12:02
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networkn:

Well I got a call from a nice man from VF who is going to fix me up.


They might send me another phone from another location on urgent courier and then I can return the one that arrives in the future.


If that's the case, I'll be happy and moderately impressed.


 


That's amazing good luck buddy

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  Reply # 2078429 24-Aug-2018 12:02
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LOL. I wish.... The PBtech bundle was more suited to me than our bundle, and as I'm on a corporate plan there's no way I could sensibly get and use the account credit.... Plus, I'm technical - it's not like I'm in marketing or sales and get cool new toys to play with :-)

 

Don't worry, there are some perks... I must say not paying for my cell plan is nice - although looking at prices now (across the whole industry) they seems so so so cheap compared to last time I had to pay for a mobile plan...

 

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  Reply # 2078436 24-Aug-2018 12:06
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Talkiet:

 

LOL. I wish.... The PBtech bundle was more suited to me than our bundle, and as I'm on a corporate plan there's no way I could sensibly get and use the account credit.... Plus, I'm technical - it's not like I'm in marketing or sales and get cool new toys to play with :-)

 

Don't worry, there are some perks... I must say not paying for my cell plan is nice - although looking at prices now (across the whole industry) they seems so so so cheap compared to last time I had to pay for a mobile plan...

 

Cheers - N

 

 

I pay less than 1/3 now for my whole company, than I used to pay on my own plan from Vodafone in the Bell South Era.

 

IIRC my bill regularly was between $1100-1300 a month.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2078480 24-Aug-2018 13:02
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@landcruiserguy VodafoneNZ & SparkNZ have been building out the 4G 700Mhz network across NZ for years not just Canterbury check out the gis.geek.nz/celltowers

 

John

 

 

Sure but I only really care about the part of the country I live in, not the small offshore islands to the north.  There are a lot more Spark 700mhz towers on that map than Vodafone 700mhz towers.  I am not trying to get into a religious war, just pointing out that in my experience 2 degrees has cheaper deals and better customer service than the other telcos.


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  Reply # 2078481 24-Aug-2018 13:03
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Talkiet:

 

I'd just like to offer my thoughts and prayers for those that have had to wait a couple of extra days for their new phone.

 

Mine's sitting in Akl still but at least I have a tracking number. I am hoping my current phone doesn't stop working completely before Monday. Please wish me luck. Any hints or tips on how I can avoid breaking or losing my current phone until Monday? I'm so worried.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

 

PB tech said it would be here at 12.  It's now 1:02pm and I keep compulsively checking my phone for the text.  Are we there yet?


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  Reply # 2078500 24-Aug-2018 13:25
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Just phoned PB. Mine is queued for picking at the warehouse now. Definitely won't be today, but they've changed the shipping to Saturday delivery so should have it tomorrow.


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  Reply # 2078553 24-Aug-2018 14:28
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It's 2:27 and no text.  I am going to go in and wait impatiently in the stor.  If that doesn't work I am doing to stamp my feet and yell "I WANT AN ICE CREAM"


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  Reply # 2078559 24-Aug-2018 14:32
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landcruiserguy:

 

It's 2:27 and no text.  I am going to go in and wait impatiently in the stor.  If that doesn't work I am doing to stamp my feet and yell "I WANT AN ICE CREAM"

 

 

Seems entirely reasonably. Mine has not moved in tracking for 24 hours and 2 minutes. It's still "processing at depot" in Auckland... But I have other thing to keep me busy over the weekend so I'll try not to get too upset about it.

 

 

 

Cheers  - N


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  Reply # 2078560 24-Aug-2018 14:37
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It seems the tracking service for the courier service PB uses does not provide a timely/accurate update.

 

I received mine this morning and yet it was still showing 'processing at depot'.


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