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Nomad
12-07-2009, 09:08 AM
I did some thinking. I don't use a lot of txt or internet on the phone. Some say the Voda is better for text or the older Telecom, internet may be cheaper on Voda with that 2x deal.

For prepay and probably likely for plans, that they are the same or very similar. Ie., the prepaid 89c to phones and 20c for text.

Does it matter which provider you went with?
You may have the same phone you want.
In NZ the same prices.
Overseas roaming is $$$ so you could pick up a simcard there anyway. Given you have tri and quad bands it is well covered.

With phone number portability, you don't necessarily know if a person has a 021 is a Voda customer or vice versa. Old customers like me still have the Vodafone Motormouth so I still have 49c to landlines and Vodafone and $1.39 to Telecom handsets.

Chilling_Silence
12-07-2009, 11:14 AM
It *does* matter to a certain degree, some plans are better than others for SMS messages to the same network, whereas others have better plans for SMS messages across all networks, varying call-rates ...

But if you're asking about whacking an XT SIM in an iPhone or a Vodafone SIM in a Telecom-bought Nokia e75, then that's generally not a problem (to a certain degree depending on phone models)...

pctek
12-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Does it matter which provider you went with?


It does down here. With Telecom coverage is bad.
With Vodafone it's virtually non-existent.

Ninjabear
12-07-2009, 02:06 PM
It does down here. With Telecom coverage is bad.
With Vodafone it's virtually non-existent.

With telecom you get cr** service
with Vodafone you get cra**er service


I rung up and asked how much does it cost if you exceed 10mb a day?He says its $0.50 a KB.

pcuser42
12-07-2009, 02:09 PM
Telecom or Vodafone? If you exceed your cap on Telecom, it's $1 per MB on the casual plan and 50c/MB for every other plan.

paulw
12-07-2009, 02:14 PM
2Degrees starts up next month so why not wait until then and have another look..

Peter H
12-07-2009, 02:24 PM
And they give you a free sim card with $5.00 credit.;)

Nomad
12-07-2009, 02:45 PM
I had a look, what the catch? Does it delete your current provider and transfer you over to 2degrees? Or they just give you a new simcard, new phone number?

Possible to keep the same phone number as now?
Does anyone know what freq they run on and if they support 3G BB?

Nomad
12-07-2009, 03:47 PM
Never mind they run on 900/1800 GSM and then 2100 for 3G.

This free simcard it is a free simcard from a new number eh ... it doesn't affect your current one?

the_bogan
12-07-2009, 04:09 PM
Never mind they run on 900/1800 GSM and then 2100 for 3G.

This free simcard it is a free simcard from a new number eh ... it doesn't affect your current one?

The crims are gonna love it!