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    Talking 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    I am sure you guys have heard about it.

    I think they are great, much cheaper, over time can only get cheaper. I particularly like it that we are finally started moving towards the wireless age and that some people may not have a landline and now one can rely on 3G but the price is not as bad.

    ADSL. I think Telecom has the 3GB at $40 right? Some ISPs have it at $30 or $35 depending if you want 256k or FS/128k or FS/FS. Add a landline and it's not much diff to 2D's of $50.

    It's 10GB is not bad either at $150. ADSL might be $45 for the landline and then perhaps $40-50 for ADSL depending on who you go with and the speed of the upload.

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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    What sort of performance do you get through 2Degrees' 3G data network?
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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    Those prices are only in the main cities, dunno yet but I read 7.6Mbit is the theoretical speed.

    I think they will be great for those younger people and some retirees who don't have a landline. Like dialup, ADSL requires $45 landline and then the $30-50 BB fee. Just to have the most basic connection.

    These days with laptops one can be online in the civic square enjoying the sun or in a cafe. You won't have 2 accounts to attend with.

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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    I'm also curious - their new rates beat Vodafone's hands-down, so if the performance is good enough then I might consider switching.
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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    Pity that the entry level one still is only 30 days rather than say 90 days..
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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    This may help.

    http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf...3g-services-p2

    or not as the case may be.

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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    A pity that couldn't announce a point of difference and declare that the data that you buy (prepaid) won't expire.

    That's the biggest rort of all data plans - use it or lose it.

    Doesn't happen with voice....

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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    A pity that couldn't announce a point of difference and declare that the data that you buy (prepaid) won't expire.

    That's the biggest rort of all data plans - use it or lose it.

    Doesn't happen with voice....
    Ssshhh - - Telecom may be listening, and will slap you with a "non-use" fee
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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    A pity that couldn't announce a point of difference and declare that the data that you buy (prepaid) won't expire.

    That's the biggest rort of all data plans - use it or lose it.
    Telecom's 500 MB prepaid pack is "pay for what you use". If you use less than 300 MB then you don't pay the whole $30 ($22.50 when using the biggest topup bonus).

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    Default Re: 2 Degrees's new 3G data plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
    Telecom's 500 MB prepaid pack is "pay for what you use". If you use less than 300 MB then you don't pay the whole $30 ($22.50 when using the biggest topup bonus).
    But it still expires at the end of the calender month..
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