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    Default Landline demise

    Anybody else thinking of giving up landline?

    I pay $ 100 a month for unlimited B/B and unlimited use of phone,
    on top of that $38 for two cell phones.

    I am thinking there would be a big saving with a cell phone plan with B/B with one of the 3.

    I am sure with a communal input we should reach the answer.
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    Nope. I dont think this windows phone is locked. So could chuck a Vodaone sim (or a dual sim connector in it).

    But nah, I hardly ever use the cell. (just a few txts a mth).

    And I doubt the people I /we know would want to see their phone bill after ringing a mobile. Some of them can talk for 2 - 3 hrs !

    I pay round the same (or just under) for UL BB and free tolls. But the cell is prepaid

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    Yes I need to study my phone/internet situation.

    I now have UFB but the copper wire is still connected.

    I kept it base I am thinking of setting up a couple of websites and thought it might be better.
    And my g/f wants me to get some of those cordless phones in the lounge and the bedroom for "safety"
    (But I am not so worried about that)
    But then again I am probably wrong.

    The sooner we all ditch the copper, the better as then Chrous will no longer have a cash cow.
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
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    We have naked bb and a cell phone each on 2d the $19 prepay. Minutes roll over currently have 1200 to use and I phone most as opposed to text

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    It cost me to ring friend with cell only, now I text them to ring me, that solved that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    It cost me to ring friend with cell only, now I text them to ring me, that solved that.
    You said unlimited use of phone - but you have to pay to call cell phones?
    Don't you have any free numbers you can nominate on your plan?
    I have 6 numbers I nominate (nationwide landline or cell phone numbers) and those numbers are free to call as much as I want
    Any number can be changed once per month

    80 gig plus phone plus those 6 nominated numbers is costing me less than $70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    It cost me to ring friend with cell only, now I text them to ring me, that solved that.
    Question: What if your friend did the same ? So no one would ring the other as it would cost them ?

    Most plans with who ever, have free cell usage / month. If a person doesn't ring a lot - or gas bag for hours and stay within the free usage, then fine.

    SWMBO rings her mother in Foxton, they can talk for hours over a month,so we have on the land line /plan 100 hours of toll calls to any land line in NZ, costs $20 /month. Even though I use it to call suppliers all over the country, SWMBO calls the Mother inlaw,we hardly even use 1/2 of it.

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    Naked broadband isn't significantly cheaper. For that reason, no.

    Cellphones - calls cost - for that reason, no.

    Cellphones - cutting in and out - ok, not everywhere but quite often - for that reason, no.
    wipe your paws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Yes I need to study my phone/internet situation.

    I now have UFB but the copper wire is still connected.

    I kept it base I am thinking of setting up a couple of websites and thought it might be better.
    And my g/f wants me to get some of those cordless phones in the lounge and the bedroom for "safety"
    (But I am not so worried about that)
    But then again I am probably wrong.

    The sooner we all ditch the copper, the better as then Chrous will no longer have a cash cow.
    Chorus still have a 'cash cow' but it is now the fibre network. They are still the national telecommunications wholesale provider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevy121 View Post
    You said unlimited use of phone - but you have to pay to call cell phones?
    Don't you have any free numbers you can nominate on your plan?
    I have 6 numbers I nominate (nationwide landline or cell phone numbers) and those numbers are free to call as much as I want
    Any number can be changed once per month

    80 gig plus phone plus those 6 nominated numbers is costing me less than $70
    This is case at the moment , friend has a plan with unlimited time, I have a land line, it costs if I ring her so I text her to ring me.
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