Sorry if something similar has been shared before. But I feel like I’ve found a ‘loop hole’ and would like to share with the community.
This is not an exactly a plan you can get with 2degrees, but rather the average you would pay over 12 months. Here me out.
So the idea is that you get the most expensive plan for 2 months, followed by the cheapest plan for the remaining months. The data from the most expensive plan (best value for data) will carryover when you move onto the cheapest plan. Explained in more detail below.
Assumptions / info:
- 2degrees’ prepay plans.
- $70/month for 25GB
- $10/month for 250MB
- Calculations based over 1 year.
If you get the $70/month (25GB) plan for 2 months, and then $10/month(250MB) for 10 months, this will total $240, and a total of 52.5GB. Divide this by 12 months, works out to be $20 a month, and 4.375GB a month (not bad aye?!)
On top of this 2degrees offer free data hour every day (which I find quite nice to use on your commute to/from work).
This is better than the current ‘Medium’ plan offered by Koban Mobile too, which works to be $28.20 for 4GB per month~.
If your data usage is more than 4.375GB a month, you could do 3 months for $70, then 9 months for $10, which works out to be $25 a month for 6.438GB a month. You can mix and match however you like, but the idea is to get the most expensive plan for the carryover data, and then move onto a cheaper plan in the following month(s).
I’ve attached a spreadsheet (download link below) if you want to see a breakdown of the calculations if it still doesn’t quite make sense. I’ve also compared this ‘loop hole’ with Skinny prices as well, which works out to be $21.50 for 3.75GBs a month. With Skinny their cheapest plan ($9/month) but is not eligible for carryover data. So you have to use the $16/month as their cheapest plan.
(Skinny calculations are based on 13 months because their plans are 28 days. 28 x 13 = 364 days).
A small disadvantage to this is if you’re heavy on the minute usage as the $10/month plan only gives you 100 carryover minutes a month (personally this is enough for me).
Sorry for the long post, enjoy! :)